2022 Piano Program Audition Requirements

New individuals interested in participating in the Piano Program are required to audition.  Returning Piano Program participants are NOT required to re-audition, but should register their interest in participating in the Piano Program during 2022-23 by filling out the online audition/registration form.

For the 2022-23 academic year, Piano Program auditions should be submitted online in advance of the Friday, September 16 deadline if at all possible.  For students who are unable to meet this early deadline, please submit your recorded audition as soon as possible.  Submissions received after September 16 will be reviewed by the second week of the Autumn Quarter.

Audition Requirements

  • Prepare 6 to 8 minutes of music to play for your recorded audition. Contrasting solo pieces or excerpts are best: something fast and flashy, plus something slow and lyrical. Select repertoire that demonstrates your technical ability and musical skill. Do not choose music that is too difficult for you, or that you have not thoroughly prepared.
  • Submit your recorded audition in accordance with the directions included on the online audition registration form, available beginning September 12. 

Results & Placement

  • Procedures for coaching sign-ups with Eugenia Jeong will be explained at the audition.
  • Pianists will be contacted individually with regard to specific performance opportunities, including showcase concerts, piano master classes, and recitals. 

Tips for Recorded Auditions

  • Program directors aren't looking for a professional quality recording or a pristine performance. They just want to get to know you and hear how you play, so choose audition repertoire that will allow you to put your best foot forward.  
  • For tips on recording an audition video, see our basic recording guide here