Piano Auditions


  • All major and harmonic minor scales and arpeggios (four octaves).
  • One Baroque work to be chosen from: A Baroque suite (two contrasting movements); a three-part invention; or a Prelude and Fugue from the Well Tempered Clavier Book I or II (Bach); or a comparable work by another Baroque composer (such as a Scarlatti Sonata).
  • One movement of a Classical sonata by Haydn, Clementi, Hummel, Mozart, or Beethoven (excluding Op. 49 Beethoven).
  • One piece from the Romantic, Impressionistic, or Twentieth Century (for example: Chopin Nocturnes; Brahms Rhapsodies, Op. 79; Debussy Preludes, Ginastera Danzas Argentinas, Copland 4 Piano Blues).
  • Memory is expected.
  • Sight-reading.

Note: Although we provide excellent accompanists for our enrolled students, accompaniment for instrumental auditions is not expected and is not provided.

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