Indiana University

Piano Department

Secondary Piano Program

Keyboard Proficiency

Procedures and Dates this Semester

Spring 2014

List of Keyboard Proficiency Examination Requirements (pdf)
List of Acceptable Repertoire Pieces
Undergraduate Bulletin Information
Graduate Bulletin Information

Keyboard Proficiency Examinations for non-piano majors(*) will be offered this session on the following days:

  • April 18
  • April 25
  • May 2
  • May 9

These are all Fridays.See below for likely future proficiency dates for non-piano majors.

The exam is NOT offered at the beginning of Fall or Spring semester—only at the end of each session (including Summer).

Undergraduate students who have not passed the Proficiency must register for a Secondary Piano course during Fall and Spring semesters.

P131 students must have signed permission from their instructor to take the exam.  P121 or P111 students may not take the exam.

A signup sheet will be placed outside JS204 the morning of the Monday before each exam.  To obtain an exam time, you (or a proxy) MUST sign yourself up for an exam time at JS204 BEFORE 5PM on the Monday before the exam is given.

Availability of exam times is NOT guaranteed for those who sign up later than 5pm on the appropriate Monday.

Students are expected to have all items prepared for their exam.  Ordinarily, a student who cannot pass all items within a single examination must repeat the entire exam.

The exam may be repeated as many times as necessary to pass. Students may sign up for multiple exam dates within a single semester.

48-hour materials will be available the Wednesday before each exam date, during posted hours.  If you have questions about materials or repertoire (click here for repertoire information), or if you want to play for us to check your progress, stop by JS204 during office hours.  Questions can also be directed to: , or phone 855-9009

* Piano major keyboard proficiencies will be held on Saturday, April 26. A signup sheet will be available at JS204 approximately one week prior to the exam.  Piano majors must sign up by 5pm Tuesday, April 22; 48-hour materials for Piano Major exams can be obtained from JS204 on Thursday, April 24 during posted hours.

Likely Future Examination Dates for Non-Piano-Majors

The following are expected Keyboard Proficiency Examination dates after Spring, 2014. The specific proficiency dates for Summer and Fall sessions will be finalized at the beginning of those sessions.

  • July 18
  • November 14
  • November 21
  • December 5
  • December 12