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Student Solo Favorites: Solos for Flute Alone

My students are torn between two feeling about solo flute music – on the one hand, it’s fun to be independent, but on the other hand, it can be kinda scary to perform alone on a stage! I personally like the idea of being in complete control of how I tell the story of a piece, especially knowing that I can play it differently literally every time I play it.

The other thing that makes solos for flute alone fun is it can help you feel confident making musical decisions whether you’re alone, playing with piano, or in any kind of group. Here are our students' favorites!

Btw, I don't make any money off of the sheet music links in this list. I just like to share the love.


1. Danse de la Chevre (Dance of the Goat) by Arthur Honegger

"I like knowing the story behind the piece and trying to bring it to life."

  • Has a backstory to help build a musical story

  • Great for college auditions

  • Rhythmic and melodic sections

  • Lots of scales and patterns

  • Predictable style


2. Fantasie No. 6 in D Minor by Georg Philipp Teleman

"There's a different character in each movement, and makes learning Baroque style less scary!"

  • 3 movements

  • Predictable melodies

  • Different time signatures

  • Good intro to Baroque style music

  • Practice with note and articulation patterns