Piano Auditions & Interviews
Please note: For Fall 2013, currently there are no supported position openings for new D.M.A. students in Harpsichord
To apply for admission, all applicants to the Doctor of Musical Arts in Harpsichord program must submit an official application, transcripts, recommendations, and other materials as instructed below. Indicate your instrument on the application form. The deadline for applications is December 1 for the fall term and September 15 for the winter term.
International applicants whose language is not English must submit a Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score or the Michigan English Language Battery (MELAB) score before the audition may be scheduled.
You are also required to submit a comprehensive list of the repertoire you have studied. Send this list to Steven Whiting, Associate Dean of the School of Music, Theatre & Dance when you submit your application for admission.
Indicate on the application the works you intend to perform for your audition. Be prepared to perform a varied program of at least thirty to forty-five minutes’ duration selected from the repertoire specified below. No action can be taken on your application until your application file is complete and the audition has been taken.
Admission to the doctoral program does not guarantee that the student will ultimately complete the course requirements, become a candidate, or receive the degree. Admission implies only that the applicant has the requisite background and should be given the opportunity to demonstrate his or her ability. A master's degree in the applicant's proposed field of specialization, or its equivalent, is a prerequisite for admission.
For admission to the DMA program, each applicant must prepare a thirty-minute performance of varied works selected from the "Minimum Repertoire Requirements for Admission." Other comparable repertoire may be included provided that you obtain permission in advance from Professor Edward Parmentier (phone 734-764-2506, e-mail: email@example.com).
Minimum Solo Repertoire Requirements for Admission
- J. S. Bach: two suites from the French Suites, English Suites, or Partitas
- J. S. Bach: two other major works (toccatas, solo concerti, etc.)
- J. S. Bach: six preludes and fugues from the Well-Tempered Clavier
- D. Scarlatti: six sonatas
- French music: one seventeenth-century suite and one eighteenth-century suite
- Northern seventeenth-century school (Byrd, Sweelinck, etc.): two works (a pavan-and-galliard pair, a fantasia, a variation set, etc.)
- Ensemble works with obbligato (not basso continuo) right hand: two works by J. S. Bach (e.g. BWV 1014-19, 1027-30) or Rameau (Pieces de clavecin en concerts)
Other works may be substituted with the approval of Professor Edward Parmentier.
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