Online Preliminary Submission by December 1, 2020
If you have not heard from us by January 6, 2021, please email us.
Required preliminary repertoire
Online submission must be video and should include:
- Two contrasting movements from the Bach Partita in A Minor, BWV 1013 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
Required live audition repertoire
- 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 chosen from 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 complete program must be performed with piano with the exception of the unaccompanied works in your program. 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 February 1, 2021.
If the preliminary audition is successful, the applicant will be invited for a live audition before members of the major department.