NOI+F Harp Audition Requirements


Exposition (or a 3-5 minute selection for those works not in Sonata form) from any of the following major concertos:

  • Debussy: Danse sacrée et Danse profane
  • Ravel: Introduction and Allegro
  • Mozart: Flute and Harp Concerto, K. 299
  • Handel: Concerto for Harp in B-flat


  • Bartók: Concerto for Orchestra, movement 4, m. 42 to m. 58
  • Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique, movement 2: “Ein Ball” beginning to #35
  • Britten: Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra: Variation I AND Fugue, Rehearsal I to J
  • Stravinsky: Symphony in Three Movements, movement 2: #117 to #125

Click here to download a PDF of the Berlioz excerpt. We are unable to post copies of the Bartók, Britten or Stravinsky excerpts.


Note: The National Orchestral Institute does not provide a harp for auditions. If accepted, harpists must provide their own harp for the duration of the summer program, including travel to and from the University of Maryland.