Audition Information

Flute Requirements

 Along with the application to the Jacobs School of Music, all applicants in flute must submit a screening recording online to the Office of Music Admissions. This recording must be submitted online to the admissions office no later than December 1, 2014. Recordings will be reviewed by a committee from the Flute Department shortly after the deadline. We encourage you to apply as early as possible and cannot guarantee that recordings which arrive after the December 1 deadline will be heard by the committee or considered for advancement in the admission process. We encourage you to produce your recording well in advance of the deadline, because illness and emergency at the last moment could result in a late submission.

Screening repertoire should meet repertoire requirements (below) but may differ from the final audition program.

Recordings must be DVDs. Be certain that the recording is of good quality, and your recording should be produced without any artificial enhancement such as echo or electronic reverb.

All recordings must be submitted online, please click here for detailed instructions.

Bachelor of Music (B.M.)
Bachelor of Music Education (B.M.E.)
Bachelor of Science in Music and an Outside Field (B.S.O.F.)

Screening Repertoire:

Applicants should perform the first two movements of a C.P.E Bach sonata, a J.S. Bach sonata or a Mozart concerto and three minutes of a piece in a contrasting style (not 18th century).

Audition Repertoire:

Applicants should prepare all movements of a C. P. E. Bach sonata, a J.S. Bach sonata, or a Mozart concerto (cadenzas not required), and one complete work in a contrasting style (not 18th century).

Master of Music (M.M.)
Performer Diploma-Solo Performance (P.D.S.P.)

Screening Repertoire:

Applicants should perform the first two movements of a C.P.E Bach sonata, a J.S. Bach sonata or a Mozart concerto and three minutes of a piece in a contrasting style (not 18th century), and two contrasting orchestral excerpts.

Audition Repertoire:

Applicants should prepare all movements of:

  • One of the following: a sonata by J. S. Bach (E major, E minor, B minor, A major; Partita in A minor), a sonata by C. P. E. Bach (Hamburg Sonata or Solo in A minor), or the Concerto in G major by Mozart (cadenzas not required);
  • One substantial twentieth-century concerto or sonata;
  • One work of the applicant's choice in a contrasting style from the above; and
  • Three contrasting orchestral excerpts.
Doctor of Music (D.M.)

Doctor of Music applicants must submit a screening recording (DVD) to be considered for a live audition. Recordings must be submitted online to the Office of Music Admissions by the December 1, 2014 application deadline. Please click here for detailed instructions.

Screening Repertoire:

Applicants should perform the first two movements of a C.P.E Bach sonata, a J.S. Bach sonata or a Mozart concerto and ten minutes of a piece in a contrasting style (not 18th century) and two contrasting orchestral excerpts.

Auditions will take place during the February and March audition weekends on Friday, February 6, 2015 and Friday, March 6, 2015 by invitation only. As part of the 20- minute audition, students are expected to perform with piano selected movements totaling 15 minutes. A pianist will be provided.

Audition Repertoire:

  • The first two complete movements of the Mozart Concerto in G Major (cadenzas not required);
  • The first movement of either the Prokofiev Sonata or the Nielsen Concerto;
  • The complete Cantabile et Presto by Enesco or the Fantaisie by Faure;
  • One complete unaccompanied work of your choice in a contrasting style from the above; and
  • Three contrasting orchestral excerpts.