Graduate Diploma


  1. Prokofiev – Symphony no. 5, mvt. 1, figure 3 – 7 after figure 5.
  2. Wagner – Ride of the Valkyries
  3. A two-octave B-flat (concert pitch) scale, ascending and descending, played in quarter notes at quarter note equals 120 beats per minute in a clearly articulated manner.

Live Auditions:

  1. Borodogni – melodic study
  2. Charlier – trumpet studies
  3. One Kopprasch technical etude
  4. Orchestral Excerpts:
    • Wagner “Meistersinger” Overture (Letter J to the end)
    • Wagner Ride of the Valkyries
    • Stravinsky Petroushka, solo
    • Berlioz Hungarian March, solo
    • Respighi Fountains of Rome
  5. Select two of the following solos:
    • Vaughn Williams Concerto
    • Penderecki
    • Koetsier Sonata
    • Bach Flute Partita
    • Casterade Sonata
    • John Williams Tuba Concerto

Recorded Auditions:

Please refer to the following guidelines as you prepare and record your audition.

  • Recorded auditions must consist of one 10-minute video recorded in one take with no editing permitted. If recordings longer than 10 minutes are submitted, the jury will listen only to the first 10 minutes
  • Selections must be chosen according to the final audition requirements for your instrument as listed above
  • You are encouraged to play a substantial portion of your main solo piece plus two orchestral excerpts, but should exercise your judgment if you wish to include an etude or second piece
  • We would like to hear a range of repertoire with technical and stylistic differences
  • Please pay close attention to the sound quality of your recording so that the jury can accurately assess your playing


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Katie Luellen

Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid