I'm sure that most of you out there have much more experience with flute repertoire than I, and have probably been through several auditions before. Because of this fact, I would love some advice on picking a college audition piece.
I realize that this is probably a very difficult question to answer without knowing my level of ability. I will try to clarify this to the best of my ability. This is my seventh year playing the flute. I had two years of private instruction during my 8th and 9th grade years, but my flute teacher moved away and I have yet to find another of her caliber. Because of her influence, I picked Syrinx by Claude Debussy to try as an audition piece (partly for sentimental reasons and partly because I have a recording of her playing that same piece that I can base my playing off of.) I am currently working through it, but the accidentals and odd rhythms are proving very difficult. I was hoping for something perhaps a little less complex, since I only have until February or March to perfect a piece or two on my own. Yet I get very easily bored with pieces that are not challenging.
To clarify, I am not really auditioning for scholarships or as a music major, but simply for placement in college music programs as a related field of study, so I am not too concerned with the technical difficulty of the piece.
hi, if i were you i would try one of the Bach sonatas. they were the district solos in our district a couple of years. I have been playing the flute for two years and have made district band playing the bach sonata. I hope this helps you out a little bit.