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Auditions: Graduate/Certificate - Piano

​ Applicants have a choice between two audition formats: in person auditions or recorded submissions. Though recorded auditions are accepted, we strongly encourage applicants to audition on campus to benefit from the in-person experience of meeting our faculty and seeing our facilities.

Audition Repertoire

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. ​


Recorded Interview Questions (only applicable to those who select a recorded submission to audition)

​Please upload a video that is no longer than 2-3 minutes and responds to the below questions:
-       What is your musical background?
-       Why are you applying to DePaul?​​