November 2020 Update

Hello all! This month is usually a hectic one for a lot of music students. This November I am taking my Comp Exams (Graduate Exams in both Theory and History) to graduate. They are research based, running all month. If I was just taking my comps (if only) I might be able to keep onContinue reading “November 2020 Update”

What’s On My Stand? – October 2020

W.A. Mozart – Concerto in D Major for flute (K. 314), mvt. 2 Mozart has 2 concertos for flute – one in G Major and this one, in D Major (which is really just a re-voicing of the oboe concerto in C). This Barenreiter edition is great for analysis and understand the solo flute’s roleContinue reading “What’s On My Stand? – October 2020”

What’s On My Stand – September 2020 Repertoire

Bach – Sonata in E Major (BWV 1035) The authorship of this sonata is still being debated by music historians – many of the sonatas initially attributed to JS Bach are now thought to be written (at least in majority) by CPE Bach. This is the Barenreiter edition follows the original articulation of the manuscriptContinue reading “What’s On My Stand – September 2020 Repertoire”

What’s On My Stand – July 2020 Repertoire

Francis Poulenc – Sonata for Flute and Piano The challenge with this piece has been playing what’s on the page versus playing in a stylized manner (as many recordings of this piece often exemplify). The technical elements such as the sept-tuplets, 32nd note pickups, or double tonguing in the 1st movement require a practice approachContinue reading “What’s On My Stand – July 2020 Repertoire”

July 2020 – What’s My Warmup

Unpopular opinion: I love flute warmups… if that was not abundantly clear by my extensive collection of flute warmup resources. I think quarantine is a great time for people who normally don’t prioritize warmups to step away from repertoire, and find something that resonates with them. My philosophy regarding warmups are that they are notContinue reading “July 2020 – What’s My Warmup”

What’s My Flute Set-Up?

Hello! I’m Emma Piedilato, thank you for taking an interest in my blog. In this introductory post I will be giving an overview of what my current flute set-up as a graduate Master of Flute Performance student. This is my current set-up as of July 2020 which I’ve maintained since the 3rd year of myContinue reading “What’s My Flute Set-Up?”