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Flute Audition Requirements

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For New Flute Students

In order to complete your acceptance into the CWU Department of Music program, you must audition for the music faculty. This gives us an opportunity to hear the level you have achieved in your musical skills and it gives you the opportunity to discuss your development with collegiate instructors.

For your audition we recommend the following:

  1. Select music which best displays your performance level.
  2. We strongly recommend you prepare your audition material under the supervision of your private teacher and/or music director.


One or two works from the solo repertoire demonstrating technical command of the instrument as well as lyrical capabilities. 

Audition Requirements
Before you can audition you must register for an audition time. Please use the online audition form found on our Audition Information Page. You should also consider submitting recommendation forms, also found on that page.

Large Ensemble Audition Requirements

For New and Returning Flute Students wishing to play in a large ensemble

Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Winds, and Symphonic Band auditions will take place during the first week of fall quarter. Auditions for Winter and/or Spring will be announced as needed. Please check our Audition Excerpts page for specific audition materials.

Contact Dr. Ott or Dr. Caoile, for more information.

Sight Reading

  • Audition tips: work to play with a beautiful tone, controlled technique, overt musicality, solid rhythm and pulse, and have a clear understanding of how the excepts and concerto fits in with the orchestral accompaniment. LISTEN many times to each excerpt within its orchestral context.

Flute Choir Audition Requirements

For all Flute Students

Contact Dr Hal Ott for more information about auditioning for the Flute Choir.

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