“Music is love in search of a word.”
― Sidney Lanier
The Encouragement: Pick a solo that pushes your boundaries as a performer and sparks your desire to master it. Be realistic (with the help of a teacher) and be brave. There's beautiful music within your reach no matter what your ability level currently is.
The Challenge: Pick a solo that you can love. It doesn't have to be a perfect piece of music that reflects everything you love about the flute, but it needs to have an "it" factor. The flute solos you perform in high school help shape how you view performing and practicing. If you don't love how it sounds you'll be left with loving the competition more than the music itself.
This Collection: Here are six recordings of flute pieces that are worth a look. Enjoy!
Ellen Johnson Mosley is a flutist & fan of fine television.