Prospective flute students may major in three areas:

  • Bachelor of Music with a major in Flute Performance (BM Music)
  • Bachelor of Arts (BA Music)
  • Bachelor of Arts with a major in Music Education (MAT)

To audition for one of the above undergraduate majors, you should be prepared to play the following at your audition:

  • Two etudes or solos of contrasting styles, preferably from the standard flute repertoire. Examples include but are not limited to Sonatas by Bach, Handel, Poulenc, Hindemith; anything from Flute Music by French Composers; or Mozart Concerti.
  • All major scales and arpeggios from memory (two or three octaves)
  • Chromatic scale (full range of the instrument)
  • Sight-reading may be asked

Prospective flute students wishing to enter the Master of Music program with a major in Flute Performance should be prepared to play the following:

  • Two to three contrasting solos from the standard flute repertoire, representing different compositional periods, and demonstrating technical, lyrical, and stylistic proficiency.
  • All major and minor scales and arpeggios, and a full range chromatic scale
  • Three of the following orchestral excerpts:
    • Brahms: Symphony No. 4
    • Debussy: Prelude to l’apres midi d’une faune
    • Mendelssohn: Scherzo from a Midsummer Night’s Dream
    • Prokofiev: Peter and the Wolf
    • Stravinskky: Firebird Suite
    • Ravel: Daphnis and Chloe
    • Hindemith: Symphonic Metamorphosis
    • Beethoven: Leonore Overture

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