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KEYBOARD

Keyboard students should be prepared to play all major and minor scales and arpeggios in multiple octaves, know chords and their inversions, as well as be able to play a I-IV-V7-I progression in both Major and minor keys.


Keyboard students should prepare two pieces from different compositions from the standard solo repertoire that show a contrast in style, one fast and the other slow and lyrical. Typical repertoire could include a work by Bach (and Two or Three part Invention, or a Prelude and Fugue from the Well-Tempered Clavier, a movement from a Classical Sonata (Haydn, Mozart or Beethoven), several small character pieces or one large scale work from the Romantic era (Schubert, Chopin, Schumann, Mendelssohn, Brahms, Liszt) a representative work from the Impressionist composers Debussy or Ravel, or works from the 20th and 21st Century by composers such as Rachmaninoff, Prokofiev, Copland, Barber, or Liebermann (to name a few).


Sight-reading will be required.