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)”

Physical Wellness and Playing the Flute

The flute is not the most ergonomic instrument. It’s played horizontally; where the instrument is mainly on the right side of the body. There is a lot of fine motor skill required for advanced flute playing which can lead to significant injury if done without they key element of balance. Not just of the fluteContinue reading “Physical Wellness and Playing the Flute”

Preparing for collegiate ensemble auditions

My first collegiate ensemble was in no conceivable way the best showing of my talents… That summer I had been studying with an alumni of the flute studio I was joining. Unbeknownst to the both of us, the audition requirements had changed since her time out of school (which had only been 3 years atContinue reading “Preparing for collegiate ensemble auditions”

Being a music major during COVID-19 – What should I be doing?

What should I being doing? Should I take a semester of leave? My student teaching placement just fell through – what are schools going to do? How can we even have ensembles or chamber groups? These are the thoughts that my colleagues and I have been discussing for months – mainly as a coping mechanismContinue reading “Being a music major during COVID-19 – What should I be doing?”