Long Tones: Can we achieve enlightenment through sound?...

Dec 15, 2013 by

How do we practice long tones? Why do we practice long tones? I've always had a very academic and perfectionist approach to long tones, as I learned early from Jeffrey Khaner. 1. Long tones must be played with a metronome. 2. Hold your breath as long as possible so...

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6 Easy Steps to Planning Your First DIY Concert Tour: By Viviana Guzman...

Nov 1, 2013 by

In these days of the DIY Musician, planning a concert tour is easier than ever.  Knowing how to use the internet as a resource is key.  Having connections is a bonus.  But even if you don’t have an agent or direct connections, knowing how to best utilize Facebook and...

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Should Musicians Work for Free? By Barbara Siesel...

Nov 1, 2013 by

This week there has been much discussion in the media about whether artists should work for free.  Here are two, one pro and one con, of several articles out there.  The Flute View joins the fray and would love to hear your thoughts on the subject too. http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/27/opinion/sunday/slaves-of-the-internet-unite.html  http://paidcontent.org/2013/10/28/no-writing-for-free-isnt-slavery-and-other-misconceptions-about-the-economics-of-online-media/...

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Entering the Real World…Take 2. By Laura Neville...

Nov 1, 2013 by

I always thought that after I graduated from college I would enter the “real” world, get a music-teaching job and stay there for the next 35 plus years until I retired.  I would gig on the weekends and then eventually go back to school part-time and get my master’s...

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Building a Brand. by Fluterscooter...

Nov 1, 2013 by

The first thing every flutist always asks me is “How did you come up with Fluterscooter bags?”  Then, the conversation usually leads to “You’re so entrepreneurial!  I could NEVER do something like that…I just play flute.”  And that’s where they’re wrong!  Anyone can build their own brand, especially in...

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Three Little Words. By Patricia Surman...

Nov 1, 2013 by

Preparing for a new school year is a great opportunity to set our intentions, and sometimes three little words can make all the difference.  These simple meditations are designed to assist the student in all of us. Invest in Yourself Gather the tools of your trade so that you...

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Andrea Oliva: Artist Interview

Nov 1, 2013 by

Andrea Oliva - Principal Flutist of the Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di S. Cecilia, Rome   Can you give us 3 pivotal moments that were essential to creating the artist that you have become? My studies in Italy, mainly with Claudio Montafia (Sir Galway's student); my studies in Stuttgart in...

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Joshua Smith: Artist Interview

Nov 1, 2013 by

Joshua Smith - Principal Flutist of the Cleveland Orchestra   Can you give us 3 career highlights? My first concert, 23 years ago in early October; The Cleveland Orchestra's run of Dvorak's "Rusalka" at the Salzburg Festival in 2008, my premier of Jorg Widmann's flute concerto in 2011. How...

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Jamie Baum CD Review

Nov 1, 2013 by

In This Life, The Jamie Baum Septet Jamie Baum – flute, alto flute, flute d’amour Amir El Saffar – trumpet Taylor Haskins – trumpet Douglas Yates – alto sax, bass clarinet Brad Shepik – guitar Chris Komer – French horn John Escreet – piano Zach Lober – bass Jeff...

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Kaori Fujii and Eric Cecil CD Review...

Nov 1, 2013 by

This dynamic Husband and Wife Team, Kaori Fujii and Eric Cecil make a winning musical team. The title track, Aubade, was written by Mark Delpriora.  It begins with lyrical guitar intro beautifully played by Eric Cecil.  When the flute enters, Kaori Fujii splashes her beautiful tone, sublime musicality and...

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Heidi Alvarez CD Review

Nov 1, 2013 by

Flute Chamber Works by Michael Kallstrom, Volume 2
, performed by Heidi Pintner Álvarez and friends.   Centaur Records In the Clear Blue for two flutes and piano (2011) Silken Kisses Slip Away for mezzo-soprano, flute, and piano (2011) I. Silken kisses slip away
  II. Open mind and open aches
 ...

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Food for Thought

Nov 1, 2013 by

Putting words to flute music was something I learned early from Jeffrey Khaner, when we replaced phrases in Copland’s Duo with dialogue about Mr. Khaner’s cat, Thais.  If you perform it in a masterclass, I promise I will sing it for you! The other day, I was eating Chinese...

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