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DEN Auditions Up and Running for 2016

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Beijing-LiYanZhuo2015-smallAre you on the faculty of an institution that attracts students from across the country or from around the world? Is it a challenge for prospective students to visit your school and audition in person?

Or do you teach students who are preparing for college auditions? Do you want to help them audition for admission or scholarships at schools outside of your geographic region?

The Disklavier Education Network offers student pianists the opportunity to audition for admission to undergraduate and graduate music programs by recording their audition on a Disklavier PRO piano, complete with synchronized video. These recordings capture every detail of a performance--over one thousand increments of measurement scrutinize every keystroke and hammer strike. Even the pedals are recorded incrementally, maintaining all the subtlety and character of the original performance.

DENAuditionVideoSS 04The performances are uploaded to a secure server in the cloud, then made available to participating institutions where listeners can experience a performance that is virtually indistinguishable from the original, complete with moving keys and pedals, as if the performer is in the same room. 

Audition locations are available across the United States and even abroad. Please click here to see a map of available audition locations as well as a list of participating institutions.

For the 2016 audition season, the DEN already has student recordings in the queue. DEN schools may access these recordings at any time.

For more information, please see the video below. Inquiries can be sent to the DEN by clicking the Contact Us button at the top of the page.



George Litterst is a nationally known music educator, clinician, author, performer, and music software developer. A classically-trained pianist, he is also a multimedia musician who works extensively with high-tech pianos in his performing, teaching, and other professional activities.