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.

  • Live Audition

    Applicants will preference their top two (2) audition dates for a live audition in Denver on the Lamont application. All auditions are approximately 20 minutes in length. The applicant will choose one of their prepared works to perform. The faculty will choose the second of the prepared works and possibly an additional work as well.

  • Applicants Unable to Travel to Denver

    While Lamont faculty prefer to have applicants audition on campus, those unable to travel to Denver for a live audition may submit an unedited video audition in lieu of the on-campus audition. Recordings received after January 15 will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. This video should be uploaded through the Lamont application.

Audition Requirements

Undergraduate (BM, BA and Minor)

  • All major and minor scales and 3-octave chromatic scale
  • 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


Julie Duncan Thronton holding a flute

Julie Thornton

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