Piano

Undergraduate
  1. Please prepare two contrasting pieces from the classical repertoire -- one to demonstrate dexterity and clarity, and the other to demonstrate tone production, phrasing, and pedaling. (An example of this pairing might be a Bach Prelude from the WTC and a short Romantic work of Chopin or Brahms)

  2. Be prepared to play a four-octave major and a harmonic minor scale (other than C major/A minor), hands together, at a moderate tempo (i.e. MM 80, four notes to a beat).

  3. The audition will also text basic musical skills, including sight-reading and sight-singing.

Please contact Dr. Cheng at susancheng@ccsu.edu if you have questions about repertoire or the piano studio.

 

Graduate
  1. Please prepare two contrasting pieces from the classical repertoire -- one to demonstrate dexterity and clarity, and the other to demonstrate tone production, phrasing, and pedaling. (An example of this pairing might be a movement of a Haydn or Beethoven period and a major work of Chopin or Debussy).

  2. Be prepared to play a four-octave major and a harmonic minor scale (other than C major/A minor), hands together, at a moderately rapid tempo (i.e. MM 120, four notes to a beat).

  3. The audition will also test basic musical skills, including sight-reading and sight-singing.

Please contact Dr. Cheng at susancheng@ccsu.edu if you have questions about repertoire or the piano studio.