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’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”

Solo Flute Repertoire: Bach, Ibert, Honegger, and Hindemith

On May 13, 2020, I gave my first ‘recital’ as a Masters student. My recital was initially planned for April 1st and the repertoire was WAY different I had a lot of chamber music programmed that couldn’t happen given the COVID-19 pandemic – all the music learned in my recital was done in less thanContinue reading “Solo Flute Repertoire: Bach, Ibert, Honegger, and Hindemith”

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”