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Aralee Dorough is principal flutist of the Houston Symphony and a faculty member at the University of Houston's Moores School of Music, where she maintains a small studio of graduate, DMA and performance certificate students. Her recent recording,  Colours: orchestral transcriptions for flute and piano, features Debussy's Afternoon of a Faun, and her own adaptations of Stravinsky's Pucinella Suite, for 2 flutes and piano, and Bartok's Romanian Folk Dances. She can be found on her website, Flutist or Flautist? -, where she has recently started a blog.
Aralee's Checklist

Here is a list of some important skills, the things I feel a player must be able to do. It’s not a list of EVERYTHING one could/should possibly learn. That list is infinite!

THIS is a cut-to-the-chase list for someone wanting to get to a professional level as fast as possible. These skills are both universal in scope and basic at the same time: essential.

1. Make a maximally wide and full vibrato
2. Play legato without vibrato
3. Play legato with vibrato
4. Play high “E” and in the-the-staff “C#” in tune (it’s a great start!)

Click here to see the remaining list.
Aralee Dorough