5 Contemporary Flutists to Watch in 2016 by Amanda Cook...

Jan 2, 2016 by

As Associate Editor for the contemporary classical music blog I CARE IF YOU LISTEN and a DMA flute candidate at West Virginia University, I often find myself in the unique position of having a finger on the pulse of several disparate worlds. In order to kick off the new...

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Lisa Garner Santa: Artist Interview...

Jan 2, 2016 by

Lisa Garner Santa currently serves as Artist-Performer and Associate Professor of Flute at Texas Tech University where she enjoys a diverse career as teacher, recitalist, soloist, and chamber musician. Performance highlights include the world premiere of Mike Mower’s Concerto for Flute and Wind Ensemble and a Carnegie Hall debut...

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Spotlight on Juilliard Students...

Jan 2, 2016 by

Late December through early January is a valued time of family, friends, rest, and relaxation for many, but especially college students! As many music students are no-doubt enjoying their winter breaks, we wanted to take the opportunity to feature four current Juilliard students from all over the world: Katherine...

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Year in Review: Best Flute Moments of 2015. By Dianne Winsor...

Jan 2, 2016 by

Last week, we shared our Year in Review: Best Flute Moments of 2014 article on our Facebook page and asked our followers what flute moments topped their list from 2015. Dianne Winsor, Principal Flute of the Orquesta Sinfónia de Castilla y León, responded by curating the following list of her favorite...

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Entrepreneurship: Are you asking the right questions? By Barbara Siesel...

Jan 2, 2016 by

"What's the problem?" Well that sounds a bit confrontational…but it’s not exactly what I mean.  Many of us flutetrepreneurs are attracted to becoming entrepreneurs because we see a problem in the flute world or the music world in general that we want to help solve. Big questions for us...

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The Three-Legged Stool: Arts Entrepreneurship in the 21st Century by Amanda Cook...

Jan 2, 2016 by

What does it mean to be an entrepreneur? A quick search in the Oxford English Dictionary reveals that the word stems from the 15th-century French term entreprendre meaning “to undertake,” and the word has been specifically linked to managing/directing artistic projects since the 19th century. The concept of an...

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Royal Conservatory Music Development Program...

Jan 2, 2016 by

One day a big cardboard box arrived at my home, and when I opened it up I found a lot of flute music!!!  It was a sample copy of the Royal Conservatory Music Development Program, a comprehensive, effectively-sequenced course from beginner to advanced levels for developing flute students. Here’s...

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Michele Gori, The Electric Flute: CD Review...

Jan 2, 2016 by

The Electric Flute (MGMusic 01) Michele Gori, flutes, effects, loop station Beat 70 – P. Metheny Danse de la Chèvre – A. Honegger Just Blues – M. Gori Summertime – G. Gershwin Pièce – J. Ibert N⁰24 – M. Gori Château Rouge – M. Gori Highway – M. Gori xniryS...

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Eight Strings & a Whistle, Albert’s Window: CD Review...

Jan 2, 2016 by

I love the name of this chamber music group: Eight Strings & a Whistle!  The “whistle” is flutist Suzanne Gilchrest and the eight strings are divided between cellist Matthew Goeke and violist Ina Litera. They have just released their debut recording Albert’s Window. The group has been active since 1998 presenting...

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