Remembering Dave Valentin

Apr 1, 2017 by

Dave Valentin was a pioneer of the jazz flute and passed away on March 8, 2017, but his musical legacy in both the jazz world and the flute world will live on.  We collected memories and stories from flutists who were influenced and inspired by Dave and his music....

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The Flute View Young Artist Competition 2017...

Apr 1, 2017 by

  The Flute View Young Artist Competition is open to young flutists who are under the age of 22 (ages 15-22) by June 1, 2017.   Each applicant must be a current subscriber to The Flute View Magazine.         Prizes: Altus Handmade Flutes 1st Prize $1,000  ...

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How I Played Flute and Organ at the Same Time. By Fluterscooter...

Apr 1, 2017 by

At this year’s Iowa Flute Festival, I took on a challenge given to me by flute professor and festival chair Nicole Esposito, to play flute and organ simultaneously! This is something I had tried many years ago at Flutes by the Sea, but I never had the chance to...

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What’s Next? 5 Tips for Life After Graduation. By Katherine Isbill Emeneth...

Apr 1, 2017 by

  “Going into the classical music profession is difficult. There aren’t enough jobs. Audiences are dwindling. It’s hard to make money. It’s not like it used to be.” Sound familiar? As classical musicians, we encounter these statements frequently and yet we continue to study, love, appreciate, and live our...

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The College Audition Process: Conquering Fear with Confidence. by Nancy Stagnitta...

Apr 1, 2017 by

For a young flutist preparing to audition for college and conservatory admission (not to mention what lies beyond!), the enormity of the process can seem to loom larger than life.  From choosing the schools and teachers with the strongest potential to be the best fit, to choosing repertoire and...

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Thinking About Moyse: Inflection. By Cate Hummel...

Apr 1, 2017 by

Inflection is one of the most important tools we have in our expressive toolbox. It is also frequently largely discounted and overlooked. We spend the bulk of our practice time working on tone and technique, blowing and articulation, extended techniques, etudes, mastering the standard repertoire and orchestral excerpts. And...

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Sarah Frisof: Album Review

Apr 1, 2017 by

Sarah Frisof:  “Looking Back, the Flute Music of Joseph Schwantner” Joseph Schwantner has a long history of writing beautiful music for flute, and in her new CD, Sarah Frisof shares several of his works with us. The album includes: “Soaring” (1986), “Looking Back” (written in honor of Samuel Baron)...

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Erich Graf, a Memoir: Musician, Flutist, Advocate...

Apr 1, 2017 by

Erich Graf has written a memoir of his life as a flutist and more, and it’s an engrossing, enjoyable read. He had an over 35 year career as principal flute with the Utah Symphony, but it’s his artistic and emotional development and ethical approach to his life that is...

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Cobus du Toit Flute Studio Interviews...

Mar 1, 2017 by

  As part of our ongoing series of interviews with college flute studios across the United States, we interviewed Cobus du Toit, Assistant Professor of Flute at University of Massachusetts Amherst, and his students:  Isabelle Garland, Emily Kaplan, Alex Martin, Andrew Burden, Gloria Chiang, Katie Fejes, and Zachary Robarge We asked...

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Thoughts from Mid-Atlantic Flute Fair by Fluterscooter...

Mar 1, 2017 by

I'm back on the East Coast again, and I had a rare weekend off.  What to do with my free time?  Go to a flute fair, of course!  I hopped on the Megabus to D.C. to see if the Mid-Atlantic Flute Fair lived up to the hype.  And it...

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Marina Piccinini Artist Profile...

Mar 1, 2017 by

  A daring artist with diverse musical interests, flutist Marina Piccinini is in demand worldwide as a soloist, chamber musician and recording artist. Internationally acclaimed for her interpretive skills, rich, expansive colors, technical command and elegant, compelling stage presence, Ms. Piccinini has been hailed by Gramophone as “the Heifetz...

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Elsa Nilsson Album Review

Mar 1, 2017 by

Elsa Nilsson’s newest album, Salt Wind, is a breath of fresh air, amongst a sea of jazz. Each track is uniquely crafted, and diverse from the next one.  Nilsson’s compositions will be heralded by the most discriminating of today’s jazz affectionados.  Yet, each piece is appealing to listeners of...

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Art for Social Change by Barbara Siesel...

Mar 1, 2017 by

“In the face of Trump, many artists report feelings of paralysis. Should they carry on as before, nobly defying the ruination of public discourse? Or seize on a new mission, abandoning the illusion of aesthetic autonomy?” Alex Ross Above is a quote by Alex Ross in his article in...

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Barbara Kortmann Inner Lights Album Review...

Mar 1, 2017 by

Barbara Kortmann shares with us in the opening essay in her new CD, Inner Lights: “the inner forces of being alive." She says “each of the works...has been a special ‘inner light’ for me over the past years." These beautiful thoughts inform the deep and sparkling performances on this extraordinary...

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Interview with Brian Feliciano

Mar 1, 2017 by

Brian Feliciano started playing the flute when he was 9 years old  Today, this 14 year old is the winner of the Music Hero TV Show Competition in the Philippines.  Viviana Guzman interviews him and finds out the benefit of exposure on...

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Flutists of NAMM

Feb 1, 2017 by

The NAMM Show is one of the largest musical instrument trade shows, which takes place in Anaheim every January.  This was my 5th show and my first one as an exhibitor for Fluterscooter bags!   My favorite part of the show is catching up with old flute friends and meeting...

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Robert Dick The Galilean Moons Album Review...

Feb 1, 2017 by

Robert Dick has recently released his new CD, Galilean Moons. This intriguing groundbreaking album is a result of an extraordinary collaboration between two masters of extending the aural and technical possibilities of their respective instruments. Robert Dick, flute and Ursel Schlicht, piano, both virtuoso’s and visionaries around the combination of new...

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Articulation. By Dr. Cate Hummel...

Feb 1, 2017 by

If you say about someone that they are articulate, you mean that they are good at making their ideas clear. From this we can infer that “articulation” in music also means that it is a tool that makes musical ideas clear. Another concept we hear a lot about when...

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In Defense of the Practice Room Selfie. By Laken Emerson...

Feb 1, 2017 by

Yes, the practice room mirror selfie is shameless. Here’s why you should do it. The consumer-performer relationship has endured — and survived — many struggles over the last several decades; with modern technology, we are more than a hop and a skip away from formal concert settings of yore....

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How I Ended Up Working in the Music Industry. By Paula Savastano...

Feb 1, 2017 by

Specializing in Copyright, Licensing, Royalties and Publishing, Paula Savastano has worked in the music business for more than 25 year. As a classically trained musician, she began her career in Opera Management, but quickly made the switch to the popular music realm. She has worked in administrative management and...

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