PIANO AUDITIONS

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The SOTA Piano Department is looking for students who demonstrate an intermediate to advanced level of technique and sight-reading skill; an understanding of period style and character of the work performed; sensitivity of touch and tonal beauty; and a passion for the music performed.

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PLEASE BRING:

• a resume of your musical experience listing music classes, ensembles, private study, personal performances, chamber music ensemble experiences, and competitions, 

• two readable copies of the music you will perform.

PLEASE NOTE: Students without these items will not be permitted to audition.

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BE PREPARED TO: 

• play 2 (memorized) pieces from contrasting periods (Baroque, Classical, Romantic, Modern) 

• play scales and arpeggios as directed in major and minor keys up to 5 sharps or flats. These should be played hands together with correct fingering, four octaves up and down in parallel motion.

• sight-read a piece, selected by the audition committee, at the level of a Bach minuet.