Orchestral Excerpts: Prokofiev and Beethoven

Approach The first time I see an excerpt I have never played before the first thing I do is look into the composer and work. I look for specific details that will help inform how the excerpt should be performed, here is a very basic outline of what I research: WHEN the composer was aliveContinue reading “Orchestral Excerpts: Prokofiev and Beethoven”

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”