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Flute in Captivity part 2

What are you doing right now while social distancing?

It’s our first week back in classes after spring break and on Fridays I usually drive out to Mustang to teach, but with school out I’m now sitting on my balcony eating yogurt and drinking coffee.

So where did I leave off in my last post?

I guess this would be the ‘methodology’ portion if I were writing a paper but anyway, here is my plan:

I’m going to blog my way through learning some new music! The pieces I’ve chosen are Elizabeth Brown’s Botanical Obsessions and Pierre Octave Ferroud’s Trois Piece.

I’ve never played either of these works before but they’ve been sitting on my book shelf for a long time so I figured now is as good a time as any!

Since starting my DMA at OU I came to the realization that the only way to get it all done is to be organized about it. This means, an organized method of learning new music (not just marking things on my calendar, and having a folder with all of my music) from the beginning to the end seeing to it I make it to my end goal under the time constraints I’m working with.

This semester I finally saw the fruits of my labor as I methodically started working my way through learning my recital music. Unfortunately that recital is postponed indefinitely so here we are.

I’ll get into the nitty gritty in later posts because we have 6 weeks left in the semester and that’s a lot of time to devote to this blogging thing.

But, first thing’s first: let’s delve into the lives of Elizabeth Brown and monsieur Ferroud.



+Philippe Gaubert Fantasie

+J.S. Bach Partita in A Minor, Bourree Anglaise

+J.S. Bach Partita in A Minor Corrente

*Dirk Michael Kirsch Trio Pastoral: I. Prelude 

*Dirk Michael Kirsch Trio Pastoral: II. Nocturne

*Dirk Michael Kirsch Trio Pastoral: III. Finale

+Graduate Recital at the University of Tennessee, Dustin Lin, Piano
*Recital at the University of Oklahoma, Kaia Sand, English Horn, Helena Aung, Piano