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Piano Audition Requirements

Piano study is planned according to the individual’s needs and professional goals. Current Kansas State University music majors who have completed their piano class requirements and wish to continue improving their playing skills may enroll in studio lessons as space is available.

Bachelor of Music

Students who wish to pursue the Bachelor of Music degree in Piano Performance should prepare the following for their audition:

1) Play 3 contrasting pieces from different stylistic periods, at least 2 of them memorized; audition repertoire should be no less than 15 minutes long
2) Bring a list of piano repertoire studied

Bachelor of Music Education

Students who wish to pursue the Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Music Education degree and study piano as their primary instrument should prepare the following for their audition:

1) Play 2 contrasting pieces from different stylistic periods, at least one of them memorized
2) Bring a list of piano repertoire studied

Master of Music

Students who wish to pursue the Master of Music degree and study piano as their primary instrument should prepare the following for their audition:

1) Play contrasting pieces from different stylistic periods, all from memory; audition repertoire should be 30 minutes long

Music Minor

Students who wish to pursue the Music minor and study piano as their primary instrument should prepare the following for their audition:

1) Play 2 contrasting pieces from different stylistic periods, at least one of them memorized
2) Bring a list of piano repertoire studied

Please contact Dr. Slawomir Dobrzanski, Professor of Music (Piano) about any questions relating to piano studies at Kansas State University

E-mail: slawomir@ksu.edu

Snail Mail:
Dr. Slawomir Dobrzanski
Professor of Music
Kansas State University
School of Music, Theatre, and Dance
126 McCain Auditorium
Manhattan, Kansas 66506