Audition Information

Collaborative Piano Requirements

(prescreen and audition required)

Master of Music (M.M.)

Performer Diploma-Collaborative Piano (P.D.C.P.)

Doctor of Music (D.M)

 

Prescreen

Applicants for the Collaborative Piano program must submit a prescreening recording via the JSoM Supplemental Application by December 1, 2019.

Collaborative Piano Prescreening Requirements:

Pre-Screening requirements are the same for all degree plans (PD, MM, DM). However, please note the requirements for the invited live audition are degree specific.

  1. A high-quality video recording of up to 20 minutes of recent live collaborative performance(s) that you feel best show your pianistic and collaborative skill set.
  2. An updated collaborative repertoire list, both vocal and instrumental (organized separately).
  3. An updated resume.
  4. A letter of recommendation from someone professional, other than your major teacher, who is familiar with your collaborative work. This is separate from the official letters of recommendation required by the graduate school and should be emailed directly to Prof. Epperson at epp303@indiana.edu.

Audition

Our unique program allows students to follow several options:  a curricular track balanced with both vocal and instrumental training and experience; a curricular track designed for instrumental emphasis and a curricular track designed for vocal emphasis.  All students will be expected to participate in both vocal and instrumental collaboration, with consideration for their chosen emphasis as a primary focus.  There is no requirement to declare any particular emphasis in advance of auditioning, but the repertoire requirements for the live audition will offer options

  • Auditions are invitation only and are based on prescreen and application review.
  • Collaborative Piano auditions are only held during the February and March audition weekends.
  • Auditionees can consult our faculty for creative combinations of the requirements listed below.

PD (Performer Diploma) Audition Repertoire:

  1. One short solo work (does not have to be memorized)
  2. Two standard operatic arias, one from a Mozart opera and a contrasting selection - OR two contrasting movements of a standard instrumental concerto - OR one aria and one movement of a concerto in contrasting styles
  3. A complete standard instrumental sonata/du
  4. Six standard art songs, representing French, German and English language repertoire.
  5. Sightreading!
  6. Interview with collaborative faculty

MM (Master of Music) Audition Repertoire:

  1. Two standard operatic arias, one from a Mozart opera and a contrasting selection - OR two contrasting movements of a standard instrumental concerto - OR one aria and one movement of a standard concerto in contrasting styles
  2. A complete standard instrumental sonata/duo  
  3. Six standard art songs, representing French, German and English language repertoire
  4. Sightreading!
  5. Interview with collaborative faculty

DM (Doctor of Music) Audition Repertoire:

  1. Two standard operatic arias, one from a Mozart opera and a contrasting selection - OR two contrasting movements of a standard instrumental concerto - OR one aria and one movement of a standard concerto in contrasting styles
  2. A complete standard sonata/duo for piano with a stringed instrument and a complete standard sonata/duo for piano with a wind/brass instrument
  3. Nine standard art songs, representing French, German and English language repertoire
  4. Sightreading!
  5. Interview with collaborative faculty
  6. Doctoral applicants must also submit a graduate level writing sample