Canary in a Coalmine Project. By Lois Herbine...

Nov 1, 2017 by

Lois Bliss Herbine is an internationally renowned solo piccolo recording artist. All six accompanied recordings from her CD, Take Wing, including premieres of Michael Daugherty, Daniel Dorff and Vincent Persichetti, can be heard on radio stations across the United States. The Gramophone hails her recital as “high-flying” and Music Web International...

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A Cave, a Bone, a Flute. By Arlene Keiser and Nancy Horowitz...

Nov 1, 2017 by

“Music and rhythm find their way into the secret places of our soul.” (Anon.) Life must have been quite difficult 35,000 years ago, during the Paleolithic Age. Ice covered half the earth’s surface. Humans spent their days seeking shelter, protection, food, and warmth. Most interestingly, however, they weren’t just...

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Emi Ferguson: Amour Cruel Album Review...

Nov 1, 2017 by

Emi Ferguson’s new album is a genre breaking, spectacular work of art! Emi’s premise is, “What if Louis XIV were living today and curated his court composers with musicians like Beyonce, Lana Del Rey or Adele?” In answer to that question, she used 17th century French songs as inspiration...

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Starting a Flute Choir. By Ray-Michael Kauffman...

Nov 1, 2017 by

  What inspired you to start a flute choir?   I love playing the flute, and I love performing. I had played in flute choir ensembles growing up as well as in college and even now, in many flute choir groups I play with. I also believe that flute...

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Hélène Boulegue: Artist Interview...

Nov 1, 2017 by

Having studied under renowned masters of the French School of Flute, graduated in Germany, and played for seven years in the multicultural Luxembourg Philharmonic Orchestra, Hélène Boulègue is a flutist born from numerous influences. This is what makes her sound color and musicality so personal. Three months after getting...

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Dr. G’s November Flute Horoscopes. By Rachel Taylor Geier...

Nov 1, 2017 by

Welcome to November 2017! It is officially Scorpio Season. For most of this month the Sun, Jupiter, and Venus are all highlighting the sign of Scorpio. The New Moon falling on November 18th in the sign of Scorpio is also extending the spotlight on this trifecta well into December....

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Schenkerian Analysis on Hamburger Sonata. By Heidi Kay Begay...

Nov 1, 2017 by

Heidi Kay Begay is currently a doctoral flute performance major studying with Dr. Lisa Garner Santa at Texas Tech University. Heidi has held many teaching titles, which include adjunct music instructor positions at Eastern New Mexico University and Tarrant County College. She has held executive and festival committee positions with the Texas Flute...

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Yubeen Kim: Concert Review. By TAMUC Flute Studio...

Nov 1, 2017 by

  On Sunday, October 1st, 2017, the Texas A&M University-Commerce Flute Studio, directed by Dr. Julee Kim Walker, hosted International Flutist Yubeen Kim, in one of two US Debut Recitals. His performance was held in Jack and Lou Finney Concert Hall on the campus of Texas A&M University-Commerce in...

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Nicole Riner: Book Review

Nov 1, 2017 by

Nicole Riner: A Flutist’s Expression Workbook   For many years aspiring flutists have warmed-up and studied Marcel Moyse’s De La Sonorite and Tone Development through interpretation as an in depth guide to developing tone and understanding how to turn that beautiful tone into an expressive sound and a meaningful...

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Erica Peel: Artist Interview

Oct 1, 2017 by

A versatile flutist and piccoloist, Erica Peel enjoys an exciting career as an orchestral player, chamber musician, soloist, composer and teacher.  Piccoloist of the Philadelphia Orchestra, she is praised for her “effortless” & “authentic” performances.  Erica has held positions with the Honolulu Symphony, Omaha Symphony, San Diego Symphony, and has been...

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Fluting for a Cause: Viviana Guzman and Fluterscooter...

Oct 1, 2017 by

What inspired you to start “Fluting for a Cause?"   Fluter:  I actually did my new album without a cause in mind, at first.  It was inspired by deer with the title track named "Deer Magic."  But then when Hurricane Irma hit the Florida Keys, I was very worried about...

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Thoughts on Making Performance Recordings by Francesca Arnone...

Oct 1, 2017 by

Francesca Arnone is an active Florida flute and piccolo soloist, chamber and orchestral musician, and educator. She’s been a concerto soloist on flute, alto flute, and piccolo, on repertoire ranging from Bach to Chen Yi. Recordings on MSR and PARMA. See www.francescaarnone.com Recognizing we are all works in progress,...

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NEW COLUMN: Dr. G’s Flute Horoscopes. by Rachel Taylor Geier...

Oct 1, 2017 by

The big news for everybody this month is that Jupiter, planet of expansion, growth, abundance, and learning, is entering the sign of Scorpio on October 10th. This will mean different things for each sign depending on which astrological house Jupiter lands in. With the Sun also moving into Scorpio...

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Get to Know Flute New Music Consortium! By Nicole Riner...

Oct 1, 2017 by

The Flute New Music Consortium is the shared mission of promoting new music for the flute by commissioning works, organizing simultaneous premieres, and encouraging repeat performances. FNMC strives to involve as many people as possible in each project, and our performers and composers come from throughout the United States and the...

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Jean-Louis Beaumadier: Album Review...

Oct 1, 2017 by

If you wake up in a sad mood, I suggest you put on Jean-Louis Beaumadier’s new CD, Sweet Dream,a joyous album which as Jean Louis says, “demonstrates the lighter side of the piccolo’s character.” The album is part of Beaumadier’s ongoing piccolo repertoire project, and Sweet Dreams is World...

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Suzanne Teng: Album Review

Oct 1, 2017 by

Right now, we all need more meditation, healing, and peace, and Suzanne Teng/Mystic Journey's new album, "Kingdom of Mountains," provides music that evokes all of those elements.   I have always been a fan of Teng's music, as she is a master of countless world flutes, and "Kingdom of Mountains" is...

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Sheet Music Review: Alison Young...

Oct 1, 2017 by

A Little Tango in Her Blood is a new collection of songs for flute and piano arranged and edited by Alison Young.  As the title and its subtitle "Music from Argentina" suggest, this is a collection of tango songs including some of the lesser known (in the United States) pieces...

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Audrey Emata: The Flute View Young Artist Competition Winner...

Sep 1, 2017 by

Audrey Emata, 16, debuted as soloist with the Philadelphia Orchestra in Verizon Hall at age 12, and has also soloed with the Allentown, Lansdowne, Ambler, Warminster, Old York Road, Delaware County, and Juilliard Pre-College orchestras; she will be performing with the Kennett Symphony at Longwood Gardens in August 2017. ...

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The First Panama Flute Festival...

Sep 1, 2017 by

Dafne Guevara, Manuel Ruiz Acosta, and Valentin Martinez are the founders of APAFLUT (Asociación Panameña de Flautistas), the brand new and first flute association in Panama.   Fluterscooter was a Guest Artist of their first flute festival this summer in Panama City.  In this interview, she asks them about the festival, starting a flute association...

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Carlos Escribá Cano: Album Review...

Sep 1, 2017 by

Flutist, composer, arranger, and music producer, Carlos Cano Escribá plays with a grenadilla wooden flute from Verne Q. Powell Flutes.  Born in Havana in 1971, he completed his studies at the National School of Music. Mr. Escribá is a former member of the National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba, with which...

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