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SMTD Graduate Requirements and Dates

Application Requirements

To be considered for the MM in Performance programs in Carillon, Harpsichord, and Organ, complete the SMTD Graduate application as well as an Artistic Profile by December 1.

Graduate Application Procedure

Audition Schedule and Application Deadline Dates

Graduate Audition and Interview Information

Once your application materials have been reviewed, those who are approved to audition will be notified of their audition date via email.

Audition Requirements

The audition repertoire requirements are the same whether you complete your audition in-person or submit a recorded audition.


Carillon (MM)

Audition Requirements

Applicants should prepare three pieces:

  • Two significant compositions for carillon, at least one of which is contemporary
  • An arrangement or transcription of any music from any genre for carillon

In addition, applicants should be prepared to demonstrate (where applicable) ability in improvisation and arranging.


Early Keyboard Instruments (MM)

Audition Requirements

Applicants may audition on harpsichord, fortepiano, or organ. If auditioning on harpsichord, prepare a thirty-minute program consisting of 17th-century music, music of Bach, and music of Scarlatti or another 18th-century composer. If auditioning on fortepiano, prepare a sonata of Haydn or Mozart and a work of Beethoven or Schubert. If auditioning on organ, prepare a 17th-century French or German work, a major prelude and fugue of Bach, and another work of your choice. If you audition on one instrument, prepare 30 minutes of music. You are encouraged to audition on two instruments, allocating the time between them as you wish. Memorization is not required.


Harpsichord (MM)

Audition Requirements

Prepare a thirty-minute program that includes 17th and 18th-century repertoire, works in French and Italian styles, and a piece of J.S. Bach. Memorization is not required.


Organ & Sacred Music (MM)

Audition Requirements

Prepare at least fifteen to twenty minutes of music including:

  • A major work of J. S. Bach (e.g., a prelude and fugue, trio sonata, large chorale prelude, or equivalent)
  • A composition of the Romantic period
  • A contemporary composition

Memorization is recommended if you are applying for admission to the MM in Organ Performance program, but is optional if you are applying to the Church Music program.

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