Applicants should choose one piece from three of the following four categories:
- a work from the Renaissance or Baroque period such as a lute (or Vihuela) work by Da Milano, Narvaez, Dowland or Scarlatti, Weiss, and Bach (a single movement from a suite in the latter two cases), or other composers from the same period
- a 19th-century work by Sor, Aguado, Giuliani, Mertz, Tárrega, or equivalent
- an early 20th-century work from composers such as Albeniz, Granados, Falla, Turina or Torroba, Ponce, Villa-Lobos, Barrios and Castlenuovo-Tedesco, or equivalent
- a later 20th-century work by composers such as Brouwer, Britten, Henze, Martin, Rodrigo, Walton, or equivalent
The audition will be approximately 20 minutes. Complete works or movements of five minutes or excerpts of at least five minutes of longer pieces may be chosen.