Campus Visits:

All interested flute majors are invited and encouraged to take a lesson with Dr. Seidman and learn what the Penn State Music Department has to offer. Visiting the campus before you decide to audition is a great way to get to know Penn State!

Audition Requirements:

To prepare for the audition, students should choose works that they feel represent them at their best. The audition faculty would like to hear contrasting materials that show both technical facility and music expressiveness. This may be two different pieces (solos or etudes), or two movements of a large work. In addition, students should be prepared to play all major scales in two octaves, either slurred or tongued upon request, and the chromatic scale from low C up and down three octaves. For more information please contact:

Instructor: Dr. Naomi Seidman
(814) 865-0175 – studio

To schedule an audition please go to the link below:

For admission to the Master of Music program in Flute Performance, please prepare the following:

Mozart – Concerto in G major, KV 313, First movement with cadenza.
Two contrasting works from different style periods (one for solo flute) and a minimum of two orchestral excerpts. Demonstration of memory is strongly recommended. If the applicant wishes, a cassette tape, CD or video of recent performances (ex. senior recital) may be submitted in advance of the audition for additional evaluation. Further guidance in preparing for the audition can be obtained by contacting:

Instructor: Dr. Naomi Seidman
(814) 865-0175 – studio
(512) 299-3030 – cell

For how to apply to the graduate program please go to the link below:

PPC: Penn State’s Professional Performance Certificate Program
PPC participants have included students in all performance areas from both the US and abroad. Penn State’s PPC can be a particularly good option for foreign students as there is no academic work and no TOEFL requirement. For more information regarding the PPC please contact:

Instructor: Dr. Naomi Seidman
(814) 865-0175 – studio

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