#FluteFridays: Grad school 4 – Professionalism as a Student

Happy Friday, fluties! One of the things I've thought about a lot over the last couple of years - throughout starting graduate school, starting my blog, and growing my social media presence as a professional - has been balancing the worlds of professionalism and being a graduate student. I've touched on it several times on…

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#FluteFridays: New Years’ Resolutions

Happy Friday, fluties! Last year for my first blog post of 2018, I wrote about resolutions I had that were specifically related to practicing. This year, I'd like to get slightly more personal and talk about resolutions and goal-setting personally. I haven't really made New Years' resolutions in a long time, with the sole exception…

#FluteFridays: Injury relapse

Happy Friday, fluties! As you know from my previous posts, my first full Nutcracker ballet took place this past weekend with the Southside Philharmonic and Dancer's Alley in Jefferson City, MO! Our three performances Saturday and Sunday went beautifully, and I had a wonderful time in the orchestra. Here are a few pictures from the weekend,…

#FluteFridays: Finals prep

Happy Friday, fluties! Today is Stop Day here at the University of Missouri - there are no classes today, everyone is studying (or at least, they're supposed to be), and music majors are hard at work preparing for juries. It's a stressful time, made even more stressful by finals impending next week. The campus may…

#FluteFridays: Orchestral excerpts 9 – Symphony No. 1 “Classical,” mvt. IV, Sergei Prokofiev

Happy Friday, fluties! This week we'll be going over the opening of the fourth movement of Prokofiev's First Symphony, often called the Classical Symphony. In the composer's own words from his brief autobiography, "I imagined how Haydn might have composed, had he lived to our day; he would have preserved his style and also would…