UConn Flute Studio
Welcome to the UConn Flute Studio! We offer a
supportive, friendly environment.
Undergraduate auditions for Fall 2013 admission to the flute studio are: December 8, January 26, and February 16. Please note that while the music department is having an auditions on February 9, there will be no flute auditions that day. Please schedule your audition for one of the other audition days. Graduate admissions are on a "rolling" basis. Please contact the Music Department office if you are interested.
Repertoire- The music department requires two contrasting works or movements and an etude. It is best if your two works are from different style periods. If you are playing one of the French Conservatory pieces (ie., Enesco's Cantabile et Presto) please make sure you have the entire piece prepared.
You may also wish to read an article I have written about preparing for college auditions.
-- Links to Videos of this years' CMEA audition etudes are posted on my home page.
ASSIGNMENTS: The normal undergraduate workload for each
PERFORMANCE CLASSES: There will be two performance classes each semester. This is an opportunity to do a "dry run" of your jury pieces and is graded as a complete performance; make sure you have brought your pianist into your lessons before you play in class, and are well rehearsed. There is a shortage of pianists at UConn, so find your pianist early in the semester.
PRACTICE: Music education majors and Bachelor of Arts students need to practice at least 90 minutes every day. Performance majors need to practice 3-4 hours a day.
GRADING AND ATTENDANCE: You will receive a grade for each lesson and performance class. An additional grade will be given for your jury. These will be averaged together for you final grade. Think of your lesson as a “quiz” grade, performance class as an “exam” grade, and your jury as a “final exam.” Your grade will be based on how well prepared you are for each lesson, whether you are playing up to grade level, and how much material you learn each semester.
Missed lessons/absences. There are no makeup lessons for student absences. If you have a problem with your lesson time, I urge you to make every effort to switch lessons with someone else instead of canceling. My schedule will be posted on the door, and I will provide contact information for everyone in the studio. Please note that it is your responsibility to work out conflicts such as Marching Band, Pep Band, conferences, etc.
Excused absences may be granted in case of serious illness (ie. you are in the Infirmary and can provide a note) or a death in the family. You must ask for an excused absence in advance of your lesson, preferably by the night before. Excused absences are not guaranteed, and I do not usually grant more than one per semester. Since your grade is largely based on the quality of your participation in each lesson, unexcused absences will impact your grade.
QUESTIONS: I am always happy to discuss your lessons with you. The easiest way to reach me is by e-mail, or stop by my studio.
LESSON MATERIALS: A good place to order from is Flute World: www.FluteWorld.com or (248) 855-0410. You may be able to download some music which is in the Public Domain (not protected by copyright) at www.imslp.org. Please secure all assigned music promptly, so your progress is uninterrupted.
BIOS, LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION, ETC: In order to ensure that I have time to help you with bios, resumes, etc., please make sure that I have all necessary materials at least three weeks before they are due. Please note that letters of recommendation are earned; they are not guaranteed.
QUESTIONS TO GET STARTED:
What would you like to do as a flutist after you graduate from UConn?
Is there any piece you’re dying to play?
Are there any holes in your repertoire that you’d like to fix?
Are there any technical issues you want to work on?
What do you think you do well? What do you think you do poorly?
How much are you currently practicing?
How many convocations have you played on?
Have you taken your promotional jury?
Do you want to enter the concerto competition?
Do you have ideas for pieces you want to work on this semester?
Click here to see the Basic Flute Repertoire list.
Click here to see the Supplemental Repertoire list.
Click here to see the Promotional Jury list.
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Barbara Hopkins, Flutist