The university flute choir : a study of its viability as a performing ensemble and instructional medium with a compendium of recommendations and warm-up exercises

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dc.contributor.advisor Koriath, Kirby Lawrence, 1941- en_US Mosello, Adah Toland en_US
dc.coverage.spatial n-us-in en_US 2011-06-03T19:29:17Z 2011-06-03T19:29:17Z 1989 en_US 1989
dc.identifier LD2489.Z62 1989 .M67 en_US
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this project was to examine aspects of flute choir formation, participation, and performance as they relate to ensembles at the university level. Three main areas were covered: (1) a presentation and an analysis of data resulting from a survey of colleges and universities that are members of the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM); (2) a discussion of the advantages of establishing a college flute choir and the problems encountered in maintaining the ensemble; and (3) a presentation of various warm-up exercises that may be used in a flute choir rehearsal.Of the 449 flute choir questionnaires distributed, 120 (26.9%) were returned of which 71 (59.2%) were found to have existing flute choirs. A list of states represented by the respondents and twelve tables were presented. The tables included facts pertaining to the profile of the universities and music departments of the respondents, various structural elements of flute choirs, reasons for maintaining a university flute choir, and the relative importance of various warm-up exercises.The data presented in the tables included details regarding frequency and length of rehearsals, availability of E-•flat, alto, and bass flutes, number of concerts given, membership and audition requirements, and college credit offerings for university flute ensembles. Problems encountered in maintaining the ensemble, selection of repertoire, and preparation for performance were also covered. The reasons deemed most important for establishing or retaining a university flute choir include the development of chamber ensemble playing skills, individual playing skills, style interpretation, sight-reading skill, and the addition of a performance outlet. Warm-up exercises listed as the most often used in flute choir rehearsals include those for intonation, scales, and triads. Warm-up exercises that can be used in a flute ensemble setting to enhance the rehearsal routine are included and cover the following areas: Relaxation Techniques, Breathing, Tone Development, Intonation, Technical Exercises (Scales and Triads), Rhythmic Drills, and Sight-reading.From the statistics cited and the topics explored in this project, the premise is substantiated that the university flute choir is a viable performing ensemble and can also serve as an effective instructional medium. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship School of Music
dc.format.extent vi, 113 leaves : music ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Flute -- Performance. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Flute -- Studies and exercises. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Musical groups -- Indiana. en_US
dc.title The university flute choir : a study of its viability as a performing ensemble and instructional medium with a compendium of recommendations and warm-up exercises en_US Thesis (D.A.) en_US
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