Short Summer Music Festivals in 2024

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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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10 FREE Resources for Flute

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Let’s be honest – being a musician can be realllllly expensive. We have to purchase and maintain our instruments, are consistently buying new music, pay to take lessons and classes at school…. not to mention the cost of accessories, going to conferences, and entering/competing in competitions – it adds up quickly! I’m all about finding…

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Where to Find Flute Repertoire

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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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Best Backpacks for Flutists

Finding a backpack that is high quality, cost-friendly, and large enough to fit your flute is hard to come by. I’ve been looking for a new backpack for a few months, and thought I would share some options that are (a) cheaper than Roi or Alteri bags (which are roughly $200 and $250, respectively), (b)…

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The Top 5 Books Every Flutist Should Own


In my career, there are a few books I have used over and over again for research, pedagogy, performance tips, and repertoire ideas. I’ve compiled a list so you can utilize these helpful books as well! 1) Toff, Nancy. The Flute Book, 3rd ed. New York: Oxford University Press, 2012. The Flute Book is the best one-stop comprehensive…

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Buying a Flute: My Experience

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The topic of buying a flute is complex, which makes it difficult to contain in a single blog post. However, as someone who recently went through the flute-buying process, it is my goal to help you in your journey to finding the perfect flute. I hope you can learn from my experience and potentially save…

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