Do not go where the path may lead…by Beverly Hawkins...

Jun 3, 2013 by

“Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail”   ……Ralph Waldo Emerson I am amazed at the incredible level of creativity in our young flute artists as well as other young classically trained musicians.   They are nothing short of...

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Flute Hoot! by Jodi Bortz

Jun 3, 2013 by

Flute Hoot – Stick your flute on this! Anybody who’s been shopping with me (and I love to shop) has heard me say “I must be looking for a blue unicorn again.” By that I mean, I know what I want, but somehow, what I’m looking for doesn’t exist. ...

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Flutespiration: by Joseph Hallman...

Jun 3, 2013 by

FLUTESPIRATION: What I think about when I think about the flute. The first thing that comes to mind when thinking about the flute is the flutists who I have worked with on pieces in the past, present, and those who I might work with in the future. I should...

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The Full-Figured Flutist: by Cassie Vandersloot...

Jun 3, 2013 by

I am a well-rounded woman.  While I do enjoy many facets of life, this is not the ‘well-rounded’ I was referring to.  I am a curvaceous, full-figured, big beautiful woman.  Whatever term you choose to use, it means the same thing.  I am bigger than what is considered average...

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From the Trainer’s Studio to the Flute Studio: by Charlene Romano...

Jun 3, 2013 by

About two years ago, I was in a frustrating Catch-22.  I needed to exercise to get my body in healthier shape, but I was limited in what I could do, due to an injury.  A friend recommended her personal trainer, and I now see my trainer once a week,...

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Recovering Flow and Creativity: by Niall O’Riordan...

Jun 3, 2013 by

‘You are a unique, wise, creative being. You really can do whatever you dream if you put your mind to it, be kind to yourself and let your artistry flow.’  Sitting in a busy cafe in central London I thought to myself, ‘what do I want to say’ immediately...

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The Evolution of My Flutist Identity: by Alexis Del Palazzo...

Jun 3, 2013 by

Finding your niche has taken on new meaning in the flute world over the past five years. Every flute fair usually has an entrepreneur-related event on the schedule. It’s great that the collective flute world appears to be recognizing that most of us didn’t learn a lot of business...

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The Elephant in the Room

Jun 3, 2013 by

Over the last several years there has been much written about the arts and humanities programs being shut down in our nation’s colleges and universities. Both Stanley Fish, and the president of Cornell University, David J Skorton had articles on the subject in the NY Times last year.   The...

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