Flute Audition

Prescreening Procedures

All Flute applicants (for either the Classical Program or the Orchestral Performance Program) are required to submit a video recording for prescreening purposes in order to be considered for an invitation to a live audition in New York City. The recording must include all of the repertoire as listed below. Prescreening recordings must be uploaded directly to your application on Decision Desk. It is not required that the format be a professional or studio recording, but the sound quality must be as good as possible.

  • ALL APPLICANTS MUST BE ACCOMPANIED ON THEIR PRESCREENING RECORDING.
  • Required repertoire for prescreening is as follows, and should appear on the recording in the order listed:

Undergraduate


  • Mozart Concerto in G or D - Exposition of 2nd movement

  • One of the ten pieces (student's choice) from the book "Flute music by French composers" (Schirmer/L. Moyse)

  • One additional work of choice (other than Mozart or the French book)

  • One movement from​ a Baroque sonata 

  • Excerpt from Mendelssohn Midsummer Night's Dream plus one additional excerpt

Graduate


  • Mozart Concerto in G or D - Exposition of 2nd movement
  • Two contrasting works of different styles or periods (excluding Mozart and Bach​)

  • One movement from a Bach sonata

  • Stravinsky Variations from Firebird (counting the​ rests) plus two additional excerpts

Audition Procedures

  • Applicants who pass the prescreening portion of the audition will be invited for a live audition in New York City.
  • Auditions are approximately 10 minutes in length (doctoral auditions are approximately 15 minutes in length). Each applicant chooses his/her first work and the faculty will choose a second and possibly third work from the audition repertoire list provided by the applicant.
  • AUDITIONS MUST BE ACCOMPANIED. An accompanist is provided free of charge at auditions OR applicants may choose to bring their own accompanist. If applicants wish to rehearse with the School's accompanist BEFORE the audition, rehearsal time and cost should be arranged between the two parties.

Audition Requirements

Undergraduate

  • Mozart Concerto in G or D major - Exposition of 1st and 2nd movements
  • One of the ten pieces (student's choice) from the book "Flute music by French composers" (Schirmer/L. Moyse)
  • One additional work of choice (other than Mozart or French book)
  • Two contrasting movements from a Baroque sonata
  • Excerpt from Mendelssohn Midsummer Night's Dream plus two additional excerpt
  • Sight-reading

Graduate

  • Mozart Concerto in G or D - Exposition of 1st and 2nd movements
  • Two contrasting works of different styles or periods (excluding Mozart and Bach)​
  • Two contrasting movements from a Bach sonata
  • Excerpt from Stravinsky Variations from Firebird (counting the​ rests), plus two additional excerpts
  • Sight-reading

Orchestral Performance (Graduate Program)

See the Orchestral Performance for information >

Doctoral and Professional Studies

A full-length recital from contrasting style periods including a work from the 20th century, plus four orchestral excerpts.