Admissions

In order to apply for the 2021-2022 Academic Year and be considered for a live audition, applicants must submit the Application Form (which also includes resume/bio and video recordings submission) and pay the Administrative Fee of $50 by August 15, 2021:

Application Form  Application Fee

Please read the following information on the application process before submitting your material:

Eligibility

Although there is no minimum age requirement, the program only accepts applicants who display a high level of pianistic abilities. However, the ten-year-long syllabus is designed to reflect the age range from 8 to 18 years old, which will also be taken into consideration in the student’s placement in case of acceptance.

The audition process is comprised of two phases: a pre-screening video recording and a live audition:

Pre-screening Material and Repertoire

To be considered for an audition, applicants must submit the following:

  • Application for Admission.
  • A non-refundable administrative fee of $50. The application process is considered finalized only after the payment has been received.
  • Current resume/bio.
  • Video recording of points nos. 2 and 3 from the Live Audition Repertoire listed below. The works recorded must be performed from memory.

If selected, the applicant will be invited for a live audition, for which the repertoire can differ from the one submitted for pre-screening.

Live Audition Repertoire

All works prepared for the live audition must be performed from memory, unless otherwise agreed with the audition committee. Such cases may be considered only for some repertoire composed during the 20th or 21st century.

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  • Students of ages 11 and under

    1. A work by J.S. Bach
    2. The first movement of a sonata or a sonatina by a Classical composer
    3. A work by a 19th-century composer

  • Students of ages 12 through 15

    1. A work by J.S. Bach, excluding the Little Preludes
    2. The first movement of a sonata by a Classical composer
    3. A work by Schubert, Mendelssohn, Chopin, Schumann, Liszt, Grieg, or Brahms
    4. A work by a 20th or 21st-century composer

  • Students of ages 16 and over

    1. A complete work by J.S. Bach, excluding the Little Preludes, Inventions, and Sinfonias
    2. A complete sonata by a Classical composer
    3. A major work by Schubert, Mendelssohn, Chopin, Schumann, Liszt, Grieg, or Brahms
    4. A work by a 20th or a 21st-century composer

Student Acceptance, Trial, and Placement

If not selected for the Advanced Piano Program, the applicant may still apply for the regular Preparatory Program, which offers great performing opportunities and a chance to study with some of the most successful musicians and teachers based in South Florida. In such cases, the administrative fee for the regular Preparatory Program may be waived.

There could be cases where the applicant is extremely talented and promising but lacking important and required items (such as repertoire, technique, etc.) for which it will be offered a one-year trial pending admission.

Upon acceptance into the program, students are placed into a specific level depending on their proficiency and age.

Timeline for 2021

August 15

Application, fee, and pre-screening videos due

August 18

Pre-screening results announced

August 22

Live auditions

August 25

Audition results posted