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Flute Standards


Four Year Progression for Flute
 
The following repertoire applies primarily to flute majors,
although some selections may be appropriate for flute minors as well.
 
 

First Year


Fall:

  • Correct hand and body position, concept of tone, and understanding of the embouchure.
  • Chromatic and all major scales and arpeggios from memory, two octaves.
  • Long tones, etc. from De La Sonorite by M. Moyse.
  • Harmonics and other exercises for the embouchure.
  • 4 pages of etudes; 1-2 solos or individual movements.


Spring:

  • Major scales in thirds from memory, two octaves.
  • Long tones and vibrato exercises.
  • 4 pages of etudes; 1-2 solos or individual movements.


Literature:

Selected etudes and methods by Clardy, Andersen (Opp. 33, 30, 63), Taffanel-Gaubert, Moyse, etc.; Telemann Fantasies; Godard Suite Op. 116; Handel Sonatas; Marcello Sonatas; Molique Andante; Mozart Andante and Rondo; J.S. Bach Sonatas; Hindemith Sonata; Selected works from Flute Music By French Composers; additional repertoire as selected.
 
Freshman Recital:  Refer to departmental handbook for requirements.
 

Second Year

Fall:

  • Major and Natural minor scales and arpeggios from memory, extended range.
  • Double and triple tonguing.
  • 5 pages of etudes; 2 solos.

Spring:
  • Major and Natural / Harmonic / Melodic minor scales and arpeggios from memory, extended range.
  • 5 pages of etudes; 2 solos.

 
Literature:
Selected etudes by Clardy, Andersen (Opp. 33, 30, 63), Taffanel-Gaubert, Moyse, etc.; J.S. Bach Sonatas; Barber Canzone; Burton Sonatina; Doppler Pastorale Fantasie Hongroise; Debussy Syrinx; Godard Suite Op. 116; Mozart Andante and Rondo; Poulenc Sonata; Selected works from Flute Music By French Composers; additional repertoire as selected including excerpts.
 
Sophomore Recital:  Refer to departmental handbook for requirements.
 

Third Year


Fall:
  • Arpeggios, broken intervals, all major and minor scales in various rhythms, covering the entire range of the instrument.
  • 6 pages of etudes; 3 solos; 2-3 excerpts.
 
Spring:
  • Arpeggios, broken intervals, all major and minor scales in various rhythms, covering the entire range of the instrument.
  • 6 pages of etudes; 3 solos; 2-3 excerpts.

Literature:
Etudes by Clardy or Andersen (Op. 15); Karg Elert Caprices; Jean-Jean Etudes; J.S.Bach Sonatas; Caplet Reverie & Petite Valse; Debussy Syrinx; Griffes Poem; Heiden Sonata; Hue Fantasie; Ibert Piece; Martinu Sonata; Mozart Concerti; Roussel Joueurs de Flute; Varese Density 21.5; additional repertoire as selected including orchestral excerpts.
 
Junior Recital:  Refer to departmental handbook for requirements.
 

Fourth Year


Fall:
  • Arpeggios, broken intervals, all major and minor scales, whole tone scales in various rhythms and articulations, covering the entire range of the instrument.
  • 8-10 pages of etudes; 3-4 solos; 3-4 excerpts.
 
Spring:
  • Arpeggios, broken intervals, all major and minor scales, whole tone scales in various rhythms and articulations, covering the entire range of the instrument.
  • 8-10 pages of etudes; 3-4 solos; 3-4 excerpts.

Literature:
Selected studies by Andersen, Piazolla, Moyse; Barber Canzone; Telemann Fantasies; Griffes Poem; Milhaud Sonata; Mozart Concerti; Reinecke Sonata Undine; Copland Duo; additional repertoire as selected including orchestral excerpts.  Advanced works may include: J.S. Bach A Minor Partita; Prokofiev Sonata; Ibert Concerto; Berio Sequenza; Schubert Introduction and Variations; Borne Carmen Fantasy; Jolivet Chant de Linos; Nielson Concerto.

 Senior Recital:  Refer to departmental handbook for requirements
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