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The Adelaide Flute Ensemble

The Adelaide Flute Ensemble is an ensemble of SA government school students of the flute in years 10 to 12. It provides opportunities to perform in high-profile concerts and at venues.

This ensemble consists of 10 to 15 players and offers access to the piccolo as well as alto, bass and contrabass flutes.

The ensemble enables students to undertake Ensemble Performance as a Year 12 (SACE Stage 2) subject.


All flute students in SA government schools, years 10 to 12 in 2018 are eligible to apply. Entry to the ensemble is by audition.


Audition requirements

The audition should take approximately 10 minutes.

The standard required is beyond intermediate level (2+ years learning).

Applicants should prepare to present:

  • scales, to be played at quaver = 60-80
    • any major scale of your choice, ascending and descending in one breath
    • any major scale of your choice, with 3 or more sharps or flats in the key signature
    • a chromatic scale descending to the lowest note in your range
  • 2 pieces of your own choice that demonstrate technical and musical ability at your current level
    • at least one minute in length
    • unaccompanied
    • contrasting in style, tempo, register, or rhythm.

Booking an audition

Auditions will be held from 3.30pm to 4.15pm on Tuesday 30 January 2018, in the Adelaide High School music room.

Audition bookings are now available online.

Audition form

All applicants must print and complete the audition form (Word 105KB) and bring it to the audition. All fields must be completed.

Expectations of members

Members are expected to:

  • participate in all programmed performances and events
  • engage positively with the entire team
  • attend rehearsals and learn music for performances
  • cover the costs of membership, including providing suitable clothing.

Attending rehearsals

Rehearsals occur every Tuesday, from 4.30pm to 6.00pm, at Adelaide High School, West Terrace, Adelaide. Rehearsals commence week 2 of term 1 2018.

Members are expected to learn the music before rehearsals. If necessary, they should ask their instrumental music teacher for help.

If a member cannot attend a rehearsal, they should notify the conductor via phone or email.

Rehearsal and performance uniforms

Members should wear school uniform to rehearsals.

For performances, members must wear respectful black clothes (including shoes and socks) with a splash of colour, suitable for public performance in prestigious venues.

Membership fee

The membership fee is $55 per year. 


Instrumental Music Leader, Learning Pathways

Phone: 0458 185 152
EmailDECD.Ensembles16 [at] schools.sa.edu.au