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Undergraduate Piano Auditions

Music student at the piano.

BM, BA, and BM in Music Education 

Applicants must prepare three memorized works from different historical periods of music, one of them can be non-traditional.  Some examples of non-traditional  are candidate’s own composition or improvisation; Jazz transcription; popular; musical theater, etc.

Music Therapy, Music Minor,  and Non-Music Major applicants wishing to study with a piano professor

Applicants must prepare two memorized works from different historical periods of music. An additional third piece may be included and can present a non-traditional repertoire. Some examples of non-traditional  are candidate’s own composition or improvisation; Jazz transcription; popular; musical theater, etc.

Jazz pianists

Please consult the Jazz Area for information about undergraduate auditions in jazz piano.

Undergraduate Piano Auditions Dates

·  January 29, 2022

·  February 5, 2022

·  February 12, 2022

The University of Iowa School of Music offers an online audition option. Online auditions will be open to anyone seeking admission. Domestic students from the contiguous 48 states, who wish to be considered for music scholarships, must audition in person. Exceptions to this rule will be made on a case-by-case basis. Please contact the studio professor/area head for whom you will be auditioning if you have a hardship which prevents you from auditioning in person.

For more information, please see Undergraduate Auditions.

For inquiries or to schedule a piano audition, please contact:

Dr. Rene Lecuona
Professor and Co-Head, Piano Area
School of Music
University of Iowa
rene-lecuona@uiowa.edu

Dr. Ksenia Nosikova
Professor and Co-Head, Piano Area
School of Music
University of Iowa
ksenia-nosikova@uiowa.edu