Flute

FAQs regarding the BYU-Idaho Flute Studio:

What can I expect as a member of the BYU-I Flute Studio?
The BYU-Idaho Flute Studio is composed of supportive and dedicated flutists preparing for careers as educators and performers.  Typically there are 8-14 flute majors in the studio each semester.  We meet weekly for masterclass on Tuesday from 3:15-4:15.  Weekly lesson times are arranged during the first week of the semester.

Notable guest artists to visit our studio in the past several years include Linda Chatterton, Imani Winds flutist Valerie Coleman, and Dr. April Clayton.  In 2012, seven members of the BYU-Idaho Flute Studio traveled to Las Vegas to attend the National Flute Association's 40th Anniversary Convention.  Recent graduates of BYU-I have been successful in obtaining jobs in music education and applying for graduate school.

BYU-Idaho Flute Studio
BYU-Idaho Flute Studio, April 2013

I am interested in being a music major with flute as my primary instrument.  How do I audition for the music program?
The BYU-Idaho Department of Music has an open enrollment policy, meaning that any student can enroll in music major classes in their first two semesters of study.  Prospective music majors should apply for acceptance into the music program during their second semester.  Currently, there is not an audition required of students before they begin attending BYU-I.

To see more about this process and the required courses for the first two semesters of study, go here: http://www.byui.edu/music/admission.

What are the requirements for applying for a music scholarship?
Information regarding scholarships is found here: http://www.byui.edu/music/scholarships.

The required repertoire for scholarship auditions is found under the woodwind tab at this link: http://www.byui.edu/music/scholarships/audition-requirements.

I do not want to be a music major, can I still audition for a music scholarship?
Yes, anyone is eligible to audition for a music scholarship, although preference is given to those students planning to pursue a music degree.  Students that are awarded a scholarship are expected to actively contribute to the BYU-I Department of Music by enrolling in music lessons and participating in auditioned ensembles each semester.

How do I schedule a scholarship audition?
If you wish to audition in person, auditions can be scheduled by contacting the flute professor.   If you are unable to audition in Rexburg, you may submit a DVD via mail or upload your videos to YouTube.  The priority deadline for scholarship materials is February 1.

What ensembles are available to flutists?  Can I still participate in ensembles even if I'm not a music major?
Students of all majors can participate in ensembles.  Ensembles that require an audition include Symphony Orchestra, Sinfonietta, Symphony Band, and Chamber Woodwinds.

Ensembles available to flutists that do not require an audition include University Band and Flute Ensemble (Music 346).

What should I prepare for ensemble auditions?
Information regarding ensemble auditions can be found here: http://www.byui.edu/music/ensemble-auditions/instrumental/woodwind.

I'm visiting campus, can I visit the BYU-I Department of Music? Yes, if you plan to be in Rexburg, please feel free to stop by!  If you're here on a Tuesday, you are welcome to attend the flute studio masterclass, held in Snow 153 from 3:15-4:15pm.  If you email in advance, it may also be possible to visit some other ensembles or classes.