Welcome to Elaine Harriss' website

  • For Prospective UTM Students
  • UTM Degrees with Piano
  • UTM Piano Ensemble 
  • UTM Piano Competition
          Solo Application
          Ensemble Application
  • UTM Piano Workshops
  • Piano Camp
          Camp Application
          Scholarship Application

  • Flute
  • For Prospective UTM Students
  • UTM Degrees with Flute
  • UTM Flute Choir

    Chamber Music for Flute, Clarinet, and Piano
  • The University Trio at UTM
  • Performing Trios
  • Works through 1980
  • Works since 1980

    Kindermusik of Martin
  • What is Kindermusik?
  • Kindermusik International

    Harriss Pre-College Studio
  • Studio Policies and Schedule

  • Links
  • UTM Department of Music
  • Tennessee Music Teachers Association
  • National Flute Association

  • Flute for prospective UTM students



    Want to be a flute major at UTM? Super!
          We offer music degrees in performance, instrumental pedagogy, music education, and arts.
    Want to minor in music with flute as your main instrument? Come right on!
          See the current catalogue for requirements. (PDF file)
    Want to be a non-music major but continue to play flute? Good for you!
          Your expertise and participation will be welcomed and appreciated.

    Opportunities for flutists at UTM:
          Private Lessons
          Small Ensemble Work: duet, trio, quartet
          Flute Choir: C flutes, piccolos, alto flute, bass flute (This is a fun class!)
          Marching Band
          Wind Ensemble
          Concert Band

    Scholarships are available for those who want to play in band.
          See Dr. Nola Jones, UTM Director of Bands.
    Scholarships are available for music majors.
          See Dr. Elaine Harriss, Interim Chair, UTM Department of Music.

    What does it take to be a music major? Do you:
           Love to sing or play your instrument
           Enjoy making music in a group
           Find pleasure in practice (you'll do a lot of this)
           Have a good sense of pitch and good rhythmic skills
           Have a burning desire to develop as a musician

    What is the best preparation for majoring in flute in college?
           Performing experience (ensemble, solo, etc.), private lessons, listening to
             good music, and practice, practice, practice!

    What should I have prepared for an audition to be a flute major at UTM?
    Here is the ideal:
           all major scales, 2 octaves
           one or more solos from the standard flute repertoire
           standard flute etude
           be prepared to sight-read

    For information or one-on-one counseling about flute at UTM, contact
    Dr. Elaine Harriss
    211 Fine Arts Building
    University of Tennessee at Martin
    Martin, TN 38238