Ian Clarke: Interview. By Shivhan Dohse...

Feb 1, 2016 by

Acknowledged as one of the leading player/composers in the flute world, what inspired you to learn flute? Tell us about your background. I come from a musical family. My father played the double bass and my mother played the cello and piano in addition to being a school music...

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The LeFreque. By Shivhan Dohse...

Feb 1, 2016 by

LefreQue has recently become a familiar term not only for flutists, but for musicians across the board. This new and exciting development for wind instruments, invented by Dutch flutist and saxophonist Hans Kuijt, has redefined the possibilities our instruments are capable of producing. The term lefreQue may now be...

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Is There Value In Quitting? By Barbara Siesel....

Feb 1, 2016 by

At various times in our lives we all ask ourselves the question, “Should I quit?” Since childhood, we’ve been trained to equate quitting with failure, but is quitting failure? Is quitting always a bad thing to do? Let’s look at a few scenarios from my own life. In 2003,...

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What is Flute Crate? by Fluterscooter...

Feb 1, 2016 by

How many of you have heard of or subscribe to a monthly subscription box such as Birchbox, Barkbox, or Kawaiibox?  I'm guessing a large percentage of you!  So, being the flutrepreneur I am, I was searching for a new business idea since my Fluterscooter bag workload has gotten much easier due to...

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Interview with the Flute Studio of Andra Bohnet...

Feb 1, 2016 by

DR. ANDRA BOHNET We visited with Andra Bohnet at the University of South Alabama in Mobile where she is the Flute Professor.  Andra plays Principal Flute in the Mobile Symphony and she enjoys touring as an Irish Flutist with her chamber group.   What are your goals personally?  ...

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Flute Roomies: 5 Lessons Learned Living With Flutists. By Mara Miller...

Feb 1, 2016 by

So, this past year, I joined the inaugural Robert Dick Studio in NYC 2015. The lessons I learned from Robert were remarkable (and meant for a separate article), but several of the most important nuggets of knowledge I received in New York City were unexpectedly given from my roommates:...

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Rachel Hacker: Concert Review

Feb 1, 2016 by

I like to attend student recitals when I can, because they are often showcases of the freshest and creative playing I have heard.  Rachel Hacker's NYU Graduate Recital was no exception.  After a day of flying back East for the holidays and shipping Fluterscooter bags at the Chinatown post office before...

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Rozalind MacPhail: DVD Review.

Feb 1, 2016 by

HEAD FIRST by Rozalind MacPhail is the name of the DVD. Rosalind presents us with a haunting stereo soundtrack of her works for flute and electronica. The first track, Dempster Highway, opens with hypnotic lines and continues with mesmerizing flute sounds which evolve into a driven and throbbing uproar,...

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Davide Formisano: CD Review.

Feb 1, 2016 by

Italian Flutist, Davide Formisano, released his latest album, “Portrait” on Deutsche Grammophon with Pianist, Phillip Moll.   Grande Fantaisie sur Mignon Joueurs de flute: Pan Joueurs de flute: Tityre Jouerurs de flute: Krishna Jouerurs de flute: Mr. de la Péjaudie Nocturne et Allegro Scherzando   Romance, Op.37 Sonatine pour...

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Freshman Again. By Sarah Dworjan...

Feb 1, 2016 by

Like most eighteen-year-olds who think they know everything, I had absolutely no idea what I was getting myself into when I stumbled into my freshman year at The College of Saint Rose. I’m not trying to say that the experience has been unpleasant; I just mean that looking back,...

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