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Collaborative Piano

The primary objective of the Doctor of Musical Arts degree is the recognition of the highest achievement in music performance and teaching, preparing artist-pedagogues for careers in higher education and in the professional world.

Program Application Requirements

Resume/CV, Statement of Purpose, 3 Letters of recommendation, Supplemental Application / Portfolio

Additional Application Information

An audition is required for admittance. Please contact the School of Music ( to receive further information about the audition process, including audition dates, scheduling an audition, and requirements.

Program Application Test Requirements

Collaborative Piano Audition Requirements 1. Three letters of recommendation. It is recommended that these letters describe solo and collaborative performance as well as sight reading and music learning abilities. 2. Detailed resume that lists both solo and collaborative repertoire studied and performed. 3. Audition requirements: 60 minutes of music, including a major instrumental sonata, art songs, and an opera aria, as well as one solo memorized major work. 4. The audition, including collaborative works, may be submitted as a DVD, video links, or CD of performances within the past year. Video links through YouTube or other file-sharing site are recommended. 5. To apply, students must complete two applications: one for the University and one for the School of Music.

Application Deadlines

Fall Deadline

March 1

Spring Deadline

January 1

Summer Deadline


English Proficiency Requirements

All applicants whose first language is not English must provide proof of English language proficiency. WVU accepts either the TOEFL or the IELTS for this purpose. Learn more about our English language proficiency requirements.

Accreditation Information

WVU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

The School of Music and its programs are fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music.

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