In addition to major and minor scales and basic arpeggios, applicants should be prepared to perform (preferably from memory) three compositions in contrasting styles. Considerable latitude is permitted in the choice of audition materials.
Applicants should prepare sufficient material to perform a full solo recital containing works which show a diversity of periods and styles. All major works must be complete (to include all movements).
Applicants for the Low-Residency Master of Music program must submit a recording of their audition with their application by December 1. Audition requirements are outlined above.
Entrance to the DMA program is determined only by live audition and an interview in February. Applicants should prepare sufficient material to perform a full solo recital recital containing works which shows diversity of periods and styles. All major works must be complete (to include all movements).
Applicants should prepare a recital program, 60-75 minutes in length, of repertoire representing at least three style periods. International students who cannot attend live auditions may submit a taped audition for conditional acceptance. Final acceptance is based on a validating audition to be played for the departmental faculty in September. Acceptance criteria for the validations are the same as for regular auditions.
Acceptance to the Artist Diploma program is restricted to the most exceptional and experienced performers. Entrance is determined only by live audition in February. Applicants should prepare a recital program, 70-75 minutes in length.