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Scholars 2008 - 2009

Danielle Durbin, Music Performance

"Flute Lineage"
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Lisa Cella
Expected Graduation Date: Spring 2009

I will research the lineage descending from the two most influential flute players in American history: William Kincaid and Marcel Moyse. I will examine their teaching concepts and playing styles. I have compiled a list of several generations of flautists, descending from these two main figures. I will take private flute lessons and have interviews with many descendants from each “father”. I will record every lesson and/or conversation that I have with each flautist. I will take the same three well know flute works to each lesson, in order to closely relate one style or teaching to another. I will compare/contrast these recordings to find an overall style of Kincaid’s teachings versus Moyse’s teaching. This detailed American flute lineage will create an insight to the styles and techniques of our forefathers.