Piano Department

Secondary Piano Program

Keyboard Proficiency

Other Departments' Proficiency Links (under construction):

Procedures and Dates this Semester

Summer 2015

Undergraduate Keyboard Proficiency Requirements (pdf)

Graduate Keyboard Proficiency Requirements (pdf)

List of Acceptable Repertoire Pieces

Keyboard Proficiency Examinations for non-piano majors(*) will be offered this session on July 17.

See below for likely future proficiency dates for non-piano majors.  The signup deadline is 5pm July 13.

The exam is NOT offered at the beginning of Fall or Spring semester—only at the end of each session (including Summer).

Undergraduate students who have not passed the Proficiency must register for a Secondary Piano course during Fall and Spring semesters.

P131 students must have signed permission from their instructor to take the exam.  P121 or P111 students may not take the exam.

Signup is through this Canvas course: https://iu.instructure.com/courses/1499911

Visit the Canvas link, and click "Join this course" then "enroll in course"

After you have done so:

  1. In the top red bar, click “ Calendar”
  2. In the next window, choose the “ Scheduler” tool at top right.
  3. Sign up for a proficiency slot in one of the available proficiency days.

Time slots for proficiencies are open now.  

Availability of exam times is NOT guaranteed for those who sign up later than 5pm on the appropriate Monday.

Students are expected to have all items prepared for their exam.  Ordinarily, a student who cannot pass all items within a single examination must repeat the entire exam.

The exam may be repeated as many times as necessary to pass. Students may sign up for multiple exam dates within a single semester, but should wait to learn the result on a given date before signing up for another.

48-hour materials will be emailed to you at your official IU email address two days before the exam.  If you have questions about materials or repertoire (click here for repertoire information), or if you want to play for us to check your progress, stop by JS204 during office hours.  Questions can also be directed to: secpiano@indiana.edu , or phone 855-9009

* Piano major keyboard proficiencies will be held on Thursday, July 16.  Signup will be posted as “Piano Major Proficiencies” at the Canvas site above one week prior to the exam date. The signup deadline is 5pm, Sunday, July12.  48-hour pieces will be emailed to you two days before the exam.

Tentative Future Examination Dates for Non-Piano-Majors

To aid in planning, the following are tentative, and subject-to-change.

Finalized proficiency dates for Fall semester will be posted here at the beginning of the semester

  • November 13
  • November 20
  • December 4
  • December 11