Leone Buyse, faculty
Preliminary audition is by video submission and should be at least 20-30 minutes in length. The recording should demonstrate the applicant’s ability to interpret several contrasting styles and orchestral excerpts. Only two contrasting movements of any multiple-movement work are required. Works for flute and piano (or orchestra) should be recorded with accompaniment. A recent performance and/or recital recording is acceptable.
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Four works representing different styles from the standard repertoire. At least one should be from memory. Only two contrasting movements of any multiple-movement work are required.
In addition, be prepared to play the major solo from these orchestral works: Brahms Symphony No. 4, Saint Saëns Carnival of the Animals, Ravel Daphnis and Chloe Suite No. 2, Hindemith Symphonic Metamorphosis, Stravinsky The Firebird (variation only).
An accompanist is neither required nor provided.
Any questions regarding your application can be directed to Phyllis Smith.