Private Piano Lessons Audition Info Sheet 2017-18
Thank you for your interest in piano at Stanford! At the beginning of Stanford’s fall term, the piano faculty holds auditions open to all Stanford students: undergraduate, graduate, and post-doctoral fellows. Complete the form below to audition for all sections of private piano instruction (MUSIC 172A and 272A) and Collaborative Piano (MUSIC 170). Click the link on the last question to sign up for an audition time. Contact George Barth, Director of Keyboard Studies ( or Rowen Leigh ( with any questions or concerns.

Auditions are 10 minutes in length, and consist of the performance from memory of two contrasting pieces at the level of any Beethoven sonata (except Op. 49), and sight reading. If you want to begin piano study in winter or spring quarter rather than this fall, it’s best to inform us now and audition if you can: space is limited. If class attendance precludes your signing up for a piano audition during our available hours, email any piano faculty member by Thursday, September 28:

George Barth:
Laura Dahl:
Thomas Schultz:
Frederick Weldy:
Kumaran Arul:

In addition to an hour a week of private instruction, each pianist admitted to the studios participates in a weekly studio class at a time arranged by individual instructor.

Lesson Fees: All music lessons at Stanford carry a fee in addition to quarterly tuition, including zero-unit class numbers. Private lessons are $325 for Music Majors and $650 for non-majors. For information about financial support, email Rowen Leigh, or visit the Department of Music office in Braun Music Center.

Zero-Unit Enrollment: All Stanford students taking Department of Music lessons are required to register in Axess. If you are unable to enroll for in a lesson studio or ensemble for units due to the limits of your program, you may request to enroll in the zero-unit option for this course by prior agreement with your lesson instructor. For private lessons, request to enroll in MUSIC 179Z. For piano chamber music, request to enroll in your instructor’s section of MUSIC 171Z.

Zero-unit courses appear on a student’s transcript.

For additional information, consult the Zero-Unit Enrollment page:

SU ID Number *
Eight digits including one leading zero (format: 01234567)
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Last Name *
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First Name *
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Email Address *
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Phone Number
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Major or Grad Department *
If undeclared, write “undeclared.” Grad students should indicate department and program.
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Graduation Year *
Previous Experience *
Describe briefly your previous piano experience
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Audition Repertoire *
You will have 10 minutes for your audition
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Collaborative Piano *
Are you interested in taking Collaborative Piano (MUSIC 170)?
I am auditioning for *
Instructor Preference
Please indicate preferred instructor, if you have one. If not, this field can be left blank.
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Indicate whether or not you will enroll for units. (See explanation of zero-unit enrollment above.) Graduate students who are unable to enroll for units and undergraduates who meet certain conditions will be issued a permission number to enroll in a zero-unit option. Zero-unit enrollment appears on a student’s transcript.
Audition Scheduling Signup
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