Doctor of Musical Arts in Piano Performance

Brian Connelly, faculty
Jon Kimura Parker, faculty
Robert Roux, faculty

Online Preliminary Submission by December 1, 2017

The green icon labeled "Preliminary Dropbox" at the bottom of this page will lead you to the Rice University portal for Acceptd, an online repository for preliminary audition materials. There is a $24 fee to use this service.

Preliminary submission is by video

Any recent recording of a recital is acceptable, provided that it offers varied repertoire from several contrasting musical periods. Good audio quality helps the faculty make an accurate assessment of your playing. The faculty would prefer a recording which does not have compressed dynamics. Try if possible, to set your recording levels manually. Please set the automatic volume to the "off" position.

If you have not heard from us by January 5, 2018, please email us.

Live audition requirements

Repertoire for the live audition should be representative of Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and 20th or 21st Century music. A complete sonata or equivalent work of advanced level must also be included.

Live audition dates are February 10 or 11, 2018

Any questions regarding your application may be directed to Phyllis Smith.

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