Prospective Students


 

Thank you for your interest in the Collaborative Piano program at the University of Texas at Austin Butler School of Music. You may use the following link to submit application materials:

https://app.getacceptd.com/utexasgradmusic

Please contact Doctor Colette Valentine at colettevalentine@austin.utexas.edu with any questions about the collaborative piano or the online application process.

Required pre-screening materials for Master of Music or Doctor of Musical Arts applicants include:

1. An updated resume
2. A complete collaborative repertoire list including both vocal and instrumental music
3. A twenty-minute DVD or YouTube upload of a recent live collaborative performance(s) which you feel best represents your pianistic and collaborative abilities
4. A recommendation letter from someone familiar with your collaborative work who is not your major teacher

Live Auditions

February 10-11, 2018

Selected applicants will be invited to a live audition in Austin.  Requirements are listed below for students who are invited to the live audition round.  All invited applicants must confirm specific repertoire choices with Doctor Valentine.

Collaborative Piano MM Live Audition Requirements:

  1.  Two contrasting movements from a standard instrumental sonata.
  2.  An example of an orchestral reduction, which can be either a movement from a standard instrumental concerto, or a standard operatic aria.
  3.  A list of six art songs; two in German, two in French and two in English, from which we will choose at the audition.

Collaborative Piano DMA Live Audition Requirements:

  1. A complete, standard instrumental sonata.  Several options would be appreciated (but not required) to facilitate partnering.
  2. An example of an orchestral reduction, which can be either a movement of a standard instrumental concerto, or a standard operatic aria.
  3. A list of nine art songs; three in German, three in English and three in French, from which we will choose at the audition.

All live auditions involve a sightreading component and a separately scheduled interview with the collaborative faculty.

The department will provide, free-of-charge, vocal and instrumental partners, page-turners and healthy snacks for the live auditions.

 

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