July 2016 PDF Download

Jul 4, 2016 by

Download the July 2016 PDF. Viviana Guzman discusses How to Write a Winning Press Release. Rachel Hacker talks about Why She Got A Day Job and how it can benefit professional musicians. Amanda Cook continues her Writing About Music series with thoughts about Blog Posts. Album reviews of Aralee Dorough's The Ergonomic Flute, Ransom Wilson's Ransom Wilson Plays...

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Artist Interview: Hanbin Koo

Jul 1, 2016 by

Congratulations Hanbin for being the Gemeinhardt First Prize winner of our inaugural High School Soloist Competition! We interviewed Hanbin to find our more about this talented young flutist.   Bio: Hanbin Koo, age 15, won 1st place in the MTNA Junior Woodwinds competition, NC Symphony concerto competition, and The...

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Interview with David Pirtle: President of Gemeinhardt...

Jul 1, 2016 by

Thank you to Gemeinhardt Musical Instruments for sponsoring the first prize award in our inaugural High School Soloist Competition!   This year, our first prize winner was Hanbin Koo. Read more about Hanbin in her exclusive artist interview this month.   Continue reading below to learn more about Gemeinhardt...

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Writing About Music: Blog Posts by Amanda Cook...

Jul 1, 2016 by

For performers, one of the most powerful yet under-utilized tools for writing about music is blogging.   For those of us who experienced the rise of the internet and online communities, the idea of maintaining a blog may seem kitschy or self-serving. However, blogging is no longer synonymous with...

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Green Golly with the Firelands Symphony by Rachel Hacker...

Jul 1, 2016 by

On a bright morning in June, I set out to Sandusky, Ohio to to take part in the Fireland Symphony's presentation of my fellow Flute View staffer's performance of Green Golly & Her Golden Flute (I was delighted to play flute in the choir). Little did I know that...

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The Art of Selling your Art: Interview with Keith Torgan...

Jul 1, 2016 by

So many of you have wonderful performances and projects that you would like to share with the world.   Perhaps you’re wondering-- how can I sell my performances or project?  How do I even begin the process?    This month, we’re talking to Keith Torgan of the Green Golly...

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How To Write A Winning Press Release by Viviana Guzman...

Jul 1, 2016 by

As a musician, it is important and necessary to get media attention.   As one of the founders of The Flute View and the current Public Relations Chair of the NFA, I thought I would list some tips on how to compile and send a winning press release.  ...

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Why I got a Day Job by Rachel Hacker...

Jul 1, 2016 by

I’m a musician with a “day job.”    For some musicians, this prospect may seem like a diversion from their music career. In actuality, this is one of the greatest moves I have ever made for my career!   Three months ago, I would have scoffed at the idea...

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Ransom Wilson Album Review

Jul 1, 2016 by

Flutist and conductor Ransom Wilson has a new CD of flute music by two wonderful French composers Jean Michel Damase (1928-2013) and Jean Françaix (1912-1997).  As a young student, Ransom Wilson heard the music of Jean Françaix and was enchanted--so much so, that he transcribed the Finale of Françaix’s...

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Aralee Dorough Album Review

Jul 1, 2016 by

The Ergonomic Flute is Aralee Dorough’s second solo album. Her first album Colors is absolutely exquisite, and this album is equally magnificent. In The Ergonomic Flute, Dorough explores the chamber music works of Mozart, Beethoven and Bach with colleagues Jennifer Owen, violin, Linda Goldstein, viola, Kevin Dvorak, cello, Jonathan Fischer, oboe, Colin Gatwood, English horn,...

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Alejandro Escuer Album Review

Jul 1, 2016 by

Flux noun: The action or process of flowing or flowing out   Alejandro Escuer’s latest album, Flux, was released on May 27th, 2016. This is the fifth solo album released by Escuer and is a presentation of new electroacoustic works for the flute family. Each piece has its own...

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Demi’s Flute: Entering the Realm of Sound Book Review...

Jul 1, 2016 by

If you're looking for a book to inspire a nervous student or just pass some time, check out Demi's Flute: Entering the Realm of Sound by the talented and multifaceted Delandria Mills. The novel opens with an interview between a college student and an older man. The older man tells...

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