Information for prospective collaborative piano students applying to Manhattan School of Music.
There are no prescreening requirements for Collaborative Piano.
Applicants must audition in New York City. Auditions are 30 minutes in length and include both solo piano repertoire as well as vocal and/or instrumental accompanying repertoire as specified below.
A singer and violinist will be provided. For instrumental specialization, you can choose either the Mozart aria or one song in your native language. The selections to be played and sung at the same time by the applicant (such as the Mozart aria and the song in your native language) will be judged on the applicant’s coordination ability, not on the vocal quality or vocal technical accomplishment of the performer. You are not required to perform solo pieces from memory.
A singer will be provided. You will perform all of the selections for the Master of Music / Postgraduate Diploma audition above (excepting the violin requirements) and your choice of one from the following. You will play and sing all parts and will be judged on coordination ability, diction, and sense of musical style, not on vocal quality or vocal technical accomplishment.
A prepared vocal repertoire recital with the applicant’s own singer should be 30 minutes in length and demonstrate a variety of periods, styles, and languages. A singer will not be provided. You will be asked to perform the repertoire for the above requirements for the Master of Music / Postgraduate Diploma audition (excepting the choices of piano and violin sonatas and the pairs) and to choose one from the following. The applicant will sing and play all parts. Selections will be judged on the applicant’s coordination ability, diction, and sense of musical style, not on the vocal quality or vocal technical accomplishment of the performer.
Applicants must provide their own Instrumentalists for the ensemble selections. Solo pieces need not be performed from memory.
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