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Auditions: Graduate/Certificate - Piano

​​​We encourage all applicants, if at all possible, to audition in-person.  
  • Live audition dates are scheduled during the weekends in February. Review list of audition dates by instrument here.
  • ​Recorded video auditions are available by request and must be submitted by February 1 to your Blue Demon Domain (for undergraduates) or your application portal (for graduates/post-masters), in the “edit portfolio" section. To enable the recorded audition submission, contact 

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?​​