Master of Music in Piano Performance

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


Online Preliminary Submission by December 1, 2016

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 audio or video and is identical to the live audition requirements

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.

Audition requirements for both the preliminary submission and live audition

» Prepare 45 minutes of memorized music to include three of the following four style periods: Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and Impressionist/Contemporary

» If possible, include a major work or Prelude and Fugue by Bach and an entire sonata by Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, or Schubert

» Three contrasting styles should be represented; solo works are required

» Scales and arpeggios will not be required

Live audition dates are January 20, 23, 27, February 9, 10 and 13, 2017

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

Submit your digital application