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Proficiency Requirements (pdf)

Examples of Proficiency-level pieces

(All taken from Vol. 17, Music for Millions: Easy Classics to Moderns, edited by Denes Agay. This book is available from the TIS bookstore. Pieces not listed below should be verified at the Secondary Piano Office for acceptability)

The following pieces are suitable for items N1 or N2 of the proficiency requirements:

Kabalevsky, Dmitri

  • In the Country, p. 147
  • Scherzo, p. 146
  • Toccatina, p.140


Köhler, Louis

  • Chromatic Polka, p. 102


Kullak, Theodor

  • Cradle Song, p. 86


Miakovsky, Nicolas

  • Fugue in Classic Style, p. 126


Prokofieff, Serge

  • Tarantella, p. 132


Schubert, Franz

  • Four Ländlers, p. 77 (number 4, or any other two)
  • Waltz in B Minor, p. 70
  • Tchaikovsky, Peter  
  • Reverie, p. 110


Villa Lobos, Heitor

  • Circle Dance, p. 150
  • Constante, p. 149


The following are all pieces which are minimally acceptable. The examiners will expect a very polished, up-to-tempo performance of these pieces.

Clementi, Muzio

  • Sonatina in C, p. 66 (first or third movement)


Schmitt, Jakob

  • Sonatina, p. 62


Schubert, Frank

  • Allegretto, p. 78


Finally, here are a few favorites which are NOT acceptable:
 
Bach, Joh. Seb

  • Minuet in G, p. 13
  • Musette in D, p.15 
If you have any doubt about your repertoire selection, please check at the Secondary Piano Office (MA010) to verify its acceptability well before the proficiency test. We love to answer all proficiency questions.