Flute Audition

Prescreening Procedures

All flute applicants (for either classical program or orchestral performance program) are required to submit a video recording for prescreening purposes in order to receive an invitation to a live audition in New York City. This includes MSM alumni. The recording must include all of the repertoire as listed below. Prescreening recordings must be uploaded via www.musiccas.com. It is not required that the format be a professional or studio recording, but the sound quality must be as good as possible. Please find information on how to upload prescreening materials here

  • 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:
    • Two contrasting works (or single movements taken from full-length works), representing two different styles and/or periods (accompanied)
    • The second movement of either Mozart Concerto in D Maj. (through m. 40) or Concerto in G Maj. (through m. 27) (either accompanied or unaccompanied)
    • One movement of a sonata by J.S. Bach (accompanied)
    • Two orchestral excerpts displaying a balance of technical and lyrical playing (unaccompanied preferred)

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

  • Two complete, contrasting works
  • One movement from a J.S. Bach sonata
  • Second movement of either Mozart Concerto in D Maj. (through m. 40) or Concerto in G Maj. (through m. 27)
  • Two contrasting orchestral excerpts
  • Sight-reading

Graduate

  • One complete work (any period)
  • A major work of the 20th century
  • Second movement of either Mozart Concerto in D Maj. (through m. 40) or Concerto in G Maj. (through m. 27)
  • One movement from a J.S. Bach sonata
  • Four contrasting orchestral 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.