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”

What I Wish I Knew: Cleaning My Flute

Developing a good relationship with your instrument repair technician is so important to getting the most mileage out of your instrument. As a result, you can become aware of the tendencies of your particular instrument (what is the first thing to go out of alignment? What little things should you be taking note of thatContinue reading “What I Wish I Knew: Cleaning My Flute”

What I Wish I Knew: The progression of flutes I’ve played up to college

With back-to-school season in full swing a lot of companies offer these savings and deals to entice families to buy new instruments. The factors that go into making that large purchase are vast – budget, stock, knowledge, trialing, repairs, etc. For each flute I mention, (whether or not it’s still in production) I’ll provide theContinue reading “What I Wish I Knew: The progression of flutes I’ve played up to college”

Motivation when there are no clear goals

Summer practicing blues and unexpectedly bad auditions are the usual culprits of draining motivation. But this year is different, with a pandemic looming for an indefinite amount of time, how are we meant to establish tangible goals when we aren’t even sure what horrors tomorrow will bring? What do I work on? What am IContinue reading “Motivation when there are no clear goals”