Harp Audition

Audition Procedures

Auditions are approximately 15 minutes in length (doctoral auditions are approximately 30 minutes in length). Each applicant chooses a first work and the faculty will choose a second and possibly third work from the audition repertoire list provided by the applicant. Applicants must perform solo works from memory and may be asked to sight-read and take a test of tuning ability. Music may be used for the orchestral works for graduate applicants.

Audition Requirements


  • A major work which demonstrates level of proficiency.
  • A Bach transcription.


  • Two complete works comparable in difficulty and scope to the Sonata of Hindemith or the Impromptu of Fauré.
  • First movement from a standard concerto.
  • Choose two of the following five excerpts:
    • Cadenza from Lucia di Lammermoor by Donizetti
    • Cadenza from Tzigane by Ravel
    • Entire first harp excerpt of Symphonie Fantastique by Berlioz
    • 2nd movement and fugue from Symphony in 3 Movements by Stravinsky
    • Young Person's Guide by Britten

Orchestral Performance (Graduate Program)

Get more information on the Orchestral Performance page >

Doctoral and Professional Studies

A full-length recital from contrasting style periods including a work from the 20th century and a standard concerto with applicable cadenzas.