4 Finalists Announced!

Nov 6, 2015 by

Thank you to everyone who applied for our 4th member position.  We were very impressed with all your essays! We have narrowed our search down to 4 Finalists, and each finalist will be featured in the months of December, January, February, and March.            ...

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Playing in a Video Game Orchestra: Legend of Zelda. By Fluterscooter...

Nov 2, 2015 by

I recently played principal flute in the Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses orchestra shows in Los Angeles (Disney Hall), San Diego, and Portland.   It was the most excited I've ever seen audiences in all my years performing!  Why?  Probably because the music is from something relevant to today's...

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6 Tips for Making Your First Music Video by Viviana Guzman...

Nov 2, 2015 by

Music Videos became popular with the onset of MTV. Now, with YouTube and the affordability of very good quality high end cameras, music videos can be made by all who feel called to do so. Everyone knows how to post concert footage onto YouTube, but how about setting an...

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Creating a Flute Choir Sound: Recording Two Flutes to Sound like Dozens. By Cody Avdek...

Nov 2, 2015 by

This semester I’m completing my Senior year capstone project, which in the case of the Music Industry program at the College of St. Rose, involves writing, recording, producing, arranging, editing, mixing, and mastering a full length studio album. I’ve written a song that has a section for flute choir...

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Entrepreneurship: Finding Your Dream Project. By Barbara Siesel...

Nov 2, 2015 by

I’ve been thinking about how to help musicians figure out their dream entrepreneurial project. How do you get from deciding you want to be a flutrepreneur to actually deciding on what exciting project to embark on? You want to be unique, create your own special niche. I’ve developed a...

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My Evenings with Claire Chase at The Kitchen, a Show Review. By Rachel Hacker...

Nov 2, 2015 by

Although I spend most of my day playing extended techniques, I also enjoy listening to others play extended techniques. One of the most prolific and recent endeavors within the new music world comes from Claire Chase, and is called Density 2036. I am fortunate enough to say that I...

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Jennie Oh Brown: CD Review

Nov 2, 2015 by

Jennie Oh Brown has just released a new CD, “Looking Back” of several flute pieces by composer Joseph Schwantner. The album includes: Black Anemones (1991), Looking Back (2009), the piece commissioned by a consortium of students of Samuel Baron (myself included) in his memory, Soaring (1986) written for Carol...

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Jean-Louis Beaumadier: CD Review...

Nov 2, 2015 by

Postcards, Jean-Louis Beaumadier, Piccolo World Piccolo Vol. 2 Congratulations to Jean-Louis Beaumadier for his second volume of piccolo recordings from around the world. I love opening up a new CD and in this album we are greeted by a beautiful cover photo that evokes distant lands and gets us...

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