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Flute 360

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Guiding flutists holistically to discover their unique voice on and off the stage!


Episode 57: Studio Highlights at UTA

Flute 360 | Episode 57: “Studio Highlights at The University of Texas at Arlington” (40:46)

In today’s episode, Heidi talks with the flute students at The University of Texas at Arlington, under the direction of Dr. Terri Sánchez! Today’s interview includes two parts: a performance class of seven undergraduate flutists, and the entire flute studio. Topics include organization, self-empowerment, the Maverick Flute Choir, and much more! Check out today’s episode to hear these inspiring students!

Episode 57 – Main Points:

  • 0:26 – Gold Sponsor: Interactive Flute Retreat, South Haven, MI
  • 1:13 – Welcome & Introduction!
  • 2:08 – Question: What are some accomplishments that you would like to highlight?
  • 2:25 – Lauren: Programming my first flute recital!
  • 3:10 Maverick Flute Choir
  • 4:15 – Writing plays for the flute choir.
  • 4:41 – Dr. Sánchez comments about the ensemble.
  • 5:39 – Brittney: I’ve learned that playing the flute can be a relaxing and fun experience! I’ve also learned about the beauty of mistakes, recognizing them, and then fixing those mistakes. My superpower is performing, and I love playing!
  • 7:50 – Heidi: A career in music has many different paths.
  • 8:07 – Victoria: I’ve had issues with self-empowerment. My character in the Maverick Flute Choir is a princess. I enjoy the fact that everyone in the group is very welcoming and supportive.
  • 9:30Dr. Terri Sánchez, flutist and teacher
  • 10:55 – Ripple Effect
  • 11:18Christine Cleary, flutist and teacher
  • 12:29 – Question: What lessons have you learned throughout the academic year?
  • 12:33 – Student’s Response.
  • 13:01Chaminade’s Concertino for Flute and Piano
  • 14:37 – Student: Your ideas DO matter!
  • 17:13 – It’s always darkest before the dawn!
  • 18:11 – “The flute is an extension of ourselves!” – Student
  • 18:48 – Hayley: UTA is a support system for me. Between my fellow peers, Dr. Sánchez, and my other UTA professors.
  • 23:32 – Student: My current setback is organization.
  • 25:38 – Organization Tools: Excel worksheets, sticky tabs, calendars, and journals!
  • 27:06 – Silver Sponsor: J&K Productions’ Website
  • 27:35 – Discussion with the Flute Studio – starts here!
  • 28:03 – Lauren talks about organization strategies.
  • Please go to Dr. Begay’s website to see pictures of student’s journal for inspiration!
  • 29:02Bullet Journal
  • 29:49 – Dr. Sánchez comments.
  • 31:33 – Student: It’s important to make mistakes and to embrace those mistakes. Just because you’ve made a mistake doesn’t mean that you have to start over, but it could mean to change your plan slightly and roll with it.
  • 32:31 – Dr. Sánchez comments.
  • 34:22 – Spiral Curriculum
  • 34:30 – Crystal talks about the spiral curriculum.
  • 37:46Texas Flute Society
  • 38:22 – Final thoughts.
  • 38:37 – Brittney comments.
  • 39:50 – Conclusion!
  • 40:02 – Bronze Sponsor: J&K Productions’ Website

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