Robert Dick The Galilean Moons Album Review...

Feb 1, 2017 by

Robert Dick has recently released his new CD, Galilean Moons. This intriguing groundbreaking album is a result of an extraordinary collaboration between two masters of extending the aural and technical possibilities of their respective instruments. Robert Dick, flute and Ursel Schlicht, piano, both virtuoso’s and visionaries around the combination of new...

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Who is Afraid of the Kingma System Flute?...

Apr 1, 2016 by

Our newly appointed 4th Member of  The Flute View Team, Deputy Features Editor, Rachel Hacker, recently did a series of video interviews series entitled, "Who is Afraid of the Kingma System Flute?" where she interviewed Robert Dick, Carla Rees and Eva Kingma.  Check them out!        ...

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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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Inspiration, Innovation, and the “Flutebox®?”...

Sep 16, 2015 by

Whenever I teach or lecture, I feel that I always learn more about myself, whether it be musically or, in this case, entrepreneurially.  Part of the reason I love speaking to college students about myself and the brands I've created is not only to inspire them, but also to...

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The Glissando Headjoint. By Tammy Evans Yonce...

Jul 1, 2015 by

Robert Dick’s Glissando Headjoint is a fascinating piece of equipment that I have enjoyed using over the past few years. My goals since purchasing it have been to become comfortable using it and to work with composers to develop repertoire for it. The Glissando Headjoint is a logical extension...

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Activism or Slacktivism?

Mar 20, 2015 by

This past week has surprised me in both positive and negative ways within the flute community. It is amazing to see the power of social media in the outpouring support of Robert Dick.   Over one thousand people have signed the online petition to have him play on Jimmy Fallon's show...

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Flute in the City: Part 7. By Rachel Hacker...

Mar 1, 2015 by

February was cold. Too cold, perhaps. Temperatures dipped to 0 degrees Fahrenheit at night, and might rise to only 15 in the day. Since I’m too cheap (and poor) to get a cab, I had to walk everywhere I couldn’t take the subway. This was my first winter living...

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Flute in the City: Part 3. By Rachel Hacker...

Nov 4, 2014 by

New York life has fit my personality quite well, and I’m relieved to have come to this realization. The crowds, the waiting, the impersonal interactions, and tiny living spaces are things that could make certain personalities miserable. I find myself feeling more like a resident, and less of a...

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Auditioning for Graduate School- Finishing the Journey...

May 1, 2014 by

I would be the first person to buy a piece of merchandise that reads “I survived grad school auditions, 2014.”  Once auditioning ended, admission decisions were received, and financial aid packages arrived, I was emotionally drained.  This was the most stressful portion of the application process.   I could figuratively...

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