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Undergraduate Audition Requirements - Piano/Music Ed Keyboard

 

Piano

Jazz Piano applicants are not required to perform a classical piano audition.

  1. Repertoire
    • A representative piece from the Baroque period such as an Invention by Bach.
    • The first movement of a sonata such as those by Haydn, Mozart (excluding K. 202 and 545) or Beethoven (excluding Op. 49, Nos. 1 and 2, and Op. 79).
    • A piece from the Romantic Era or modern literature.
  2. Technique
    • Major and minor scales (two octaves/two hands).
    • Major and minor arpeggios played two octaves, two hands. A simple ear-training test will be administered to each student.

Keyboard Music Education

Professor Nadine Shank, shank@umass.edu

Jazz Piano applicants are not required to perform a classical piano audition.

  1. Repertoire
    • A representative piece from the Baroque period such as an Invention by Bach.
    • The first movement of a sonata such as those by Haydn, Mozart (excluding K. 202 and 545) or Beethoven (excluding Op. 49, Nos. 1 and 2, and Op. 79).
    • A piece from the Romantic Era or modern literature.
  2. Technique
    • Major and minor scales (two octaves/two hands).
    • Major and minor arpeggios played two octaves, two hands. A simple ear-training test will be administered to each student.

 

Piano

Jazz Piano applicants are not required to perform a classical piano audition.

  1. Repertoire
    • A representative piece from the Baroque period such as an Invention by Bach.
    • The first movement of a sonata such as those by Haydn, Mozart (excluding K. 202 and 545) or Beethoven (excluding Op. 49, Nos. 1 and 2, and Op. 79).
    • A piece from the Romantic Era or modern literature.
  2. Technique
    • Major and minor scales (two octaves/two hands).
    • Major and minor arpeggios played two octaves, two hands. A simple ear-training test will be administered to each student.

Keyboard Music Education

Professor Nadine Shank, shank@umass.edu

Jazz Piano applicants are not required to perform a classical piano audition.

  1. Repertoire
    • A representative piece from the Baroque period such as an Invention by Bach.
    • The first movement of a sonata such as those by Haydn, Mozart (excluding K. 202 and 545) or Beethoven (excluding Op. 49, Nos. 1 and 2, and Op. 79).
    • A piece from the Romantic Era or modern literature.
  2. Technique
    • Major and minor scales (two octaves/two hands).
    • Major and minor arpeggios played two octaves, two hands. A simple ear-training test will be administered to each student.