Master of Music 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 audio or video (video preferred)

  • Two contrasting movements from a standard solo work (such as a Bach sonata), or one standard work with contrasting sections (such as the Griffes Poem or the Dutilleux Sonatine), preferably recorded with accompaniment
  • Two complete contrasting movements from a Mozart concerto (accompaniment required.) Cadenzas are not necessary but may be played if desired.
  • One contrasting work of your choice
  • Several orchestral excerpts

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

Required graduate live audition repertoire 

At least one of the 4 works below should be from memory, excluding the Orchestral Excerpts.

  • Two contrasting movements from either the Bach Partita in A Minor or one of the following Bach sonatas: B Minor, A Major, E Minor or E Major
  • First and second movement expositions from the Mozart Concerto in G Major, KV 313
  • Two other works representing two different styles from the standard repertoire
  • Orchestral Excerpts:
    Brahms: Symphony No. 4, solo from movt. IV
    Debussy: Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun, opening four bars and mm. 21-30
    Hindemith: Symphonic Metamorphosis, solo from movt. III
    St. Saëns: Volière from Carnival of the Animals
    Stravinsky: Variation from The Firebird

A pianist is not required for the audition.

Live auditions will be held January 26, 29 and February 2, 2018.

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

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