Congratulations Penn State Flute Choir on your fantastic 2015 "SOund in Motion" National Flute Association Convention performance!!!
Applied Flute Lessons:
The flute studio is made up of undergraduate and graduate music education and performance majors as well as students in the music minor degree program. Each student in the Penn State flute studio will be offered an hour-long weekly private lesson with Dr. Seidman.
In order to foster a rich learning environment Dr. Seidman assigns each flute student a lesson partner per semester. Partners attend each other’s lessons each week and witness first hand valuable teaching tools, study repertoire and technique, and see each other’s progress throughout the semester. Partners are re-assigned each semester.
Music majors today plan a wide variety of careers, including band directors, rock stars, music therapists, business-owners, music historians, composers, repair and flute design technicians and concert flutists. At Penn State Dr. Seidman emphasizes the critical mentoring role played by a teacher. During your study at Penn State University, she will help you realize your hopes and dreams for the future.
Dr. Seidman also offers a repertoire/technique class that is an hour and a half long. Topics from technique to performance as well as flute choir are addressed.
The Penn State Flute Choir presents a unique opportunity for students to learn basic to advanced chamber music skills. The ensemble is open to majors, minors and non-majors alike and enrollment is by audition with the instructor. The Flute Choir performs from a vast repertoire of original works and transcriptions of classical standards. The students perform with and without a conductor and spend time working on cueing, blending, intonation, musicality, playing solos and accompaniments and working with others in a fun and challenging environment. Students are also encouraged to become acquainted with the auxiliary instruments of the flute family. In 2013 and 2015 The Penn State Flute Choir was invited to perform at the National Flute Association Convention annual meeting. Dr. Seidman is the director of the Penn State flute choir which rehearses weekly and offers a concert each semester.
Every semester Dr. Seidman invites professional flutists to come to the Penn State campus to give recitals and master classes.
When preparing for your studies at Penn State it may be a good idea to review your theory fundamentals. There are some great websites that are free such as http://www.teoria.com/ that are really helpful.
Required Texts For Applied Flute Lessons:
• Taffanel and Gaubert 17 Daily Exercises ($28 from Flute World online)
• Trevor Wye’s Omnibus ($35.96 from Flute World Online)
• Berbiguier 18 Etudes ($8.96 from Flute World Online).
• Solo repertoire: Will be decided upon once the semester gets started and I get to know your playing better!
If you want to pick these texts up over the summer that would get you a head start on your first semester.
Don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions!