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Graduate Audition Requirements- Piano

Graduate Piano

Coordinator: Prof. Gilles Vonsattel,
Other faculty: Ludmila Krasin,, (413) 577-1165

PIANO PERFORMANCE (Suggested repertoire; appropriate substitutions are accepted):

  1. Bach (i.e. French or English Suite, Partita, Toccata, Italian Concerto or Prelude & Fugue with a four-part Fugue) OR a complete Classical Sonata by Haydn, Mozart or Beethoven
  2. A representative Romantic work by Chopin, Schubert, Schumann, Mendelssohn, Liszt or Rachmaninoff
  3. A representative work from the Twentieth Century or Contemporary work by Debussy, Ravel, Faure, Scriabin, Prokovieff, Shostakovich, Bartok, Stravinsky, Ligeti, Copland or Ginastera


COLLABORATIVE PIANO (Suggested repertoire)

  1. A movement from a Sonata, Piano Trio, Quartet or Quintet
  2. One or two songs from the French Art Song repertoire
  3. Two songs from the German Lied repertoire (i.e. Schubert, Schumann, Brahms & Strauss)
  4. One technically difficult Opera Aria or piece from the Oratorio literature