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.
Applicants must perform with their own Instrumentalists for the ensemble selections. If needed, MSM will recommend partners. Solo pieces need not be performed from memory.
A prepared vocal repertoire recital (forty five minutes in length) with the applicant’s own singer(s) demonstrating a variety of periods, styles and languages.
AND applicant’s choice of one from the following list, all parts to be played and sung by the applicant:
Please Note: It is not required that solo pieces (i.e., #1 and #2 above) be performed from memory. The selection to be played and sung at the same time by the applicant 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. All orchestral transcriptions should demonstrate how well the applicant can bring all of the aspects of the orchestral score to the keyboard.
Applicants must provide their own Instrumentalists for the ensemble selections.
Please Note: It is not required that solo pieces (i.e., #1 and #2 above) be performed from memory.
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