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MUS 101-09 - Fresh Flute Ensemble

1 credits (Fall and Spring)
Fresh Flutes at Grinnell is one of the Music Department’s small ensembles open to intermediate and advanced flutists.  The ensemble plays music for multiple flutes (piccolo, C flute, alto, and bass) that comes from all musical styles and eras.  Our musical goal is to expand your knowledge of repertoire and extend your playing skills: this includes improving traditional tone and technical playing as well as acquiring contemporary or extended techniques on the instrument. Development as chamber musicians is a high priority in the group. Skills include increased sensitivity to listening, adjusting to ongoing ideas coming from each member, flexibility in moving from one type of flute to another, and understanding how to contribute individual abilities to create a musical and social whole that transcends each person.  We perform at least one concert per semester, with combinations of duo, trio, quartet, quintet, and the entire ensemble.  Repertoire ranges from Boismortier to Ian Clarke, Derek Charke, Cynthia Folio and other contemporary composers; we also feature works composed for the group by Grinnell faculty and students.  Fresh Flutes meets officially once a week for 1 hr 30 minutes, and outside this time for independently arranged sessions with the smaller groups.  The College has a collection of instruments that ensemble members may borrow free of charge. Fresh Flutes is a wonderful place to explore challenging music but is also a special community to bond with and find your identity as a flutist at Grinnell.

Prerequisite: Fluent in reading music. Audition required.
S/D/F only.
Instructor: Anderson