Six weeks till the Amherst workshop! Less than eight till IBIL! Here is a weekly plan to get in shape!
Disclaimer: please note that at Amherst, I will be teaching the Central Program and not giving a masterclass (Sandy Miller will be teaching the masterclass), so these are not official guidelines, just my suggestions.... At IBIL I will be teaching a masterclass, but you don't have to choose from the repertory on this blog, again, these are just suggestions!
Week 1: Key of D Major
Warmup: Long notes in D Major, 2 octaves, looking for the most resonant and beautiful tone for each note.
Tuning: Major triads along the D Major scale, with your tuner providing a drone on the tonic of each chord. My favorite all-purpose temperament is currently 1/6 comma meantone. Valotti also work, and equalt temperament if you don't have other options.
Etude: Frederick the Great, 100 Daily Exercises: No. 28, 34. This book is available in many libraries, or you can order from Flute world (search the title) or Amazon, search under "das flötenbuch". Von Huene carries it sometimes too.
Music: Telemann Fantasia in D Major
Benda sonata in D Major from this collection: http://imslp.org/wiki/4_Flute_Sonatas_(Benda,_Franz)
Note about the music choice: the theme for Amherst is German music. For IBIL, Bohemian music. The suggested repertory will be chosen mostly from these repertories, but not exclusively.