If you're interested in applying, you'll need a Bachelor of Music degree in piano performance or its equivalent. Here is the audition rep, which is in line with what you'll find on CP audition lists at many schools of music:
A. Art Songs (choose one song for each language)I particularly like the fact that orchestral reductions are on the audition list. Although the four works to choose from are by no means the hardest reductions in the repertory, they show a lot about the handling of orchestral sonority in each style.
All works must be performed in the high keys unless otherwise stated.
GermanSchubert: Die Forelle (low key in A major)Brahms: Meine Liebe ist grünStrauss: MorganFrenchDebussy: C’est l’extase (from Ariettes oubliées)Duparc: ExtaseEnglishBarber: Crucifixion (from Hermit Songs)Copland: Heart, we will forget him
B. Instrumental Sonata (choose one of the following)
Beethoven: Sonata for Piano and Violin No. 5 in F major, op. 24, first movementBeethoven: Sonata for Piano and Violin No. 7 in c minor, op. 30, no. 2, first movementBrahms: Sonata for Piano and Clarinet No. 1 in f minor, op. 120, no. 1, first movementProkofiev: Sonata for Flute and Piano, op. 94, first movement
C. Orchestral Reductions (choose one of the following)
Mozart: Clarinet Concerto in A major, first movementMozart: Flute Concerto in G major, first movementMozart: Deh vieni non tardar (from Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro)Verdi: De’ miei bollenti spiriti (from Verdi’s La Traviata)
Applicant's choice to be performed by memory (any piece or movement under 10 minutes)
If you're interested in applying for the CalState Northridge program, contact Dr. Lee sooner rather than later with any questions you might have about the program. Here is her address: peishan.lee [at] csun.edu.
Here is Pei-Shan Lee playing the second movement of the Enescu Third Sonata for Violin and Piano with Korbinian Altenberger on violin: