Collaborative Piano Audition Information and Requirements

The NDSU Collaborative Piano Program will be facilitating live auditions as well as accepting video auditions for applicants wishing to audition for the 2021-2022 academic year.

For those wishing to travel to Fargo, ND for a live audition: Please contact Dr. Tyler Wottrich to discuss dates and audition repertoire so that we can secure appropriate vocal and instrumental partners for your audition. Refer to the audition requirements in the yellow box below.

For those submitting a video audition: Please contact Dr. Tyler Wottrich to discuss submission of your audition video as well as to arrange an interview by Zoom or comparable platform. Refer to the audition requirements in the yellow box below.

There is no official deadline for application to the NDSU Graduate School; however, since we will be unable to schedule your audition until you are officially accepted into the NDSU Graduate School, we recommend applying to the Graduate School as soon as possible.

For your audition to the NDSU Collaborative Piano programs, please prepare an audition program that includes the following repertoire (comparable repertoire substitutions may be permitted on a case-by-base basis):

  • An outer movement of a Sonata by Beethoven or Brahms for violin, cello, or clarinet; or the 2nd movement of the Franck Violin Sonata.
  • A set of three or more contrasting art songs, including at least one song by Franz Schubert

And, for D.M.A. applicants only, either:

One of the following arias:
  • Any Mozart operatic aria

OR

  • The first movement of the FaurĂ© A Major Violin Sonata
If you have any questions regarding the audition requirements, please contact Dr. Tyler Wottrich at Tyler.Wottrich@ndsu.edu or 701.231.7884.