Keyboard Instruments

Piano

Applicants will play from memory:

  • A complete work of J. S. Bach
  • One of the sonatas listed below (complete and by memory):
    • Any Mozart sonata (except K. 545)
    • Any Beethoven sonata (except Op. 49)
    • Any of these five Haydn sonatas:
      1. A-flat major, Hob. XVI:46, L. 31
      2. C minor, Hob. XVI:20, L. 33
      3. E-flat major, Hob. XVI:49, L. 59
      4. C-major, Hob. XVI:50, L. 60
      5. E-flat major, Hob. XVI:52, L. 62
  • One slow and one fast selection from the works of Chopin for solo piano (no works of Chopin for piano and orchestra will be acceptable)
  • A complete major work (minimum 10-12 minutes in length) of the applicant's choice

No substitutions for the above repertoire will be allowed.

Organ

Applicants will play from memory:

  • A prelude and fugue by J. S. Bach
  • An allegro movement from a Bach trio sonata or comparable chorale-prelude
  • Two movements from the romantic or contemporary literature, one of which should be a slow movement

Organ applicants will also be asked to sight-read. A modern composition will be sent to each auditionee one month prior to auditions and will be performed (optional: from memory) at the audition.

The organ in Field Concert Hall is an Aeolian-Skinner, 5 manuals, 116 ranks. See detailed specification .