Instrumental Piano

INSTRUMENTAL PIANO: APPLICATION AND AUDITION PROCESS
APPLICATION DEADLINE: NOW ON A ROLLING BASIS UNTIL FEB. 15, 2017

In the auditions for pianists who apply in the instrumental concentration, the faculty will be looking for exceptional pianistic ability, evidence of serious interest in playing collaboratively (indicated by the submitted repertoire list), potential to participate in and perform many types of projects in all genres, most of them collaborative, including solo works, chamber and vocal music, new music, and participation in orchestra on a variety of keyboards.

 

 

Preliminary Round:

All piano applicants applying in the instrumental concentration MUST submit a VIDEO audition. 

REQUIRED:

The VIDEO audition should be uploaded with the online application, totaling approximately 40 minutes of music, containing at least the following repertoire.

  1. One movement of a major work from the standard repertoire: Beethoven, Brahms, Chopin, Mozart, Schumann, for example
  2. A work demonstrating technical ability, such as a Chopin Etude
  3. A contemporary solo piece
  4. A work from an instrumental chamber music performance recorded live within the past year


OPTIONAL: A work with voice and piano, such as an art song or an aria, or a work for voice and piano with other instruments
 
Required Supporting Materials (to be uploaded with the online application):

  1. Current resume
  2. Letter of recommendation from a professional musician other than one's current teacher (can be emailed directly to tmc@bso.org.)

 

A fully detailed and complete repertoire list (NOT a generalized or representative one), including repertoire with voice(s), repertoire with instrument(s), as well as solo repertoire and concertos, (indicating with an asterisk those works performed in public).

 

 

Live Round:

Based on the results of the committee deliberations, live auditions MAY be held in New York City or Boston on a date to be determined in February.