#FluteFridays: Solo piece 2 – Sequenza I for solo flute, Luciano Berio

Happy Friday, fluties! Thanks to everyone who voted on the Twitter poll for solo analysis this week. Our second piece of solo analysis will be Luciano Berio's Sequenza I for solo flute - quite a departure from the Mozart we discussed before! Berio wrote this piece, the first of fourteen Sequenze, in 1958 (rev. 1992)…

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#FluteFridays: #100DaysOfPractice update 2

Happy Friday, fluties! Thanks to everybody who voted on the Twitter poll this week. As you might guess, it's been more than 25 days since I last posted an update on the blog about the first quarter of the #100DaysOfPractice challenge I've been working on. Today is day 58, so day 50 was actually a…

#FluteFridays: What to do over the summer

Happy Friday, fluties! To everyone who has graduated/is graduating from Mizzou and other universities across the country and around the world, congratulations! Apologies for the accidental finals week hiatus; school really took over my life that week, but I made it through. We tend to think of summer as a time off from all the…

#FluteFridays: Career development 2 – Entrepreneurship

Happy Friday, fluties! This week, we're going to discuss career development through entrepreneurship. This past Monday and Tuesday, the University of Missouri flute studio held our first (hopefully!) annual Flute Fest, featuring Viviana Guzmán (partially sponsored by Altus Flutes) and Fluter Scooter, also with a visit from Flutistry Boston, and we had an AMAZING time! It was a fantastic…

#FluteFridays: How to memorize

Happy Friday, fluties! This week, we'll be talking about how to memorize music. Memorization is an incredibly useful tool, and in lots of cases in the collegiate and professional world, you'll be expected to play certain pieces from memory. In any case, it's useful to have music memorized even if you're not required to play…