Laura Kaufman, Director
Under the direction of Laura Kaufman, the Flute Ensemble rehearses weekly on Mondays at Kilmer Middle School (8100 Wolftrap Rd, Vienna, VA 22182) and performs several times a season. Its repertoire includes arrangements for flute ensemble as well as original works. Flute Ensemble will begin in September 2017.
Auditions will take place June 17-18th. All auditions will be held at George Mason University. Specific audition times will be emailed to applicants approximately two weeks prior to the audition. In the event of a specific, unavoidable conflict with the audition schedule, contact the AYPO office; permission may be granted on a case by case basis to submit an audition by video recording.
For musicians new to AYPO:
1) A solo piece. This should be a piece that the applicant feels represents their highest level of playing. It should be 2-5 minutes long and may be a portion of a larger work. Please bring two copies of your music, one for you and one for the judges, with the prepared measures marked. Judges may start and stop the applicant during the audition.
2) Orchestral excerpts. Please choose one of the two attached excerpts. For Excerpt B please prepare both parts.
3) Please fill out the flute audition application above (APPLY NOW).
For musicians who plan to audition for AYCO, AYSO, or AYP:
Musicians should indicate their interest in the Flute Ensemble by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. A separate audition for Flute Ensemble is not needed. Musicians should follow the audition requirements for the regular full orchestras here.
Flute Ensemble is open to both current members of AYPO and non-members.
Non-member tuition: $750
Flute Ensemble tuition is waived for musicians currently in an AYPO ensemble.