November 2016 PDF Download

Nov 27, 2016 by

Download the November 2016 PDF here.   The November 2016 PICCOLO POWER issue of The Flute View is now live!   This month's articles include: PICCOLO POWER Interviews with professional piccoloists Jennifer Gunn, Kate Prestia-Schaub, Nicola Mazzanti, Zart Dombourian-Eby, Peter Verhoyen, Nan Raphael, Erica Peel, and Nicole Esposito. Piccolo Pedagogy articles focusing on learning...

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PICCOLO POWER! Interviews with Professional Piccoloists...

Nov 1, 2016 by

For our PICCOLO POWER November 2016 issue, we interview professional piccoloists from all over the world to learn why they chose the piccolo, what they like best about the instrument and the repertoire, and more about their personal and professional lives.  Keep reading to learn more about Jennifer Gunn,...

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Tweetable Tips for Budding Piccoloists by Nan Raphael...

Nov 1, 2016 by

A versatile performer with a clear and sumptuous tone, Nan Raphael's playing has been called "an elegant and exceptional treat." She has been a frequent soloist at concerts and festivals across the United States since 1979. As a result of a wealth of new and exciting repertoire written over...

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Starting the Piccolo by Jennifer Cluff...

Nov 1, 2016 by

Dear Flute-lovers,   I have been thinking over "How to best start the piccolo" as I have a student who has just been given a school piccolo in order to play in a Broadway-type high school show.   So here is a starter pack of ideas for the flutist who...

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Piccolo Orchestral Excerpts: La Gazza Ladra by Allison Fletcher...

Nov 1, 2016 by

Allison Fletcher (DMA, University of North Carolina at Greensboro; MM, Southern Methodist University; BM, James Madison University) is a performer and teacher of flute and piccolo in Bowie, Maryland. She has served in the flute section of the United States Navy Band since 2014.    The following article provides...

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Texas A&M University-Commerce Flute Studio Interviews...

Nov 1, 2016 by

As part of our ongoing series of interviews with college flute studios across the United States, we interviewed  Assistant Professor of Flute at Texas A&M University-Commerce Dr. Julee Kim Walker and her students:   Andrew Camp, Emily Paxton, Amy Crone, Sydney Hathcock, Daria Smetana, and Taylor Hennig.   We asked them...

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University of Texas at Austin Flute Studio Interviews...

Nov 1, 2016 by

As part of our ongoing series of interviews with college flute studios across the United States, we interviewed the students of University of Texas at Austin Professor of Flute Marianne Gedigian: Ryan Foley, Karen Baumgartner, Zoe Cagan, Meghen Bennett, JooYun Chung, You Hyun Cho, Tamara Drury, Cameron Massey, Courtney Regester,...

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University of Wyoming Flute Studio Interviews...

Nov 1, 2016 by

As part of our ongoing series of interviews with college flute studios across the United States, we interviewed Visiting Assistant Professor of Flute at University of Wyoming Dr. Nicole Riner and her students: Blair Mothersbaugh, Emily Davies, Emily Nazario, Kaycee Stevenson, Pyero Talone, Rachel Haass, Rafael Ribiero, Shantell Hillius,...

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Sebastian Jacot Premiere Album Review...

Nov 1, 2016 by

Sebastian Jacot received first prize at the 2014 Carl Nielsen International Flute Competition as well as fist prize at the Kobe International Competition in 2013. He presently plays principal flute with the Gewandhaus Orchestra.  He’s a truly accomplished player and only 29 years old!  His new album Premiere! is a...

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Paula Robison Caprice Album Review...

Nov 1, 2016 by

Paula Robison's latest CD, Caprice, is a brilliant mix new and standard works for flute and piano.  The album is called "Caprice" in honor of Thierry Lancino's sublime Cinq Caprices which "are adapted for flute and piano especially for this recording" as stated in the liner notes.  In addition,...

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French Flute Convention Review by Fluterscooter...

Nov 1, 2016 by

The French Flute Convention happens only once every four years, so when it happens, it is quite a show.  I don’t usually do European shows, but French bakeries!   This year’s convention, themed “Flute Spirit,” featured flute legends Maxence Larrieu, Patrick Gallois, Pierre Yves-Artaud, and Philippe Bernold, as well...

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Sarah Jane Hargis Saving the Queen Album Review...

Nov 1, 2016 by

Sarah Jane Hargis has always interested me as a flutist ever since I saw her perform with pedals at the Las Vegas NFA Convention and at this past year’s NFA where she performed original compositions, both solo and with flutist Melissa Keeling, so I was very excited when I...

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What If I Fail: Defining the Pivot By Barbara Siesel...

Nov 1, 2016 by

The Merriam- Webster’s Learner’s Dictionary defines the word pivot this way: 1) a pin or shaft on which a mechanical part turns 2) the action of turning around a point : the action of pivoting 3) a person or thing that is central or important to someone or something...

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The Story of my “Twitter Album” by Rachel Hacker...

Nov 1, 2016 by

Upon graduation from my Master’s, I realized that I had not commissioned nearly as many pieces as I would have liked. Most of my time in school was spent pursuing existing repertoire, and I did not have the time to explore the process of producing commissioned works. Composition students...

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