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Auditions: Graduate/Certificate - Piano

Master's in Piano Performance Requirements

Candidates must prepare a selection from EACH of the following categories. Memorization is required. 
  • A composition by a Baroque composer; e.g. Bach, Scarlatti, Rameau, Couperin 
  • A complete Classical sonata; e.g. Clementi, Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert 
  • A composition from the 19th or 20th century 
  • A virtuoso etude; e.g. Chopin, Liszt, Rachmaninoff, Scriabin, Debussy, Ligeti (excluding Chopin's Opus 10, Nos. 3 and 6; Opus 25, No. 7; and the Trois nouvelles études)

Certificate in Performance Requirements

Candidates must prepare three complete works of their choice, in contrasting styles, totaling 40 minutes of music. All pieces must be memorized. ​