Undergraduate piano audition guidelines

All compositions should be played from memory.


All major and minor scales and arpeggios, four octaves.


From J.S. Bach, a major suite or Prelude and Fugue from the Well-Tempered Clavier, or two Scarlatti or two Soler sonatas.


A complete sonata or set of variations by Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven or Schubert.


A substantial composition from the works of such composers as Schumann, Liszt, Mendelssohn, Brahms, Chopin, Rachmaninov, Mussorgsky, Gottschalk, Alkan or Franck.

20th or 21st Century

A significant composition from a major composer such as Debussy, Ravel, Albeniz, Granados, Ives, Schoenberg, Stravinsky, Prokofiev, Bartok, Copland, Barber, Ginastera, Messiaen, Tower, Schnittke, Bolcom or Rzewski.

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