Piano Audition Requirements

Students auditioning in piano should prepare two works from different style periods from the standard classical repertoire. For strongest consideration, the works should be performed from memory.

piano.jpgThe following repertoire list may serve as a guideline:

Baroque Period:
Bach: Two- and Three-part Inventions, Preludes and Fugues, Dance Movements from French or English Suites or Partitas

Scarlatti: Sonatas

Handel: Suite movements

Classical Period:
Beethoven: 1st or last movements of sonatas

Mozart: 1st or last movements of sonatas

Haydn: 1st or last movements of sonatas

Romantic Period:
Chopin: Nocturnes, preludes, etudes, mazurkas, polonaises, etc.

Schumann: selections from Scenes from Childhood, Fantasiestucke, etc.

Mendelssohn: Songs without words, scherzi, Rondo capriccioso, etc

Liszt: any work

Brahms: any work

Grieg: selections from Lyric Pieces

Twentieth Century:
Bartok: selections from Mikrokosmos

Barber: Excursions

Muczynski: Preludes, Op. 6

Kabalevsky: Preludes, Sonatinas

Debussy: selections from Children's Corner Suite, Arabesques
Copland: Cat and Mouse

If you have questions or need further information, contact Dr. Randall Sulton at 903-923-2164 or email rsulton@etbu.edu. To schedule your audition contact the Music Office at music@etbu.edu or phone 903-923-2158.

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