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dc.contributor.advisor Bailey, Walter B.
dc.contributor.advisor Buyse, Leone K.
dc.creatorBuck, Elizabeth Y.
dc.date.accessioned 2009-06-04T06:24:06Z
dc.date.available 2009-06-04T06:24:06Z
dc.date.issued 2003
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1911/18511
dc.description.abstract This dissertation examines the flute audition process from the viewpoints of flutists currently or recently employed by major symphony orchestras. Out of 153 orchestral flutists among the top 50 American orchestras, 50 flutists representing 36 symphonic organizations responded to a flute audition questionnaire created by the author. Methods and techniques of audition preparation that professional flutists have used to win their current positions have been detailed. Included, also, are relevant insights on the orchestral audition process from within an audition committee perspective. While much has been written in the last several years about audition procedures, from taking auditions to helpful preparation advice, this dissertation will be a unique look from the flutist's perspective. There are hundreds, if not thousands, of flutists who have taken orchestral auditions in the hopes of winning a job. Many flutists question what audition committees look for, why they take multiple auditions with no success, and how they can improve their chances of gaining a full-time job with a symphony orchestra. This thesis will explore the known success strategies of employed orchestral flutists in the attempt to de-mystify a subjective process called the orchestral audition.
dc.format.extent 125 p.
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.subjectMusic
dc.title The orchestral flute audition: An examination of preparation methods and techniques
dc.type.genre Thesis
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thesis.degree.department Music
thesis.degree.discipline Music
thesis.degree.grantor Rice University
thesis.degree.level Doctoral
thesis.degree.name Doctor of Musical Arts
dc.identifier.citation Buck, Elizabeth Y.. "The orchestral flute audition: An examination of preparation methods and techniques." (2003) Diss., Rice University. https://hdl.handle.net/1911/18511.


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