Collaborative Piano

Collaborative Piano audition requirements

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


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 designe for instrumental emphasis, and a curricular track designed for vocal emphasis.

You will be expected to partcipate 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.


The following information is for entry into the 2022-23 school year.


 

Prescreening Requirements

All collaborative piano applicants must submit a prescreening portfolio via the JSOM Supplemental application by December 1.

Prescreening should include:

  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.  An additional letter of recommendation from a professional, other than your major teacher, who is familiar with your collaborative work. This is separate from the letters of recommendation required in the JSOM Supplemental application and should be sent directly to Prof. Anne Epperson at epp303@iu.edu.
  5.  Doctoral applicants must also submit a graduate level writing sample.

 

Live Audition Requirements

Select applicants will be invited to a live on-campus audition after a review of all prescreening materials.

If you are invited, you will be scheduled for one of the following audition dates and will receive your schedule by email:

  • February 4-5, 2022
  • March 4-5, 2022

If you are unable to attend one of the audition weekends, an ad hoc audition may be arranged upon department approval. Please email musicadm@iu.edu to request an ad hoc audition. If approved, you must reach out to the department chair directly to arrange a date and time. All required application materials must be submitted by the deadline in order for arrangements to be made.


Audition Repertoire Requirements

If invited to 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. See below for requirement details.

  • One short solo work (memorization not required)
  • Two standard operatic arias, one from a Mozart opera and a contrasting selection 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

PLUS

  • 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

PLUS

  • 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 wth collaborative faculty

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