Christina Jennings: Juggling Flute and Family...

May 2, 2018 by

Flutist Christina Jennings enjoys a musical career made up of diverse performing and recording, collaborations, and work guiding young musicians. In great demand as a teacher, Ms. Jennings is the director of the Panoramic Flutist and on faculty at CU Boulder and Greenwood Music Camp. What do you like...

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Gemeinhardt: Flute Maker Spotlight...

May 2, 2018 by

Can you give a little history about the company, from where it began to where it is now, and the future? Founded by Kurt Gemeinhardt, a 4th generation flute-maker from Markneukirchen, Germany, the Gemeinhardt company was established in 1948 in Elkhart, IN, 20 years after Gemeinhardt’s immigration to the...

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Rozalind MacPhail: Artist Interview...

May 2, 2018 by

Innovative Gemeinhardt Artist/Clinician, Rozalind MacPhail recently took home an ECMA for Electronic Recording of the Year and MusicNL’s Female Artist of the Year. One of the world’s leaders in flute looping and live film scoring, this classically-trained flutist blends effected flute, electronics, voice, omnichord, field recordings and silent film...

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Rozalind MacPhail’s 15 Healthy Habits on the Road...

May 2, 2018 by

1. Juice half a lemon with a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar and a teaspoon of unpasteurized honey and mix into a big warm glass of water. Drink on an empty stomach daily when you first wake up. 2. Meditate for 15 minutes upon waking up and before going...

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How Your Flute Works (Part 2). by Jeff Dening...

May 2, 2018 by

Part 2: Use Your Words   Imagine a young student is asked to name a particular note on their music and instead of saying, “F#”, they hold up the instrument and show the fingering.  Every teacher has run into this. Every repair technician has run into this as well...

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Catherine Ramirez: Album Review...

May 2, 2018 by

Catherine Ramirez - Shelter from the Storm, Albany Records TROY1701 Catherine Ramirez, currently artist-in-residence at St. Olaf College in Minnesota, presents this album “as a bridge toward empathy, compassion, and even understanding” for negative feelings of fear or frustration. She has assembled an album of solo flute works from a variety of...

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Nicole Esposito: Concert Review...

May 2, 2018 by

As the Flute Professor at the University of Iowa, the artistic and personal success of my students is always my first priority.  However, I find it also extremely important and do my best to set the best professional standard for them and I work hard to maintain my own...

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How to Stay in Good Flute Shape: Maxim Rubtsov’s “Three C’s”...

May 2, 2018 by

Maxim Rubtsov is principal flute of the Russian National Orchestra, leader of the RNO Wind Quintet, soloist, recording artist and flute teacher. I first met Maxim Rubtsov in the fall of 2010 when he was a featured performer for the University of Alabama’s Celebrity Series.  Since that time, we...

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Dr. G’s May Flute Horoscopes...

May 2, 2018 by

Welcome to May! Spring is in full bloom and Mercury retrograde is now so yesterday. The big news for the month is that Uranus is switching signs on May 16th from Aries to Taurus, where it will stay for the next 7 years. Uranus is the planet of technology...

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