University Flute Ensemble
Check the Department of Music's Events Calendar for a wide variety of upcoming performances throughout the year.
Cultivate Your Ensemble Playing Skills
In addition to applied individual instruction, one of the Department's degree requirements is participation in ensemble playing. Ensemble playing allows students to engage in the actual 'performance prep' required for real life musicianship. In contrast to classroom instruction, an onstage performance in front of a live audience is not simulation. It is, in fact, the actual life-world conditions through which the student's accumulative instruction is ontically applied and tested in real time.
Contact Mary Miller to discuss whether the University Flute Ensemble is an appropriate choice.
Ensemble Performance as a Teaching Tool
The Department of Music places great emphasis upon ensemble playing. From a practical standpoint and for most professional musicians, the ensemble often becomes the nucleus of one's career. Described as a teaching tool for integrated performance techniques, just as it is with other forms of artistic production, ensemble playing as an activity acts as its own teacher by forcing the artist into an intimate commitment to the work at hand.
The Department of Music offers opportunities to any University student demonstrating sufficient musical ability to participate in performing ensembles. Please consult with the instructor for more information about participating in the University Flute Ensemble.