Interview with Brian Feliciano

Mar 5, 2017 by

Brian Feliciano started playing the flute when he was 9 years old  Today, this 14 year old is the winner of the Music Hero TV Show Competition in the Philippines.  Viviana Guzman interviews him and finds out the benefit of exposure on...

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The Flute View Young Artist Competition 2017...

Mar 5, 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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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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Marina Piccinini Artist Profile...

Mar 1, 2017 by

  A daring artist with diverse musical interests, flutist Marina Piccinini is in demand worldwide as a soloist, chamber musician and recording artist. Internationally acclaimed for her interpretive skills, rich, expansive colors, technical command and elegant, compelling stage presence, Ms. Piccinini has been hailed by Gramophone as “the Heifetz...

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Elsa Nilsson Album Review

Mar 1, 2017 by

Elsa Nilsson’s newest album, Salt Wind, is a breath of fresh air, amongst a sea of jazz. Each track is uniquely crafted, and diverse from the next one.  Nilsson’s compositions will be heralded by the most discriminating of today’s jazz affectionados.  Yet, each piece is appealing to listeners of...

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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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Barbara Kortmann Inner Lights Album Review...

Mar 1, 2017 by

Barbara Kortmann shares with us in the opening essay in her new CD, Inner Lights: “the inner forces of being alive." She says “each of the works...has been a special ‘inner light’ for me over the past years." These beautiful thoughts inform the deep and sparkling performances on this extraordinary...

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Flutists of NAMM

Feb 1, 2017 by

The NAMM Show is one of the largest musical instrument trade shows, which takes place in Anaheim every January.  This was my 5th show and my first one as an exhibitor for Fluterscooter bags!   My favorite part of the show is catching up with old flute friends and meeting...

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Robert Dick The Galilean Moons Album Review...

Feb 1, 2017 by

Robert Dick has recently released his new CD, Galilean Moons. This intriguing groundbreaking album is a result of an extraordinary collaboration between two masters of extending the aural and technical possibilities of their respective instruments. Robert Dick, flute and Ursel Schlicht, piano, both virtuoso’s and visionaries around the combination of new...

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Articulation. By Dr. Cate Hummel...

Feb 1, 2017 by

If you say about someone that they are articulate, you mean that they are good at making their ideas clear. From this we can infer that “articulation” in music also means that it is a tool that makes musical ideas clear. Another concept we hear a lot about when...

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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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Flute Ensembles!

Feb 1, 2017 by

This month, we are featuring flute ensembles!  Flute ensembles and flute choirs are popular with adult professionals and amateurs alike, and we decided to feature some of our favorites.   Featuring:  Ayre Flutes, Silver Lining Flutes, and the Emissary Quartet.       Ayre Flutes   How long have...

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Interview with Trevor Wye

Feb 1, 2017 by

Trevor Wye studied the flute privately both with Geoffrey Gilbert and the celebrated Marcel Moyse. He was a freelance orchestral and chamber music player on the London scene for many years and has made several solo recordings, notably on his specialist instrument, the flute d'amour, which he reintroduced in...

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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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Skidmore College Flute Studio Interviews...

Feb 1, 2017 by

As part of our ongoing series of interviews with college flute studios across the United States, we interviewed Jan Vinci, Senior Artist in Residence at Skidmore College, and her students:    Michelle Kurz Kelsea Schimmel   We asked them about their passions, goals, inspirations, and advice they would offer to...

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Confessions of a Single Flutist...

Feb 1, 2017 by

 “Modern dating” has been a hot topic of conversations among people of all ages. Being only 25 years old, my own life of dating has embodied stories that are similar to the ones recounted in blogs, movies, and songs.  I have spent hours texting my prospects, crafting online dating...

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University of Missouri Flute Studio Interviews...

Jan 2, 2017 by

As part of our ongoing series of interviews with college flute studios across the United States, we interviewed Alice K. Dade, Assistant Professor of Flute at University of Missouri, and her students:   Ryan Koesterer, Breanna McCaughey, Kelariz Keshavarz, Gina Finazzo, and Karen Sanders.   We asked them about their passions, goals,...

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Penn State University Flute Studio Interviews...

Jan 2, 2017 by

As part of our ongoing series of interviews with college flute studios across the United States, we interviewed Naomi Seidman, Assistant Professor of Flute at Penn State University, and her students:   Amelia Amaya, Brooke Venturella, Faith Galbraith, Jessalyn Peterson, Jessica Sensenig, Jessica Smith, Jordana Schaeffer, Kathleen Holman, Kate...

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