Yu Yuan: Artist Interview

Dec 1, 2017 by

Yu Yuan is a student at the Conservatoire National de Musique et Danse de Paris in the class of Professor Philippe Bernold, assisted by Florence Souchard-Delépine. In 2012, he won first prize in the children's section of the inaugural China Flute Association Competition and in 2015, he was given...

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MeToo in the Flute Community. By Mara Miller and The Flute View...

Dec 1, 2017 by

Call to Action   Many have recently become familiar with the social media movement called, “Me too.” Initially, its’ origins stem from activist, Tarana Burke, who created the movement in the late 90’s to support women of color that have experienced sexual abuse or assault. In October of 2017,...

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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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12 Holiday Flute Gift Ideas

Dec 1, 2017 by

The Flute View's Holiday Gift Ideas Do you need help with a creative gift for your favorite flutist?  Following are a sample list of our personal favorite flute items.  Feel free to include  YOUR suggestions, too.   HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!!! -The Flute View Team     Viviana's List 1. Does...

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Dr. G’s December Flute Horoscopes. By Rachel Taylor Geier...

Dec 1, 2017 by

There are two major themes in the month of December that will potentially wreak havoc in everybody’s lives if we do not remain calm, cool, and collected: Mercury retrograde and Saturn changing signs. These 2 party poopers are raining on the parade that Jupiter and Venus created last month....

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Molly Barth: Album Review

Dec 1, 2017 by

  This album includes seven chamber works involving flute written between the years 1984 and 2011 by David Lang, co-founder of Bang on a Can and winner of the 2008 Pulitzer Prize. Molly Barth, Associate Professor of Flute at University of Oregon and founding member of eighth blackbird, is the consistent performer...

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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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Entrepreneurship: When Should You Re-Trench? By Barbara Siesel...

Dec 1, 2017 by

It’s been awhile since I’ve written about entrepreneurship, so I thought this month I’d share my thoughts with you about why I’ve been quiet, and how it can be helpful to you on your path to a successful business. The business dictionary defines retrenchment this way: A strategy used...

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Beta Quartet: Album Review

Dec 1, 2017 by

The award winning Beta Flute Quartet has released their first album! The quartet, newly formed in 2016, includes flutists Brittany Trotter, Eftihia Victoria Arkoudis, Tatiana Cassetta, and Alyssa Schwartz. They’ve won a number of prizes in their short time together including First Prize at the West Virginia Music Teachers...

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Cathi Marro: Artist Interview

Dec 1, 2017 by

Cathi Marro is a professional free-lance musician, educator and artist in Miami, FL. She specializes in flute and alto flute, playing in several ensembles ranging from classical symphony orchestras, to flute choirs, rock bands, sacred ensembles and even a performance art troupe, Kunstwaffen 1918. Daily Cat-Hi paintings are an...

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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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Emi Ferguson: Amour Cruel Album Review...

Nov 1, 2017 by

Emi Ferguson’s new album is a genre breaking, spectacular work of art! Emi’s premise is, “What if Louis XIV were living today and curated his court composers with musicians like Beyonce, Lana Del Rey or Adele?” In answer to that question, she used 17th century French songs as inspiration...

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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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Hélène Boulegue: Artist Interview...

Nov 1, 2017 by

Having studied under renowned masters of the French School of Flute, graduated in Germany, and played for seven years in the multicultural Luxembourg Philharmonic Orchestra, Hélène Boulègue is a flutist born from numerous influences. This is what makes her sound color and musicality so personal. Three months after getting...

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Dr. G’s November Flute Horoscopes. By Rachel Taylor Geier...

Nov 1, 2017 by

Welcome to November 2017! It is officially Scorpio Season. For most of this month the Sun, Jupiter, and Venus are all highlighting the sign of Scorpio. The New Moon falling on November 18th in the sign of Scorpio is also extending the spotlight on this trifecta well into December....

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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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Yubeen Kim: Concert Review. By TAMUC Flute Studio...

Nov 1, 2017 by

  On Sunday, October 1st, 2017, the Texas A&M University-Commerce Flute Studio, directed by Dr. Julee Kim Walker, hosted International Flutist Yubeen Kim, in one of two US Debut Recitals. His performance was held in Jack and Lou Finney Concert Hall on the campus of Texas A&M University-Commerce in...

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Nicole Riner: Book Review

Nov 1, 2017 by

Nicole Riner: A Flutist’s Expression Workbook   For many years aspiring flutists have warmed-up and studied Marcel Moyse’s De La Sonorite and Tone Development through interpretation as an in depth guide to developing tone and understanding how to turn that beautiful tone into an expressive sound and a meaningful...

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Erica Peel: Artist Interview

Oct 1, 2017 by

A versatile flutist and piccoloist, Erica Peel enjoys an exciting career as an orchestral player, chamber musician, soloist, composer and teacher.  Piccoloist of the Philadelphia Orchestra, she is praised for her “effortless” & “authentic” performances.  Erica has held positions with the Honolulu Symphony, Omaha Symphony, San Diego Symphony, and has been...

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