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YOUNG ARTIST PROGRAM

The KMI Young Artist Program in Piano performance is an 8-year course of study that prepares promising young musicians for study at the nation’s leading music schools. Students are admitted to any level up to Level 10 based on audition, and the application process is very competitive. The final two years of the program are devoted to preparing the student for audition. For general description and the non-piano specific program requirements, see Young Artist Program section.

Admission: Students wishing to enter the KMI Young Artist Program in Piano must submit a completed application with fee and prepare an audition to take place between July 15 and August 5. The Young Artist Program is graded in levels from 5 to 12 and is coordinated to the PPTA Piano Syllabus. Therefore, audition repertoire selections must represent the student’s level of technical accomplishment and should be selected from the PPTA Syllabus at or above the difficulty level as specified below. All repertoire pieces must be memorized, and the student must bring all scores to the audition for the examiner to review.

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In addition to prepared repertoire, the student will be tested on basic technique. The required scales, chords, and arpeggios are listed below, and the student must be prepared to play any of them at the request of the examiner.

All students must also take a written examination to test for knowledge of theory and musicology, which will also serve as a placement for coursework.

Audition Requirements
Grade Technique Repertoire
5th
Two 8ve Scales
Triads+Inversions
Arpeggios
All Maj/Min Keys Up to Four flats or sharps
Bach Prelude
Classical Sonatina 1st Movt.
One piece comp. after 1830
6th
7th
Three 8ve Scales
Triads+Inversions
Arpeggios
I-IV-V-I cadences
All Maj/Min Keys
Bach Invention
Classical Sonata Allegro Movt.
One romantic lyric piece
One piece comp. after 1900
8th
9th
Four 8ve Scales
Triads+Inversions
Arpeggios
4-Note Chords
I-IV-V-I cadences
All keys/2v3 rhythm
Bach Prelude and Fugue
Classical Sonata Allegro Movt.
Chopin Waltz or Polonaise
One piece comp. after 1900
10th

Level 5: Required Technique: Hanon, Snell Etudes Level 4, Czerny/Germer Vol. 1, and Scales, Triads and Arpeggios 5. Required Repertoire: Bach 18 Short Preludes, Sonatina Album, and Snell Romantic/20th Century Repertoire Level 4. Supplemental performance materials in broadway, pop, rock and jazz will also be required. Students are expected to memorize 4 repertoire pieces per term, one from each musical period.

Level 6: Required Technique: Hanon, Snell Etudes Level 5, Czerny/Germer Vol. 1, and Scales, Triads and Arpeggios 6. Required Repertoire: Bach 18 Short Preludes, Sonatina Album, Kabalevsky Op. 27 and Snell Romantic/20th Century Repertoire Level 5. Supplemental performance materials in broadway, pop, rock and jazz will also be required. Students are expected to memorize 4 repertoire pieces per term, one from each musical period.

Level 7: Required Technique: Hanon, Snell Etudes Level 6, Czerny/Germer Vol. 1, and Scales, Triads and Arpeggios 7. Required Repertoire: Bach Two Part Inventions, Sonata Album, Chopin Waltzes and Snell Romantic/20th Century Repertoire Level 6. Supplemental performance materials in broadway, pop, rock and jazz will also be required. Students are expected to memorize 4 repertoire pieces per term, one from each musical period.

Level 8: Required Technique: Hanon, Snell Etudes Level 7, Czerny/Germer Vol. 1, and Scales, Triads and Arpeggios 8. Required Repertoire: Bach Two Part Inventions, Sonata Album, Chopin Waltzes and Snell Romantic/20th Century Repertoire Level 7. Supplemental performance materials in broadway, pop, rock and jazz will also be required. Students are expected to memorize 4 repertoire pieces per term, one from each musical period.

Level 9: Required Technique: Hanon, Snell Etudes Level 8, Czerny/Germer Vol. 1, and Scales, Triads and Arpeggios 9. Required Repertoire: Bach Well-Tempered Klavier, Vol. 1, Complete Sonatas of Beethoven, Chopin Polonaises, and Joplin Rags. Optional Repertoire: Bach English, French or German Suites, Bach Sinfonias, Complete Sonatas of Mozart or Haydn. Supplemental performance materials in broadway, pop, rock and jazz will also be required. Students are expected to memorize 4 repertoire pieces per term, one from each musical period.

Level 10: Required Technique: Hanon, Snell Etudes Levels 9 & 10, Czerny/Germer Vol. 2, and Scales, Triads and Arpeggios 10. Required Repertoire: Bach Well-Tempered Klavier, Vol. 1, Complete Sonatas of Beethoven, and Chopin Ballades. Optional Repertoire: Bach English, French or German Suites, Bach Sinfonias, Complete Sonatas of Mozart, Haydn or Schubert. Supplemental performance materials in broadway, pop, rock and jazz will also be required. Students are expected to memorize 5 repertoire pieces per term, one each from the Baroque, Classical and 20th Century periods, and two from the Romantic period.

Level 11 & 12: Required Technique: Hanon, Czerny/Germer Vol. 2, Chopin Etudes and Scales, Triads and Arpeggios 10. Required Repertoire: Bach Well-Tempered Klavier, Vol. 1 & 2, Complete Sonatas of Beethoven, and one piano concerto. Optional Repertoire: Bach English, French or German Suites, Bach Sinfonias, Complete Sonatas of Mozart, Haydn or Schubert. Supplemental performance materials in broadway, pop, rock and jazz will also be required. Students are expected to memorize 5 repertoire pieces per term, one each from the Baroque, Classical and 20th Century periods, and two from the Romantic period.

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