Robert Langevin: Artist Interview/Concert Review...

Jun 5, 2018 by

With the start of the 2000–01 season, Robert Langevin joined the New York Philharmonic as Principal Flute, in The Lila Acheson Wallace Chair. In May 2001, he made his solo debut with the Orchestra in the North American premiere of Siegfried Matthus’s Concerto for Flute and Harp with Philharmonic...

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Dr. G’s June Flute Horoscopes...

Jun 5, 2018 by

The big news this month is that Mars will be going retrograde at the end of June until the end of August (aka. the Summer of Mars Retrograde). Whenever Mars goes retrograde, your energy for basically everything is zapped, often leading to frustration and angry, Aries-like temper tantrums. Knowing...

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The Caffeinated Flutist. by Mary Hales...

Jun 5, 2018 by

The Caffeinated Flutist, Vol. 1: Wish Me Luck!/Maintaining a Professional Presence on Social Media Wish me luck!  This is my first article contributing to The Flute View, and I’m so excited to see where this journey takes me.  I run a WordPress blog called Flute Fridays, but I’ve never...

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The Importance of Performing Arts Health in Music Education. by Francesca Leo...

Jun 5, 2018 by

Results from a 2009 study conducted by Ackermann, Kenny and Fortune revealed that 95% of highly skilled flute students suffered performance-related musculoskeletal disorders[1].  When I was sixteen years old, I was diagnosed with my first performance-related injury.  After experiencing severe pain when I played my flute, I scheduled a...

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3 Days of Flute in NYC. by Barbara Siesel...

Jun 5, 2018 by

As a lifelong New Yorker I tend to take all the amazing cultural offerings here for granted, you know, feeling that I can always attend a concert, go to the museum, find something interesting… so I often don’t go! Several weekends ago I found myself free, in town and...

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Jamie Baum: Album Review

Jun 5, 2018 by

Bridges- Jamie Baum Septet+   Jazz flutist, composer and leader Jamie Baum has released her new CD Bridges.  Bridges became the focus of her 2014 Guggenheim Fellowship application (and subsequent award) while Jamie was researching the connections between Jewish music (her earliest influences) and Arabic, Middle Eastern and South...

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Alice K. Dade: Album Review

Jun 5, 2018 by

Alice K. Dade is the Assistant Professor of Flute at the University of Missouri, and is on the Artist Faculty of Flutes by the Sea, MOZAIC Festival and the PRIZM International Chamber Festival.   Living Music / Alice K. Dade This is Alice K. Dade's first solo album, and...

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Amy Porter: Album Review

Jun 5, 2018 by

Michael Daugherty / Trail of Tears featuring Amy Porter (NAXOS) This ambitious album featuring the works of Michael Daugherty with flutist, Amy Porter, percussionist, Dame Evelyn Glennie and tuba player, Carol Jantsch, with the Albany Symphony and conducted by David Alan Miller, is said to be meant to explore...

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The Virtuosic Flutist: Book Review...

Jun 5, 2018 by

The Virtuosic Flutist is a new collection of studies keyed to the mechanics of playing the flute and the nuances of improving one's playing.  The exercises are intended to be a manual for any aspiring flutist looking to hone his or her techniques, or to consider adopting techniques through...

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Christina Jennings: Juggling Flute and Family...

May 2, 2018 by

Flutist Christina Jennings enjoys a musical career made up of diverse performing and recording, collaborations, and work guiding young musicians. In great demand as a teacher, Ms. Jennings is the director of the Panoramic Flutist and on faculty at CU Boulder and Greenwood Music Camp. What do you like...

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Gemeinhardt: Flute Maker Spotlight...

May 2, 2018 by

Can you give a little history about the company, from where it began to where it is now, and the future? Founded by Kurt Gemeinhardt, a 4th generation flute-maker from Markneukirchen, Germany, the Gemeinhardt company was established in 1948 in Elkhart, IN, 20 years after Gemeinhardt’s immigration to the...

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Rozalind MacPhail: Artist Interview...

May 2, 2018 by

Innovative Gemeinhardt Artist/Clinician, Rozalind MacPhail recently took home an ECMA for Electronic Recording of the Year and MusicNL’s Female Artist of the Year. One of the world’s leaders in flute looping and live film scoring, this classically-trained flutist blends effected flute, electronics, voice, omnichord, field recordings and silent film...

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Rozalind MacPhail’s 15 Healthy Habits on the Road...

May 2, 2018 by

1. Juice half a lemon with a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar and a teaspoon of unpasteurized honey and mix into a big warm glass of water. Drink on an empty stomach daily when you first wake up. 2. Meditate for 15 minutes upon waking up and before going...

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How Your Flute Works (Part 2). by Jeff Dening...

May 2, 2018 by

Part 2: Use Your Words   Imagine a young student is asked to name a particular note on their music and instead of saying, “F#”, they hold up the instrument and show the fingering.  Every teacher has run into this. Every repair technician has run into this as well...

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Catherine Ramirez: Album Review...

May 2, 2018 by

Catherine Ramirez - Shelter from the Storm, Albany Records TROY1701 Catherine Ramirez, currently artist-in-residence at St. Olaf College in Minnesota, presents this album “as a bridge toward empathy, compassion, and even understanding” for negative feelings of fear or frustration. She has assembled an album of solo flute works from a variety of...

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Nicole Esposito: Concert Review...

May 2, 2018 by

As the Flute Professor at the University of Iowa, the artistic and personal success of my students is always my first priority.  However, I find it also extremely important and do my best to set the best professional standard for them and I work hard to maintain my own...

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How to Stay in Good Flute Shape: Maxim Rubtsov’s “Three C’s”...

May 2, 2018 by

Maxim Rubtsov is principal flute of the Russian National Orchestra, leader of the RNO Wind Quintet, soloist, recording artist and flute teacher. I first met Maxim Rubtsov in the fall of 2010 when he was a featured performer for the University of Alabama’s Celebrity Series.  Since that time, we...

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Dr. G’s May Flute Horoscopes...

May 2, 2018 by

Welcome to May! Spring is in full bloom and Mercury retrograde is now so yesterday. The big news for the month is that Uranus is switching signs on May 16th from Aries to Taurus, where it will stay for the next 7 years. Uranus is the planet of technology...

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Gonjiam Flute Festival Report

Apr 2, 2018 by

This past February, The Flute View was invited to participate in the Gonjiam Festival. Below we’re sharing our own personal experiences of the festival. Barbara: I was so pleased when Philipp Jundt (whom we met at the Galway Flute Festival) invited us to both perform, teach and lecture at...

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Master Classes and Lessons at the Gonjiam Festival. by Barbara Siesel...

Apr 2, 2018 by

At the Gonjiam Music Festival, master teachers from around the world give open lessons to over 60 students attending the festival. I tried to attend as many of these classes as possible since I’d never heard any of these wonderful flutists and pedagogues teach before and I love learning...

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