Audition Information

Piano Requirements

(prescreen and audition required)

Undergraduate

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.)

Graduate

Master of Music (M.M.)

Performer Diploma-Solo Performance (P.D.S.P.)

Artist Diploma (A.D.)

Doctor of Music (D.M.)

Undergraduate Requirements

Prescreen

All piano applicants must submit a prescreen recording and repertoire list via the JSoM Supplemental Application by December 1, 2019.

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

Prescreen repertoire requirements are the same as the audition repertoire, but may differ from the final audition program.

Audition

Auditions are by invitation only based on prescreen review.

B.M. Prescreen/ Audition Repertoire Requirements:
  1. One Prelude and Fugue from J.S. Bach, Well-Tempered Clavier;
  2. One complete sonata by Hayden. Mozart or Beethoven;
  3. A romantic work demonstrating considerable technical accomplishment; and
  4. A twentieth or twenty-first-century work of the applicant's choice.

Applicants should take care to select repertoire that represents their true level of technical achievement and artistry.

All pieces must be presented from memory.  Applicants must also submit a complete repertoire of works performed or studied at the time of application to musicadm@indiana.edu.

All B.M.E., B.M. Composition, and B.S.O.F. applicants should prepare:

(1) one Prelude and Fugue from J.S. Bach, Well-Tempered Clavier;

(2) any first movement of a Sonata by Beethoven, Haydn, or Mozart; and

(3) a short work from the nineteenth or twentieth century.

All pieces must be presented from memory. Applicants must also submit a complete repertoire of works performed or studied at the time of application to Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. Please email the repertoire to musicadm@indiana.edu.

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Graduate Requirements - M.M./P.D.S.P./A.D.

Prescreen

All piano applicants must submit a prescreen recording and repertoire list via the JSoM Supplemental Application by December 1, 2019.

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

Prescreen repertoire requirements are the same as the audition repertoire, but may differ from the final audition program.

Audition

Auditions are by invitation only based on prescreen review.

MM, PDSP, AD Prescreen/ Audition Repertoire Requirements:

All Master's and Diploma applicants should prepare from memory three major contrasting works from different styles and periods. Any sonata presented should be presented in its entirety. Applicants must also submit a complete repertoire of works performed or studied at the time of application to Indiana University Jacobs School of Music.

Master's or Diploma applicants in piano may apply for an Associate Instructor position by requesting an interview on the Supplemental application. If indicated on your application, you will be scheduled for a Piano Associate Instructor interview during your audition visit to explore the applicant's pedagogical background, teaching experience, and ability to teach effectively in English.

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Graduate Requirements - D.M.

Prescreen

DM Prescreen Recorded Auditions must be submitted via the JSoM Supplemental Application by January 13, 2020.

Screening repertoire should be of substantial scope and length, and include works from at least three differing stylistic periods. Works should be presented in their entirety. The following must also be uploaded to the JSoM Supplemental Application:

  • A complete list of repertoire ever learned, studied, performed or rehearsed (solo, chamber, and concerto)
  • Endorsement from the applicant's most recent piano teacher
  • Written personal statement about the applicant's goals for the degree
  • For non-native speakers: evidence of an acceptable TOEFL score must be submitted by December 1, 2019. If an admissible TOEFL score of (600 PBT, 250 CBT, 100 IBT) has not been received by the Office of Admissions by December 1, the application and screening recording will not be reviewed.

Audition

Those invited for an in-person audition and interview will be scheduled to perform for the faculty on March 2 or 3, 2020. The committee will select works to be heard from the submitted program; a short interview will follow, exploring the applicant's general preparedness for the degree.

The program should be of substantial scope, with complete works from at least three differing style periods, and may include pieces submitted as part of the screening process.

Any questions regarding repertoire should be directed to Dr. David Cartledge: docartle@indiana.edu.

All Doctoral applicants in piano are considered applicants for Associate Instructor positions.

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