Care should be given to choose a repertoire that successfully demonstrates the student’s technical and musical stage of development. Applicants must perform two contrasting, original (no simplified arrangements) classical (not popular) solo compositions. Freshmen must be at the ability level to learn J.S. Bach’s Inventions upon admission. Music for the two selections should be brought to the audition, however, compositions must be played from memory.
Applicants should be able to play simultaneously with both hands all major scales (two or four octaves), a chromatic scale, and as many minor scales as the student knows. Applicants will be asked to sight read. Applicants should bring a repertoire list of major works for the last three years of piano study.