Lamont flutists are part of a focused, collaborative and encouraging studio that is led by one of the most sought-after orchestral flute and piccolo players in the country. Professor Julie Duncan Thornton currently performs with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra and has previously performed with the New York Philharmonic, the Saint Louis Symphony, the Oregon Symphony, the Minnesota Orchestra and the Houston Symphony.



Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are requiring recorded video auditions from all applicants as well as a live Zoom component.

  • Recorded Video Audition

    Video recordings should be unedited, i.e. do not make cuts or edits in the middle of pieces. It is fine to record pieces separately. Use the best recording equipment you have on hand. Faculty will evaluate you on the quality of your performance and not on the audio/video quality. 

    This video should be uploaded through the Lamont application. Recordings received after January 15 will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

  • Live Zoom Interview

    Applicants will preference their top two (2) dates for a live Zoom interview on the Lamont application. 

    The 2021 interview dates are January 30, February 6, and February 13. 

Repertoire Requirements

Undergraduate (BM, BA and Minor)

  • One or two major scales and one or two minor scales (any form of minor is fine) along with a 3-octave chromatic scale up and down
  • Exposition of the 1st movement of a Mozart Flute Concerto (G Major or D Major)
  • A contrasting solo of your choice (for example: any French conservatory solo, i.e., Fauré's Fantaisie, Enescu's Cantabile et Presto, Chaminade's Concertino, etc. or a piece of your choosing)

Graduate (MM and certificate in performance)

  • Exposition of the 1st movement and opening of the 2nd movement of either Mozart Flute Concerto (G Major or D Major)
  • A contrasting piece of your choosing
  • Three (3) standard orchestral excerpts

Review requirements for Artist Diploma
Review requirements for Certificate in Orchestral Studies


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Julie Thornton

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