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December, 19, 2024
03:00 PM - 04:00 PM




Kristi Miller

Kristi Miller

Building Blocks of a Flute-tastic Sectional

Clinic Synopsis:

Setting flute players up for success is crucial when teaching proper playing techniques during weekly flute sectionals. Many directors may not be as familiar with teaching rigorous flute fundamentals in sectionals as they are with their own primary instrument. Dr. Miller will demonstrate and teach a variety of effectively proven exercises in the areas of tone, technique, articulation, vibrato, harmonics, and intonation, as well as how to successfully implement those in your flute sectionals.

Kristi Miller - Biographical Information

Dr. Kristi Miller has taught elementary music in Pearland ISD for the past 13 years and is in her 25th year as a private flute instructor in the Houston area. She is a three-time grant recipient of the Pearland ISD Education Foundation and her elementary choirs have performed the national anthem for the Houston Astros on numerous occasions. Prior to teaching elementary music, she was a member of the United States Army Fife and Drum Corps and was a middle school band director in Clear Creek ISD. Dr. Miller holds a doctoral degree in flute performance from Florida State University, a master’s degree from University of Texas at Austin and a BM degree in music education from University of Houston. During her time as a doctoral student at Florida State University, she was a teaching assistant and taught flute choir, flute methods courses, and lessons to undergraduate flute students. She currently maintains a successful private flute studio and her students consistently place in the all-region, all-area and all-state bands, as well as receive superior ratings on their solos. Dr. Miller is an active member of the Texas Music Educators Association and has presented several flute and elementary music clinics at the TMEA Convention. Her primary teachers are Marianne Gedigian, Eva Amsler, and Sydney Carlson.