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The School of Music at Texas State University in San Marcos, TX is home to the flute studio of Dr. Adah Toland Jones, Professor of Flute. The "flute studio" is comprised of all the music majors in the School of Music whose primary instrument is flute. These students are talented flutists who possess the drive and dedication it takes to pursue careers in music. Consisting of students from around the world, the studio provides a very personalized and diversified experience, catering to the needs and goals of each individual.
In what ways are the students involved?
Weekly lessons with Dr. Jones
Weekly attendance of flute seminar (meeting of the entire flute studio)
Group lessons two or three times a semester (lessons with two students or more)
Weekly Flute Choir rehearsals (with one on-campus performance per semester)
Major ensemble rehearsals two to three times a week (Click here for more information on ensembles)
Students are also encouraged to participate in the annual concerto competition, which has provided many flute students the opportunity to perform with the Texas State Symphony Orchestra as winners of this competition.
During the summer, several students choose to audition for and participate in off-campus master classes and performances with outside ensembles such as the National Collegiate Flute Choir at the annual National Flute Association Convention.
Dr. Jones' flute studio fosters the ideas of camaraderie and friendship in music rather than fierce competition. Students are held to a high standard of musicianship, working as a collaborative and supportive team.
The following are links to various degrees offered for flutists at the Texas State University School of Music: