Piano Exam Repertoire List

The new online piano exams require students to perform three pieces, one of which should be selected from our repertoire list below. An additional fourth piece may be added but is not required. If the student performs their own composition, they will receive graded feedback from a composer/examiner and will be awarded an additional certificate in recognition of their achievement. Once the student has made their selections, please fill out the registration form. (Payment will be processed via PayPal.) 

View demo videos along with teaching tips for select pieces at this link.

Grades in parentheses are based on the ABRSM system to provide guidance. The student is not required to match the level of all pieces, though their selections should be approximately of the same level.  

Most titles are available for purchase online. If you have trouble finding or obtaining any selections, please let us know.  Some links are provided on the tutorial page.

"Fast Fishing" by Kat Souponetsky (Grade 1)   

Piece No. 1 by Muammer Sun from Country Colors, Book III (Grade 1)    

"Aegean Dance" by Ilhan Baran from Children's Pieces (Grade 1/2)   

"Moon Jelly" by Lisa Neher (Grade 1/2)

"Huge Doll" by Adnan Saygun from Inci's Book (Grade 2)   

"Round Dance" by Eduard Chagagortjan from Children's Album (Grade 2)

"Northern Lights" by Karen Tanaka (Grade 2)  

"A Rainy Saturday" by Emma Lou Diemer from Travels Through Sound (Grade 2)   

Piece No. 3 by Ilhan Baran from Little Suite (Grade 2/3)   

"Adagio meditative" by Ivan Bozicevic from Sotto Voce (Grade 2/3)

"Romance" by Kat Souponetsky (Grade 3)   

"The Birth of Bernoulli" by Francis Kayali from Winter Pieces (Grade 3)   

"Bethena" by Scott Joplin/arr. Lawrence Grant (Grade 3)

"Funny Friend" by Eduard Chagagortjan from Children's Album (Grade 3)

"Pony Express" by Louise Talma from Soundshots (Grade 3/4)   

"Nigerian Wedding Dance" by Godwin Sadoh (Grade 3/4)

"Crossing Paths" by Dai Fujikura (Grade 3/4)   

"Count to 9!" by Eduard Chagagortjan from Children's Album (Grade 4)

"Sweet Mister Jelly Roll" or "Blue-Bird" by Valerie Capers from Jazz Portraits (Grade 4)   

“Aksak” by Ilhan Baran from Black and White (Grade 4)

"A Shell, or Nostalgia" by Keiko Fujiie from Suite: On the Water's Edge (Grade 4)   

Piece No. 4 by Muammer Sun from Country Colors, Book III (Grade 4) 

"Underwater Etude" by Kat Souponetsky (Grade 4)  

"Midnight Sound" by Francis Kayali from Winter Pieces (Grade 4/5)   

"Herdboy's Song" by Tan Dun from Eight Memories in Watercolor (Grade 4/5)

"Kayiklar" (Boats) by Ertugrul Bayraktar (Grade 5)   

"Storm Clouds" by Kathryn Woodard from Ancient Omens (Grade 5)   

"Bir Az Da Yürükçe!" by Hasan Ferit Alnar from Eight Piano Pieces (Grade 5)   

"Ji No. 3: Silent Mountain" by Qu Xiao-song (Any grade)

"Para Lisa" by Juan Maria Solare (Grade 5/6)

"Pappoe - The Pineapple" by Gyimah Labi from Dialects in African Pianism (Grade 6)   

"The Bird Says 'Bob White'" by Louise Talma from Soundshots (Grade 6)

"Sunny Day in Portland" by Kat Souponetsky (Grade 6/7)    

"Phaselis" by Hasan Uçarsu from Reminiscences of a Summer Journey (Grade 7)

"Summer in the World" by Ivan Bozicevic (Grade 7/8)

"Argemarillo Fantasie No. 2" by Gary Powell Nash (Grade 7/8)

"Giguembito" by Manuel Matarrita from Partita Mestiza (Grade 8)

"The Entertainer" by Scott Joplin (Grade 8)



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