Entrepreneurial Resources, Part 1. By Barbara Siesel...

Jul 1, 2017 by

  There are many ways to define what an Entrepreneurial resource is. Business Dictionary defines them like this:   Assets, both tangible and intangible, that are mobilized by entrepreneurs in the process of building a business, organization, or other initiative. Entrepreneurial resources include sources of financing such as lines...

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Music Is The Ointment That Heals by Dyan Parker...

Jul 1, 2017 by

  After years of research on healing, it became apparent to me that our bodies and minds act in unison. It is therefore important to have an antidote to our emotional wounds so that they do not affect our physical health. Music is capable of healing those wounds. How...

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In Memoriam: Tribute to Phil Dikeman...

Jun 1, 2017 by

Philip Dikeman, Associate Professor of Flute, was a member of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra for almost 20 years. During his tenure with the DSO, he held the position of Assistant Principal Flute, as well as Acting Principal Flute for his final two seasons. He also appeared as concerto soloist...

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Emily Skala: Artist Interview

Jun 1, 2017 by

Emily Skala has been the Principal Flutist of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra since 1988 and a faculty member of the Peabody Institute since 1989. Recent years have provided substantial opportunity for international travel to Brazil, the United Kingdom, France and Germany, to perform on tour and at music festivals...

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Texas Flute Festival Overview

Jun 1, 2017 by

The 40th Annual Texas Flute Society Flute Festival was held on May 18 to 20, 2017, in the charming town of Denton, Texas at the Texas Women's University.  This festival, which has in the past presented such flute stars as Paula Robison, Carol Wincenc, Greg Pattillo, Christina Jennings, Gary...

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A Summer Practice Plan. By Dr. Tammy Evans Yonce...

Jun 1, 2017 by

As the school year ends, many students are joyously looking forward to some relaxation and perhaps a break from the flute. Some students spend the summer working in order to have enough saved to pay for living expenses for the upcoming school year. While it’s a good, healthy idea...

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Righteous Girls: Concert Review...

Jun 1, 2017 by

Righteous Girls, a duo of Gina Izzo (flute) and Erika Dohi (piano), is not your typical flute and piano duo.  I wasn't really sure what to expect when attending their Lincoln Center debut sponsored by Chamber Music New York, but I was impressed and entranced throughout their entire program of music...

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Entrepreneurship: Startups for Musicians. By Barbara Siesel...

Jun 1, 2017 by

Unless you’ve been in the practice room for 24 hours a day for the last 10 years you’ve probably heard the term “Startup." Wikipedia defines a Start-up: A startup company (startup or start-up) is an entrepreneurial venture which is typically a newly emerged, fast-growing business that aims to meet...

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New Friends at the New Music Gathering. By Rachel Hacker...

Jun 1, 2017 by

I adore flute events as much as the next person, but attending a non-flute focused conference was a welcomed breath of fresh air. Having been to a lot of flute fairs named the “Northeastern/central/whatever college organization-Flute Workshop,” I expected the New Music Gathering to be the same as a...

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9 Checklists for Practicing Technical Passages. By Kristyn Son...

Jun 1, 2017 by

  As flutists, we are often challenged by the composers to push our limits with technical demands. With the nature of the instrument, it is important that we embrace and feel confident playing fast rather than being fearful about it. I have provided 9 checklists for flutists at any...

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Christopher Caliendo: 2T Flute Academy Interview...

Jun 1, 2017 by

What is the 2t Academy?     The 2t Flute Academy (www.2tacademy.com) is an online global event featuring 25 of the most popular flutists sharing their success stories in one-hour documentary interviews. The 2T Flute Academy provides young musicians an opportunity to learn how their favorite flute artists became...

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Noemi Gyori: Album Review

Jun 1, 2017 by

Glowing Sonorities, the recent album released by flutist Noemi Gyori and pianist Katalin Csillagh, is a feast of Romantic music. This collection was crafted with obvious care and intention. The pieces themselves as well as the order in which they are presented was well thought-out to provide the maximum...

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Winners of The Flute View Young Artists Competition...

May 18, 2017 by

THE JUDGES:   Francesca Arnone   Jasmine Choi   Tara Helen O'Connor       CONTRATULATIONS TO ALL! Tara wrote:   After a lovely discussion via conference call from Korea-NY- Florida, the final results are....   THE WINNERS:   FIRST PLACE - AUDREY EMATA Altus Handmade Flutes 1st Prize $1,000...

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The Flute’s Mainstream Moment. By Mara Miller and Justine Stephens...

May 1, 2017 by

As one of the oldest wind instruments, the flute is a staple in Eastern music, classical music, and jazz due in no small part to its versatility in tone and character. Even the presence of flute in modern popular music has become prevalent and widespread across genres. Typically hidden...

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Irina Stachinskaya: Artist Interview...

May 1, 2017 by

Can you give us 5 career highlights? In my opinion, there are just three of them: a) To meet your teacher/mentor b) To work hard c) to be in the right place at the right time How about 3 pivotal moments that were essential to creating the artist like...

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Balancing Entrepreneurship and Artist Self. By Barbara Siesel...

May 1, 2017 by

One of the most difficult parts about being a musician entrepreneur is the balancing act that one has to engage in. How do you continue to develop as an artist when your days are filled with meetings and administrative duties? How do you continue to find artistic inspiration, the...

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Optimal Musical Communication. by Catherine Ramirez...

May 1, 2017 by

  This article first appeared in the winter 2014 issue of The Flutist Quarterly, the member magazine of the National Flute Association, and is reprinted with permission. nfaonline.org. THE VALUE OF OPTIMAL COMMUNICATION A master musician can captivate an audience before ever playing a note. A subtle change of tone can entice...

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Ma Bo: Artist Interview

May 1, 2017 by

Professor Ma Bo is the Associate Professor and a tutor for graduates at Conservatory School of Northwest University for Nationalities; the head of computer music lab of NorthWest University for Nationalities; Director of the China Flute Federation; Vice Chairman & Executive Director of Flute Art Committee of Gansu Province;...

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The Flute Fingering Chart Guide by Music Stand: Review...

May 1, 2017 by

This is a basic site, best viewed on a smartphone (there is also an app), that shows fingering position for each note.  There is a sliding tool graphic that illustrates each position by blackening the appropriate keys, and allows you to see the differences between various notes as to...

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The Embodied Musician by Niall O’Rourdin: Review...

May 1, 2017 by

This is a series of audio instructions for how to position one's body and pieces thereof in order to be mindful of how the various relationships affect you, including creating tension or stress, using the Feldenkrais method, which is described as "an educational method focusing on self-awareness and learning...

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