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Flutes of Fleurieu

The Flutes of Fleurieu (FOF) is a flute ensemble for SA government school students of the flute in years 5 to 9. Participating in the FOF ensemble gives students opportunities to:

  • challenge and improve their musical and technical skills
  • 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 and bass flutes.

The Flutes of Fleurieu aims to foster a love and understanding of music, develop skills in ensemble playing and facilitate the building of friendships with other flute players from a broad cross-section of SA government schools.

Eligibility

All years 5 to 9 flute students in SA government schools in 2016 are eligible to apply. Entry is by audition.

Auditions

Audition requirements

The audition should take approximately 7 to 10 minutes.

The standard required is beyond beginner level.

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:

  • on either Monday 14 November at Klemzig Instrumental Music Office, 28 Hay Street, Klemzig, 2:00-4:00pm
  • or Friday 25 November at Klemzig Instrumental Music Office, 28 Hay Street, Klemzig, 2:00-4:00pm

To book an audition, please use the online application form.

Please make a note of your selected audition day, time and venue.

If you have any difficulties, please call Sharon Burgess: 0458 185 152

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

Ensemble 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 Wednesday from 4.30pm to 6.00pm at Adelaide High School, West Terrace, Adelaide.

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

If a member can’t attend a rehearsal, they should notify the conductor.

Rehearsal and performance uniforms

Members should wear school uniform to rehearsals.

For performances, members must wear:

  • a white, collared shirt (short or long sleeved)
  • a very bright and colourful tie
  • black trousers or a black skirt
  • black socks or stockings
  • respectful black shoes.

Membership fees

The membership fee for the FOF is $55 per year. 

Instrumental Music Leader, Learning Pathways

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