Piano Auditions

Audition Checklist

  • Read all general information on the Entrance Audition page.
  • Review Audition Requirements for your instrument or voice.
  • Submit an online audition through the Entrance Audition Form.

Primary Audition Dates

Primary audition dates for priority consideration have passed. We are still accepting Online Auditions for Fall 2020 Music Admission on a space available basis.

Entrance auditions are for acceptance as a music major or minor to enroll in music courses Fall 2020. Scholarship consideration for all that participate, including non-music majors/minors during primary audition dates.

Questions?

Students who have questions regarding the general information, the audition form, and the music majors and minors can email questions to Lee Anne Frahn. Questions regarding the audition process, repertoire and audition times should direct their questions to the area coordinator above. 

Online Submissions

We are currently accepting online auditions. Students must provide a link to their audition video(s) in the Entrance Audition form via video sharing sites such as Vimeo, Youtube, etc... Students are reminded to provide all necessary permissions to view their video and should be available via email for any troubleshooting.

Content to include in videos

  • Include all audition requirements listed.
  • Each selection/requirement may be recorded separately.
  • Please begin each selection by stating your full name, and repertoire that will be performed.

Piano Audition Requirements

All students should prepare the following:

Three contrasting works from the Baroque, Classical, Romantic, Impressionistic or Contemporary style periods. Sight reading will also be evaluated at on-campus auditions, but does not weigh into the decision of admission.

  • All pieces should be memorized.

  • At least one work should be from the Baroque or Classical Period

  • Minimum level of difficulty: Bach, “Short Preludes” & “Inventions”; Clementi, Haydn, Mozart & Beethoven “Sonatinas”; Bartok “Mikrokosmos” Books 3 & 4.

  • Contemporary classical pieces only. No pop, rock, new wave or personal compositions, etc.

Looking for more information?

If you have any questions, we're happy to find you an answer. Call the Music Department Office 360-650-3130, or view the directory of faculty and staff.