Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance

Brian Connelly, faculty
Jeanne Kierman Fischer, 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 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.

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

Required undergraduate repertoire for both preliminary submission and live audition

Thirty minutes of memorized repertoire representing three of the following four style periods: Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and Impressionist/Contemporary.

Suggested live audition repertoire:

  • Prelude and Fugue from The Well-Tempered Clavier
  • A sonata by Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven or Schubert
  • A solo piece from the Romantic repertoire
  • The addition of an ├ętude is optional
  • A work by a 20th or 21st century composer

Live audition dates are January 19, 22, 26 and February 8, 9 and 12, 2018

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

Submit your digital application