Yubeen Kim Prague Flute Competition Winner...

Jun 1, 2015 by

When did you start playing? I started playing the flute when I was 10 years old. Actually I started playing the piano before playing the flute. Why did you choose to play the flute? My mother was playing the flute as a hobby, and I was following her lessons....

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Injury Prevention and Strength Training for Flutists Through Yoga. By Christina Guenther and Sherri Fleshner...

Jun 1, 2015 by

Many musicians are becoming more involved with various body awareness principles, and the desire to take care of our bodies as we put them through the rigors of practicing and performing is great. In order to facilitate this awareness, and in hopes to help strengthen our bodies and prevent...

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A Flutist’s Nightmare. By Dana Joras...

Jun 1, 2015 by

Winters in Chicago can be very dangerous. By mid-February, however, my mind was focused on the warm Spring months ahead, not the unexpected layer of black ice beneath my feet. I fell on Friday the 13th while walking my dog and managed to break two bones in my left...

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Adams Flute Festival Review by Fluterscooter...

Jun 1, 2015 by

When Peter Swinkels, owner of Adams European Flute Centre, asked me to exhibit Fluterscooter bags at the 10th Annual Adams Flute Festival, I wasn't sure what to expect, or if it would even be worth the long trip to the small town of Ittervort, Netherlands.  Luckily, I like traveling,...

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Flute in the City: Part 9. By Rachel Hacker...

Jun 1, 2015 by

“It’s not a flute thing,” I scolded to Brandon.  In the past week, I had been attending nightly 4.5-hour pit orchestra rehearsals, in preparation for the NYU Opera production. It was a Friday night around 2 AM. This was the first evening of mild weather that New York had...

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The Jongen Project/Linda Bento-Rei: CD Review...

Jun 1, 2015 by

Linda Bento-Rei has recorded a fascinating CD of chamber works for flute by the Belgian composer Joseph Jongen (1873-1953).  While not as well known today, Jongen was one of the best known Belgian composers of the early 20th century.  His music is conservative for the time, influenced by late...

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Elise Osner: CD Review

Jun 1, 2015 by

In this collection, Elise Osner presents us with a lovely collection of music for Native American flute that she composed herself; she states in her liner notes that this music is “often received as a gift rather than created.” She further explains that much of the music has come...

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Aralee Dorough CD Review

Jun 1, 2015 by

Aralee Dorough, Principal of the Houston Symphony, released her first CD entitled “Colours”.  This exquisite CD explores the various hues of the flute, featuring works from Debussy, Bartok, Barber, Martin, Griffes, and Stravinsky.  The CD is not only sonically bewitching but also the elegant CD artwork and photos present...

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