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Collaborative Piano Audition

(Master of Music Only-program under NASM consideration)

Application

Applicants must submit a resume detailing their education, collaborative piano experience and a collaborative repertoire list (both instrumental and vocal). The list should be typed up as a Word or PDF document, organized first by instrument and/or voice type, then by composers in alphabetical order. Contact Dr. Pei-Shan Lee (peishan.lee@csun.edu) if you have any questions about the audition repertoire.

Audition Requirements

A. Art Songs (choose one song for each language)

All works must be performed in the high keys unless otherwise stated.

German

Schubert: Die Forelle (low key in A major)

Brahms: Meine Liebe ist grün

Strauss: Morgen

French

Debussy: C’est l’extase (from Ariettes oubliées)

Duparc: Extase

English

Barber: Crucifixion (from Hermit Songs)

Copland: Heart, we will forget him

 

B. Instrumental Sonata/Duo (choose one of the following)

Beethoven: Sonata for Piano and Violin No. 5 in F major, op. 24, first movement

Beethoven: Sonata for Piano and Violin No. 7 in c minor, op. 30, no. 2, first movement

Brahms: Sonata for Piano and Clarinet No. 1 in f minor, op. 120, no. 1, first movement

Prokofiev: Sonata for Flute and Piano, op. 94, first movement

 

C. Orchestral Reductions (choose one of the following)

Mozart: Clarinet Concerto in A major, first movement

Mozart: Flute Concerto in G major, first movement

Mozart: Deh vieni non tardar (from Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro)

Verdi: De’ miei bollenti spiriti (from Verdi’s La Traviata)

 

D. Solo

Applicant's choice to be performed by memory (any piece or movement under 10 minutes)

 

E. Sight-Reading

 Applicants will sight-read excerpts of an instrumental or vocal work. A short personal interview will follow at the end of the audition.