A polyphonic composition in three voices (e.g., Rheinberger trio, three-voice chorale setting of Dupre, etc).
A composition of the student's choice of comparable difficulty with Bach's Eight Little Preludes and Fugues.
Read at sight a four-part hymn setting:
A few short pedal exercises selected by the student (with particular attention to evenness rather than speed)
(all literature must be memorized)
All major, minor scales and arpeggios, four octaves, plus:
Three jazz tunes
a. blues (tune and improvisation)
b. solo piano ballad
c. 32-bar tune like Satin Doll, A Train (tune and improvisation)
All major and minor scales and arpeggios
Be ready to read a jazz chord sheet.
With the exception of guitar majors, students anticipating entry into the jazz studies alternative should expect to audition using classical literature (two contrasting pieces of your choice, memory not required) as well as providing a demonstration of current jazz skills. Students will be admitted to the program only after successfully completing an audition with the appropriate jazz and classical faculty member(s). All jazz studies majors must notify us that they will be playing a jazz audition since many jazz auditions are held on a private basis.