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THE FLUTE STUDIO at AU

The Flute Studio at Auburn University provides flute students with a comprehensive education to ensure that graduates have the necessary tools to succeed in an evolving music industry. The flute studio is a supportive yet challenging learning environment where students are pushed to consistently improve with the support and encouragement of fellow students and faculty. It is a comprehensive program, placing emphasis on performance, pedagogy, orchestral excerpts, chamber music, piccolo, and career development. 

 

The AU Music Department boasts a dynamic group of faculty who provide personal attention and quality training to our students. The university is focused on investing in and supporting the performing arts units. We are thrilled to announce the construction of a new performing arts center, the Jay and Susie Gogue Performing Arts Center, opening in the fall of 2019. (Click here for more information.)

 

Dr. Broffitt Kunzer believes that students reach their maximum potential with a mutual effort between the student and teacher and she takes pride in sharing this experience with the talented flutists at AU. Dr. Broffitt's flute students have performed at international conferences and other major venues and have also placed in regional and national competitions.​

Stay in touch with us via social media: @auflutes 

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Audition Information

 

Announcing Audition Days for 2019:

January 12, 2019

February 7, 2019

 

Click here for important audition information.

Click here to apply and schedule your audition.

*You must complete both applications - one for the University and one for the Music Department* 

UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS

The Auburn University Department of Music offers the following undergraduate degree programs:

​BM in Performance​

BM in Music Education

BA in Music

Please click here for more detailed information about each degree program.​

If you are interested in pursuing a music degree at AU, please follow these steps:

1. Contact Dr. Broffitt (VBK@auburn.edu)

2. Apply to the university here

3. Apply to the Music Department here

4. Research scholarship opportunities here

5. Research audition information here

UNDERGRADUATE REPERTOIRE

Students auditioning for an undergraduate degree should prepare two pieces of contrasting styles and will be expected to play major scales. You should choose repertoire that showcases both your technical and musical ability. Possible examples of repertoire include (but are not limited to):

 

- A movement from a Mozart Concerto (G major or D major)

-A movement from a Bach Sonata

 

-A piece from the “French Composers” book

 

-A movement from a major sonata or concerto (i.e. Poulenc, Nielsen, Prokofiev, etc.)

-An appropriate etude (Andersen Op. 30, 33, 15, Paganini, etc.)

 

-All-State audition repertoire

Information for Future Students

The program offers scholarships that are awarded through an application and audition process. The Music Department offers the following degree programs:

 

Bachelor of Music Performance

Bachelor of Music Education

Bachelor of Arts

Minor in Music

 

Dr. Virginia Broffitt Kunzer would be happy to speak with you about the flute studio. Please feel free to send an email (VBK@auburn.edu) if you would like to set up a lesson or if you have additional questions about the program.

 

 

 
What members of the flute studio can expect:

 

As a member of the flute studio, you will receive at least four hours of instruction with Dr. Broffitt Kunzer each week. Regardless of major, all flute students will receive a private lesson and attend flute studio class, piccolo class, and flute chamber music each week.

 

Musically, lessons and classes focus on tone, artistry, intonation, technique, practice strategies, and performance. Students are taught in a way that encourages the development of self-motivation, critical thinking, resilience, and independence; some of the most valuable skills music students can acquire.

 

Studio classes consist of performance masterclasses, technique and pedagogy classes, and orchestral excerpt classes. Through these seminars, students are exposed to various teaching techniques, flute methods, and orchestral audition material. Additionally, the studio places an emphasis on performance preparation, performance anxiety, memorization, professional etiquette, and career development.

 

Solo, chamber, and large ensemble opportunities provide ample performance experience for all students. These performance opportunities are necessary to grow as musicians. Our studio members also actively seek opportunities to attend national and regional workshops and masterclasses to gain exposure to some of the world’s greatest performers and teachers.

 

Additionally, the flute studio hosts guest residencies by world-renowned teachers and performers on a regular basis. The guest artist activities range from giving traditional recitals and performance masterclasses to giving seminars about career options for musicians, efficient practice techniques, and Alexander Technique. This broad spectrum of topics gives the members of the studio a well-rounded experience. 

SEE THE FLUTE STUDIO STUDENT SUCCESS RECORD

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CONTACT

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VBK@auburn.edu

 

Auburn University

Department of Music

101 Goodwin Music Building

Auburn, Alabama 36849

PHONE: 334-844-3116

 

auburn.edu/music

 

VISIT

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All prospective students are encouraged to visit our campus prior to an audition. A visit can include a campus tour, visiting music classes, viewing rehearsals, and meeting current students and faculty. All flutists who schedule a campus visit are encouraged to take a lesson with Dr. Broffitt.

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To schedule a visit, please contact Dr. Broffitt (VBK@auburn.edu) and schedule a formal campus tour here.

 

TELL

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Dr. Broffitt's Flute Studio Student Success

2016

Holly Rosenberg (BM 2017) - Performer, Peabody Summer Institute

Carly Prince (BM 2016) - Performer, Vancouver Symphony Orchestra Institute

Marcos Alvarez (Anticipated BM 2017) - Winner, National Flute Association Collegiate Flute Choir Competition

Olivia Jirousek (Anticipated BM 2020) - Winner, National Flute Association Collegiate Flute Choir Competition

2015

Holly Rosenberg (BM 2017) - Winner, National Flute Association Piccolo Masterclass Competition

Holly Rosenberg (BM 2017) - Performer, Beyond the Masterclass

Carly Prince (BM 2016) - Alternate, National Flute Association Masterclass Competition

Carly Prince (BM 2016) - Winner, Ladies of Music Club OKC Young Artist Competition Woodwind Division

Carly Prince (BM 2016) - Performer, The Informed Flutist

Noelle Campen (BM 2016) - Performer, The Consummate Flutist

Thomas Tran (BM 2017) - Performer, The Consummate Flutist

Marcos Alvarez (Anticipated BM 2017) - Winner, National Flute Association Collegiate Flute Choir Competition

Meagan Stevens (Anticipated BM 2017) - Alternate, National Flute Association Collegiate Flute Choir Competition

Tiffany Ray (Anticipated BM 2018) - Performer, The Whole Musician

 

2014

Brooke Harris (MM 2015) - Winner, Oklahoma Flute Society Collegiate Competition

Brooke Harris (MM 2015) - Winner, National Flute Association Master Class Competition

Brooke Harris (MM 2015) - Winner, Texas Flute Society Master Class Competition

Brooke Harris (MM 2015) - Finalist, Wichita Symphony Second Flute/Piccolo Audition

Brooke Harris (MM 2015) - Winner, Oklahoma State University Concerto Competition

Brooke Harris (MM 2015) - Substitute Musician - Symphony of Northwest Arkansas

Holly Rosenberg (BM 2017) - Alternate, National Flute Association Piccolo Artist Competition

Carly Prince (BM 2016) - Alternate, Oklahoma Flute Society Collegiate Competition

Carly Prince (BM 2016) - Winner, National Flute Association Collegiate Flute Choir Competition

Carly Prince (BM 2016) - Finalist, Claire Johnson Flute Soloist Competition, Floot Fire Dallas

Carly Prince (BM 2016) - Substitute Musician - Symphony of Northwest Arkansas

Carly Prince (BM 2016) - Alternate, Oklahoma Flute Society Collegiate Competition

Noelle Campen (BM 2016) - Winner, National Flute Association Collegiate Flute Choir Competition

Noelle Campen (BM 2016) - Performer, The Consummate Flutist

Noelle Campen (BM 2016) - Performer, the Marina Piccinini International Flute Summer Master Classes

Laura Wirth (BM 2016) - Winner, National Flute Association Collegiate Flute Choir Competition

Marcos Alvarez (Anticipated BM 2017) - Winner, National Flute Association Collegiate Flute Choir Competition

 

2013

Michelle Scroggie (BM 2014) - Winner, National Flute Association Collegiate Flute Choir Competition

Michelle Scroggie (BM 2014) - Presser Scholarship Recipient for the OSU Music Department "Outstanding Senior"

Laura Wirth (BM 2016) - Winner, National Flute Association Collegiate Flute Choir Competition

2012

Kelsey Snider (BM 2012) - Presser Scholarship Recipient for the OSU Music Department "Outstanding Senior"

Darcie Fleming (BM 2014) - Runner-Up and Best Woodwind Award, Ladies Music Club Competition

 

2011

Kelsey Snider (BM 2012) - Finalist, Oklahoma Flute Society Collegiate Competition