Since my return to the Wichita area last winter I've had several inquiries about flute lessons and I'm happy to announce that I'm accepting new flute students this fall.
If you're a parent of a young flutist and don't know where to begin, check out my recommendations.
I prioritize working with flutists at a pace that keeps the creative process flowing. As a teacher who has worked with almost every level of flutist, I find each step in the process of learning the instrument (or new styles of music) to be expressive and beautiful.
And, if our schedules don't align, I'd love to connect you with other amazing teachers and music opportunities in the area.
It took me awhile to post these videos. Partly because I had twin boys this winter, shortly after this performance, and partly because we lost our dear colleague, Curt Hammond, before the dust had settled.
It's been quite a year for most of us as we deal with the unexpected.
I hope as we all move forward that this post and these videos bring you some encouragement. We all miss Curt dearly.
Morehead State University's Flute Studio hosted its largest Flute Day ever last weekend. Over 50 flutists from grades 5-12 joined us. We're so excited to see flutists, parents, and band directors supporting flute education (and fun times) in central Kentucky! We'll be hosting our next one on the first or second Saturday of November 2019. (The date will be confirmed by March.)
“It was November--the month of crimson sunsets, parting birds,
deep, sad hymns of the sea, passionate wind-songs in the pines.”
― L. M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables
Join us for a beautiful November day on Saturday, 11/03/18, for flute classes, guest artist recitals, and KMEA All-State Master Classes. Beginners are encouraged to participate!
The Dept. of Music, Theatre and Dance, through the Buckner and Sally S. Hinkle Endowment for the Humanitities, is proud to present Flute Day 2018. Special guest artist Dr. Karen McLaughlin Large will perform and Dr. Ellen Johnson Mosley will present the All-State Masterclass. A Beginner's Embouchure Clinic will be hosted by Allyson Rawlings. FREE
Date, Time & Location
Contact Dr. Ellen Johnson Mosley for complete details at firstname.lastname@example.org.
“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.....