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  • Four Simple Steps To Revamp Your Practice Sessions

    Any of the following ring a bell?  “I’m feeling bored with what I’m currently practicing.”  “I’m practicing regularly but I don’t feel like I’m making any progress.” “I don’t even know what to practice anymore.” If you resonate with any one of these nagging thoughts, don’t worry! As we evolve as musicians, so do our…
  • Patricia George’s Laundry Routine
    for The Flute Scale Book by George & Louke

    As described in FluteSpresso Episode 24 with Patricia George on November 6, 2022 Goal: 25- to 60-minutes Begin practice with a few exercises from Chapter 3 for embouchure development and flexibility. Ask: What does my playing need and practice that.(Ideas: articulation such as T, Key, Hah; slurring patterns (see page 141-144); vibrato; dynamics; and articulation…
  • Diversions Album by Rose Bishop

    Diversions is Rose Bishop's debut album of solo flute repertoire that she either commissioned during the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic or performed as part of her residency with the Southeast Iowa Symphony Orchestra in October 2021. This album features compositions by all female composers and includes works by Amber Beams, Nicole Chamberlain, Linda Robbins…
  • Don’t Put Yourself in a Box by Christina George

    Often the first question people ask me when I tell them I’m a composer is “How did you start composing?” I’m not sure what answer they expect, but usually they’re surprised when I tell them that I started out by writing horn parts for my high school ska band – although more likely the surprise…
  • ICU Compassion Concert with BETA Quartet

    On March 19, BETA Quartet will be hosting an ICU Compassion Concert. This concert will be a benefit concert to raise funds for the Society of Critical Care Medicine. They will be premiering 20 new pieces written for flute quartet, all of which are dedicated to ICU workers around the globe in the midst of…
  • Flute March Madness 2022- Concerto Edition

    March madness - but make it flute We’ve brought back #FluteMarchMadness this time as Concerto Edition! Fill out your bracket and tag us We will post polls in our stories every week to find our winning concerto! Comment below with your favorite concerto