Lisa Schroeder: CD Review

Sep 1, 2014 by

On this recording, Noteworthy Duo (Lisa Schroeder, flute and Michael Anthony Nigro, guitar) present a handful of Latin American works. Of special interest is the José Luis Merlin work, Agua de Trapiche, which was commissioned by the pair. For this piece, Merlin took inspiration from a small town in...

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Michelle Dunn: CD Review

Sep 1, 2014 by

Michelle Dunn’s latest release, AWAKENING, is a world flute CD combining pop, traditional folk, and contemporary classical styles.  In this CD, Dunn, who produced and recorded the CD, plays an amazing number of flutes: Native American flute (in different keys), fifes, bansuri, whistles, recorders, Anasazi, Akebono, Desert, Shakuhachi, and...

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NFA Chicago Overview: Viviana, Barbara, and Fluterscooter...

Sep 1, 2014 by

Viviana:  Each experience at NFA is unique and memorable for different reasons. The historic Chicago Hilton was a spectacular location for the convention with it’s elegant chandeliers, sweeping foyers and spectacular Grand Ballrooms. A convention highlight for me was hearing Gary Schocker’s “Gary Schocker and Friends” varied and charming...

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The Making of Hologram Fluterscooter. By Fluterscooter...

Aug 1, 2014 by

I had just finished performing my debut show at The Apple Store in Tokyo when I heard about the infamous 2Pac hologram at the Coachella Music Festival.  After watching the YouTube video several times, and coming off an amazing performance where I involved a live light painter to create...

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I Married a Flute Company! By Dr. Elizabeth Weissman...

Aug 1, 2014 by

In my career as a flutist, I have worked as a university professor, private teacher, solo recitalist, chamber musician, gig musician and occasional orchestral musician. But that was just the first act—the first 20 years of my career!!! I never imagined that I would end up working in the...

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Creating an Etsy Shop. By Sherrie Hoyer...

Aug 1, 2014 by

I started making accessories for flute and other instruments because the ones I was seeing were just plain boring and screamed “mass produced”. Coming from a crafty family (in the creative sense of the word), I was either taught different crafts or taught myself from books. I learned macrame...

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Getting the Most out of the NFA Convention: by Barbara Siesel...

Aug 1, 2014 by

It’s NFA time, and flutists are getting ready for a fun filled weekend of flute-flute-flute!  Have you ever wondered how to be an effective participant at a convention?  It’s easy to go- you register, pack your suitcase, buy your travel tix and off you go, right?  That’s the way...

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Chenoa Anderson CD Review

Aug 1, 2014 by

Chenoa Anderson has a new CD for flute and electronics by Canadian composers.  She is one of Canada’s leading interpreters of new music, seeking exciting new composers and repertoire.  This CD is a selection of some of these new works. There are six pieces on the CD and they...

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Bill McBirnie: CD Review

Aug 1, 2014 by

Canadian jazz flutist Bill McBirnie has released a new album which is organized as an organ trio. The unmistakable sound of the Hammond B3 organ is combined with flute and drums to present a variety of jazz tunes. McBirnie, who is based in Toronto, has built a solid career...

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Barthold Kujiken: Book Review

Aug 1, 2014 by

Barthold Kuijken, one of the foremost experts on early music performance and historical transverse flute, has written a book that any flutist who performs early music will want to read. It isn't a musicology text or a practical manual. Instead, the reader benefits from a combination of Kuijken's research...

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The Flute View Secret Concert!

Aug 1, 2014 by

CHICAGO: 8.8.14. 10:30pm.  Log in to find location posted below!! The gals of the Flute View present a unique and groundbreaking show combining everything from hiphop, world, and classical. Witness the birth of Hologram Fluterscooter as Fluter Scooter combines visuals and hiphop, a world premiere of On a Smoke...

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