Winners of The Flute View Young Artists Competition...

May 18, 2017 by

THE JUDGES:   Francesca Arnone   Jasmine Choi   Tara Helen O'Connor       CONTRATULATIONS TO ALL! Tara wrote:   After a lovely discussion via conference call from Korea-NY- Florida, the final results are....   THE WINNERS:   FIRST PLACE - AUDREY EMATA Altus Handmade Flutes 1st Prize $1,000...

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The Flute’s Mainstream Moment. By Mara Miller and Justine Stephens...

May 1, 2017 by

As one of the oldest wind instruments, the flute is a staple in Eastern music, classical music, and jazz due in no small part to its versatility in tone and character. Even the presence of flute in modern popular music has become prevalent and widespread across genres. Typically hidden...

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Irina Stachinskaya: Artist Interview...

May 1, 2017 by

Can you give us 5 career highlights? In my opinion, there are just three of them: a) To meet your teacher/mentor b) To work hard c) to be in the right place at the right time How about 3 pivotal moments that were essential to creating the artist like...

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Balancing Entrepreneurship and Artist Self. By Barbara Siesel...

May 1, 2017 by

One of the most difficult parts about being a musician entrepreneur is the balancing act that one has to engage in. How do you continue to develop as an artist when your days are filled with meetings and administrative duties? How do you continue to find artistic inspiration, the...

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Optimal Musical Communication. by Catherine Ramirez...

May 1, 2017 by

  This article first appeared in the winter 2014 issue of The Flutist Quarterly, the member magazine of the National Flute Association, and is reprinted with permission. nfaonline.org. THE VALUE OF OPTIMAL COMMUNICATION A master musician can captivate an audience before ever playing a note. A subtle change of tone can entice...

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Ma Bo: Artist Interview

May 1, 2017 by

Professor Ma Bo is the Associate Professor and a tutor for graduates at Conservatory School of Northwest University for Nationalities; the head of computer music lab of NorthWest University for Nationalities; Director of the China Flute Federation; Vice Chairman & Executive Director of Flute Art Committee of Gansu Province;...

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The Flute Fingering Chart Guide by Music Stand: Review...

May 1, 2017 by

This is a basic site, best viewed on a smartphone (there is also an app), that shows fingering position for each note.  There is a sliding tool graphic that illustrates each position by blackening the appropriate keys, and allows you to see the differences between various notes as to...

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The Embodied Musician by Niall O’Rourdin: Review...

May 1, 2017 by

This is a series of audio instructions for how to position one's body and pieces thereof in order to be mindful of how the various relationships affect you, including creating tension or stress, using the Feldenkrais method, which is described as "an educational method focusing on self-awareness and learning...

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On Playing Mother Goose. By Allison Fletcher...

May 1, 2017 by

An Historical and Stylistic Analysis of the Piccolo Solos in Ravel’s Ma mère l’oye (1911), III. “Laideronnette, Impératrice des pagodes Adapted from Fletcher, Allison Marie Flores. “Ten Orchestral Excerpts for Piccolo: An Historical and Stylistic Analysis.” DMA Dissertation, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 2008.   Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)...

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Black Cedar: Album Review

May 1, 2017 by

Black Cedar, which comprises flute, guitar, and cello, offers a variety of attractive chamber works for this particular instrumentation. Bookended by works commissioned by the trio, the four pieces presented each offer something different. Miscellaneous Music by Durwynne Hsieh (b. 1963) offers some truly beautiful, soaring melodies, especially in...

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Remembering Dave Valentin

Apr 1, 2017 by

Dave Valentin was a pioneer of the jazz flute and passed away on March 8, 2017, but his musical legacy in both the jazz world and the flute world will live on.  We collected memories and stories from flutists who were influenced and inspired by Dave and his music....

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The Flute View Young Artist Competition 2017...

Apr 1, 2017 by

  The Flute View Young Artist Competition is open to young flutists who are under the age of 22 (ages 15-22) by June 1, 2017.   Each applicant must be a current subscriber to The Flute View Magazine.         Prizes: Altus Handmade Flutes 1st Prize $1,000  ...

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How I Played Flute and Organ at the Same Time. By Fluterscooter...

Apr 1, 2017 by

At this year’s Iowa Flute Festival, I took on a challenge given to me by flute professor and festival chair Nicole Esposito, to play flute and organ simultaneously! This is something I had tried many years ago at Flutes by the Sea, but I never had the chance to...

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What’s Next? 5 Tips for Life After Graduation. By Katherine Isbill Emeneth...

Apr 1, 2017 by

  “Going into the classical music profession is difficult. There aren’t enough jobs. Audiences are dwindling. It’s hard to make money. It’s not like it used to be.” Sound familiar? As classical musicians, we encounter these statements frequently and yet we continue to study, love, appreciate, and live our...

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The College Audition Process: Conquering Fear with Confidence. by Nancy Stagnitta...

Apr 1, 2017 by

For a young flutist preparing to audition for college and conservatory admission (not to mention what lies beyond!), the enormity of the process can seem to loom larger than life.  From choosing the schools and teachers with the strongest potential to be the best fit, to choosing repertoire and...

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Thinking About Moyse: Inflection. By Cate Hummel...

Apr 1, 2017 by

Inflection is one of the most important tools we have in our expressive toolbox. It is also frequently largely discounted and overlooked. We spend the bulk of our practice time working on tone and technique, blowing and articulation, extended techniques, etudes, mastering the standard repertoire and orchestral excerpts. And...

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Sarah Frisof: Album Review

Apr 1, 2017 by

Sarah Frisof:  “Looking Back, the Flute Music of Joseph Schwantner” Joseph Schwantner has a long history of writing beautiful music for flute, and in her new CD, Sarah Frisof shares several of his works with us. The album includes: “Soaring” (1986), “Looking Back” (written in honor of Samuel Baron)...

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Erich Graf, a Memoir: Musician, Flutist, Advocate...

Apr 1, 2017 by

Erich Graf has written a memoir of his life as a flutist and more, and it’s an engrossing, enjoyable read. He had an over 35 year career as principal flute with the Utah Symphony, but it’s his artistic and emotional development and ethical approach to his life that is...

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Cobus du Toit Flute Studio Interviews...

Mar 1, 2017 by

  As part of our ongoing series of interviews with college flute studios across the United States, we interviewed Cobus du Toit, Assistant Professor of Flute at University of Massachusetts Amherst, and his students:  Isabelle Garland, Emily Kaplan, Alex Martin, Andrew Burden, Gloria Chiang, Katie Fejes, and Zachary Robarge We asked...

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Thoughts from Mid-Atlantic Flute Fair by Fluterscooter...

Mar 1, 2017 by

I'm back on the East Coast again, and I had a rare weekend off.  What to do with my free time?  Go to a flute fair, of course!  I hopped on the Megabus to D.C. to see if the Mid-Atlantic Flute Fair lived up to the hype.  And it...

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