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Instrumental collaborative piano audition guidelines

Instrumental collaborative piano

The only graduate program in the country with a purely instrumental focus on providing equal exposure to instrumental-keyboard, chamber and orchestral repertoire.

Audition dates: Feb. 8, 15, 16, 22, 23

Program requirements

  • A bachelor's degree in piano.

Prescreening materials

  • A recital or several different performances with instrumentalists given in the past two years. Must be a video with a minimum of 45 minutes of music.
  • Complete repertoire list.

Audition requirements

  • Two letters of recommendation from professors/professionals in the music performance field whom you have worked with over the past two years. One letter must be from an instrumentalist.
  • An essay describing your professional goals and the experiences you have had that cultivated your interest in the collaborative piano field. Must be at least one page (double-spaced, 12-point font) and written in English without the use of an electronic translator.
  • Submit repertoire list with application via Acceptd.

Undergraduate

This program currently is not offered.

Graduate

  • Audition repertoire must be different from prescreening material.
  • Any complete Beethoven Sonata for Piano and Violin or Piano and Cello.
  • A complete sonata from the 19th-21st century for instrumentation other than that selected for Beethoven.
  • First movement of either of the following concerti:
    • Mozart Horn Concerto No. 3 in E-flat major, K.447.
    • Hummel Trumpet Concerto in E-flat major.
  • Sight-reading.
  • Exactly two weeks prior to your audition, Professor Leonard will assign a work for you to prepare for the audition. This work will be sent electronically. If you are unable to travel to Lynn, a Skype audition will suffice.
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