Audition Requirements for Piano

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Undergraduate Requirements

  • Three memorized solo works from the classical music repertoire, including a sonata movement and two contrasting pieces from different periods that best represent one's capabilities, both musically and technically
  • All major and harmonic minor scales in four octaves, with the hands one octave apart
  • Sight-reading

Graduate Requirements

All repertoire should represent a level of difficulty appropriate for a senior recital for the piano performance major.

  • A memorized solo piano sonata from any music style period
  • Two additional memorized solo piano works from the standard classical repertoire (Baroque, Classical, Romantic, Impressionist, and Contemporary periods) but differing from the period of the solo sonata above
  • All parallel motion major, harmonic minor, and melodic minor scales in four octaves
  • Sight-reading

Audition Dates:
Fall 2019 Admission

  • Saturday, November 3, 2018
  • Saturday, January 12, 2019
  • Saturday, February 16, 2019
  • Saturday, February 23, 2019

Please contact the Department of Music (music@MiamiOH.edu or
513-529-3014) with any questions regarding the audition process.