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Harp Audition Requirements


Two of the following solo pieces or works of comparable difficulty:

  • Prokofiev: Prelude in C
  • Dussek: Sonata (Zabaleta arr.)
  • Pescetti: Sonata in C minor

Two of the following cadenzas:

  • Nutcracker, "Waltz of the Flowers"
  • Rimsky-Korsakov: Capriccio Español
  • Britten: Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra
  • Ravel: Cadenza from Piano Concerto in G


One of the following works:

  • Handel: Concerto in B-flat
  • Debussy: Danses Sacres et Profanes
  • Ravel: Introduction et Allegro
  • Mozart: Concerto for Flute and Harp, K. 299

Two of the following excerpts:

  • Donizetti: Solo and cadenza (in D major) from Lucia di Lammermoor
  • Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique
  • Ravel: Cadenza from Tzigane
  • Rimsky-Korsakov: Capriccio Español
  • Tchaikovsky: Cadenzas from Swan Lake

Professional Diploma in Orchestral Studies

All five graduate excerpts listed above; a complete sonata or concerto

Performance Diploma

Three major works, including a complete sonata or concerto. At least two stylistic periods must be represented.