Graduate Flute

Graduate Flute

As a graduate flute degree student at University of North Carolina School of the Arts, you will be immersed in a program where refining your mastery of your instrument and developing professional skills is at the core of your studies, preparing you for a life as a musician.

Master of Music

You will be part of a graduate flute program that fosters excellence and allows you to take your music to the next level. As a graduate student, you will participate in all departmental juries and perform two recitals, one in Year One and a second in Year Two. In addition to private lessons and master classes, you will also take Career Strategies courses that strengthen skills needed in the professional world, like those for auditions, entrepreneurship, recording and portfolio preparation.

You may also choose to apply to the Chrysalis Chamber Music Institute, either as an individual musician or as part of an ensemble. This unique graduate program is dedicated to the development of outstanding chamber musicians. It features regular coaching from artist-faculty and guest chamber ensembles, an annual coaching with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center for select groups, touring and performance opportunities, professional recording sessions and more. 

Professional Artist Certificate

If you already have a graduate degree, you may also choose to pursue a Professional Artist Certificate. This post-master’s program is designed to advance your career potential as a young professional flutist. If you are interested in independent studies offered through this program, you are encouraged to propose a one or two-year course of study that is tailored to your interests and experience.


Audition Requirements

Applicants must prepare the following:

  • Two movements from a J.S. Bach Sonata
  • Mozart Flute Concerto (G or D) complete
  • Three Standard orchestral Excerpts (as from the Baxtresser book)
  • A piece of your choice

Substitutions are okay. If you have any questions about the audition process or requirements, please contact flute professor Dr. Tadeu Coelho or consult the Admissions website.


Your time at UNCSA will prepare you to embrace a broad range of possibilities after graduation. Alumni of the woodwind program occupy positions throughout the United States as performers, educators, studio players and arts administrators.

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