Interview with GRAMMY Nominated Wouter Kellerman...

Feb 4, 2015 by

Viviana Guzman Interviews Wouter Kellerman, 2015 GRAMMY Nominee for Best New Age...

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Paula Robison: Artist Interview...

Feb 1, 2015 by

Can you give us 5 career highlights? Here are five experiences which have given me special joy: Playing the Bach b minor Sonata with Mieczyslaw Horszowski and the Schubert Variations with Rudolf Serkin, both at the Marlboro Festival. A concert of Brazilian Samba and Bossa Nova at Carnegie Hall:...

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RNAD: The Four Cornerstones of Sight-reading. By Samantha Chang...

Feb 1, 2015 by

Playing a composition at first sight (a prima vista) is a daunting task for many music students. The language of music is composed of an abundance of symbols and rules that require adaptation and interpretation by the performer. An examination of the four cornerstones of sight-reading – RNAD –...

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Fun Idea for Flute Sectionals. By Melinda Wade-English...

Feb 1, 2015 by

1. Inspire Creativity The Princess and The Peasant Game Encourage creativity and imaginative interpretation thru role-playing. Students enjoy playing the princess and peasant game. Start by dividing the flute section into halves. Half of the flute section magically become princesses while the other half become peasants. Play alternating half...

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The Opening Doors of Cuba and Cuban Charanga Music. By Andrea Brachfeld...

Feb 1, 2015 by

This past trip to Cuba in December of 2014 was an especially significant one for me in many ways. It marks the completion of a second seven-year cycle over a period of 14 years that I have been going to Cuba. Our lives, as you may or may not...

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Wouter Kellerman: Artist Interview...

Feb 1, 2015 by

Can you give us 5 career highlights?   The recent Grammy nomination for my album Winds Of Samsara (with Ricky Kej) Performing at the Closing Ceremony of the Soccer World Cup in 2010 for 700 million people (!) Winning two SAMA’a (the South African equivalent of the Grammys) Playing at Carnegie...

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Tribute to Harold Jones. By Barbara Siesel...

Feb 1, 2015 by

I was saddened to hear about the recent passing of my colleague and friend Harold Jones. (1934-2015)   Harold came to NYC from Chicago on a scholarship to The Juilliard School in 1955 remaining in NY and becoming an active member of the music community as a performer, teacher, conductor...

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See Your Sound. By Shelly Granger...

Feb 1, 2015 by

See Your Sound: Using Music Visualization for Teaching and Practicing Our smart phones and devices have the power to process and display sound in exciting and innovative ways. We are carrying around mini super computers able to perform real-time computations and graphics rendering unachievable by the most powerful computers...

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Leonard Garrison: CD Review

Feb 1, 2015 by

To quote Robert Aitken, who says that pieces using extended techniques are the only “true” flute music as these pieces cannot be transcribed for other instruments, I was excited to receive Leonard Garrison’s new CD which is a collection of 11 these “true” pieces! This most impressive new CD...

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Decoding to Fluency. By Erin Moon-Kelly...

Feb 1, 2015 by

Achieving the “Effortless Performance” Using Dee Hansen’s Progression of Music Literacy Theory in the Practice Room and in the Rehearsal Hall Time for battle! All of us have encountered a passage in our music that has caused the “fight or flight” response. During these passages, our muscles tense, our...

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Flute in the City: Part 6. By Rachel Hacker...

Feb 1, 2015 by

Have you ever waited for a Subway Train, en route to something you’ve highly anticipated? Well, that was kind of what my January was like.   My school, New York University, has a January Term of accelerated courses, that occur right before Spring semester. And so, for Winter Break, I...

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