“Mirror becomes a razor when it's broken.
A stick becomes a flute when it's loved.”
― Yoko Ono, Grapefruit: A Book of Instructions and Drawings
Summer is definitely here. If you'd like to get a head start on KMEA audition materials (for Kentucky) consider purchasing these books and practicing these scales. Once KMEA publishes the specific audition materials for flute and piccolo for 2018-2019 I'll update this post. In the meantime, now is a great time to familiarize yourself with this repertoire.
“I would like to say thank you on behalf of the group and ourselves and I hope we’ve passed the audition.”
― John Lennon
Audition Dates for Prospective Freshmen, Transfer, and Graduate Students
New Music Student Checklist
Suggested Materials for Flute Scholarship Auditions at MSU
The Flute Audition Will Consist of the Following:
Recommended Solo Materials (without piano accompaniment):
If you are new to exploring flutists on youtube, there are many great artists putting work online. I recommend starting with Karl-Heinz Schutz, Emmanuel Pahud, Carlos Feller, Denis Bouriakov, Marianne Gedigian, and branching out from there. Here are a few to help you get started and select pieces for your audition.
“I like work: it fascinates me. I can sit and look at it for hours.”
― Jerome K. Jerome
We had a tremendous Flute Day 2017 at Morehead State University with Guest Artist, Alice K. Dade, last weekend. As I reflect on this first semester at MSU I'm struck at how quickly it has flown by and how much fun it has been to start fresh with a new studio in a new part of the country. In the midst of this the flutists at MSU are all facing down the final push of the semester, organizing recitals and coursework, and preparing for the holidays. So, I'd like to say "Go Team!"
Moving from "I'm staring at an overwhelming agenda on my calendar." to "I'm accomplishing what I set out to do." is an enormous effort. You are doing it!
I'm happy to announce that this August I will be joining the outstanding music faculty at Morehead State University in Morehead, Kentucky as Visiting Assistant Professor of Music/Flute.
I'm looking forward to sharing more flute blurbs and concert announcements as they unfold. Stay tuned.....
Ellen Johnson Mosley is a flutist & fan of fine television.
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