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Harp Auditions

harp sitting by itself in the middle of a stage


In addition to applying for admission to the University, all applicants interested in pursuing a music degree must perform an audition on their major instrument prior to their first semester enrolling in music courses.  Schedule your audition by filling out the Online Audition Application (must be submitted no later than one week prior to the audition date).  Auditions serve admission and placement purposes, and are also for talent scholarship consideration.


Harp area auditions for the 2021-22 academic year:

Saturday, February 6, 2021, 9:30 am - 1:00 pm, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm, Russell/Wanless Performance Hall


Applicants with harp as their primary instrument considering a Bachelor of Music in Music Education: Orchestra emphasis, or a Bachelor of Music in Music Performance: Harp emphasis, should prepare all of the following:


1. Four-octave ascending and descending scale in one key, hands together.

2. Four-octave ascending and descending arpeggios in one key, alternating hands.

3. One orchestral cadenza.

4. From memory, one technical study or etude (for example: Pozzoli Etudes of Medium Difficulty, Larivière Exercices et Etudes).

5. From memory, one solo piece from the standard classical harp repertoire (for example: Concerto in Bb, mvt. 1 (Handel), Absidioles (Andres), Etude de concert (Tournier)).


All repertoire should demonstrate the auditionee's highest level of musicianship and technical facility. 


Harp scholarships are awarded only to intended music performance or music education majors. 


If travel distance or schedule conflicts prevent you from auditioning live, you may submit a video recording of your audition.  Your video audition must satisfy the audition requirements specified for your instrument. Fill out and submit your Recorded Audition Submission Form.


For questions regarding harp audition repertoire, please contact Chilali Hugo at