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Suggested Repertoire -- Auditions

Piano

Incoming Freshmen:

1.   Three prepared solos (at least two from memory) representing three of the four musical eras (Baroque, Classical, Romantic and Twentieth Century).  Entrance auditions on piano should be equal to the performance proficiency required for Class A solos on the Wisconsin School Music Association's State Contest list.  See sample repertoire below.

2.   Sight-reading, demonstration of technical facility via scales and arpeggi, pitch recognition and aural memory.


Transfer Students:


1.   Three prepared solos (at least two from memory) representing three of the four musical eras (Baroque, Classical, Romantic and Twentieth Century).  Entrance auditions on piano should be equal to or surpass the performance proficiency required for Class A solos on the Wisconsin School Music Association's State Contest list.  See sample repertoire below.

2.   Sight-reading, demonstration of technical facility via scales and arpeggi, pitch recognition and aural memory.

Sample Repertoire:


Bach, J.S.                              Inventions and Sinfonias
                                             The Well-Tempered Clavier, Books I & II

Mozart                                   Rondo in D major, K. 485
                                             Fantasy in d minor, K. 397
                                             Sonatas

Haydn                                    Sonatas

Beethoven                              Bagatelles
                                             Sonatas

Chopin                                   Preludes, Op. 28
                                             Nocturnes

Mendelssohn                         Songs Without Words

Debussy                                Children's Corner
                                             Pour le Piano

Ginastera                               Twelve American Preludes
                                             Rondo on Argentine Children's Folk Tunes, Op. 19

Kennan                                  Three Preludes

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