Audition Information

Collaborative Piano Requirements

Master of Music (M.M.)
Performer Diploma-Solo Performance (P.D.C.P.)
Doctor of Music (D.M)

Collaborative Piano Pre-Screening Requirements:

 Please send the following materials to the Office of Music Admissions via Decision Desk:

1        A high-quality video recording of up to twenty minutes of recent live collaborative performance(s) that you feel best show your pianistic and collaborative skill set.

2        An updated collaborative repertoire list, both vocal and instrumental (organized separately).

3        An updated resume.

4        A letter of recommendation from someone professional, other than your major teacher, who is familiar with your collaborative work.

Pre-Screening requirements are the same for all degree plans (PD, MM, DM).  However,requirements for the invited live audition will be degree specific.  Please see the entry below for live audition requirements.

Collaborative Piano Live Audition Requirements (live auditions in Spring, 2017 will be by invitation after review of pre-screening and application materials)

This unique Collaborative Piano Program at the Jacobs School of Music allows students to follow several options in all three graduate degree plans:  a curricular track balanced with both vocal and instrumental training and experience; a curricular track designed for instrumental emphasis and a curricular track designed for vocal emphasis.  All students will be expected to participate in both vocal and instrumental collaboration, with consideration for their chosen emphasis as a primary focus.  There is no requirement to declare any particular emphasis in advance of auditioning, but the repertoire requirements for the live audition will offer options.  Applicants who are invited to the live audition round can consult our faculty for creative combinations of the requirements listed below.

PD (Performer Diploma)

  1. One short solo work (does not have to be memorized).
  2. Two standard operatic arias, one from a Mozart opera and a contrasting selection OR two contrasting movements of a standard instrumental concerto.
  3. A complete standard instrumental sonata/duo
  4. Six standard art songs, representing French, German and English language repertoire.
  5. Sightreading!
  6. Interview with collaborative faculty.

MM  (Master of Music)

  1. Two standard operatic arias, one from a Mozart opera and a contrasting selection OR two contrasting movements of a standard instrumental concerto
  2. A complete standard instrumental sonata/duo  
  3. Six standard art songs, representing French, German and English language repertoire.
  4. Sightreading!
  5. Interview with collaborative faculty

DM (Doctor of Music)

 

  1. Two standard operatic arias, one from a Mozart opera and a contrasting selection OR two contrasting movements of a standard instrumental concerto
  2. A complete standard sonata/duo for piano with a stringed instrument and a complete standard sonata/duo for piano with a wind/brass instrument
  3. Nine standard art songs, representing French, German and English language repertoire.
  4. Sightreading!
  5. Interview with collaborative faculty
  6. Doctoral applicants must submit a graduate level writing sample.