Piano

Piano

Bachelor of Music (B.M.), Bachelor of Music Education (B.M.E.), Bachelor of Science in Music and an Outside Field (B.S.O.F.), Master of Music (M.M.), Performer Diploma, Solo Performance (P.D.S.P.), Doctor of Music (D.M.) in Music Literature and Performance


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


 Questions? Contact the Piano Department at pianodep@indiana.edu.


Undergraduate applicants

Bachelor of Music (B.M.), Bachelor of Music Education (B.M.E), Bachelor of Science and an Outside Field (B.S.O.F.)

All undergraduate applicants must submit prescreen recordings via the JSOM Supplemental application by December 1.

  • Video recording of an audition program meeting the repertoire requirements listed below.
  • You must also submit a complete repertoire list of all works performed or studied at the time of application.

All pieces must be presented from memory.

Video recordings must be unedited and produced without artificial enhancement such as echo or electronic reverb. Performance piano must also be of adequate quality and in tune.

Select applicants will be invited to a live audition based on prescreening review. If you are invited, you will be scheduled for one of the following audition dates and will receive your schedule by email 3-4 weeks prior to your audition:

  • January 14-15, 2022
  • February 4-5, 2022
  • March 4-5, 2022

Audition repertoire requirements are the same as the prescreening repertoire requirements and are listed below.

All pieces must be presented from memory.

Bachelor of Music (B.M.)
  • One Prelude and Fugue from J.S. Bach’s Well-Tempered Clavier
  • One complete sonata by Haydn, Mozart, or Beethoven
  • One romantic work demonstrating considerable technical accomplishment
  • One twentieth or twenty-first century work of your choice

All pieces must be presented from memory.


Bachelor of Music Education (B.M.E.), Bachelor of Science in Music and an Outside Field (B.S.O.F.), Bachelor of Music (B.M.) in Composition with a Piano Concentration
  • One Prelude and Fugue from J.S. Bach’s Well-Tempered Clavier
  • Any first movement of a Sonata by Beethoven, Haydn, or Mozart
  • One short work from the nineteenth or twentieth century

All pieces must be presented from memory.


Master's and diploma applicants

Master of Music (M.M.), Performer Diploma-Solo Performance (P.D.S.P.), Artist Diploma (A.D.)

All graduate and diploma applicants must submit prescreen recordings via the JSOM Supplemental application by December 1.

  • Video recording of an audition program meeting the repertoire requirements listed below.
  • You must also submit a complete repertoire list of all works performed or studied at the time of application.

All pieces must be presented from memory.

Video recordings must be unedited and produced without artificial enhancement such as echo or electronic reverb. Performance piano must also be of adequate quality and in tune.

Select applicants will be invited to a live audition based on prescreening review. If you are invited, you will be scheduled for one of the following audition dates and will receive your schedule by email 3-4 weeks prior to your audition:

  • January 14-15, 2022
  • February 4-5, 2022
  • March 4-5, 2022

Audition repertoire requirements are the same as the prescreening repertoire requirements and are listed below.

If you wish to be considered for an Associate Instructor position, you must perform a live audition and indicate "yes" for interest in a Piano AI position on the Jacobs School of Music Supplemental Application. If invited for a live audition, you will also be scheduled for an AI interview with the faculty. The AI interview explores your pedagogical background and readiness to teach in English.

Master of Music (M.M.), Performer Diploma Solo Performance (P.D.S.P.)

Prepare an audition program of substantial scope and length including works from at least three differing stylistic periods, presented in their entirety.

All pieces must be presented from memory.


Artist Diploma (A.D.)

Prepare an audition program that meets the following requirements:

  • Must include at least 50 minutes of music
  • Must include at least three works (if a concerto or major multi-movement work is presented, all movements must be prepared)
  • Must include music by at least three composers

All pieces must be presented from memory.


Doctoral applicants

Doctor of Music (D.M.)

All doctoral applicants must submit the JSOM Supplemental application by December 1.

You can upload your prescreening recordings upon submission or after you submit your application. To submit your prescreening after you submit your application, log-in to your application, select "View" under the Action column, upload your recording(s) under the Media Upload section. Prescreen recordings are due by January 10.

Video recordings should include:

  • Recording of an audition program meeting the repertoire requirements listed below.
  • A complete list of repertoire ever learned, studied, performed, or rehearsed (solo, chamber, and concerto)
  • An endorsement from the applicant's most recent piano teacher
  • A written personal statement about your goals for the degree
  • Non-native English speakers must also submit a TOEFL or IELTS score by December 1. Application and prescreen recording(s) will not be reviewed unless English proficiency has been met. 

All pieces must be presented from memory.

Recordings must be unedited and produced without artificial enhancement such as echo or electronic reverb. Performance piano must also be of adequate quality and in tune.

Select applicants will be invited to a live audition and interview based on prescreening review. If you are invited, you will be scheduled for one of the following audition dates and will receive your schedule by email 3-4 weeks prior to your audition.

  • February 28, 2022
  • March 1, 2022

The audition repertoire requirements are the same as the prescreening. The committee will select works to be heard from the submitted program, and a short interview will follow exploring your general preparedeness for the degree. You may include pieces submitted as part of the prescreening.

All pieces must be presented from memory.

All doctoral applicants are considered for Associate Instructor positions.

Prepare a program of substantial scope and length including works from at least three differing stylistic periods, presented in their entirety.

All pieces must be presented from memory.


Special Circumstances

If you are unable to attend one of the live audition weekends, you may request to have an adhoc audition or select the recorded audition option. You should prepare the audition repertoire requirements listed on this page.

Note: Doctoral applicants must perform a live on-campus audition for consideration.

If you are unable to attend one of the live audition weekends, you may submit a final audition video recording via the JSOM Supplemental Application. Final audition recordings are due by March 1.

Please indicate on your JSOM Supplemental application that you wish to audition via final video recording and make sure to submit the Supplemental application by December 1. You can upload your audition materials upon submission or upload your audition materials after your application has been submitted.

Note: Your program application requires a media upload to submit. Please upload a PDF with your name and "Final Recorded Audition" to submit your application, then write to musicadm@iu.edu to request that your application be reopened. Once your application has been reopened, select "Upload Media" under the Action column and click on "Add Media File" to upload and submit your materials.

For applicants who cannot make one of the audition weekends but would like to audition in person, 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 faculty or 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.

 

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