Piano Department

Secondary Piano Program

Keyboard Proficiency

Procedures and Dates this Semester

Fall 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:

  • November 14
  • November 21
  • December 5
  • December 12

These days are all Fridays. See below for likely future proficiency dates for non-piano majors.  The signup deadline is 5pm the Monday before each exam.

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.

Signup is through this Canvas course: https://iu.instructure.com/courses/1422849 

Visit the Canvas link, and click "Join this course" then "enroll in course"

After you have done so:

  1. In the top red bar, click “ Calendar”
  2. In the next window, choose the “ Scheduler” tool at top right.
  3. Sign up for a proficiency slot in one of the available proficiency days.

Time slots for a given proficiency date will be opened about two weeks before that date.  Do not sign up for additional dates until your currently signed-up exam is completed, or your extra sign-up will be deleted.

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 from JS204 the Wednesday before each exam date, between 11am and 1pm.  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: secpiano@indiana.edu , or phone 855-9009

* Piano major keyboard proficiencies will be held on Saturday, December 6.  Signup will be posted as “Piano Major Proficiencies” at the Canvas site above one week prior to the exam date. The signup deadline is 5pm, December 2.  48-hour pieces will be available on December 4 during posted office hours.

Likely Future Examination Dates for Non-Piano-Majors

The following are expected Keyboard Proficiency Examination dates after Fall, 2014. The specific proficiency dates for Spring semester will be finalized at the beginning of that semsester.

  • April 17
  • April 24
  • May 1
  • May 8