Piano Auditions: B.M. Performance
For consideration into the Bachelor of Music for Piano Performance, applicants must first submit a pre-screening video.
If their video is satisfactory, they will be invited for a live audition.
Note: Piano scholarships are awarded only to students who enroll in the four-year BM degree in piano performance.
STEP 1: PRESCREENING
Submit a 30-minute audio or video via https://app.getacceptd.com/kumusic of:
- The first movement of a Classical sonata
- A major Romantic work
- Other works of the entrant’s choice.
All selections must be played from memory. The recording does not have to be professional quality, but should be a clear and accurate representation of your playing. Poor sound quality will lessen your chances of admission.
DEADLINE: Pre-screening submissions via Acceptd are due by December 1, 2017.
STEP 2: AUDITION
For the audition, you must prepare one piece from each of the following categories:
- Baroque: a Prelude and Fugue by J.S. Bach from The Well-Tempered Clavier, Books I or II;
- Classical: a complete multi-movement sonata by a Classical composer, up to and including Schubert;
- Romantic: a major solo work by Chopin, Mendelssohn, Brahms, Schumann or Liszt;
- Contemporary: a work from the 20th or 21st Centuries. Works by Impressionistic composers are acceptable in this category;
- Etude: a virtuoso etude.
All selections must be played from memory.
For a live audition, please sign up for a date via the Audition Registration form.
Faculty Contact: Scott McBride Smith, firstname.lastname@example.org
(For entry into the Fall 2018 semester)
Major audition dates for Fall 2018 have passed.
Please contact Scott McBride Smith (email@example.com) to make arrangements for your audition.
If you cannot attend a live audition date, submit video through Acceptd.