10 Summer Projects for Musicians

ten summer project ideas

In academia, whether you’re a student, staff, or faculty member, many of us yearn for the summer. It always seems so far away and we’re so excited to finally have a break from writing or grading papers, rigorously practicing for scale exams, juries, and other final performances, and working on other school-related assignments. Then summer hits and we are….…

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Short Summer Music Festivals in 2024

summer festival flute players

There’s no doubt that attending a summer festival can be beneficial for your career. It allows you to meet musicians from across the world, expand your knowledge of solo, chamber, and orchestral repertoire, experience a new place, learn from some of the industry’s best, stay active in music throughout the summer, and enhance your C.V..…

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Creating a Semester Practice Plan

creating a semester practice plan

I’ve had the idea to write a quick blog on the importance of creating a semester practice plan for a while, and what better time to write it than the start of the semester! I imagine you’ve heard a lot of what I’ll suggest before, but I hope this serves as a reminder and  motivator…

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Where to Find Flute Repertoire

sheet music

I don’t know about you, but I can’t tell you how many hours I’ve spent digging for new repertoire to play. At first I had no idea where I should even start looking. But what I’ve learned along the way is that though finding and choosing repertoire can be challenging, it can also be exciting…

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Cultivating Gratitude as a Daily Practice in Your Studio


It felt appropriate to write and release this blog today (considering Thanksgiving is tomorrow!), but thankfulness shouldn’t be something we only celebrate in November. Gratitude should be our lifestyle, and it should be something we teach our students as well. Encouraging our students to reflect on what they are thankful for has numerous benefits, and the…

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