The Flute View is a fresh new approach to everything relevant to flute today.
In these changing musical times, our exclusive online magazine covers flutists who are carving their own career paths, marketing yourself as an artist, entrepreneurship, new music and technology, health and wellness, and anything that relates to playing the flute today. Conceived and created by Barbara Siesel, Fluterscooter, and Viviana Guzman, The Flute View has exclusive video content produced in a fun format in the form of Spreecasts, as well as guest writers and featured articles. We believe it is invaluable to have a forum in which today’s flutists--from students of all ages to professionals--can be inspired.
Why is it important?
We are living in a time of rapid change in technology and music, and we believe this magazine is important because flutists need a platform for reading, writing, and exchanging ideas. There are more and more flutists now who are doing things that the worldwide flute community should know about, and The Flute View highlights these artists' activities through live interviews and articles.
Many flutists today want to take non-traditional paths, explore the opportunities, or make their own. For example, when we were at NFA, we heard from a lot of college flutists who had no idea what to do after they graduated, and we know that there is a great need for guidance and inspiration for flutists at all stages of their career.
We welcome you, the flute community, to send us your thoughts and articles on an ongoing basis. For more information on submission procedures, head to our Submit an Article page.
Disclaimer: The contents of articles submitted to The Flute View for publication by guest contributors do not reflect the opinions the The Flute View magazine.
Meet the Team
Viviana Guzman, Co-Founder, Co-Editor
Described by the New York Times as "an imaginative artist,” Chilean born, Viviana Guzman performs over 80 concerts a year throughout the world. Her recording “Traveling Sonata” received a GRAMMY Nomination, and “Song of the Whale” received a Global Music Award, Gold Medal. She gave a successful TEDxBerkeley Talk, presenting just before Steve Wozniak, Co-Founder of Apple, Inc. She has been featured on programs for PBS, NPR, CNN and NBC, ABC, CBS, BBC, and seen on the cover of Latina Style Magazine, and in COSMOPOLITAN en Español. She as played in 131 countries, and on all 5 continents and has presented masterclasses in over 55 universities around the world. She is a graduate of the Juilliard School in New York City and she has performed in Carnegie Hall, with such artists as Mikhail Baryshnikov, Placido Domingo, and Glenn Close. A former member of the New World Symphony and the Houston Grand Opera, she has played as soloist with 355 orchestras in Russia, Vermont, New York, Wisconsin, California, Texas, Montana, Vietnam, Philippines, Chile, Peru, Korea, Mexico, etc. Her YouTube channel boasts 2.5 million views. Currently, Viviana teaches at the University of California, Santa Cruz.
Morgan Pappas, Co-Editor
Morgan Pappas is an accomplished flutist and business entrepreneur. After receiving her Bachelors of Arts from NYU and Masters of Music from Aaron Copland School of Music, she launched a freelance music career in NYC that was quickly propelled by her global links through modern-day communication. Recognizing social media's ability to connect individuals and grow extensive platforms to reach audiences, Morgan found that she could use her marketing skills and social media expertise to help others. After working with several artists and small business, she has designed systematic approaches to building successful social media campaigns to help her clients reach their maximum potential through social engagement. Her social media marketing expertise is now helping musicians in all parts of the world. Morgan's consultation and management services often blossom into more significant projects such as managing their tours, organizing concerts/ masterclasses, and producing concerts and music festivals. Morgan’s social media marketing and artist management experience has supported the careers of musicians by developing social platforms, arranging unique performance and teaching opportunities, and producing high caliber concerts at venues such as Carnegie Hall. In addition, she is a Resident Flutist at the Flute Center of New York, Co-Editor at The Flute View, and Operations Manager for the Rodney Marsalis Philadelphia Big Brass.
Barbara Siesel, Co-founder, Co-Editor
Barbara Siesel has pioneered the promotion of new music, new technology and the music of women composers through her work as artistic director of the Andiamo Chamber Ensemble, Art, Culture & Technology and founder and artistic director of the Storm King Music Festival. Siesel has performed in the great halls of Europe, Russia, China, and Japan as a recitalist of American and contemporary music. She’s been on the faculty of Colby College in Maine and New World School of the Arts in Florida. In 2004 Barbara decided to turn her attention to promoting classical music for children and co-founded the Green Golly Project. She’s a graduate of the Juilliard School.
Andrea "Fluterscooter" Fisher is the founder and owner of Fluterscooter bags, a sought out lecturer on Entrepreneurship, holds two degrees from The Juilliard School, and can play flute and organ at the same time.