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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The Flute View Competition Winners...

Sep 1, 2017 by

  The 3rd Prize and Audience Favorite Winners of The Flute View Young Artist Competition are Joanna Kim and Jennifer Huang. Joanna Kim is a 16 year old flutist from Austin, TX. She currently studies with Jennifer Keeney. Some of her achievements are: 1st at the Donna Marie Haire, 1st...

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365 Days of Flute. By Robin Meiksins...

Sep 1, 2017 by

Online challenges and process projects have been a popular category for quite a few years now. Hilary Hahn has been doing a ‘100 Days of Practice” challenge on Instagram, and there are thousands of YouTube challenges that range anywhere from eating chili peppers, to dancing, to answering questions. On...

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Freewriting the Future: Flute Blogs. By Rachel Taylor Geier...

Sep 1, 2017 by

According to the National Science Foundation, our brains produce 50,000 thoughts per day. Some of these thoughts may be individual interpretations of the world around us, and many, delivered in the proper form, may be valuable to audiences far and wide. Social media platforms have made it possible to...

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A Formal Analysis by Heidi Kay Begay...

Sep 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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Barbara Kortmann: Artist Interview with Barbara Siesel...

Sep 1, 2017 by

Flutist Barbara Kortmann was born in Munich in 1985. She completed her studies with Andrea Lieberknecht at the Hanover University of Music, with Felix Renggli at the Music Academy of Basel in Switzerland and at the Mozarteum with Michael Martin Kofler in Austria. Her concert debut at the age of 14 at Hamburg’s...

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Yossi Arnheim: Artist Interview with Barbara Siesel...

Sep 1, 2017 by

Yossi Arnheim is Principal Flutist of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra and head of the wind programs at the Jerusalem Music Centre.  He is a frequent soloist with the Israel Philharmonic and other orchestras in Israel, and has performed as soloist and recitalist in the USA, Canada, Brazil, China, Singapore, Japan,...

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Paolo Taballione: Artist Interview with Barbara Siesel...

Sep 1, 2017 by

Tell us how you came to be a musician.   My family were amateur musicians, not professional, but they all played music. At 8 I started playing the violin, and stopped after 2 years. In Italy you chose your next school at 11 and I picked a school that...

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Ernesto Fernandez: Artist Interview with Barbara Siesel...

Sep 1, 2017 by

Cuban-born Ernesto Fernandez is currently an Adjunct Professor of Music at Miami Dade College and Director of Bands at Rockway Middle School. He earned a degree of Doctor of Musical Arts in Instrumental Performance with an emphasis in Music Business from the University of Miami. His dissertation provides a methodology...

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Galway Flute Festival: Concert Reviews...

Aug 1, 2017 by

Opening Gala Concert with Sir James and Lady Jeanne Galway   The gala concert featuring Sir James and Lady Jeanne Galway was the perfect opener to a week long of concerts, and it featured the "classics" such as Chaminade's Concertino, Widor's Suite, Faure's Fantasie, and Doppler's Andante and Rondo.  It is...

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Galway Flute Festival: The Guest Artists...

Aug 1, 2017 by

  The Guest Artists of the Galway Flute Festival gave incredible masterclasses and concerts and came from all over the world. We asked them about their experiences at the festival, their flute stories, and advice they would offer to young students.      Kersten McCall Artist in Residence Philipp...

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