University Flute Ensemble
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.
Meet the Director: Mary Miller
Mary Miller teaches applied flute and music appreciation in the Department of Music at the University of Nevada, Reno. She is also the Principal Flutist with the Reno Philharmonic, the Reno Chamber Orchestra, and the Nevada Opera Orchestra. Ms. Miller has been a featured soloist with the Reno Philharmonic, the Reno Chamber Orchestra, the Ruby Mountain Symphony, the Carson City Symphony, the UNR Symphony Orchestra, and the National Flute Association. She is the director of the annual Flute Day, held on the University of Nevada, Reno campus.
Academic Flute Resources at UNR
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Ensemble Performances at UNR
Faculty and student ensemble performances occur frequently throughout each semester. Check the Department of Music Events Calendar for upcoming recitals and concerts.