Audition requirements for admission to the Piano Department include the following:
A Bach Prelude and Fugue or other Bach composition containing a fugue (such as a Toccata or Partita)
A sonata-allegro movement of a sonata by Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, or Schubert
A composition from the romantic period
A 20th or 21st-century composition.
In the case of a student with a prospective jazz emphasis, the 20th/21st century composition may be a jazz etude, transcription, or improvisation on a prepared jazz piece. All music must be memorized. It is possible that not all selections will be heard at the audition, due to time limitations, but all should be prepared. Students may also be asked to sight-read.