Keyboard Student practicing

Keyboard Area

Imagine yourself here. Train to become a virtuoso with our world-class keyboard faculty or study simply to sharpen your skills — Stetson’s piano and organ programs offer you the best-of-the-best. Become one of a select group pursuing keyboard excellence at Stetson School of Music.

Area Coordinator

Dr. Sean Kennard - [email protected]

2022 PIANO DAY - more information will be posted soon.

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Audition Requirements

Candidates should be able to play all major and minor scales and arpeggios, including dominant and diminished sevenths in a moderately rapid tempo. Repertoire should include: a work from the Baroque style period (for example, from J.S. Bach a Two-or Three-Part Invention, a dance/movement from a Suite or Partita, or a Prelude and Fugue); a movement from a Classical sonata (for example, Clementi, Haydn, Mozart or Beethoven); and a work from either the 19th or 20th century. Audition material must be performed from memory. Candidates may be asked to sight-read and/or demonstrate scales and arpeggios.

Candidates should be able to play works such as: The Eight "Little" Preludes and Fugues of Bach, chorale preludes from Bach's Orgelbüchlein, the Chorale Preludes of Brahms, Op. 122, or works of comparable difficulty. Pianists with a desire to study organ should demonstrate proficiency by performing Two-Part Inventions of Bach, Sonatas by Beethoven or Mozart, or works of comparable difficulty. Strong potential should be demonstrated in aural training.