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Winds & Percussion Auditions & Interviews

Specific Instrumental Requirements - Flute



For consideration for admission to the DMA program, each applicant must first pass a pre-screening to be uploaded prior to the live audition. Select thirty minutes of repertoire from the audition repertoire listed below.  Perform with piano accompaniment when applicable.

The pre-screening requirement is waived for current University of Michigan graduate flute majors applying to the DMA program.

Please upload your recording by December 1 for the Fall Term or September 15 for the Winter Term.

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For the in-person audition, each applicant must be prepared to play the following:

  1. A complete J. S. Bach sonata, partita, or suite
  2. At least one of the following, performed from memory in its entirety:
    • A complete Mozart concerto
    • A complete 20th- or 21st-century concerto (EXAMPLE: Jolivet, Nielsen, Ibert, Foss, Rouse, Bolcom, Tower, Rivier, Liebermann or other)
    • Two additional complete works of contrasting styles and periods that showcase contemporary extended techniques and/or detailed performance practice (e.g., music by a living composer, a commissioned work, French conservatoire pieces, French, Italian or German Baroque pieces)
  3. Six standard orchestral excerpts displaying a balance of technical and lyrical playing.

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