Interview with Joanne Tse (Just Another Flutist)...

Mar 10, 2014 by

Live video interview with popular flutist and youtuber, Joanna Tse (Just Another...

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Flute fashion and Dancefluting with Riria Niimura. By Fluterscooter...

Mar 1, 2014 by

I first met Riria Niimura in Tokyo at a performance I had given at the Apple Store.  The 19 year old flute sensation now resides in Los Angeles, and I had the pleasure of sitting down with Riria at the Colburn School in LA, and we talked about everything...

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Researching, Writing, and Blogging: My Life as a 21st Century Flutist. By Amanda Cook...

Mar 1, 2014 by

I recently read an article on the “death of expertise.”  The author cited Wikipedia, Google, and the online community in general in his claim that the division between experts and laymen is collapsing and that fewer people recognize expertise as something that can change the way we live and...

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Auditioning and Traveling for Grad School. By Rachel Hacker...

Mar 1, 2014 by

Auditioning for Grad School- How to get organized. Here’s the truth: it is just as important to be on time and organized in the music as it is to be a talented player.  Graduate school auditions will only happen successfully if one is organized, prepared, and adaptable to both...

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8 Tips on Marketing Your CD Release. By Viviana Guzman...

Mar 1, 2014 by

You just released your new CD on CDBaby who will distribute your album to iTunes and Amazon, etc.  Don’t stop there!  Consider some of the following tips to do to get more exposure out of your CD. 1.  Get the list of all the music publications (national and international)...

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My Success Story with Focal Dystonia. By Andrea Brachfeld...

Mar 1, 2014 by

It’s always hard to tell this story from the beginning because no one ever imagines that you will actually get Focal Dystonia so we ignore the beginning of the condition as minor and insignificant.  Then we might wake up one day and find that there is a small uncomfortable...

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The Path Less Traveled: Tereasa Payne’s unique career with Flutes, Ethnic Flutes & Reeds...

Mar 1, 2014 by

Our paths in life are seldom straight ones.  Much more often, they turn, split, wind, double-back and otherwise keep us guessing as to the destination where they might take us.  I started my journey with music when I went to my first piano lesson at age 7.  I joyously...

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Sergio Zampetti: Artist Interview...

Mar 1, 2014 by

Can you give us 5 career highlights? 1 ) Recording CD "Recital Italiano" with one of the greatest pianists in the world: Aldo Ciccolini. 2 ) Debut at Carnegie Hall  (Weill Hall) in New York in duo with my brother Claudio with a recital for flute and piano. 3...

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Andrea Brachfeld CD Review

Mar 1, 2014 by

Andrea Brachfeld's new CD, Lady of the Island is an excellent addition to the jazz flute discography.  Andrea with a terrific band and headliner guests mixes her own original tunes with tunes by Herbie Hancock, Duke Ellington, Freddie Hubbard and  (title song) Graham Nash.  All the playing is first...

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Jef Kearns CD Review

Mar 1, 2014 by

Toronto-based jazz flutist Jef Kearns’ new album Soulfisticated is appropriately titled, because it’s full of soul. This album of all Kearns’ original compositions is clean and crisp, with guest female vocalists equally on par with Kearns’ smooth stylings, giving it a more urban feel than most jazz flute albums...

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Aralee Dorough: Artist Interview...

Mar 1, 2014 by

Aralee Dorough, Principal Flutist of the Houston Symphony Orchestra.   Can you give us 5 career highlights?  In high school I had the opportunity to play at Lincoln Center in New York City on a recital with Rampal and Baker "and 40 flute students". We played Boismotier. There wasn't much to...

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