The Magic of Wind: Bringing Musical Artistry to the Dominican Republic, by Allison Loggins-Hull...

Mar 1, 2016 by

I’m thrilled to be a part of this year’s Festival Clarinetísimo in The Dominican Republic. Since 2009, Festival Clarinetísimo has invited prominent clarinetists to give lectures and master classes to students of the National Conservatory of Music and the Elementary School of Music "Elila Mena.” In an effort to...

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The Lifting Flutist, By Sarah Howard...

Mar 1, 2016 by

Who is the lifting flutist? That’s a tough question to answer, considering the birth of this concept happened naturally by me just goofing off in the gym. Here’s the short of it. I’m Sarah Howard, and I’m a flutist in the U.S. Air Force. I happen to have quite the passion...

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Can Failure Help Success? by Barbara Siesel...

Mar 1, 2016 by

If you’ve never failed you’ve never tried anything new! Last month we spoke about the power of quitting, this month we'll speak about the power of failure to inform our progress as artists and entrepreneurs. While doing research for this article I’ve been reading about famous people who’ve failed...

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Find The Perfect Flute On Any Budget. by Joshua Johnson...

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Music, of all the art forms, is perhaps the one that speaks most directly to all people, regardless of socioeconomic status, race, religion, or personal taste. Anyone can sing a song, beat a drum, or for those of us fortunate enough to have been brought up in well-equipped school...

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A Glissando Headjoint Primer. by Melissa Keeling...

Mar 1, 2016 by

The Glissando Headjoint expands the expressivity, flexibility, and timbral possibilities of the Boehm flute. The culmination of many decades of work by Robert Dick, it has been commercially available for over a decade. Beyond playing glissandi, there are many potential benefits for your overall flute playing: increased aural awareness, greater flexibility of intonation,...

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Interviews with Texas Tech Studio of Lisa Garner Santa...

Mar 1, 2016 by

Recently we were in Lubbock, Texas at the Texas Tech University Flute Studio Students of Lisa Garner-Santa where we interviewed a few of her students.    Lisa Garner Santa currently serves as Artist-Performer and Professor of Flute at Texas Tech University where she enjoys a diverse career as teacher,...

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Hues of Music: A Discussion with Flutists of Color. by Mara Miller...

Mar 1, 2016 by

Even though classical music has historically been influenced by non-Western cultures, it is deeply rooted in the European tradition. With that foundation, there is still a limited amount of diversity in the modern-day classical community. This article is meant to create an opportunity for racially diverse classical musicians, particularly...

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My Time With The Hare Krishna Tree. by Rachel Hacker...

Mar 1, 2016 by

In December of 2015, I had graduated with my Master's in Music, from New York University. In order to save money, I chose to leave New York, until I made my next life plan. I was in the process of applying for my Doctorate. I would be moving back...

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Music Beyond’s Work for Developing Countries. by Kaori Fujii Cecil...

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Hello everyone! My name is Kaori Fujii. I am a flutist and the president of Music Beyond, Inc. Music Beyond is a nonprofit organization that trains and empowers musicians to make them more confident both as musicians and teachers in developing countries to create better mentors and community leaders....

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Interview with Stephen Clark

Mar 1, 2016 by

Stephen Clark was born in Glasgow in 1983 and began playing the flute when he was 14 years old. Having initially studied with Sheena Gordon, he continued his studies with David Nicholson, Helen Brew and Janet Richardson at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama from where he...

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