Meagan Stevens: September Featured Flutist


The Flute Studio at Oklahoma State University is excited to announce our Featured Flutist for September 2016: Meagan Stevens! Every month, we will be highlighting a studio member with interviews, articles, and pictures. We hope you enjoy getting to know our talented and diverse studio!

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MEAGAN STEVENS
Senior Music Education Major

  

Where are you from and what brought you to OSU?
I am from Edmond, OK. I came to OSU after touring many colleges and taking lessons with many teachers. OSU's campus just had a great feeling and also a fantastic flute teacher, so I came here!

When and why did you start playing the flute?
I started playing the flute in 6th grade band because my mom had played the flute when she was in high school.

What are some of your hobbies and interests?
I love poetry and painting.

Who are your favorite composers? What are some of your favorite recordings?
Although it's "cliche," Beethoven is my favorite composer. However, my favorite flute piece is the Martin Ballade for Flute and Piano.

Who are your music mentors and what have you learned from them?
Amanda Thomas, Amy Zuback, and Dr. Broffitt-all three of them have taught me about work ethic, integrity, and have shaped my view of how to be an effective teacher. 

Where are your favorite places to eat?
Basically, anywhere that has coffee or ice cream.

What is the most valuable lesson that music has taught you?
Music has taught me how to work hard and has shown me a lot about how to connect with other people. It's amazing how many different types of people can come together through music.

What are your favorite things about the Flute Studio and the School of Visual + Performing Arts?
I love how supportive they are and how eager they are to help. I learn just as much from my peers as I do my teachers.

What is your guilty pleasure?
Watching Netflix or playing video games. I also love Monopoly!

Do you have any tips or advice for younger flutists?
Play with your best sound ALL the time!

What are five fun facts about you?
1. I can say the alphabet backwards really fast.

2. I love coffee.
3. I worked at Sonic Drive-In.

4. Emmanuel Pahud is my favorite flautist.
5. I have a serious appreciation for kind strangers.

 

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