To enter the four-year course of study in the Bachelor of Music in Performance (Piano), preparatory training must be sufficient to permit the student to pursue the following studies:
Major and minor scales in parallel motion (two-octave minimum); technical studies such as Czerny Opus 299; Bach Two-Part Inventions, Suites, Well-Tempered Clavier; easier sonatas of Mozart, Beethoven, and Haydn; intermediate works of Romantic and Modern composers (Mendelssohn, Schubert, Schumann, Chopin, Brahms, Liszt, Debussy, Ravel, Scriabin, Bartók, Prokofiev, Barber, Copland, etc.)
The audition for entrance into the performance area will include at least two pieces in contrasting styles, played from memory.
At the time of the senior recital in Bachelor of Music in Performance (Piano), the student should be able to perform an hour-long recital from memory. The recital should be adequate to serve as an entrance audition for a graduate program audition. The recital program will be comprised of repertoire from the four common-practice periods of music history to include such works as the following:
The Well-Tempered Clavier, Books One and Two, English Suites, French Suites, and Toccatas of J.S. Bach; advanced sonatas of Mozart, Beethoven, Haydn, and D. Scarlatti, advanced Romantic repertoire such as the scherzos and ballades of Chopin, the character works of Brahms and the extended character pieces of Franz Liszt; advanced Impressionistic works of Debussy and Ravel; sonatas and advanced character pieces of modern composers such as Bartók, Prokofiev, Barber, Copland, etc.)