Whole Musician: Pioneering, Innovative, and Refreshing...

Apr 6, 2015 by

The story so far Whole Musician, a non-profit musical educational organization, came about as a meeting of the minds during the First Canadian Flute Convention in 2013. We discovered that our group of friends had interesting ideas, stories to share, and discussion about trends we observed in recent music...

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It’s All There: Reading Between the Lines. By Amy Porter...

Apr 6, 2015 by

“Reading between the Lines:" A guide to my thoughts on interpretation   A question posed to my teaching website porterflute.com asked, “how do I narrow down goals when it comes to things like tone or phrasing” and “how can I create specific goals that one can more easily measure?”...

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Flutist Entrepreneurs – is it something about the flute? By Barbara Siesel...

Apr 6, 2015 by

The other day I was struck by how many flutists are also entrepreneurs- and I started wondering, - is it something about the flute? As far as I know other instruments don’t have flute conferences all over the country, plus a national organization with several thousand members. When I...

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Amy Porter: Artist Interview

Apr 6, 2015 by

Can you give us 5 career highlights? My career feels like it began in my mother’s womb! I will look to my history and say pivotal highlights for me can be thought of as gifts.   -I have enjoyed premiering and performing every flute piece ever written for me...

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Terri Sanchez: Artist Interview...

Apr 6, 2015 by

  What are 3 pivotal moments that were essential to creating the artist that you've become?   Meeting my husband, pianist Gabriel Sánchez. About twelve years ago, I was in danger of having my priorities permanently in the wrong order. Though I was originally drawn to the emotional power...

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Flutes by the Sea 2015

Apr 6, 2015 by

Flutes by the Sea Masterclass is the 3rd annual summer event produced by the San Francisco Flute Society featuring international artists, entrepreneurial workshops, flute choir program, concerts, exhibits and an opportunity to hear and learn from first class performers in the field.  The class is held in the oceanside...

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Paul Fried: CD Review

Apr 6, 2015 by

Paul Fried has a new CD of the Mozart Concerti’s D, G and C major in which he performs and conducts, accompanied by Virtuosi de Los Angeles. These are exuberant, musical performances, elegantly played by Fried, who was for many years a member of the Boston and Pittsburgh Symphonies....

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Flute in the City: Part 8. By Rachel Hacker...

Apr 6, 2015 by

My own month of March was more adventurous than anything Brutus could have planned for Caesar. I was patiently waiting for springtime weather, but winter wasn’t going to end without a fight. Every morning I would stand in front of my bedroom picture window, and stare into the metropolis....

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