Graduate Audition Repertoire and Supplemental Material
For a complete application, you must include the supplemental material required for your desired area of specialization. With one exception, all supplemental material must be uploaded as part of your online application in the Department Documents section of the online application.
Most studios do not require specific audition repertoire, but some do. The piano, violin, and cello studios list required audition repertoire. Please be familiar with the requirements for your intended area of specialization. If you have concerns about audition repertoire, contact your intended studio professor.
Please note: If unable to attend audition days, a recording of your the senior recital or equivalent performance is an acceptable alternative. If you choose to submit a recording, the recording must be accessible online (e.g., YouTube, Vimeo, Dropbox) and the link must be included in your online application. Please contact the graduate secretary (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have any questions about including links with your application.
MM in Conducting
Upload the following with your online application:
- A list of all choral experience, including private study, conducting, and ensembles in which you have sung; and a list of pieces, along with composers, that you rehearsed and performed as conductor, including name of ensemble(s) and dates.
- Include a link to your prescreening audition: a video recording of representative rehearsal and performance where you trained and conducted the choir. The recording must be accessible online and the link must be included in your online application. YouTube is the preferred format. Please contact the Graduate Program Manager (email@example.com) if you have any questions about including links with your application.
Those who pass the preliminary screening of applicants will be notified by January 15 and invited to campus for a personal interview/audition with Professors Crane and Wells. You will be asked to conduct previously assigned pieces with the University Chorale, sing a prepared song, and demonstrate keyboard proficiency.
MM in Performance
Keyboard Supplemental Materials
Upload a list which includes all of the repertoire studied and finished with a teacher and/or performed in a recital as part of your online application in the Supplemental Documents section.
Keyboard Audition Repertoire
Piano Audition Repertoire (must be performed by memory)
- A complete major work by J. S. Bach (prelude and fugue, set of dances, toccata, etc.). Inventions or other intermediate-level pieces are not acceptable.
- A complete classical sonata by Beethoven, Mozart, Haydn, or Schubert.
- A third work your choice from the romantic or contemporary periods. This work must be of moderately difficult level or higher, as defined in Maurice Hinson’s Guide to the Pianist’s Repertoire, a standard piano repertoire reference text.
- All major and three forms of minor scales at MM 152 in 16th notes, and all major and minor arpeggios at MM 152 in triplets.
Organ Audition Repertoire (performance by memory optional)
- A major work by J. S. Bach (prelude/fantasia/toccata and fugue, trio sonata movements 1 and 2 or 2 and 3, large chorale setting, etc.).
- A major work from the nineteenth- or twentieth-century repertoire. If an extended section in expressive style is not included, prepare another piece in that style.
- A hymn (all verses).
- Major and minor scales and arpeggios in two keys and a selection of technical studies from Hanon (or equivalent).
If you have any questions about the audition materials for piano, please contact Dr. Stephen Beus, firstname.lastname@example.org. Organ audition material questions should be directed to Dr. Don Cook, email@example.com.