ILMEA Cycle 3 Practice Book
Flute Student's Steps to Success: ILMEA Cycle 3 is a practical approach to learning the required etudes for the Illinois Music Educator Association All-District and All-State auditions.
This book can be used as a guide to learn the etudes - notes, rhythms, phrases, etc. It can also be used by students who have already learned the etudes as a warmup book. The variety in approaches is intended to both challenge and engage the student, while reinforcing the skills needed to successfully perform the etudes.
Teachers, band directors, and students of any level can use this book as a complement to teaching and learning the etudes.
Dr. Matthew Allison is a flute instructor in Metro St. Louis and a seasoned ILMEA adjudicator. His intent is to break down the difficult audition requirements in a way that becomes accessible for students of any level to learn, and to provide more material to support the skills needed.
Dr. Allison primarily teaches pre-college students in Illinois, and is also adjunct faculty at Lindenwood University. His previous teaching appointments include Western Illinois University and the Pennsylvania Academy of Music (Chair of Winds, Chair of Theory/Composition). Matthew Allison is a teaching artist for Gemeinhardt Musical Instruments.
The series of Flute Student’s Steps to Success are also intended to be priced accessibly. Additional online tutorial videos are also being developed to help students grow, regardless of access to flute instructors. Please do not copy and distribute these materials.
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