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Collaborative Piano Graduate Audition Requirements and Dates

Master of Music in Collaborative Piano

Pre-screening Requirements

Must be met by December 1st to be considered for an audition

  1. Applicants should upload an unedited video recording of two contrasting artsongs for voice and piano, and one movement (or shorter work) for instrument and piano.
  2. Applicants should upload a comprehensive list of repertoire. This should include works for solo piano, voice and piano, instrument(s) and piano and operatic material.
  3. International applicants whose first language is not English must submit a Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of 88 or higher on the Internet based test, a 6 or higher on th eIELTS, or a score of 82 or higher on the Michigan English Language Battery (MELAB).

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Audition Requirements

The first portion of your audition will be played for a committee of the piano faculty. You should prepare and memorize a major composition (e.g. a sonata) for piano solo, demonstrating technical and musical command of the keyboard.

For the second portion of your audition you will be requested to perform the following for the collaborative faculty:

  1. Choose one of the following
    • Brahms: Clarinet Sonata in F minor, first movement
    • Franck:  Violin Sonata in A, second movement
    • Schumann: Fantasy Pieces For Clarinet and Piano
  2. All of the following (in the specific key indicated)
    • Schumann: Wehmut, op 39 (E)
    • Schubert: Liebesbotschaft (G)
    • Debussy: Green (A-flat)
    • Barber: The Daisies (F)
    • Strauss: Nichts! (A)

Sight-reading and foreign language diction may also be examined as part of your audition.

If it is not possible to bring the necessary soloists with you for your audition, the school will do its best to provide you with partners and rehearsal time. If this is requested, your application should specify for which works you require soloists.

In special circumstances, an unedited video recording will be considered in lieu of a live audition. If you wish to upload an audition recording, contact Prof. Martin Katz (partner@umich.edu) for permission and instructions before proceeding.

Specialist in Music in Instrumental Collaboration & Piano Chamber Music

Pre-screening Requirements

Must be met by December 1st to be considered for an audition

  1. Please upload an unedited Video recording of one movement each from two contrasting works for instrument(s) and piano.
  2. Please upload a comprehensive list of repertoire for instrument(s) and piano. Include works for instrument(s) and orchestra.
  3. International applicants whose first language is not English must submit a Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of 88 or higher on the Internet based test, a 6 or higher on th eIELTS, or a score of 82 or higher on the Michigan English Language Battery (MELAB).

The pre-screening recording requirement is waived for current University of Michigan graduate collaborative piano majors applying to the Specialist program.

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Audition Requirements

Prepare thirty minutes of music, including one movement of a Beethoven chamber work, one movement of a chamber work from the Romantic period, and one piece not originally scored for piano accompaniment. The proposed audition program must be approved by Prof. Martin Katz (partner@umich.edu) before you will be given an audition date.

If it is not possible to bring the necessary soloists with you for your audition, the school will do its best to provide you with partners and rehearsal time. If this is requested, your application should specify for which works you require soloists.

In special circumstances, an unedited video recording will be considered in lieu of a live audition. If you wish to upload a recorded audition, please contact Prof. Martin Katz (partner@umich.edu) for permission and instructions before proceeding.

Specialist in Music in Vocal Collaboration & Coaching

Pre-screening Requirements

Must be met by December 1st to be considered for an audition

  1. Please submit an unedited video recording of two contrasting songs for voice and piano, plus one aria originally for voice and orchestra.
  2. Please submit a comprehensive list of repertoire for voice and piano. Also include repertoire for voice and orchestra.
  3. International applicants whose first language is not English must submit a Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of 92 or higher on the Internet based test (237 on the computer based test or 588 on the paper test) or the Michigan English Language Battery (MELAB) score of 82 or higher.

The pre-screening recording requirement is waived for current University of Michigan graduate collaborative piano majors applying to the Specialist program.

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Audition Requirements

Prepare thirty minutes of music, including repertoire from three diverse periods and in three languages. Include a work not originally scored for piano accompaniment. The proposed audition program must be approved by Prof. Martin Katz (partner@umich.edu) before you will be given an audition date.

If it is not possible to bring the necessary soloists with you for your audition, the school will do its best to provide you with partners and rehearsal time. If this is requested, your application should specify for which works you require soloists.

In special circumstances, an unedited video recording will be considered in lieu of a live audition. If you wish to upload a recorded audition, please contact Prof. Martin Katz (partner@umich.edu) for permission and instructions before proceeding.

Audition Schedule and Application Deadline Dates

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