How to STAND OUT in a world of SPAM. by Fluterscooter...

Dec 1, 2017 by

Black Friday. Giving Tuesday. Cyber WEEK (didn't it used to be just Cyber Monday?)  As we're in the midst of holiday Spam Season, I thought it would be a good time to share what has been on my mind lately.  Every year, I feel worse and worse about sending...

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Entrepreneurship: When Should You Re-Trench? By Barbara Siesel...

Dec 1, 2017 by

It’s been awhile since I’ve written about entrepreneurship, so I thought this month I’d share my thoughts with you about why I’ve been quiet, and how it can be helpful to you on your path to a successful business. The business dictionary defines retrenchment this way: A strategy used...

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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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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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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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Musicians for Arts Advocacy. By Barbara Siesel...

Feb 1, 2017 by

Last Saturday I participated in the Woman’s March, joining a sister march in NYC. It’s estimated that 400,000 women attended the NYC march and scientists estimate that between 3-4 million people marched worldwide.  It shows that people really care about what is happening around women’s issues and human rights.  The experience was inspiring...

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Art for Social Change by Barbara Siesel...

Dec 1, 2016 by

Given the current political situation. I thought that I’d spend a few columns discussing the concept of Art for Social Change.  Please understand that I’m not espousing a particular political point of view, but I do feel that we as a society have some healing and changing to do....

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What If I Fail: Defining the Pivot By Barbara Siesel...

Nov 1, 2016 by

The Merriam- Webster’s Learner’s Dictionary defines the word pivot this way: 1) a pin or shaft on which a mechanical part turns 2) the action of turning around a point : the action of pivoting 3) a person or thing that is central or important to someone or something...

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Entrepreneurship: You Have What it Takes by Barbara Siesel...

Oct 3, 2016 by

It’s ‘back to school’ time or for others the beginning of the 2016-17 season, a time of new beginnings for many of us. I always think during this time about what might be coming next for me, and I’m in the midst of a new launch which got me thinking...

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Interview: NFA Arts Venture Competition Finalists...

Aug 1, 2016 by

The National Flute Association is holding their biennial Arts Venture Competition this August in San Diego.  NFA says: “The competition seeks projects that approach performance and education in a new way (often through collaboration with communities or other genres or media)….. Examples of projects that are well suited for...

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Green Golly with the Firelands Symphony by Rachel Hacker...

Jul 1, 2016 by

On a bright morning in June, I set out to Sandusky, Ohio to to take part in the Fireland Symphony's presentation of my fellow Flute View staffer's performance of Green Golly & Her Golden Flute (I was delighted to play flute in the choir). Little did I know that...

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The Art of Selling your Art: Interview with Keith Torgan...

Jul 1, 2016 by

So many of you have wonderful performances and projects that you would like to share with the world.   Perhaps you’re wondering-- how can I sell my performances or project?  How do I even begin the process?    This month, we’re talking to Keith Torgan of the Green Golly...

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How To Write A Winning Press Release by Viviana Guzman...

Jul 1, 2016 by

As a musician, it is important and necessary to get media attention.   As one of the founders of The Flute View and the current Public Relations Chair of the NFA, I thought I would list some tips on how to compile and send a winning press release.  ...

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Social Impact Entrepreneurship: An Interview with Kaori Fujii...

Jun 1, 2016 by

I mentioned last month that I would be writing about social entrepreneurship, and I thought that an interview with a musical social entrepreneur who I admire very much would give you a clear sense of the definition of social entrepreneurship and might inspire you to try yourself.    ...

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May 2016 Issue PDF

May 9, 2016 by

April 2016 is up!  Download PDF here. Cover Girl:  Andrea "Fluterscooter" Fisher Photo:  Viviana Guzman Photography The May 2016 issue of The Flute View is now live! This month's articles include: Barbara Siesel's monthly entrepreneurial article: Can Entrepreneurship Effect Political Change?  Album reviews of Gina Luciani's self-titled debut album, Elisabet Franch's...

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Can Entrepreneurship Effect Political Change?...

May 1, 2016 by

Well, it’s election time. We are being bombarded by politicians, pundits, and the public all talking about the problems facing America today and how they are going to fix it, or not fix it!!!  So I thought it was time for an article about how our entrepreneurial projects can...

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The Magic of Wind: Bringing Musical Artistry to the Dominican Republic, by Allison Loggins-Hull...

Mar 1, 2016 by

I’m thrilled to be a part of this year’s Festival Clarinetísimo in The Dominican Republic. Since 2009, Festival Clarinetísimo has invited prominent clarinetists to give lectures and master classes to students of the National Conservatory of Music and the Elementary School of Music "Elila Mena.” In an effort to...

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The Lifting Flutist, By Sarah Howard...

Mar 1, 2016 by

Who is the lifting flutist? That’s a tough question to answer, considering the birth of this concept happened naturally by me just goofing off in the gym. Here’s the short of it. I’m Sarah Howard, and I’m a flutist in the U.S. Air Force. I happen to have quite the passion...

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Can Failure Help Success? by Barbara Siesel...

Mar 1, 2016 by

If you’ve never failed you’ve never tried anything new! Last month we spoke about the power of quitting, this month we'll speak about the power of failure to inform our progress as artists and entrepreneurs. While doing research for this article I’ve been reading about famous people who’ve failed...

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Entrepreneurship: Are you asking the right questions? By Barbara Siesel...

Jan 2, 2016 by

"What's the problem?" Well that sounds a bit confrontational…but it’s not exactly what I mean.  Many of us flutetrepreneurs are attracted to becoming entrepreneurs because we see a problem in the flute world or the music world in general that we want to help solve. Big questions for us...

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