If selected, she would be the first woman to join the seven-strong team of buglers, thus breaking a tradition of male-only trumpeters that stretches back over seven centuries.
The five candidates will now undergo tests of their physical fitness and musical abilities. They will also be checked to determine whether they have a fear of heights.
Kraków’s trumpeters work a 24-hour shift with a two-day break in between, in a team of two. To reach the top of the tower of the city’s St Mary’s Church, which is 81 metres tall, they have to climb 272 steps.
A traditional bugle call is played every hour on the hour and is repeated four times, out of the north, south, east and west-facing windows of the church tower.
The tune consists of a simple melody of open chords which is cut short in the middle of the final cadence.
According to legend, an 11th century trumpeter in Kraków was shot through the throat with an arrow while raising an alarm warning of a Mongol invasion.
But 16th century sources suggest other buglers at the city gates would finish the musical phrase when the opening or closing of gates was completed.
The first written accounts of the Kraków bugle call come from 1392.