These hearings are for incoming freshmen and undergraduate transfer students who plan to study piano as their primary applied area. The hearings are also for new graduate students with a major or applied concentration in piano or piano accompanying and coaching.

Before arriving at Westminster, students should prepare one piece, five minutes or less in duration, for presentation to the faculty.  Students may bring a copy of the score for the piano faculty, although this is not necessary.  (The hearing will be no more than five minutes.)  These hearings are simply an opportunity for the faculty to hear new students.

Questions about the piano hearings may be directed to:


Ingrid Clarfield
Professor of Piano and Coordinator of the Piano Department
Erdman Hall 11

Ingrid Jacobson Clarfield, nationally recognized teacher, clinician, pianist, and author is Professor of Piano and Coordinator of the Piano Department at Westminster Choir College of Rider University in Princeton, New Jersey. She  has given lecture-recitals, workshops and master classes in more than a hundred cities across North America, including many presentations at state and national conferences of The Music Teachers National Association.