Collaborative Piano

Collaborative Piano audition requirements

In response to the ongoing pandemic, the Jacobs School of Music Office of Admissions and Financial Aid is adapting our audition procedures for 2021-2022 admissions to meet state and university guidelines related to COVID-19.


Master of Music (M.M.), Performer Diploma-Collaborative Piano (P.D.C.P.), Doctor of Music (D.M.)

Prescreen required for all applicants.

Applicants may choose from the following audition options, if invited to a live audition:

  1. On-campus audition
  2. Live virtual audition

Please indicate your preferred audition option on your JSOM Supplemental application.


Our unique collaborative piano program allows you 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.

You will be expected to participate in both vocal and instrumental collaboration, with consideration for your 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.


Prescreen

  • 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
  • An updated collaborative repertoire list, both vocal and instrumental (organized separately)
  • An updated résumé
  • A letter of recommendation from a professional, other than your major teacher, who is familiar with your collaborative work. This is separate from the official letters of recommendation required in the Jacobs Supplemental application and should be sent directly to Professor Anne Epperson at epp303@indiana.edu.

Live audition

If invited for a live audition, you may consult our faculty for creative combinations of the requirements listed below. Live audition repertoire varies based on your degree program. Select your program below to view the requirements. 

On-campus auditions are always preferable and will be scheduled on an adhoc basis to follow campus guidelines related to COVID-19. If you are unable to travel or come to Bloomington, we will gladly work with you to arrange a live virtual audition.

 

  • One short solo work (memorization not required)
  • Two standard operatic arias, one from a Mozart opera and a contrasting selection OR two contrasting movements of a standard instrumental concerto OR one aria and one movement of a concerto in contrasting styles
  • A complete standard instrumental sonata/duo
  • Six standard art songs, representing French, German and English language repertoire
  • Sight-reading
  • Interview with collaborative faculty

  • Choose from one of the following:
    • Two standard operatic arias, one from a Mozart opera and a contrasting selection
    • Two contrasting movements of a standard instrumental concerto
    • One aria and one movement of a concerto in contrasting styles
  • A complete standard instrumental sonata/duo  
  • Six standard art songs, representing French, German and English language repertoire
  • Sight-reading
  • Interview with collaborative faculty

  • Choose from one of the following:
    • Two standard operatic arias, one from a Mozart opera and a contrasting selection
    • Two contrasting movements of a standard instrumental concerto
    • One aria and one movement of a concerto in contrasting styles
  • A complete standard sonata/duo for piano with a stringed instrument
  • A complete standard sonata/duo for piano with a woodwind/brass instrument
  • Nine standard art songs, representing French, German and English language repertoire
  • Sight-reading
  • Interview with collaborative faculty
  • You must also submit a graduate level writing sample

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