Three or more pieces of contrasting style periods: 

  • One work from the Baroque era
  • A Sonata-Allegro movement of a Sonata from the Classical period
  • A work or works written in the 19th century and/or a work or works written in the 20th and 21st centuries 

Memorization required. 

In addition to pieces from the standard repertoire, the UofL Piano Faculty encourages you to include works written by composers from your home country or pieces written by underrepresented composers such as women (e.g., Clara Schumann, Tania Leon), composers from Asia (e.g., Toru Takamitsu, Isang Yun), African Americans (e.g., George Walker, Florence Price) or others.

An interview with the piano faculty will be part of the audition process. Students must also email the School of Music admissions office or upload to your New Cards Gateway a repertoire list of works studied in the past five years as well as a short statement describing your background studying piano, the reason for your interest in the degree you have applied for and why you are considering UofL as a place of study.