As promised, here is the list for September 2019:
1. The Mozart Concerto in D major first mvt. from m. 32 to m. 97, please see : http://conquest.imslp.info/files/imglnks/usimg/f/f4/IMSLP366750-PMLP39822-Mozart,_Wolfgang_Amadeus_-_Flute_Concerto_in_D_major,_K.314.pdf
Please note: Students are free to use other editions of their own choosing for this Concerto. Also prepare
2. the Brahms Symphony 1 excerpt, Strauss Don Juan excerpt and the Shostakovich piccolo excerpt from below link (please disregard the other excerpts):
There will be an orchestral excerpt list posted here, on the UVIc flute blog, by July. All flute students* will be placed into a large ensemble (either Concert band, Wind symphony or Orchestra) based on results of the placement audition. The auditions will be heard by a committee of faculty members. This audition will take place during the first week of classes (usually the first Thursday, classes begin Wednesday 4 Sept). You will need to sign up for an audition time via a sign up sheet, which will be posted on the large ensemble bulletin board (foot of stairs, lower level Maclaurin b wing).
Every yr I offer all students one lesson in advance (focussed on this audition material); this lesson simply “counts” as one of your first term lessons. This early lesson is optional but highly recommended. Because of time constraints (between first day of classes and the audition), this early lesson will take place between 26-30 August. This also allows you some time to make adjustments to how you are approaching the excerpts. Please contact me well in advance to schedule this “early lesson” as times invariably fill up quickly.
FYI: lessons will usually be offered through a ‘first-come, first-serve’ sign up sheet process, posted on my studio door.
*with a few exceptions: MA graduate students or some transfer students no longer requiring the credit, if in doubt please consult with me directly…
As I put together my syllabus for the coming year I am actively thinking about how to tie in career development and our weekly lessons/masterclass…so with this goal in mind, during first term 2019-20 we will be having guest flutist/ speakers talk with us about different career paths in music.
I also came across this article which I thought folks might find interesting and helpful:
Auditions for the 2019-2020 season of the Greater Victoria Youth Orchestra for Strings, Woodwinds, Brass and Percussion will take place by appointment during the following dates:
April 15 – 17, 2019
May 24 – 27, 2019
Qualifications: candidates must be taking private lessons on their instrument. Prospective players should have achieved a minimum standard of Royal Conservatory of Music Grade 8.
· solo piece (accompaniment not required)
· orchestral excerpts (selected passages only), available from the GVYO office
· for string players: specified scales are included in the excerpts, to be played as written.
· an audition fee of $20 (first time applicants only)
Audition Packages are available by email; contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or phone 250-360-1121. We also have an informative website at www.gvyo.org.
Regular rehearsals of the GVYO take place from September through April on Saturday mornings 9:15 am – 12:15 pm in the Baumann Centre, 925 Balmoral Road.
We encourage your students to attend the GVYO Season Finale at the University Centre Farquhar Auditorium on April 14, 2019 Sunday at 2:30 pm. (Student Group rates are available – email or phone for details by Tuesday, April 2) See www.gvyo.org for concert information.
We also invite you and your students to attend our Open Rehearsal Saturday morning, April 6 at the Baumann Centre, 925 Balmoral Road, 9:15 am – 12:15 pm. Meet the GVYO players and music director, and ask any questions as you join the orchestra for snacks at the rehearsal break.
Sonata for flute and
guitar (1975) by Einojuhani
Works by Edison Denisov
Sonata for solo
flute op. 71 by Vagn Holmboe on
Vagn Holmboe’s Primavera op. 55 (wind chamber work) on orderh
Ian Clarke: ‘Curves’ for three flutes
De Middeleeuwen : voor sopraan, alt, fluit, klarinet en strijkers by Rosy Wertheim
Trois chansons pour chant, flute et harpe ou piano by Rosy Wertheim
Gunter Raphael: Trio for fl, violin and viola in B flat major, op.48 and his fantastic Sonata in e minor !!
Elsa Barraine: Ouvrage De Dame
Isang Yun’s ‘Sori’ for solo flute
Isang Yun Inventionen for two oboes (or flute/oboe)
Synchronie for two flutes by Yoshihisa Taira (on order)
Sonata by Eduard Tubin
Here is a musical event in Victoria you might want to attend:
18 November at 7 pm at St. Mary’s Church 1701 Elgin Rd. in Oak Bay BC
See https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/flute-spectacular-tickets-50613928623 for tickets
Great article by Times Colonist (Victoria BC) arts writer Kevin Bazzana highlighting my research and the upcoming concert at UVic in PTY recital hall 1230 Tuesday 9 October: https://www.timescolonist.com/entertainment/classical-music-uvic-prof-gives-expression-to-suppressed-music-1.23451871
I am very excited to be visiting Ecuador 16-29 October, where I will be performing “Sojourners,” a double concerto for flute and guitar by Jose Lezcano (Cuban American composer based at Keene University in the US) at the Loja International Music Festival- Ecuador. Loja is in the southern part of the country, and I hear that it is quite beautiful. Another plus: they grow coffee and chocolate there! 🙂