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Emergency Funds for Musicians Due To COVID-19

Reprinted with permission from the Carolyn Nussbaum Music Company website.  They are still open and shipping online orders.

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Emergency Support

COVID-19 Freelance Artist Resources - An aggregated list of free resources, opportunities, and financial relief options available to artists of all disciplines. This is a good starting place for several things - general preparednessadvocacy and legal helpemergency funding (!), online teachingtemporary/remote job opportunities, and other COVID-19 information relative to artists and musicians.

I Care If You Listen: COVID-19 Emergency Funding and Artist Resources - A serious list of musician-directed emergency and aid programs.

New York Foundation for the Arts Emergency Grants - Organizations and Resources for Musicians

Individual Emergency Grant and Relief Resources
Foundation for Contemporary Arts
CERF+ Artist Safety Net
New York Foundation for the Arts Rauschenberg Emergency Grants
MusiCares Financial Recovery Assistance

Artist Relief Tree
Equal Sound Corona Relief Fund

Minnesota Springboard Personal Emergency Relief Fund
Seattle Artists Relief Fund Amid COVID-19

If you're doing anything for your musical community, or have other resources to add, please contact us to let us know so we can add it to this page.

Free Classical Event/Video Streaming

The Berlin Philharmonic - Free access to all videos and concerts in the Berlin Digital Concert Hall.
The Metropolitan Opera - 'Nightly Met Opera Streams' from their Live in HD opera series, free on their website beginning every night at 7:30pm EDT and watchable for the following 20 hours.
Detroit Symphony Orchestra - The 'Live from Orchestral Hall' archives are freely available at any time.
Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra - Free live and on-demand concerts and artist, conductor, and composer interviews.
Wigmore Hall - Past livestream concerts now free.

Upcoming free livestream events collated by Alex Ross.
Upcoming free livestream events collated by the Boston Globe.
Upcoming free livestream events collated by WKAR Radio.

Additionally, the flute facebook group Etude of the Week is a good way to stay connected, especially as during this time they're encouraging people to post anything they're working on!

San Francisco Flute Society VIRTUAL Festival featuring flutists from 7 countries.

Free Flute Sheet Music Resources

Popular Methods
Altes - 26 Selected Studies
Andersen - Etudes (Op. 15, 21, 30, 33, 41, and more)
Berbiguier - 18 Exercises
Karg-Elert - 30 Caprices
Köhler - 25 Romantic Etudes30 Virtuoso Etudes, and Expressive Etudes
Reichert - 7 Daily Exercises
Taffanel & Gaubert - 17 Daily Exercises

General Resources
IMSLP (International Music Score Library Project) - The largest source of non-copyright music in the world.
Eastman School of Music - Sibley Music Library - Similar to IMSLP.
flutetunes.com - Excellent resource for tons of non-copyright music, most with mp3 realizations or midi play-alongs.
Jen Cluff's Free Flute Music List

Though currently-published music and etudes, even of old works, generally fix quite a lot - readability, errors, and so on - the old scans of non-copyright works available online are invaluable if you're stuck inside and want to pour through tons of music new to you. You can also find numerous works no longer published if you dive deep enough into IMSLP!

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