Hearing times can be scheduled for recitals or other departmental evaluations. Hearings are required for students scheduling recitals in the B.M., B.S.O.F., B.M.E., M.M. and P.D. Hearings are also necessary for students needing to complete the Performance Proficiency, or composition students needing to complete their eighth-semester jury. Some graduate students, on the advice of their teacher, and with the permission of the department chair, may schedule re-auditions for financial aid ratings. Hearings may also double as ad hoc auditions for new degree programs; for more information about the audition process for current Jacobs students, please visit the piano admissions page.
Hearings for Spring 2022 will take place on the dates listed below. Hearings are usually held between 5pm and 6:30pm in Recital Hall, and should take place at least two weeks before your recital. Please note that if a recital hearing is NOT passed and there are less than 17 days before your recital, the student performer may still be charged for the cost of program preparation and printing.
To schedule a hearing time, please email the piano department (firstname.lastname@example.org) by 5pm on the Wednesday before your desired hearing date.
Emails should contain:
- Your name, degree and teacher
- Hearing date requested
- Date and hall of recital if this is a recital hearing
Students should bring five copies of their one-page program listing to the hearing.
Dates for Spring 2022:
- January 10
- January 24
- January 31
- February 7 (Last day for Artist Diploma departmental audition)
- February 14
- February 21 (Last day for current Jacobs student ad hoc auditions for AI consideration)
- March 7
- March 21
- March 28
- April 4
- April 11
- April 28
Please note that repertoire prepared for the fulfillment of degree or diploma requirements must be repertoire learned by the student during their study at the IU Jacobs School of Music. Repertoire that the student studied prior to matriculation at the Jacobs School, or which was previously used for audition to the Jacobs School, is not permissible for further use toward degree or diploma performance requirements.
Undergraduate students, master's students, and Performer Diploma students are eligible for the Performer's Certificate, which is awarded as a special recognition of musical understanding and technical proficiency demonstrated in recital. Award of the Performer's Certificate is a three-step process involving the hearing, the recital, and a special hearing by the All-Faculty Performer's Certificate Committee. For more information, please visit the Performer's Certificate page.
This jury is for first-year performance majors, and typically takes place at the end of your second semester of P400-level lessons (Spring semester). Each faculty member present in the examination will assign a grade, and the student will receive the average of these grades.
Students are expected to prepare a varied program with the studio teacher’s consultation. Repertoire must be music learned by the student during their degree study at the IU Jacobs School of Music. Repertoire choice must show students’ continuous progress.
The purpose of this exam is for the faculty to hear each student and certify that they are prepared for upper-level courses, and are ready to begin preparing for their upcoming junior and senior recitals.
This examination is for second-year performance majors and typically takes place at the end of the fourth semester of P400-level lessons (Spring semester). Each faculty member present in the examination will assign a grade, and the student will receive the average of these grades. A minimum grade of a C is required to pass the Upper-Divisional. Completion of the Upper-Divisional Examination is required before students can enroll in their fifth semester of P400-level lessons.
There are three possible outcomes of the exam:
- Passed examination
- Retake of examination at a later date
- Dismissal from the program
- Recommendation for a different program
Students are expected to prepare a varied program with the studio teacher’s consultation of 40 minutes in length. Repertoire must be music learned by the student during their degree study at the IU Jacobs School of Music. Repertoire choice must show students’ continuous progress and differ from one that was performed for the Freshman Jury.
All piano majors (undergraduate and graduate) must complete the Piano Major Keyboard Proficiency. Undergraduate students must complete the Keyboard Proficiency prior to the completion of their Upper-Divisional Exam.
Piano Major Keyboard Proficiencies are scheduled through the secondary piano program (email@example.com). For more information about sign-ups and deadlines, please visit the Keyboard Proficiency page.