Introduction to Feldenkrais with Niall O’Rourdin...

Aug 1, 2017 by

Niall O'Rourdin, a 2014 Galway Rising Star, attended the festival for the seventh time this year. He grew up listening to Sir James Galway, from his earliest years in Ireland when his father would look for Sir James' records every Friday from a second hand shop.  Like most of us, he listened to Galway's recordings every...

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Who’s Afraid of the Kingma Flute? Part Two...

May 4, 2016 by

Flute View Staff Member Rachel Hacker has continued her interview series, discussing the benefits of performing on the Kingma System Flute. This month, she met with Matthias Ziegler and Wissam Boustany, two flutists with unique outlooks for how they employ their Kingma System flutes. This month, Hacker also conducted...

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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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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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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...

Mar 1, 2016 by

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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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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Eight Strings & a Whistle, Albert’s Window: CD Review...

Jan 2, 2016 by

I love the name of this chamber music group: Eight Strings & a Whistle!  The “whistle” is flutist Suzanne Gilchrest and the eight strings are divided between cellist Matthew Goeke and violist Ina Litera. They have just released their debut recording Albert’s Window. The group has been active since 1998 presenting...

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The Flute View Competition Winner Nicole Chamberlain...

Jun 3, 2015 by

First of all, a warm THANK YOU to all the composers who submitted their work to The Flute View Composers Competition.  We received numerous promising entries this year.  The first place winner will be receiving a $500 stipend and a premiere of their work at the Flutes by the Sea...

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Elizabeth Walker: CD Review

Jun 1, 2015 by

This is a fascinating album by Elizabeth Walker and Richard Shaw. They have recorded a collection of 19th century works by Franz Schubert and Theobald Boehm (based on a Schubert waltz) on instruments of that time period; one of these works was arranged by Walker. The result is a...

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Tracy Harris: Flutrenpreneur Interview...

May 1, 2015 by

How did you come up with the idea of creating your Flute Studio? The multi-dimensionality of my mentor’s careers guided me from a young age.  For example, my greatest teacher and inspiration, Dr. Julius Baker, played in Symphony Orchestras, toured the world as a soloist, made fabulous recordings, appeared on...

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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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Mimi Stillman: Artist Interview...

Sep 3, 2013 by

Viviana: What inspired you to commence the Syrinx Journey? Do you have something special planned for Day 365? What are your plans going forward? What have you learned from this experience? Mimi: I have always loved Debussy's music, and of course as a flutist relished his magnificent works for...

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