Art for Social Change by Barbara Siesel...

Mar 1, 2017 by

“In the face of Trump, many artists report feelings of paralysis. Should they carry on as before, nobly defying the ruination of public discourse? Or seize on a new mission, abandoning the illusion of aesthetic autonomy?” Alex Ross Above is a quote by Alex Ross in his article in...

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In Defense of the Practice Room Selfie. By Laken Emerson...

Feb 1, 2017 by

Yes, the practice room mirror selfie is shameless. Here’s why you should do it. The consumer-performer relationship has endured — and survived — many struggles over the last several decades; with modern technology, we are more than a hop and a skip away from formal concert settings of yore....

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How I Ended Up Working in the Music Industry. By Paula Savastano...

Feb 1, 2017 by

Specializing in Copyright, Licensing, Royalties and Publishing, Paula Savastano has worked in the music business for more than 25 year. As a classically trained musician, she began her career in Opera Management, but quickly made the switch to the popular music realm. She has worked in administrative management and...

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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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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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Music of Hermeto Pascoal by Rebecca Kleinmann...

Apr 1, 2016 by

The Adventure and Expressions of Brazil’s Music of Hermeto Pascoal by Rebecca Kleinmann Picture a man who looks like a wizard with long white hair, a huge frizzy white beard and pale skin, writing music symbols directly on a wall with a marker, his nose practically touching the wall...

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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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My Time With The Hare Krishna Tree. by Rachel Hacker...

Mar 1, 2016 by

In December of 2015, I had graduated with my Master's in Music, from New York University. In order to save money, I chose to leave New York, until I made my next life plan. I was in the process of applying for my Doctorate. I would be moving back...

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The LeFreque. By Shivhan Dohse...

Feb 1, 2016 by

LefreQue has recently become a familiar term not only for flutists, but for musicians across the board. This new and exciting development for wind instruments, invented by Dutch flutist and saxophonist Hans Kuijt, has redefined the possibilities our instruments are capable of producing. The term lefreQue may now be...

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Is There Value In Quitting? By Barbara Siesel....

Feb 1, 2016 by

At various times in our lives we all ask ourselves the question, “Should I quit?” Since childhood, we’ve been trained to equate quitting with failure, but is quitting failure? Is quitting always a bad thing to do? Let’s look at a few scenarios from my own life. In 2003,...

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What is Flute Crate? by Fluterscooter...

Feb 1, 2016 by

How many of you have heard of or subscribe to a monthly subscription box such as Birchbox, Barkbox, or Kawaiibox?  I'm guessing a large percentage of you!  So, being the flutrepreneur I am, I was searching for a new business idea since my Fluterscooter bag workload has gotten much easier due to...

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Flute Roomies: 5 Lessons Learned Living With Flutists. By Mara Miller...

Feb 1, 2016 by

So, this past year, I joined the inaugural Robert Dick Studio in NYC 2015. The lessons I learned from Robert were remarkable (and meant for a separate article), but several of the most important nuggets of knowledge I received in New York City were unexpectedly given from my roommates:...

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Freshman Again. By Sarah Dworjan...

Feb 1, 2016 by

Like most eighteen-year-olds who think they know everything, I had absolutely no idea what I was getting myself into when I stumbled into my freshman year at The College of Saint Rose. I’m not trying to say that the experience has been unpleasant; I just mean that looking back,...

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5 Contemporary Flutists to Watch in 2016 by Amanda Cook...

Jan 2, 2016 by

As Associate Editor for the contemporary classical music blog I CARE IF YOU LISTEN and a DMA flute candidate at West Virginia University, I often find myself in the unique position of having a finger on the pulse of several disparate worlds. In order to kick off the new...

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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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The Three-Legged Stool: Arts Entrepreneurship in the 21st Century by Amanda Cook...

Jan 2, 2016 by

What does it mean to be an entrepreneur? A quick search in the Oxford English Dictionary reveals that the word stems from the 15th-century French term entreprendre meaning “to undertake,” and the word has been specifically linked to managing/directing artistic projects since the 19th century. The concept of an...

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How to Brand Yourself by Gina Luciani...

Dec 3, 2015 by

One of the biggest challenges for the modern musician is the unfortunate fact that classical music is no longer as prevalent as it used to be. It is quite hard to count on winning an orchestra job as there are few left unfilled, and many orchestras are going on...

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Think Differently, Find Creative Solutions, by Barbara Siesel...

Dec 2, 2015 by

I was in the airport flying back from my Detroit MI tour of Green Golly and I needed a new book, having finished my last “easy reading” flying book that morning.  There were hardly any books for sale in the Detroit airport – just one little shelf, so I...

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Playing in a Video Game Orchestra: Legend of Zelda. By Fluterscooter...

Nov 2, 2015 by

I recently played principal flute in the Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses orchestra shows in Los Angeles (Disney Hall), San Diego, and Portland.   It was the most excited I've ever seen audiences in all my years performing!  Why?  Probably because the music is from something relevant to today's...

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