University auditions - so many things to figure out!
1. FIND A PRIVATE TEACHER
If you do not yet have a private teacher, get one now. Flute is highly competitive and playing skills take a long time (years!) to build. Your private teacher will help you choose schools that fit your needs, help you navigate the different audition requirements, help you choose repertoire that suits your playing abilities, coach you on strategies to build up your weak spots and show off your strengths, and generally work with you to help you become a better musician.
2. KNOW YOUR THEORY
You'll be expected to have a good grounding in theory before you start. If you've only done theory at school, check in with your private teacher to make sure your level is high enough to stay afloat.
3. CHECK FOR ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS
Is there a piano requirement that has to be completed before you start? Sight-singing and ear-training tests? What is the academic cutoff? Do you need to bring your own accompanist?
4. CHECK IN WITH YOUR GUIDANCE COUNSELLOR
Go over the paperwork with your guidance counsellor at school.
LET'S GET STARTED!
Audition preparation lessons are 60 or 90 minutes a week.
For best progress, it is recommended that the student attend twice per week - one hour-long repertoire lesson and one 30-minute technique lesson.
Lessons can be taken in person or via Skype/FaceTime.
Need extra help with the theory requirements?
Lessons start at 30 minutes for introductory theory levels, 45 minutes for upper level study and 60 minutes for harmony students.
Not sure if your theory is ready? We can do mock exams for you.
For students who want to have a chance to practice auditioning, we offer mock audition sessions where we walk you through the process, giving you a chance to see where your strengths are and where you need to work harder. Open to all instrumentalists, in person or online.
Contact us to get your name on the list for the next session.