BLOG: The blur of fourth year

It’s the Easter holidays and, as I’m staring the end of my degree in the face, I thought I’d give an update on what I’ve been up to!


My final year has been busy with lots of orchestral and wind band concerts.

A highlight was playing the flute in a lovely, enormous wind section for Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring. Full of drama with chaotic time signatures to say the least. The post-concert buzz was one of the highest I’ve seen across an entire orchestra.

It got stranger in February with our circus themed performance, collaborating with dancers. We joined in with the movement to create a rather unusual performance

Lots of outreach and teaching projects have been especially rewarding and entertaining. Providing practice workshops to teenagers in Brixton and Peter Pan workshops at a Greenwich Primary School! Two very different projects with very different challenges.

I have recently been offered a teaching post with a fantastic scheme that believes every child should have the opportunity to be a musician. The council provide free instrumental lessons starting as young as year 3.

I can’t wait to start although the next couple of months are packed full preparing for my final recital. It marks the end of my four year Bachelor of Music Performance and I’m really looking forward to sharing what I’ve been working on. The 45 minute recital will include Rhene-Baton, Gieseking, a Japanese-inspired piece and a world premiere – feel free to contact me for more information.

After that it’ll be a summer filled with flute playing as I excitedly (and nervously!) look towards starting my Master’s degree in September.

I’m hoping to keep this website full of music and interesting posts but in the meantime check out my brand new flute based blogForte Flutes!

Published by Jessamy

Forte Flutes began as a collective of tips and resources for musicians and flautists of all abilities. I have combined it with my personal blog and music news. I am a professional flautist, piccolo player and teacher. Please enjoy the blog and feel free to drop me a message.

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