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Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA)
Instrumental Performance (Music)
Date of Defense
First Committee Member
Second Committee Member
Third Committee Member
Margaret A. Donaghue
Fourth Committee Member
Nancy C. Zavac
Fifth Committee Member
Stephen F. Zdzinski
The purpose of this study is to create a comprehensive collection of some of the most important and difficult excerpts from the standard advanced solo flute literature and to provide a set of context-specific exercises with suggested practice methods. In order to determine results, a survey was administered to expert collegiate level flute teachers (N = 230). The first five chapters of this essay detail the need for the study, a review of literature, the method of the study, the results of the study and a summary/conclusions section which includes implications for further research. The last chapter of this essay includes excerpts from the standard advanced solo flute literature and associated context-specific exercises that can be used as a resource for students and teachers. The excerpts and exercises are listed in alphabetical order, according to the composer's last name. They are also organized in the appendix by area of difficulty including: technique, articulation, rhythm, phrasing, style, ensemble and intonation.
Flute; Practice; Practice Strategy; Music
Rondinelli, Cassandra A., "The Creation of Context-Specific Exercises Related to Advanced Solo Flute Literature: A Pedagogical Approach" (2012). Open Access Dissertations. 744.