Preparing for collegiate auditions

Prescreening and audition season is just around the corner. My last November as an undergraduate student preparing for my graduate prescreenings was a complete blackout of stress and crying. As a high school student preparing for undergraduate auditions I was utterly baffled as to how anything worked and whether or not I was sufficiently prepared.Continue reading “Preparing for collegiate auditions”

Was Debussy’s Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun the awakening of Modernism?

This semester I have been taking a Music History seminar are music of the 20th century with an emphasis on war and peace. I thought for this month’s analysis we would take a look at the historical analysis, instead of a theoretical lens. Pierre Boulez described Debussy’s orchestral work “Prélude à L’Après-midi d’un Faune” asContinue reading “Was Debussy’s Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun the awakening of Modernism?”

Some Resources To Make Your Way Through College as a Low Income Music Student (US based)

Presently, there are MANY barriers that prevent people of socioeconomic and racial status from pursuing higher education, especially in music. Take a look at what type of programs and audition repertoire are asked for at music programs across the country. We expect everyone to be on some standardized playing field… we expect everyone to haveContinue reading “Some Resources To Make Your Way Through College as a Low Income Music Student (US based)”

Teaching and Engaging Flute Students During Remote Lessons

7 months into this ever evolving pandemic teachers continue to search for stability and familiarity in their classrooms. Both veteran and new teachers alike are on a new – unfamiliar – playing field where there are far more questions than answers. Outside of the public school teaching scene, being an instrumental studio teacher is justContinue reading “Teaching and Engaging Flute Students During Remote Lessons”