Flute Day at NJMTA State Conference

Saturday, November 18, 2017

9AM to 3:30 PM

Westminster Choir College, Princeton, NJ

with guest artists

The Lyra Ensemble

8:30 AM - Check-in and Onsite Registration opens

9:00 -9:45 Group Warm-up and Ensemble Reading

Lead by NJMTA President-Elect Renae Block, this session is for both students and teachers.  Bring your flutes and a music stand and try out some trios, quartets and flute choir pieces together.  Teachers are welcome to bring their favorite pieces to share with the group. 


9:45-10:00 - Visit the exhibits 


10:00-11:30 – Ensemble Coaching with the Lyra Ensemble

Teachers may nominate student duos/trios/quartets or larger flute ensembles to be coached by the members of the Lyra Ensemble.  All students must be registered for the Flute Day to participate. 

11:30- 11:55 - Lyra Ensemble Performance

12:00 - 1:00 Lunch hour/Visit the exhibits


1:15-3:15 – Middle School and HS Master Class with The Lyra Ensemble

The 2017-18 New Jersey all-state solo for flute is Paul Hindemith's Sonata for Flute and Piano.  

Each of NJ’s three regions assigns its own repertoire for middle school honor band auditions. This year’s solos include “Andalouse” by E. Pessard (SJBODA), "Scherzino" by J. Andersen (CJMEA) and Sonata in F Major, Mvts. 1 & 2 by J.C. Pepusch (NJSMA)

The four members of the Lyra Ensemble will speak on ways to prepare these pieces for auditions and will take turns working with master class performers individually.

3:15-3:30 - Visit the exhibits

3:30 & 5:30 – Young Musicians Competition Winners’ recitals

All attendees are welcome to stay and hear the recitals, which will include the winners of all of NJMTA's fall competitions.



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