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International Student Information

International students who wish to study piano or organ at Kansas State University must audition for the keyboard faculty. The audition establishes the student’s technical preparation, demonstrates musicianship skills, current level of performance skills, as well as the student's potential to succeed in lessons and final juries. Prospective students are encouraged to contact one of the keyboard faculty with any questions about repertoire for the audition and music study at K-State. While a student may have been admitted to K-State, admission into one of the music degree programs with a keyboard major is determined by the keyboard faculty. Non-music majors are welcome to audition; if they qualify for study, lessons will be offered as studio space is available.

Please click on the this link to learn important information necessary for international students to know about attending Kansas State University.

Recordings (DVD and CD) are accepted in lieu of audition for international students living outside the United States or outside Kansas. A personal audition is preferred for international students living in the state of Kansas. Please send all recordings (complete with e-mail address and intended major) to Dr. David Pickering, Keyboard Division Chair, at the following address:

Dr. David Pickering
Keyboard Division Chair
Kansas State University
134 McCain Auditorium
Manhattan, Kansas 66506

Dr. Pickering may also be reached by e-mail (dpickeri@ksu.edu) or by phone (785.532.3830).

To view specific piano and/or organ audition requirements, please select Piano or Organ either here  or from the drop-down menu found under Future Students.