Information for prospective piano students applying to Manhattan School of Music.
Piano applicants are required to submit a video recording for prescreening purposes for consideration for an invitation to a live audition in New York City. The recording must include all of the repertoire as listed below. Prescreening recordings must be uploaded directly to your application. It is not required that the format be a professional or studio recording, but the sound quality should be as good as possible. All recordings must be unedited and all works must be performed from memory.
Two works of contrasting style. You may include individual movements of multi-movement works. Playing time should total approximately 15-20 minutes. Please choose works that best represent your individual artistry.
A complete solo recital program representing at least three contrasting style periods. Playing time should total approximately 60-70 minutes.
A complete solo recital program representing at least three contrasting style periods. Playing time should total approximately 60-70 minutes. Please note: current Manhattan School of Music students are not exempt from the prescreening requirement for the Doctor of Musical Arts and the Artist Diploma programs.
Bachelor’s and Master’s auditions are approximately 10 minutes in length, Professional Studies auditions are approximately 15 minutes, and Doctoral and Artist Diploma auditions are approximately 20 minutes in length. Each applicant chooses their first work and the faculty will choose additional works from the audition repertoire list provided by the applicant.
Applicants must perform all works from memory. Applicants may choose to include selections from their prescreening submissions in the audition.
Please feel free to include additional works that you believe will enhance your program.
Full-length recital which includes pieces from four contrasting style periods. One piece MUST be a contemporary work.
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