• Piano

Piano Audition Information

  • Audition Requirements for students with Piano experience and students with no piano experience: 

     

    • Auditions will be through video submission only.  There are no in-person auditions.  Be sure to submit all required information. 
    • Students with NO piano experience will take the Meyerland Assessment of Music Aptitude (MAMA) and be accepted into the program based upon their final score.  

     

    1. Please send a video that shows the student playing one scale of their choice, up to two memorized solo pieces, and the sight-reading selection.  In the video, the student must say their name, the piece(s) they are playing, and the composer of the piece(s).
    2. Complete a theory assessment that is uploaded on the audition page
    3. The sight-reading selections will change a week before each submission deadline.  Please be sure to check which sight-reading selections are available a week before your audition submission date.  

     

    Phase 1 due by January 15th and more phases to come.

     

    Accepted incoming students must have access to a piano/keyboard outside of school to practice on throughout the school year.

     

    Please send all audition videos to: emily.gittins@houstonisd.org

     

    Rubric:

    • Solo Piece = 100 points max
    • Theory Assessment = 100 points max
    • Sight-Reading Selection = 100 points max

     

    Download Theory Assessment

     

    Choose ONE of the sight readings and then record a video of you playing it:

    Sight Reading 1

    Sight Reading 2

    Sight Reading 3

    Sight Reading 4

    Sight Reading 5

     

    Contact:

    Rolethial McKelvey: rmckelve@houstonisd.org

    Emily Gittins: emily.gittins@houstonisd.org