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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Is your Social Media feed affecting your self-esteem and productivity? by Fluterscooter...

Dec 1, 2017 by

How many times have you checked Instagram today?  Facebook?  Twitter?  Are you looking at your phone as you're reading this article?  How many times did you check your phone during your last practice session?  These modern technologies are not only causing us to become more distracted and disconnected, but...

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Canary in a Coalmine Project. By Lois Herbine...

Nov 1, 2017 by

Lois Bliss Herbine is an internationally renowned solo piccolo recording artist. All six accompanied recordings from her CD, Take Wing, including premieres of Michael Daugherty, Daniel Dorff and Vincent Persichetti, can be heard on radio stations across the United States. The Gramophone hails her recital as “high-flying” and Music Web International...

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A Cave, a Bone, a Flute. By Arlene Keiser and Nancy Horowitz...

Nov 1, 2017 by

“Music and rhythm find their way into the secret places of our soul.” (Anon.) Life must have been quite difficult 35,000 years ago, during the Paleolithic Age. Ice covered half the earth’s surface. Humans spent their days seeking shelter, protection, food, and warmth. Most interestingly, however, they weren’t just...

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Starting a Flute Choir. By Ray-Michael Kauffman...

Nov 1, 2017 by

  What inspired you to start a flute choir?   I love playing the flute, and I love performing. I had played in flute choir ensembles growing up as well as in college and even now, in many flute choir groups I play with. I also believe that flute...

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Schenkerian Analysis on Hamburger Sonata. By Heidi Kay Begay...

Nov 1, 2017 by

Heidi Kay Begay is currently a doctoral flute performance major studying with Dr. Lisa Garner Santa at Texas Tech University. Heidi has held many teaching titles, which include adjunct music instructor positions at Eastern New Mexico University and Tarrant County College. She has held executive and festival committee positions with the Texas Flute...

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Fluting for a Cause: Viviana Guzman and Fluterscooter...

Oct 1, 2017 by

What inspired you to start “Fluting for a Cause?"   Fluter:  I actually did my new album without a cause in mind, at first.  It was inspired by deer with the title track named "Deer Magic."  But then when Hurricane Irma hit the Florida Keys, I was very worried about...

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Thoughts on Making Performance Recordings by Francesca Arnone...

Oct 1, 2017 by

Francesca Arnone is an active Florida flute and piccolo soloist, chamber and orchestral musician, and educator. She’s been a concerto soloist on flute, alto flute, and piccolo, on repertoire ranging from Bach to Chen Yi. Recordings on MSR and PARMA. See www.francescaarnone.com Recognizing we are all works in progress,...

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The First Panama Flute Festival...

Sep 1, 2017 by

Dafne Guevara, Manuel Ruiz Acosta, and Valentin Martinez are the founders of APAFLUT (Asociación Panameña de Flautistas), the brand new and first flute association in Panama.   Fluterscooter was a Guest Artist of their first flute festival this summer in Panama City.  In this interview, she asks them about the festival, starting a flute association...

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365 Days of Flute. By Robin Meiksins...

Sep 1, 2017 by

Online challenges and process projects have been a popular category for quite a few years now. Hilary Hahn has been doing a ‘100 Days of Practice” challenge on Instagram, and there are thousands of YouTube challenges that range anywhere from eating chili peppers, to dancing, to answering questions. On...

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Freewriting the Future: Flute Blogs. By Rachel Taylor Geier...

Sep 1, 2017 by

According to the National Science Foundation, our brains produce 50,000 thoughts per day. Some of these thoughts may be individual interpretations of the world around us, and many, delivered in the proper form, may be valuable to audiences far and wide. Social media platforms have made it possible to...

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A Formal Analysis by Heidi Kay Begay...

Sep 1, 2017 by

Heidi Kay Begay is currently a doctoral flute performance major studying with Dr. Lisa Garner Santa at Texas Tech University. Heidi has held many teaching titles, which include adjunct music instructor positions at Eastern New Mexico University and Tarrant County College. She has held executive and festival committee positions with the Texas Flute...

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Galway Flute Festival: Concert Reviews...

Aug 1, 2017 by

Opening Gala Concert with Sir James and Lady Jeanne Galway   The gala concert featuring Sir James and Lady Jeanne Galway was the perfect opener to a week long of concerts, and it featured the "classics" such as Chaminade's Concertino, Widor's Suite, Faure's Fantasie, and Doppler's Andante and Rondo.  It is...

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Galway Flute Festival: The Students...

Aug 1, 2017 by

  The students of the Galway Flute Festival were not only fantastic flutists, but also great personalities! We asked them about the festival, working with Sir James Galway, their goals, inspirations, and advice they would offer to younger students.      Katy Wherry 2017 Rising Star  Amy Gillen 2017 Rising...

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Galway Flute Festival: Reflections (Viviana Guzman)...

Aug 1, 2017 by

From the moment I landed, I felt that there was something extraordinary about this festival.  The magic starts when you first set your eyes on Lake Lucerne.  Breathing the air, smelling the country fragrances, eating the marvelous salads at Stella Matutina,  are just the introduction, then it becomes even...

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The Nuns of Stella Matutina

Aug 1, 2017 by

As equally as inspiring as the flutists of the festival, were the nuns of Stella Matutina. Nuns have always fascinated me, so I was kind of excited to get to know some of them, too. I have “nun blood” in my Catholic background, and I have often considered becoming...

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Galway Flute Festival: Reflections (Fluterscooter)...

Aug 1, 2017 by

I did not know what to expect when Lady Jeanne Galway invited The Flute View to be a part of the festival in Weggis, but I knew what I was craving: and that was COMMUNITY. If there was one thing that I could take away from my experience, it would be...

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Galway Flute Festival: The Workshops...

Aug 1, 2017 by

At the Galway Flute Festival, there are workshops every day by the guest artists. These are a great way to learn about how the artist teaches and thinks. Here are a few take aways from the workshops I attended:   Juliette Hurel   French flutist Juliette Hurel has a...

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Galway Flute Festival: The Masterclasses...

Aug 1, 2017 by

The heart of the Galway Flute Festival are the classes by Sir James and Lady Jeanne. Every day in the mornings and afternoons they both work with their students in great depth, with intensity and enthusiasm. Each day starts with morning warm-ups with Sir James, the students, the guest...

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Galway Flute Festival: Reflections (Barbara Siesel)...

Aug 1, 2017 by

What a week! When I arrived in Weggis, Switzerland for the Galway Flute Festival I didn’t know what to expect, certainly not the inspiring, loving, musical and exciting week that I experienced!! Here are some of the highlights for me: It’s incredibly beautiful here – the mountains, trees and...

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