Leone Buyse, faculty
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.
» Two contrasting movements from the Bach Partita in A Minor or from a Bach sonata (accompaniment required)
» Two movements from a Mozart concerto (accompaniment required)
» Two contrasting selections of applicant’s choice (accompaniment required, where applicable)
» Several orchestral excerpts
» Bach: a sonata chosen from among the following: B Minor, A Major, E Minor, E Major, or the Partita in A Minor, BWV 1013.
» Mozart: Concerto in G major, KV 313, or Concerto in D major, KV 314.
» A major twentieth-century sonata for flute and piano such as Prokofiev or Liebermann
» An unaccompanied work exhibiting command of extended techniques by one of the following: Robert Aitken, Luciano Berio, Elliott Carter, Ian Clarke, Robert Dick, Jennifer Higdon, Shirish Korde, Wil Offermans, Shulamit Ran or Toru Takemitsu
» A contrasting selection of the applicant’s choice
At least one of the above works should be memorized.
» Five contrasting orchestral excerpts
The applicant must be prepared to perform all chosen works in their entirety. However, the jury may decide to hear only certain portions
If the preliminary audition is successful, the applicant will be invited for a live audition before members of the major department.
Any questions regarding your application can be directed to Phyllis Smith.