Winners of The Flute View Young Artists Competition...

May 18, 2017 by

THE JUDGES:   Francesca Arnone   Jasmine Choi   Tara Helen O'Connor       CONTRATULATIONS TO ALL! Tara wrote:   After a lovely discussion via conference call from Korea-NY- Florida, the final results are....   THE WINNERS:   FIRST PLACE - AUDREY EMATA Altus Handmade Flutes 1st Prize $1,000...

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The Flute’s Mainstream Moment. By Mara Miller and Justine Stephens...

May 1, 2017 by

As one of the oldest wind instruments, the flute is a staple in Eastern music, classical music, and jazz due in no small part to its versatility in tone and character. Even the presence of flute in modern popular music has become prevalent and widespread across genres. Typically hidden...

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Irina Stachinskaya: Artist Interview...

May 1, 2017 by

Can you give us 5 career highlights? In my opinion, there are just three of them: a) To meet your teacher/mentor b) To work hard c) to be in the right place at the right time How about 3 pivotal moments that were essential to creating the artist like...

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Balancing Entrepreneurship and Artist Self. By Barbara Siesel...

May 1, 2017 by

One of the most difficult parts about being a musician entrepreneur is the balancing act that one has to engage in. How do you continue to develop as an artist when your days are filled with meetings and administrative duties? How do you continue to find artistic inspiration, the...

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Optimal Musical Communication. by Catherine Ramirez...

May 1, 2017 by

  This article first appeared in the winter 2014 issue of The Flutist Quarterly, the member magazine of the National Flute Association, and is reprinted with permission. nfaonline.org. THE VALUE OF OPTIMAL COMMUNICATION A master musician can captivate an audience before ever playing a note. A subtle change of tone can entice...

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Ma Bo: Artist Interview

May 1, 2017 by

Professor Ma Bo is the Associate Professor and a tutor for graduates at Conservatory School of Northwest University for Nationalities; the head of computer music lab of NorthWest University for Nationalities; Director of the China Flute Federation; Vice Chairman & Executive Director of Flute Art Committee of Gansu Province;...

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The Flute Fingering Chart Guide by Music Stand: Review...

May 1, 2017 by

This is a basic site, best viewed on a smartphone (there is also an app), that shows fingering position for each note.  There is a sliding tool graphic that illustrates each position by blackening the appropriate keys, and allows you to see the differences between various notes as to...

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The Embodied Musician by Niall O’Rourdin: Review...

May 1, 2017 by

This is a series of audio instructions for how to position one's body and pieces thereof in order to be mindful of how the various relationships affect you, including creating tension or stress, using the Feldenkrais method, which is described as "an educational method focusing on self-awareness and learning...

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On Playing Mother Goose. By Allison Fletcher...

May 1, 2017 by

An Historical and Stylistic Analysis of the Piccolo Solos in Ravel’s Ma mère l’oye (1911), III. “Laideronnette, Impératrice des pagodes Adapted from Fletcher, Allison Marie Flores. “Ten Orchestral Excerpts for Piccolo: An Historical and Stylistic Analysis.” DMA Dissertation, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 2008.   Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)...

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Black Cedar: Album Review

May 1, 2017 by

Black Cedar, which comprises flute, guitar, and cello, offers a variety of attractive chamber works for this particular instrumentation. Bookended by works commissioned by the trio, the four pieces presented each offer something different. Miscellaneous Music by Durwynne Hsieh (b. 1963) offers some truly beautiful, soaring melodies, especially in...

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