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Piano Audition Requirements

All applicants will submit the following application materials based on their desired degree program. For specific audition requirements, please scroll down.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS FOR UNDERGRADUATE DEGREE PROGRAMS

  • Complete the UNC Undergraduate Application
  • After submitting your application, upload and complete the following School of Music Checklist Items in your Bear App Portal
    • School of Music Supplementary Application, which includes
      • Audition Scheduling
      • Musical Experience
      • Providing contact information for 2 music recommenders
    • Statement of Goals - a brief statement about your career aspirations. Please upload a .pdf document.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS FOR GRADUATE DEGREE PROGRAMS

  • Complete all Graduate School Application Requirements for your degree program.
  • After submitting your application, upload and complete the following School of Music Checklist Items in your Graduate School Admissions Portal:
    • Resume - a complete listing of your performing and work experience. Please uplaod a .pdf document
    • Statement of Goals - a brief statement about your career aspirations. Please upload a .pdf document.
    • School of Music Form
    • Assistantship Letter of Experience (optional but strongly recommended) - a brief statement about your teaching or professional experience as it relates to music. Please upload a .pdf document.

Note: Accompanists are not required, but the applicant may provide one.


Piano

Audition Requirements for Undergraduate Degrees

  • Prepare three contrasting works selected from three different style-periods listed below:
    • Baroque
    • Classical
    • Romantic
    • 20th Century/Contemporary
  • For the BM all three works must be prepared from memory. BME and BA applicants must have at least one of the three works prepared from memory.
  • Requests for exceptions must be made in writing to the contact written below.

Audition Requirements for Master of Music, Doctor of Arts, and Graduate Performance Certificate

  • Total audition repertoire should be at least 45 minutes in length
  • Prepare at least three contrasting works selected from three different style-periods listed below:
    • Baroque
    • Classical
    • Romantic
    • 20th Century/Contemporary
  • One large-scale, multi-movement work should be prepared in its entirety.
  • All music must be prepared from memory.
  • Requests for exceptions must be made in writing to the contact written below, at least three weeks before the audition date.

Contact:

Lei Weng at Lei.Weng@unco.edu