Beta Quartet: Album Review

Dec 1, 2017 by

The award winning Beta Flute Quartet has released their first album! The quartet, newly formed in 2016, includes flutists Brittany Trotter, Eftihia Victoria Arkoudis, Tatiana Cassetta, and Alyssa Schwartz. They’ve won a number of prizes in their short time together including First Prize at the West Virginia Music Teachers...

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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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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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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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A Glissando Headjoint Primer. by Melissa Keeling...

Mar 1, 2016 by

The Glissando Headjoint expands the expressivity, flexibility, and timbral possibilities of the Boehm flute. The culmination of many decades of work by Robert Dick, it has been commercially available for over a decade. Beyond playing glissandi, there are many potential benefits for your overall flute playing: increased aural awareness, greater flexibility of intonation,...

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Meerenai Shim, Pheromone

Dec 2, 2015 by

Pheromone Aerocade Music, AM001 Meerenai Shim, flute Jacob Abela, piano Eli Fieldsteel – Fractus III: Aerophoneme for Flute and Live Electronics Gregory C. Brown – Huge Blank Canvas Neck Tattoo for Alto Flute & Digital Delay Emma O’Halloran – Pencilled Wings for Flute, Piano, and Stereo Playback Douglas Laustsen...

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The Flute View’s Contest for Composers...

Apr 6, 2015 by

**NEWS!  The Flute View is extending the deadline for our 2015 Composer's Competition to May 1.  And we have exciting news!  Last years competition winner, esteemed composer Joel Hoffman will be joining us on this year's jury.  The Flute View announces our Second Annual Contest for Composers! We challenge you to...

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Advice for Commissioning New Piccolo Music. By Regina Helcher Yost...

Mar 1, 2015 by

Many new works have been commissioned for the piccolo over the last 30 years by several enthusiastic piccolo players. Walfrid Kujala (former piccolo, Chicago Symphony Orchestra), Jan Gippo (former piccolo, St. Louis Symphony Orchestra), Zart Dombourian-Eby (piccolo, Seattle Symphony), Regina Helcher Yost (flute/piccolo, Charleston Symphony Orchestra) and Lois Herbine...

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Who’s Afraid of the Kingma System Flute? By Rachel Hacker...

Dec 2, 2014 by

The happiest nine days of my life were when I borrowed a Kingma System Flute. Perhaps that’s an exaggeration, but there is no greater feeling than finding that “Perfect Flute.” Some of you may be reading this and asking “what on earth is a Kingma System flute?” The Kingma...

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AVIDduo CD Review

May 1, 2014 by

AVIDduo, which includes flutist Brittany Primavera and saxophonist Jeffery Kyle Hutchins, has released a CD of new music for this combination of instruments; their goal is to promote new repertoire, including the specific works on this recording. Right away, it is obvious this duo has included repertoire that really...

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The Flute View’s Contest for Composers!...

Mar 1, 2014 by

The Flute View announces our first Contest for Composers! We challenge you to write a flute trio for The Flute View founders, Fluterscooter, Barbara Siesel, and Viviana Guzman.  (Trio can be written for 3 C flutes, or C flute, piccolo, bass) 2014 COMPETITION GUIDELINES   Prize: * A World...

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Zara Lawler CD Review

Jan 2, 2014 by

Zara Lawler (flute, alto flute, piccolo) and Paul Fadoul (marimba, vibraphone) have created a beautiful collaboration in their new CD,  Prelude Cocktail, and I mean beautiful in all ways.  When I received the CD I was struck by the beauty of the packaging, photographs, and extensive, informative notes.  They...

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Becoming the Electroacoustic Flutist. by Lindsey Goodman...

Oct 1, 2013 by

I am a big fan of new music: brand-spanking fresh music which smacks of the world we see out our windows and on our computer screens. For me, performing this vibrant, diverse repertoire is a calling, and my love affair with the genre began early. As a young flute...

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Flutespiration: by Joseph Hallman...

Jun 3, 2013 by

FLUTESPIRATION: What I think about when I think about the flute. The first thing that comes to mind when thinking about the flute is the flutists who I have worked with on pieces in the past, present, and those who I might work with in the future. I should...

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