The Gonjiam Flute Festival

Jan 2, 2018 by

Interview: Soohyun Paik   Can you talk about the purpose of GMF?   We are welcoming the 3rd Gonjiam Flute Festival in February 2018 at the same time the XXIII PyeongChang Olympic Winter Games will be held in Korea.   The main philosophy of Gonjiam Music Festival is making...

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The Benefits of Slow Practice. By Anna Luther...

Jan 2, 2018 by

I have lost count of the number of times I have been told as a student to engage in "slow practice." I'm equally at a loss as to the number of times I've passed on this direction as a teacher. "Try that section again, slowed down." "When you work...

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From Beginner to Co-Principal in 5 Years. By Hannah Haefele...

Jan 2, 2018 by

Remember that day in elementary school when the band teacher visited your class to show off the band instruments? I do. That was the day I wanted to play the flute. I went home and asked my parents if I could learn flute. They said no. I understand why....

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Dr. G’s January Flute Horoscopes. By Rachel Taylor Geier...

Jan 2, 2018 by

Welcome to January 2018. Happy New Year! Did you survive December’s epic Mercury retrograde? This was quite an intense time of confusion due to that pesky Full Moon that occurred on the same day that Mercury went retrograde. January, however, will usher in the sunshine after the rain thanks...

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Nicolas Duchamp: Artist Interview...

Jan 2, 2018 by

This past fall, I had the opportunity to interview flutist Nicolas Duchamp about his life, flute playing, and his Gaubert project. It is a wide ranging interview touching on many flutistic matters.  -Barbara Siesel   B: How did you get started on the flute?   N: I was born...

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Guilherme Andreas: Artist Interview...

Jan 2, 2018 by

Guilherme Andreas is Brazilian flutist currently studying with Professor Emily Skala at the Peabody Institute of the Jonhs Hopkins University. Prior to moving to the USA, Andreas served as principal flute with the Brazilian Marines Wind Symphony in Rio de Janeiro. He also holds degrees from James Madison University...

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My Flute and Me: Book Review

Jan 2, 2018 by

My Flute and Me, fourteen elementary pieces for flute and piano by Colin Kirkpatrick.   It’s January: time to get back to teaching your beginning flute students and the perennial problem of what fun pieces you can give them to play when they have very little skill returns. When...

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Yu Yuan: Artist Interview

Dec 1, 2017 by

Yu Yuan is a student at the Conservatoire National de Musique et Danse de Paris in the class of Professor Philippe Bernold, assisted by Florence Souchard-Delépine. In 2012, he won first prize in the children's section of the inaugural China Flute Association Competition and in 2015, he was given...

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MeToo in the Flute Community. By Mara Miller and The Flute View...

Dec 1, 2017 by

Call to Action   Many have recently become familiar with the social media movement called, “Me too.” Initially, its’ origins stem from activist, Tarana Burke, who created the movement in the late 90’s to support women of color that have experienced sexual abuse or assault. In October of 2017,...

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