The Flute View’s Contest for Composers!...

Mar 1, 2014 by

The Flute View announces our first Contest for Composers! We challenge you to write a flute trio for The Flute View founders, Fluterscooter, Barbara Siesel, and Viviana Guzman.  (Trio can be written for 3 C flutes, or C flute, piccolo, bass) 2014 COMPETITION GUIDELINES   Prize: * A World...

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For Profit? Not-for-profit? Both? By Barbara Siesel...

Jan 2, 2014 by

Given the financial pressures on artists today, the shrinkage of traditional funding sources, the elimination of many kinds of music work, many musicians have made a decision to become entrepreneurs. This may not be easy but it might be the best way for maintaining a life in the arts....

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Katisse: The Real Ron Burgundy. By Fluterscooter...

Jan 2, 2014 by

I’m learning jazz flute from Ron Burgundy.  Yes, I’m serious.  Not many flutists can say that, and I think everyone secretly wishes that they were playing the solos that made the term “jazz flute” a household name.  Obviously, after seeing the credits in Anchorman, I knew I had to...

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After the Orchestra: Reshaping a Musical Life. By Elizabeth Brightbill...

Jan 2, 2014 by

About seven years ago, my cellist husband and I took a huge leap of faith. A couple of years after losing our jobs due to an orchestra shutdown, we picked ourselves up and moved across the country with nothing other than a signed lease on a house waiting for...

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Navigating Graduate School. Part One: Completing the Applications. by Rachel Hacker...

Jan 2, 2014 by

Applying to graduate school was the most stressful activity I’ve encountered in my academic career.  It took my entire Junior year and an intense summer to do “background work” for my graduate school applications. I used to be a music therapy major, but I switched majors between my sophomore...

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Sooyun Kim: Artist Interview

Jan 2, 2014 by

Can you give us 5 career highlights? All of the concerts I have played are highlights for me! When I played the Mozart Concerto in D major for the first time with an orchestra, I remember feeling like I was in wonderland! For a ten year old girl, it...

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Stephen Clark CD Review

Jan 2, 2014 by

Stephen Clark’s debut album, Explosive, is a crossover album featuring flute arrangements from diverse sources, ranging from music from the Irish dance show Lord of the Dance to Guns N’ Roses. This Scottish flutist, who studied at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama and the Royal Northern...

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Zara Lawler CD Review

Jan 2, 2014 by

Zara Lawler (flute, alto flute, piccolo) and Paul Fadoul (marimba, vibraphone) have created a beautiful collaboration in their new CD,  Prelude Cocktail, and I mean beautiful in all ways.  When I received the CD I was struck by the beauty of the packaging, photographs, and extensive, informative notes.  They...

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Deborah Yates CD Review

Jan 2, 2014 by

On this concept album, Deborah Lee Yates sets out to take us on a journey celebrating the feminine. Each track was written by Yates and celebrates a different female warrior throughout the world and in different eras. Locations represented include China, ancient Britain, Native America, New Zealand, Syria, India,...

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