Collaborative Piano Audition Requirements

Masters Candidates (MM)

Collaborative piano applicants should submit a repertoire list of both solo and collaborative repertoire with the online application to be uploaded as part of Graduate Audition Request Application.

Applicants are encouraged to bring their own collaborative partners for the live audition. TCU will provide partners for the audition for applicants unable to bring their own. Applicants must indicate their request for TCU-provided collaborative partners in their online application. Any changes in the status of collaborative audition partners should be communicated as soon as possible to Dr. Michael Bukhman, collaborative piano faculty.

Both the pre-screening repertoire selections and the live audition repertoire selections must be indicated on the online application.

Pre-screening repertoire (please submit VIDEOS only with high quality audio):

1. First movement from a major instrumental duo sonata, including but not limited to, the sonatas of Mozart (K. 301 and up), Beethoven, Brahms, Chopin, Schumann, Franck, Poulenc, Prokofiev, Copland, or Shostakovich

2. One movement from any standard orchestral reduction of a major instrumental concerto
    OR
   A standard aria & recitative from an opera by Mozart, Verdi, etc.,
  AND
  Two art songs (different languages) from the live audition repertoire list below

3. A substantial solo work/movement of at least 10 minutes in duration (must be of contrasting style to the instrumental duo sonata selection)

Live audition repertoire (if invited):

1. At least two movements from ONE of the following instrumental sonatas, selected by the applicant:

Beethoven – Piano and Violin Sonata no. 8 in G major, Op. 30, no. 3
Brahms – Violin Sonata no. 1 in G major, Op. 78
Debussy – Cello Sonata
Hindemith – Viola Sonata, Op. 11, no. 4
Franck – Violin Sonata in A major (may be offered with any instrument)
Poulenc – Flute Sonata, S. 164
Prokofiev – Flute Sonata, Op. 94 (must be offered with flute only)
Brahms – Clarinet Sonatas in F minor, Op. 120, no. 1,
     OR E-flat major, Op. 120, no.2 (must be offered with clarinet only)

2. Item (a) below, as well as one selection each from (b), (c), and (d):

a. Batti, batti o bel Masetto from Don Giovanni, by W.A Mozart
b. C’est L’éxtase, by Debussy OR Mandoline, by Faure
c. Ganymed, by Schubert (high key) OR Botshaft, by Brahms (high key)
d. The Daisies OR St. Ita’s Vision OR The Monk and His Cat, by Barber

3. A substantial solo work/movement of at least 10 minutes in duration (must be of contrasting style to the instrumental duo sonata selection, and may be the same work offered in the pre-screening stage)

4. Sight-reading (may be vocal or instrumental)

Applicants will need to pass a language proficiency exam or take appropriate language or diction courses until such exam can be passed. This exam is the standardized exam that is given to graduate vocal performance applicants.