Artist Diploma in Flute Performance

Leone Buyse, faculty

Online Preliminary Submission by December 1, 2017

The green icon labeled “Preliminary Dropbox” at the bottom of this page will lead you to the Rice University portal for Acceptd, an online repository for preliminary audition materials. There is a $24 fee to use this service.

Preliminary submission is by video and should include:

  • Two movements from the Bach Partita in A Minor
  • Two movements from a Mozart concerto (accompaniment required)
  • First movement of either the Ibert concerto or the Nielsen concerto (accompaniment required)
  • Six flute excerpts and three piccolo excerpts, all chosen from the live audition list

If you have not heard from us by January 5, 2018, please email us.

Required graduate live audition repertoire

  • J. S. Bach Partita in A Minor, BWV 1013 (complete)
  • Mozart Concerto in G Major, KV 313 (complete) OR Concerto in D Major, KV 314 (complete)
  • Ibert Concerto (I and II only)
  • Nielsen Concerto (complete)
  • Orchestral Excerpts: Flute  Beethoven Leonore Overture No. 3; Brahms Symphony  No. 4, movt. IV; Debussy Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun; Dvorak Symphony No. 8 (IV); Hindemith Symphonic Metamorphosis; Prokofiev Classical Symphone; Ravel Daphnis and Chloe Suite No. 2; Rossini Overture to William Tell; St. Saëns Volière from Carnival of the Animals; Strauss Till Eulenspiegel; Stravinsky Variation from The Firebird
  • Orchestral Excerpts: Piccolo  Beethoven Symphony No. 9 (IV); Ravel Mother Goose Suite (III-Laideronnette); Rossini Overture to Semiramide; Shostakovich Symphony No. 6 (I)

For works that require piano accompaniment, the Shepherd School will provide a pianist and limited rehearsal time if requested. If the Shepherd School is to provide the pianist, all piano parts must be made available three weeks before the scheduled audition date. The applicant must be prepared to perform all chosen works in their entirety. However, the jury may decide to hear only certain portions.

Live auditions will be held on January 26, 2018.

Any questions regarding your application may be directed to Phyllis Smith.

Submit your digital application