Harp audition requirements

There is no prescreen requirement for any applicants.

  • Accompaniment is not required.
  • Sight-reading required
  • Other repertoire will be accepted as long as the difficulty level is similar to the listed works. Please contact the harp faculty if you have questions regarding your program selection.

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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