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 ([email protected]) to discuss audition repertoire. 

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.

Students wishing to major or minor in Music at Grand Valley State University should complete an online application for the Music Program, where you will choose your audition date. Students are encouraged to audition early, as spaces and scholarships are limited.


Friday, August 21, 2020 (for Fall 2020 Entry)
Deadline to apply: July 21, 2020

Saturday, November 14, 2020
Deadline to apply: October 14, 2020

Friday, February 5, 2021
Deadline to apply: January 5, 2021

Saturday, February 20, 2021
Deadline to apply: January 20, 2021

Saturday, March 20, 2021 (last day for scholarship consideration)
Deadline to apply: February 20, 2021

Friday, April 9, 2021
Deadline to apply: March 9, 2021

GVSU tuition and fees:

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