Harp

Harp audition requirements

In response to the ongoing global health crisis, the Jacobs School of Music Office of Admissions and Financial Aid is adapting our audition procedures for 2021-2022 admissions to meet state and university guidelines related to COVID-19.


All applicants should submit a recorded video audition. Applicants will also be scheduled for a live virtual interview with the faculty on February 6-7, 2021.

(There is no prescreen requirement for any applicants.)

  • Accompaniment is not required.
  • Other repertoire will be accepted as long as the difficulty level is similar to the listed works. Please contact Prof. Elzbieta Szmyt at eszmyt@indiana.edu if you have questions regarding audition repertoire.

Undergraduate applicants

Bachelor of Music (B.M.), Bachelor of Music Education (B.M.E.), Bachelor of Science in Music and an Outside Field (B.S.O.F.)

Prepare any two of the following works, choosing contrasting styles.

  • Andres, Absidioles
  • S. Bach/Grandjany, Etudes for Harp (choose one)
  • Bochsa, 50 Advanced Etudes, #1 or #10
  • Grandjany, Fantasie sur un thème de Haydn
  • Handel, Concerto in B-flat, first movement (any edition)
  • J. Naderman,Sept Sonates Progressives (choose one)
  • Pierne, Impromptu-Caprice
  • Saint-Saëns, Fantasie
  • Salzedo, Chanson dans la nuit (Song in the Night)
  • Tournier, Etude de concert “Au matin”, Vers la source dans le bois, Images Suite No. 1: Lolita la danseuse

Graduate and diploma applicants

Master of Music (M.M.), Doctor of Music (D.M.), Performer Diploma, Solo Performance (P.D.S.P.)

Prepare any two of the following works, choosing contrasting styles.

  • Britten, Suitefor harp
  • Caplet, Divertissement: à l’espagnole, Divertissement: à la française
  • Debussy, Danse sacrée et danse profane
  • Fauré, Impromptu
  • Flagello, Sonata
  • Ginastera, Concerto for harp and orchestra
  • Grandjany, Fantaisie sur un thème de J. Haydn, Rhapsodie
  • Hindemith, Sonata
  • Houdy, Sonata
  • Ravel, Introduction et Allegro
  • Roussel, Impromptu
  • Salzedo, Variations sur un thème dans le style ancient
  • Spohr, Fantasie
  • Tailleferre, Sonata

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