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Piano Auditions

In addition to applying for admission to the University, all applicants interested in pursuing a music degree must perform an audition on their major instrument prior to their first semester enrolling in music courses. Schedule your audition by filling out the Online Audition Application (must be submitted no later than one week prior to the audition date). Auditions serve admission and placement purposes, and are also for talent scholarship consideration.


Piano area auditions for the 2021-22 academic year:

Saturday, February 13, 2021, 9:30 am - 1:00 pm, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm, Russell/anless Performance Hall


Applicants considering an undergraduate degree in Piano Pedagogy or Piano Peformance, or the M.M. degree in Piano Peformance and Pedagogy, should prepare the following for their audition:


Two pieces from contrasting periods, such as Baroque, Classical, Romantic, or Modern, performed from memory.

Applicants who wish to be considered for accompanying stipends may be asked to sight read.


Piano area scholarships are awarded only to applicants who intend to pursue a piano degree. Limited graduate assistantships are available for students entering the M.M. degree program in Piano Performance and Pedagogy.


If travel distance or schedule conflicts prevent you from auditioning live, you may submit a video recording of your audition.  Your video audition must satisfy the audition requirements specified for your instrument. Fill out and submit your Recorded Audition Submission Form.


For additional information, or to schedule another date for a live audition, please contact Dr. Kevin Olson at