Piano Department

Secondary Piano Program

Keyboard Proficiency

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Procedures and Dates this Semester

Fall 2018

Undergraduate Keyboard Proficiency Requirements (pdf)

Graduate Keyboard Proficiency Requirements (pdf)

List of Acceptable Repertoire Pieces

Keyboard Proficiency Examinations for non-piano majors(*) will be offered this session on:

  • November 9
  • November 16
  • November 30
  • December 7

These are all Fridays.

The signup deadline for each date is 5pm on the Monday immediately before that date.  Proficiency times for a date will be made available until the deadline for that date.

See below for likely future proficiency dates for non-piano majors. 

The exam is NOT offered at the beginning of Fall or Spring semester—only at the end of each session (including Summer).

Undergraduate students who have not passed the Proficiency must register for a Secondary Piano course during Fall and Spring semesters.

P131 students must have signed permission from their instructor to take the exam.  P121 or P111 students may not take the exam.

Signup is through this Canvas course link: https://iu.instructure.com/enroll/FG9GWJ   

Visit the Canvas link (logging in to Canvas using IU authentication if necessary), and click  "enroll in course"

AFTER you have done so:

  1. In the left navigation menu, click “Calendar”.  Make sure that "Keyboard Proficiencies, Spring 2018" is highlighted as an active calendar.
  2. Click "Find Appointment" on the right.
  3. Sign up for a proficiency slot in one of the available proficiency days.

Time slots for proficiencies this semester are open now.  

Availability of exam times is NOT guaranteed for those who sign up later than 5pm on the appropriate Monday.

Students are expected to have all items prepared for their exam.  Ordinarily, a student who cannot pass all items within a single examination must repeat the entire exam.

The exam may be repeated as many times as necessary to pass. Students may sign up for multiple exam dates within a single semester, but should wait to learn the result on a given date before signing up for another.

48-hour materials will be emailed to you at your official IU email address two days before the exam.  If you have questions about materials or repertoire (click here for repertoire information), or if you want to play for us to check your progress, stop by JS204 during office hours.  Questions can also be directed to: secpiano@indiana.edu , or phone 855-9009

* Piano Major Proficiencies will be held on December 1.  The signup deadline will be Tuesday, November 27 at 5pm.  Signup slots will be made available a couple of weeks before the exam at the same Canvas site link listed above--there will be a special signup slot for piano majors.  48-hour pieces will be emailed on Thursday, November 29.

Tentative Future Examination Dates for Non-Piano-Majors

While provided to aid in planning, the following are tentative, and subject-to-change.  Finalized proficiency dates for upcoming semesters or sessions will be posted here at the beginning of each semester or session.

Spring 2019:

  • April 12
  • April 19
  • April 26
  • May 3