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Piano Major Audition Dates for Admission in Fall 2018

Prospective Undergraduate Students:

Undergraduate students are encouraged to audition on the full School of Music undergraduate audition dates, January 26 or February 3, for the school-wide audition day program for students and parents. However, undergraduates are welcome to audition on any of the additional piano audition dates available above. To set up an undergraduate audition, contact Dr. Igor Lipinski by email or at the University of Oklahoma School of Music, 500 West Boyd, Room 138, Norman, OK 73019-2071 at least two, preferably four, weeks prior to the desired audition date. Students are encouraged to audition in person. To apply, go to the School of Music website where you will find instructions on how to apply and information on various degree programs. Additional undergraduate information can be found here.

Prospective Graduate Students:

Complete online application materials must be received by the University of Oklahoma Graduate College and School of Music by December 1. Prescreening application materials and online audition links are reviewed by the piano faculty when the application is complete and those invited to audition are notified in December or early January. Prospective graduate students in piano performance, piano performance and pedagogy (MM, DMA), or music education/piano pedagogy (MME, PhD) should contact Dr. Jane Magrath by email to request information on audition status after January 8. The writing sample for doctoral applicants is an important element in the audition process and must be received with application materials online. Students are encouraged to audition in person, and in-person interviews for graduate assistant applicants are required. Those who would like to be considered for graduate assistantships should schedule an audition prior to February 23, 2018. Please apply as early as possible to facilitate review of your application materials.

Audition Requirements for Full Admission

Bachelor of Music - A fifteen-minute audition of repertoireconsisting of at least three pieces,two style periods presented on campus or by CD or DVD recording. A repertoire list should be submitted with application materials or presented at the beginning of the audition and should include works that you have rehearsed and/or studied, even if you did not perform them in public recitals. Repertoire should be listed by a historicl period, and then alphabetically by composer.

Master of Music - A thirty-minute audition of repertoire from at least three style periods. A repertoire list should be submittedwith the application materials and online prescreening audition by December 1. Include works that you have rehearsed and/or studied. Repertoire should be listed by historical period, and then alphabetically by composer.

Master of Music Education - A twenty-minute audition of three pieces from at least two style periods presented on campus or by online audition link. A repertoire list similar to that outlined above should be submitted.

Doctor of Musical Arts - A pre-screening online audition of 45 minutes of solo performance is required and due on December 1 (see below). Those invited for an on-campus audition should prepare a 45 minute audition of repertoire from at least three style periods presented on campus. During the audition, the candidate normally performs a minimum of 35 minutes from the full program. All DMA applicants must audition in person before admission can be granted.

Applicants for the DMA in Piano Performance and Pedagogy also should submit an online a link to thirty minutes of teaching that demonstrates piano teaching effectiveness in a group and/or private situation along with application materials by December 1.

Doctor of Philosophy - A twenty-minute audition of repertoire from at least two style periods presented on campus or online link. Also, an online link of 30 minutes of teaching that demonstrates you piano teaching effectiveness in a group and/or private situation should be submitted by December 1.

Graduate Piano Applications
Written materials for all graduate degree, submitted online

• Cover letter with reasons for pursuing a graduate degree.  Upload at GradWeb application site under Supplemental Information-Music/Documents/Personal Statement
• Graduate College application materials, as specified online
• Resume or curriculum vita that includes a list of significant repertoire studied and copies of solo piano recitals performed, as available.  Upload at GradWeb application site under Supplemental Information-Music/Documents/Resume or CV
• Copies of all transcripts.  Upload at GradWeb application site under Summary/Transcripts.
• Three letters of recommendation, from persons qualified to comment on your academic-musical achievement, teaching and/or professional experience, and potential for success in the degree program.  Letters are requested by applicant, and submitted online by the person writing the letter.  Uploaded by respondent at the GradWeb application site under Supplemental Information-Music/Documents/Letter of recommendation.

DMA in Piano Performance and Piano Performance and Pedagogy, and PHD in Piano Pedagogy
• Writing sample.  Upload at GradWeb application site under Supplemental Information-Music/Documents/Writing Sample

Prescreening performance materials, submitted online
MM Piano Performance and MM Piano Performance and Pedagogy
• Online link to piano performance of 30 minutes of memorized standard literature from 3 standard periods. Please send links to Ms. Jan Russell.
• Optional. If readily available, an online link to 20 minutes of teaching (MM Performance and Pedagogy only).  Please send links to Ms. Jan Russell.

MME Piano Pedagogy
• Online link to piano performance of 20 minutes of memorized standard literature from 3 standard periods. Upload at GradWeb the application site under Portfolio or Portfolio Links.  If necessary, a DVD or CD of your performance can be sent to the Graduate Music Office.
• Optional. If readily available, an online link to 20 minutes of teaching.  Please send links to Ms. Jan Russell.

DMA Piano Performance and DMA Piano Performance and Pedagogy
• Online link to piano performance of 30 minutes of memorized standard literature from 3 standard periods.  Please send to Ms. Jan Russell.
• An online link to 30 minutes of teaching, group and/or private lesson(s) (DMA Performance and Pedagogy only). Please send links to Ms. Jan Russell

PHD in Piano Pedagogy
• Online link to piano performance of 30 minutes of memorized standard literature from 3 standard periods. Please send links to Ms. Jan Russell.
• An online link to 30 minutes of teaching, group and/or private lesson(s).  Please send links to Ms. Jan Russell

Additional Application/Audition Recommendations:

The complete audition and application process should be completed prior to February 17, 2018 for doctoral admission applicants. Live interviews are required for piano assistantships in teaching and are routinely scheduled as part of the audition process. Those coming for live auditions should expect to remain on campus all day.

Doctoral programs in piano pedagogy admit students to begin in fall or summer only.

Note that the application deadline is December 1 for full consideration for admission to all graduate piano programs and for funding. Applications materials received after that time will be accommodated if possible, and applicants should contact Dr. Magrath regarding extenuating circumstances with late materials and audition availability. It is the candidate's responsibility to see that all application materials including letters of recommendation (mailed directly by the writer) are sent by the application deadline.