Audition Repertoire

School of Music

Prescreening Repertoire + Live Auditions

Please note that the following guidelines are for the 2021-2022 application cycle. They are subject to change for the upcoming cycles.

Do note, these audition requirements are for people who seek to study in the professional track, students who do not wish to study in that, do not have to audition with these requirements.


The admissions committee has selected the following works as appropriate and acceptable for prescreening and live auditions. Students should adhere to the repertoire as much as possible. Still, we recognize the challenges and limitations imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic. In some cases, repertoire substitutions may be appropriate and acceptable. Please send questions to, and include in your subject “Repertoire Questions”.

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Auditions will be held upon request of an individual stating they would like to enroll in the Academy.

Required Repertoire:

  1. A Bach prelude and fugue or another original work by Bach (not a transcription)
  2. A sonata or variations by Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, or Schubert
  3. A larger 19th century Romantic work
  4. A 20th- or 21st century composition (for a multi-movement work, provide at least two contrasting movements)


Required Repertoire:

  1. Any contrapuntal work by J.S. Bach
  2. Two or more French dances from either the 17th or 18th century
  3. Applicant’s choice: In addition to the above-mentioned repertoire, please choose a representative example from either the English Virginalist school, an early 17th century Italian toccata, a sonata by Domenico Scarlatti, or a piece of 20th or 21st century composition


Required Repertoire:
Representative works from the major areas of organ literature:

  1. A major work by Bach
  2. A Romantic work
  3. A contemporary work


Prescreening recording
Applicants should submit scores and recordings of two to three recent works (no more than three will be considered), preferably written for different genres or instrumentations and/or electronic media. Composers should upload PDFs of scores, as well as recordings, videos, or external links to the online application.

Applicants who advance beyond the prescreening round will be invited to a 30-minute interview with the composition faculty.

Coming Soon

Future Programs to come:
Stings, Woodwinds, Percussion, Harp, Conducting, Guitar, Voice, and Brass.