Flute students get creative with online recitals

Friday, May 8, 2020
Flute students in Carla Copeland-Burns' studio performed their end-of-year recitals from home, taking advantage of technology to be creative and have some fun.
Sarah Tan and Carla Copeland-Burns

The video on the left features excerpts from three students' virtual recitals. First, Angel Shi performs part of Mvt. II (Scherzo) from Widor's Suite for Flute and Piano, Op. 34; then Matt Feder plays all four parts of Pierre-Max Dubois' Quartet for four flutes (with four different personas); and finally Sarah Tan performs the multi-sectional Ballade for flute and piano by Frank Martin, with outfit changes for each section.

Sarah Tan recently found out she is First Alternate in the Central Ohio Flute Association Collegiate Soloist Competition.

Another student of Carla Copeland-Burns, senior Jessica Chen, explored the relationship between sound and spaces with a project that included recording Paul Hindemith's "Eight Pieces for Flute" (1927) in eight different locations on the Duke University campus, in spaces ranging from the vast to the intimate.