Thursday, August 13, 2023 | 11:45am
“Beyond the Notes!” Addressing Flute Choir Intonation With Paige Dashner Long and Katherine Emeneth
National Flute Association Convention | Phoenix, AZ
"Back to the Future! A musical journey through life" March 4, 2023 – Tallowood Baptist Church
POPS concert featuring the Tallowood Orchestra. With special guests: Freedom Brass from the US Air Force Band of the West.
"Wind" February 17, 19, 26, 2023 – Carya String Quartet
The windy months of spring will be introduced in February with a collaborative program celebrating the power of breath. Featuring flutist Tori Yaussy and mezzo Megan Berti, the program includes Respighi’s “Il Tramonto,” translated as “The Sunset,” and Late-Romantic American composer Amy Beach’s set of Variations for Flute and String Quartet. This program will conclude with the Houston premiere of local composer Stephen Bachicha’s song cycle “Close Your Eyes,” for mezzo and string quartet.
“Joy to the World” December 10 and 11, 2022 – Tallowood Baptist Church
TBC’s annual Christmas pageant including performances by the orchestra and choir.
“Fragile Structures” April 24, 2022– Archway Gallery
Contemporary music ensemble Loop38 presents a concert of world premieres responding to the climate crisis.
“American Gems” January, 2021– New Texas Sinfonia
Members of New Texas Sinfonia present Samuel Barber's iconic String Quartet, Op. 11, juxtaposed with a lesser known gem– Theme and Variations for Flute and String Quartet, Op. 80 by one of America's most prominent female composers, Mrs. H. H. A. Beach.
Americana: Music by American Composers
Some favorite pieces include:
i. Barber “Canzone” for Flute and Piano
ii. Copeland Duo for Flute and Piano
iii. Amy Beach Theme and Variations for Flute and String Quartet
Flute and Friends!
Have a specific instrumentation in mind?
i. Flute, clarinet and piano trio
ii. Flute and string quartet
iii. Flute and piano
iv. Instrumentation of your choice!
Alone: Music for Solo Flute
Favorites for the instrument include works by:
i. C.P.E Bach
iv. Katherine Hoover
Tori’s Tips and Tricks
a. Let me help you get your beginner flute class off to a great start!
b. Go from Pneumo Pro to vibrato
c. If you can say “kitty”, you can double-tongue!
The Unclassical Musician
a. “Making it” as a musician in the 21st century
b. “Unfortunately”: my biggest trigger word
c. Performance v. Audition anxiety
d. Choose your own adventure!
TMEA All-State Etude Masterclass
a. 2 formats– getting started, and getting to the finish line!
b. Make a game plan!
c. Flute fundamentals to make your performance stand out
d. Mock auditions and self-recording