Piano Auditions

  • Play any two scales, either major or harmonic minor in four octaves, in sixteenth notes (four notes to the beat at m.m. = 80).
  • Play two (2) pieces of contrasting styles from memory
  • Sightreading

Examples of appropriate repertoire includes (but is not limited to):

  • Baroque: Any of the Bach Preludes and Fugues, Bach Sinfonias, Scarlatti Sonatas, selected dances from the Handel Suites, etc.
  • Classical: A movement from a Haydn, Mozart, or Beethoven Sonata.
  • Romantic: Any etude, or solo composition, e.g., Ballades, Nocturnes, Scherzi, etc., from a major Romantic composer--Chopin, Liszt, Brahms, etc.
  • Twentieth Century: A representative composer/work, e.g., Barber Excursions, Prokofiev Visions Fugitives, Debussy Preludes, etc.