Audition Repertoire:

  • 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, 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, Gershwin Preludes, Norman Dell Joio Diversions, and Muczynski Preludes, Op. 6)
  • Memory is expected.
  • Sight-reading

Students wishing to minor in piano, please feel free to contact Dr. Cho ( to discuss audition repertoire. 

Audition dates for 2017-2018 are:

Saturday, November 11, 2017
Saturday, February 10, 2018
Saturday, February 24, 2018
Friday, March 16, 2018 (scholarship consideration concludes on this date)
Saturday, April 7, 2018

Students interested in music scholarships and music honors scholarships are advised to audition early. Honors Scholarship awards are expected to conclude at the March auditions.

Application is available at:

GVSU tuition and fees:

Would you like to talk to us more about GVSU and our Piano program?  Fill out an interest form here:

Feel free to contact piano professors - we would be happy to meet prospective students to talk about their future goals:
Dr. Sookkyung Cho, piano (
Dr. Helen Marlais, piano and pedagogy (