October 3rd: Dr. Brittany Trotter

Extended Techniques for Flute: How to Get Started or Improve Your Skills

Join Dr. Brittany Trotter in this exciting interactive recital of flute music with extended techniques. She will perform and provide performance notes on Zoom Tube (1999) by Ian Clarke and Move It (2020) by Carlos Simon. She’ll demonstrate and teach various extended techniques: flutter tonguing, jet whistle, tongue stops/rams, pitch bends, harmonics, tongue pizzicato, beatboxing, singing and playing followed by a group play-along of an excerpt from Trisection (2016) by Nicole Chamberlain.

Dr. Brittany Trotter leads a diverse career as an educator, soloist, and collaborator. She is the Assistant Professor of Practice in Flute at the University of the Pacific’s Conservatory of Music. Trotter has been awarded first prize in several competitions including semi-finalist in the 2017 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition. She regularly performs, teaches, and serves as a guest lecturer throughout the United States and performed at numerous music festivals including the National Flute Association Convention where she was a featured soloist in the 2020 virtual summer series celebration concert series. Trotter is the recipient of the NFA’s 2020 Graduate Research Competition for her dissertation entitled, Examining Music Hybridity and Cultural Influences in Valerie Coleman’s Wish Sonatine and Fanmi Imen. A native of Laurel, Mississippi, Trotter has received degrees from the University of Southern Mississippi (B.M., B.M.E.), University of Wyoming (M.M.), and West Virginia University (D.M.A., Certificate of University Teaching).

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