Flute Audition Requirements

UNDERGRADUATE REQUIREMENTS

Three or more contrasting movements or pieces from the solo, sonata, or concerto repertoire, demonstrating artistry, lyrical phrasing, and technical proficiency.

All applicants submitting a pre-recorded sound file in lieu of a live audition should be prepared to play selections from that repertoire in their live online interview. 

Undergraduate applicants who would like to submit a recorded audition should follow the steps outlined here: recorded audition. All students who submit a recorded audition will have a virtual interview with the faculty. 


GRADUATE REQUIREMENTS

Pre-screening requirement: All graduate flute applicants are required to submit a pre-screening recording. Selections should include the following:

• Mozart Concerto in G Major, K 313, or D Major, K 314, first movement exposition.

• One contrasting piece from the standard solo repertoire.

• The following orchestral excerpts: 1) Beethoven: Leonore Overture No. 3 – measures 328 – 360 ; 2) Mendelssohn: Scherzo from A Midsummer Night’s Dream – 2 measures before P to the end ; 3) Brahms: Symphony No. 4, movement IV – measures 93 – 105.

Live/Recorded Audition Requirements: Applicants for the MM and DMA in flute should prepare:

• Mozart Concerto in G Major, K 313, or D Major, K 314.

• A Baroque period sonata by Bach or Telemann.

• Romantic or 20th/21st century piece(s) of choice.

• 5 orchestral excerpts displaying a variety of styles.

All applicants submitting a pre-recorded sound file in lieu of a live audition should be prepared to play selections from that repertoire in their live online interview. Graduate applicants can upload their final audition recording to the Graduate College application.