Undergraduate Harp Audition Requirements

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Prescreen is required for all Frost School of Music applicants, and unless specified, prescreen requirements are the same as listed below. 

Performance Majors

  • One movement each from two works representing different historical periods and styles. Memorization is preferred but not required.
  • One orchestra excerpt and one cadenza from the lists below. Memorization is not required.
    • Choose one orchestra excerpt:
      • Bartok - Concerto for Orchestra, 1st movement, 175 to 188 and 4th movement, 119 to 127
      • Berlioz - Symphonie Fantastique, 2nd movement, opening through 22
      • Strauss - Don Juan, E to six measures before G
      • Verdi - La Forza del Destino, G to H
    • Choose one cadenza:
      • Britten - The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra, cadenza only
      • Rimsky-Korsakov - Capriccio Espagnol - cadenza and from S through 14 after S
      • Tchaikovsky - Nutcracker - Waltz of the Flowers, opening arpeggios and cadenza


All Other Music Majors

  • Any movement of a concerto 
  • Any movement of a Sonata 
  • Any etude 
  • The “Nutcracker” cadenza by Tchaikovsky

All applicants must provide a complete list of previously studied repertoire

All applicants will be judged on their individual style, musicianship, and technique. No preference will be given to proponents of any school of technique.

For questions or more information, contact Dr. Sherman