Flute @ Wichita State University


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FluteShox Flute Choir travelled to Salt Lake City to perform at the National Flute Association convention in August 2019!


The flute studio at WSU is a tight-knit group of dedicated, busy students. Everyone supports each other in his or her journey to excellence, realizing that one person’s path is most likely very different from his or her own. We enjoy the challenge of perfecting our craft!

Our weekly studio class gives students the opportunity to try out new pieces, play run-throughs before performances, and discuss topics in practicing and teaching. We also prepare small flute ensemble music for performances in the community.

In the 2019-2020 year, WSU will host numerous guest artists, including Dr. John Bailey from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln as part of the Kansas Flute Society Flute Festival in February. Performance opportunities include Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, Orchestra, Opera, Musical Theater, Banda Hispanica, Composer Concerts, and the Wichita Flute Ensemble.

Wichita State’s School of Music delivers the limitless opportunities and resources students need to become tomorrow’s musical innovators in an environment that feels like family.

Come join the FluteShox Family!

For more information about the WSU School of Music, click here.

Link for current students.

AUDITION – By Video for Fall 2021

Undergraduate Admissions
Students must first apply to the University at www.wichita.edu/apply. Once accepted, students may then schedule an audition online here.

Scholarship and Entrance Auditions
The audition serves as the basis upon which the School of Music determines entrance and School of Music scholarships.

Audition Dates for Entering Fall 2021
November 21, 2020 (audition videos due November 7)
February 6, 2021 (audition videos due January 23)
April 10, 2021 (audition videos due March 27)

Audition Requirements for Undergraduate Admission
1) Major scales up to four sharps and four flats, 2 or 3 octaves, slurred and articulated. For your audition video(s), please choose two scales and play one slurred and one articulated. 

2) Two contrasting pieces from the standard repertoire. Pieces may be selected movements from a larger work. All-State pieces are acceptable. Examples of acceptable repertoire: any etude from the Selected Studies book published by Rubank; any etude from the Melodious and Progressive Studies, Books 1 or 2, published by Robert Cavally Editions; any etude from 24 Etudes, op. 33 by Joachim Andersen; any piece from Flute Music by French Composers, published by G. Schirmer; any movement from a sonata by J.S. Bach, G.F. Handel, Anna Amalia; any movement from a concerto by Mozart, Quantz, CPE Bach; any standard sonata from the 19th-21st centuries. If you have questions about your repertoire, please contact Dr. Lemoine.

Submitting Your Audition Video
You may submit one video of all the repertoire or separate video links for each part. Create, upload, and share your audition video here.

For more information, go to the WSU School of Music’s undergraduate audition page here.

Graduate Admissions & Graduate Staff Assistantship (Open for Fall 2021)
Students must first apply to the Graduate School. Any student admitted to the School of Music is automatically eligible for an assistantship (if one is open that year). In addition to the standard requirements of the Graduate School, the School of Music requires you to submit 3 references with your Graduate School application.

Dr. Lemoine requires the application to be submitted by December 15, 2020; and the video links by January 15, 2021. You may email the video to [email protected] or upload your links to: https://www.wichita.edu/academics/fine_arts/music/2020pages/videosubmission.php  You may submit one video or separate videos of your audition repertoire.

For more information and a copy of the Graduate Handbook, go here.

Audition Requirements for Graduate Admission
Three movements or pieces from the standard repertoire; 3-5 orchestral excerpts of your choice. If you have questions about your repertoire, please contact Dr. Lemoine


For comprehensive information about University scholarships, visit wichita.edu/thisis/scholarships/.

Wichita State University offers many Tuition Discount Programs. Among them are the Shocker City Partnership and the Midwest Student Exchange Program (MSEP). Others are Legacy Tuition, Shocker Select, and Veterans and Active Duty Military.

Shocker City Partnership
The Shocker City Partnership grants resident tuition rates to students from specific metropolitan areas in Colorado, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Texas, making the cost of attending Wichita State significantly less than out-of-state tuition. Undergraduate students enrolled in 15 credit hours per semester would save more than $8,950 per year in tuition and fees, compared to nonresident tuition rates. Shocker City Partnership is also available to graduate students.

The Midwest Student Exchange Program offers 33 percent off out-of-state tuition to residents of Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio and Wisconsin who meet the program’s qualifications for major, test score and GPA. MSEP students save about $5,700 each year.

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