Piano

 

 

 

 

 

 

Audition Requirements:

Undergraduate Students should prepare repertoire chosen from:

  • One prelude and fugue by J.S. Bach
  • One movement from a sonata by Haydn, Mozart or Beethoven
  • One representative work from either the Romantic Period (e.g. Chopin, Brahms, Schumann) or the 20th century
  • Length of audition is 15 minutes
  • Length of audition is 15 minutes
  • All music must be performed from memory

Masters Students should prepare repertoire chosen from:

  • A program of at least three works from different stylistic periods, to include a complete sonata or other large-scale composition
  • Length of audition is 30 minutes
  • All music must be performed from memory

DMA Students Pre-Screening Recording Requirements*:

  • A recording of a minimum of three stylistic periods should be presented, including a major work from the classical period.
  • The recording must be a minimum of 30 minutes.
  • All music must be performed from memory.
  • Only DVD recordings will be accepted and must be an unedited, fixed camera recording from the last two (2) years.

Invited DMA Students Final Audition Requirements*:

  • A program of a minimum of three stylistic periods should be presented, including a major work from the classical period. The prepared program should be at least 60 minutes in length.
  • Length of live audition is 30 minutes, followed by a 15 minute interview.
  • All music must be performed from memory.
  • Applicant must present a dossier at the audition which must include the audition program, a vita, and a repertoire list.

*Final DMA Auditions are by invitation only following review of the applicant's pre-screening recording and application materials.

Artist Diploma Students should prepare repertoire chosen from:

  • One work from the Baroque period
  • One complete sonata from the Classical period
  • One major work from the 19th century
  • Two etudes of virtuosity, one of which must be by Chopin
  • One work from the 20th or 21st century
  • All music must be performed from memory

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For further information about the TCU Piano Program, contact:
John Owings
Division Chair, Piano
Texas Christian University
School of Music
TCU Box 297500 - Fort Worth, Teas 76129
1.800.TCU.FROG
817.257.7602
Fax: 817.257.7344
music@tcu.edu