Flute

Two female students perform on the flute during a perfromance of Bach's St. Matthew Passion

The study of flute at CCM is strongly performance based. The cornerstone of all degree programs is private lessons with faculty, who serve as mentors for students and direct their individual musical, performing and teaching growth. 

The curriculum emphasizes the development of the well-rounded, holistic musician by providing a solid background in music history and theory as well as areas specific to each musical medium. Undergraduate students enjoy a close collaboration with the University of Cincinnati through a general education core that supplements their education with academic course work while graduate students specialize more precisely in their chosen field.

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Demarre McGill

Associate Professor of Flute

513-556-3442

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Heather D. Verbeck

Adjunct Instructor of Flute/Piccolo

513-556-6638

CCM's admissions process begins on August 1 (undergraduate) and September 1 (graduate) for entrance in the following year's fall semester. All application materials must be submitted on or before December 1 to be considered for specific scholarship awards. Visit the CCM Admissions website for additional application instructions.

Pre-screening

Applicants must submit the required pre-screening materials via getacceptd.com/ccm on or before December 1 in order to be considered for admissions and invited for an audition.

Pre-screening Requirements

  • Mozart: Exposition of first and second movements of the Concerto in G or D Major
  • Contrasting piece of the candidate’s choice
  • Orchestral excerpts – pick three from the following: 
    • Beethoven: “Eroica” Symphony, last movement, measures 172-200
    • Beethoven: Leonore Overture No. 3, measures 328-360
    • Brahms: Symphony No. 4, last movement, measures 93-105
    • Debussy: Afternoon of a Faun, measures 1-4 
    • Mendelssohn: Scherzo from A Midsummer Night’s Dream, two measures before P to the end

Audition

Audition Requirements

  • One etude showing the applicant’s level of technical and musical ability
  • Two major solo works of contrasting styles plus a Mozart concerto. At least one of these three solo pieces must be performed from memory in its entirety.
  • Two standard orchestral excerpts

Pre-screening

Applicants must submit the required pre-screening materials via getacceptd.com/ccm on or before December 1 in order to be considered for admissions and invited for an audition.

Pre-screening Requirements

  • Mozart: Exposition of first and second movements of the Concerto in G or D Major
  • Contrasting piece of the candidate’s choice
  • Orchestral excerpts – pick three from the following:
    • Beethoven: “Eroica” Symphony, last movement, measures 172-200
    • Beethoven: Leonore Overture No. 3, measures 328-360 
    • Brahms: Symphony No. 4, last movement, measures 93-105 
    • Debussy: Afternoon of a Faun, measures 1-4 
    • Mendelssohn: Scherzo from A Midsummer Night’s Dream, two measures before P to the end.

Audition

Audition Requirements

  • Applicants for graduate programs must perform a Mozart concerto, a 20th-century concerto and two additional major solo works of contrasting styles. One of the four pieces must be played from memory in its entirety. 
  • Four standard orchestral excerpts

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