Forum Music Teachers Association of Houston, Inc.

Forum Auditions

This is a piano solo performance event by students at seven different levels, to be judged individually on a number basis from 1+ to 4. Students perform individually.  Forum Auditions is an event that requires a high standard of preparation and performance from the student in order to achieve a superior rating.  Judging standards are consistently high in order to challenge the student and teacher to work towards their musical potential.

Phebe Wusan
DATE: Saturday, December 9th, 2023
University of Houston
FEE: $30.00 per student.

Pay for your student’s registration: 

    1. OPTION 1 (preferred): Send payments via Zelle to Add a message to the transfer with the memo “Forum Auditions enrollment for #__ students.”

    2. OPTION 2: Mail your registration check to the chair. Your payment must be postmarked no later than the deadline. Make check out to FORUM.


Due Wed. Oct. 04, 2023 – Student enrollment estimates. All teachers who intend to enroll their students in this event must email their estimated number of participating students to the chairperson. This is to secure the appropriate number of judges for the event. Email estimates to Sarah Kuo at

Due Wed. Nov. 1st, 2023 – Entry form and check. Please submit the online entry form and email the entry form as an attachment to The additional email is to ensure that the chairpersons receive the entry form since technology can be unreliable. Mail the check to: Phebe Wusan 19 Town Oaks Place Bellaire, TX 77401


Mail the check to:

Phebe Wusan
19 Town Oaks Place Bellaire, TX 77401


All teachers who enter students will be scheduled to monitor for morning or afternoon.
All participating teachers are required to work at this event. Teachers who are unable to fulfill their work requirements for any reason must provide advance notice to the chair ahead of the event, and pay one of the following applicable fees:
– $150 with at least one week’s notice,
– $175 with less than one week’s notice, or no notice.
Teachers who are unable to work due to an emergency must notify the chair immediately, the fee may be waived with the approval of the chair and the president.
RATINGS: 1+ = Medal    1 = blue ribbon    2 = red ribbon  3 = white ribbon   4 = green ribbon
TROPHIES: Students who have participated in Forum Auditions for three years (need not be consecutive years), and whose ratings average 2 or higher, will be awarded a trophy.


  1. Gather all of the student information and complete the entry form.
  2. To access the entry form online, go to the Forum Auditions dashboard (click on the dashboard tab at the right-hand corner of the page or scroll to the bottom of this webpage). The entry form looks like this:
Teacher Name (Last, First) Student Name (Last, First) Alphabetized by Level Level Composition Selection 1: Title Selection 1: Composer Selection 2: Title Selection 2: Composer (Optional) Selection 3: Title (Optional) Selection 3: Composer
  • At the bottom of the form, click the green “Download” tab to save the form onto your computer. Then, click the blue “Email to Admin” tab.
  • Technology is unreliable, so please also email the entry form to as an attachment by Nov. 1, 2023.
  • Mail one check (made out to FORUM) for all your students ($30 x total number of student entries) to the following address: Phebe Wusan 19 Town Oaks Place Bellaire, TX 77401. You may also give the chairperson your check on or before the deadline.
  • Note that the number of pieces and technical requirements under “Performance Requirements” are based on the student’s level. The list of repertoire pieces, however, are recommendations to be referred to as guidelines, not requirements.
  • Teachers are responsible for filling out their students’ critique sheets. The critique sheets can be downloaded from the Forum Auditions tab on the Teacher Dashboard. Be sure each student brings a completed critique sheet on the day of the audition.




REPERTOIRE (please see repertoire guidelines):

Level 1-3:  3 pieces of two contrasting periods, plus technical requirements.
Levels 4-7:  2 pieces of contrasting periods, plus technical requirements.


Level 1 & 2: 7 minutes per student
Level 3 & 4: 10 minutes per student
Level 5 & 6: 12 minutes per student
Level 7: 14 minutes per student


Students must play the technical requirement of their respective level or a higher level.  Grading of the scales will be judged as being satisfactory or unsatisfactory.  A grade of unsatisfactory will result in lowering the rating by one increment. (For example a 1+ will be lowered to a 1, 1 to a 1-)

Scale Groups:   A:  C, F, B            B:  G, B-Flat, E           C:  A, F-Sharp, E-Flat           D:  D, C-Sharp, A-Flat

Level 1: No scale requirement.
Level 2: Scale group A, B, C, or D. Majors only.

2 octaves in 8ths, MM quarter note = 60

Contrary or parallel motion, hands alone or together.

Level 3: Scale group A, B, C, or D. Majors only.

3 octaves in triplets, MM quarter note = 60

Parallel motion hands together.

Level 4: Scale group A, B, C, or D.  Majors and relative harmonic minors.

4 octaves in 16ths, MM quarter note = 60

Parallel motion, hands together.

Level 5: Scale group A, B, C, or D. Majors, relative harmonic and melodic minors.

4 octaves in 16ths, MM quarter note = 80

Parallel motion hands together.

Level 6: Same as level 5, except for MM quarter note = 100
Level 7: Same as level 5, except for MM quarter note = 120



Dello Joio  Suite for the Young
Little Sister, Mountain Melody
Kabalevsky  24 Pieces for Children, Op. 39:
A Little Dance, Playing, A Little Joke
Jane Bastien Sonatinas
Faber Shout Boo!
Once Upon A Rainbow, Book 1 and 2
Gillock Accent on Solos Book 1 and 2
Accent on Majors
Duncombe  Sonatina
Rebikoff  The Bear


Bach Minuet in G Major 1 and 2,  Minuet in G Minor, Mussette in D Major, March in D Major
Clementi Sonatina Op. 36, No. 1 and 2
Beethoven Sonatina in G Major
Mozart  Minuet in F Major
Schumann  First Loss, Wild Horseman, The Merry Farmer, Soldiers March
Gillock Accent on Rhythm and Style,  Accent on Solos Book 3, Fanfare (collection of pieces)
Dello Joio Suite for the Young,  Little Brother, Invention, A Sad Tale, Small Fry
Bartok  For Children, Play Time, Jest
Biehl  Sonatina
Latour  Sonatina


Bach Short Preludes –   No. 1 in C Major – S.U. 924, No. 2 in C Major – S.U. 939
No. 2 in D Minor – S.U. 926, No. 8 in F Major
Clementi  Sonatina in C Major, Op. 36, No. 3 (Mvts. 1 & 2)

Sonatina in F Major, Op. 36, No. 4

Kuhlau  Sonatina in C Major, Op. 55, No. 1

Sonatina in C Major, Op. 55, No. 3 (2nd. Mvt.)

Sonatina in C Major, Op. 20, No. 1 (1st Mvt.)

Beethoven   Sonatina in F Major
Grieg  Elfin Dance, Sailor Song
Schumann  Album for the Young: Chorale, The Reaper’s Song, Rustic Song, Little Romance
R.Starer Sketches in Color – Set I – Bright Orange, Pink, Shades of Blue, Purple
Bartok Ten Easy Pieces:  Bear Dance, Evening in the Country
Prokofiev   Music for Children, Op. 65:  Tarantella, March, Regrets, Evening
Gillock Lyric Preludes,  Accent on Black Keys


Bach   Invention in C Major

18 Short Preludes (Alfred)

No. 4 in D Major       p. 12

No. 5 in E Major       p. 42

No. 6 in D Minor      p. 16

No. 11 in G Minor    p. 25

Beethoven Sonatas, Op. 49, Nos. 1 & 2
Clementi Sonatina in D Major, Op. 36, No. 6 (1st Mvmt.)
Kuhlau Sonatina in A Minor, Op. 88 No. 3 (3rd. Mvmt.)
Sonatina in F Major, Op. 20, No. 3 (1st Mvmt.)
Sonatina in C Major, Op. 55, No. 3 (1st Mvmt.)
Haydn Sonatina in D Major, Hob. XVI:4
Sonatina in C Major, Hob. XVI:10
Chopin Preludes in B Minor, C Minor, E Minor
Schumann Knecht Ruprecht from “Album for the Young”
Grieg Puck, Op. 71, No. 3
Debussy Le Petit Negre, Children’s Corner: Jumbo’s Lullaby, The little Shepherd


Bach Inventions: A Minor, B-flat Major, F Major, E Major
Mozart Sonata in C Major, K. 545
Haydn Sonata in C Major, Hob. XVI:35
Sonata in D Major, Hob. XVI:37
Sonata in G Major, Hob. XVI:27
Mendelssohn Song Without Words: Venetian Boat Song, Op. 19, No. 6
Grieg Nocturne
Chopin Waltz in A Minor, Op. Posthumous, Mazurka, Op. 17, No. 1
lbert The Little White Donkey
Poulenc Mouvements Perpetuels
Kabalevsky Sonatina in C Major, Op. 13, No. 1


Bach French Suites, Nos. 5 & 6
Beethoven Sonatas, Op. 79; Op. 14, Nos. 1 & 2; Op. 10, No. 1; Op. 2, No. 1
Mozart Sonatas, K. 283, 330, 332, 570
Schubert Impromptu Op. 90, Nos. 3 & 4; Op. 142, No.2
Schumann Romance in F-sharp Major, Op. 28, No. 2
Chopin Nocturne in F Minor, Op. 55, No. 1; Op. 15, No. 3, Waltz, Op. 64, No.2
Debussy Arabesque, Nos. 1 & 2, Sarabande from “Suite pour le piano”
Copland The Cat and the Mouse
Bartok Allegro Barbaro
Muczynski Six Preludes
Khachaturian Toccata
Ginastera Rondo on Argentine Children’s Folk Tunes.


Bach Partitas; Toccatas; Preludes and Fugues
Beethoven Sonatas, Op. 2, No.3; Op. 22; Op. 10, No. 2 and 3; Op. 31, Op. 81a
Brahms Rhapsody, Op 79, No. 1
Haydn Hob. XVI:52; XVI:50
Mozart Sonatas, K. 281, 284, 310, 333, 576
Liszt Two Concert Etudes; Three Concert Etudes
Schumann Papillons; Fantasiestucke
Chopin Etudes, Ballades, Scherzi
Prokofiev Sonatas
Ravel J’deau; Sonatine; Gaspard de la nuit
Debussy Suite Bergamasque; Pour le Piano; Estampes