I hate to rant about the flute again, but I've had it. My mom has had it.
My flute teacher wants me to play the pieces with piano accompaniment for my college auditions, but i didn't hear anything back from the flute professor when I emailed her about it. The reason I emailed and asked the professor is because the audition is most likely at her house.
Second of all, because of this and other frustrations, I'm thinking about changing my flute repertoire for my audition (however, it's like in ... less than a month) to Bach's Partia in A minor (a movement from that) and Syrinx...but the question would be should I play something else instead or go with the original play (Idylle from "Suite de Trois Morceaux" and the Minuet/Badinerie from Bach?
should i mention to the flute professor how no matter how i bugged my flute teacher last year "we need to work/figure out the college pieces" she kept on putting it off? the flute professor does know i'm an incredibly hard worker.
1) I won't do that. But, seriously...how am I to explain how I told my flute teacher about it six months ago and she was like "We'll figure it out later?"
2) Okay. And I have played it with piano for recitals and stuff.
3) I did ask the questions, but I never heard anything back.
But I guess the main question is, should I change the pieces to Syrinx and a movement from the Partia by js bach or solo for a minor by cpe bach? Because I think both are slightly more technically challenging than what my flute teacher made me do...I mean, they're definitely at a higher level than the Badinerie/Minuet and the second movement from Godard's Suite de Trois Morceaux...right?
Re: Ugh (flute rant again ,sorry, and drastic help please!) 22:19 on Saturday, December 13, 2008
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my auditions for college ran more like lessons. and I auditioned at some fairly large universities.
Be as professional as possible and as polite as possible. Otherwise they'll ignore you and probably wont accept you, regardless of playing. Sad, but true. I've seen it happen to a few people. Simply ask what the requirements for the audition are. Simple questions will make them happier and less agitated. Many questions and HUGE emails will turn them off. They're busy too........
and be sure you're sending emails at the college email address, not the personal address. thats a BIG no no. unless they give it to you.
They care about how you present yourself, if you know the basics, and most of all, if you want to learn. It's a school after all, and if you were really pro level, they wouldn't have any need to teach you. So Play the pieces that you are best at.
"They care about how you present yourself, if you know the basics, and most of all, if you want to learn. It's a school after all, and if you were really pro level, they wouldn't have any need to teach you. So Play the pieces that you are best at.
Sorry to hear, but maybe you need a new teacher."
The problem is that I've had three teachers (seriously!) since I started studying privately, and within the past two years, I have had three. I cannot have another teacher because this is one of the ones by the school. I guess I'm just annoyed how she's giving me so much easier pieces than the little kids AND "Oh now that you're such a high level". That completely made me want to scream because I was one of the best flutes at my old school and was close to all-district band my sophomore year (only reason I didn't make it was because I was under uber stress at the time of the audition, therefore not having any time to practice).
And I know I'm not at the high level.
What's helping me get through this ... if I can prove the person I'm auditioning for (like I already have) I'm a hard worker and i have more confidence to study music education, that's all that matters to me that I'm her student. Because I have been wanting to take lessons from her ever since I went to her music camp summer before tenth grade.
Very good. Now you can move on and get a real teacher as well. IME, most universities have many very diligent and no-nonsense tutors at their disposal. They're usually not quite pro level or the type that you'd seek out if you were world-class, but they certainly are a notch above the typical types who work out of their house/do it as a side job. I think you'll do just fine compared to your previous teacher.