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  • 3 Things That Will Take Your Flute Compositions To The Next Level

    by Eric Lacy No Substitute for Hard Work An aspiring composer was working on some music he was writing for a small orchestra. After several months of composing, he reached a point of frustration with the outcome. When his teacher looked at the score, he assessed the music as being above average. However, he insisted…
  • Flutelight Emerges with “Duets & Dahlias!”

    by Barbara Ogar Flutelight was created with the goal of creating community through music by presenting free and budget friendly Music Education opportunities, performances/masterclasses from stellar artists, and coupling everything with Community Service.  Flutelight was very active and then Covid prohibited live music/in-person group opportunities of listening, learning, and playing together. On September 19, how…
  • A Flutist’s Guide to the Voxman Etudes

    By Rose Bishop & Lizzy Darling Though the pandemic-induced lockdown utterly changed our performance schedules, we chose to look at these unprecedented events as an opportunity to pursue scholarly and educationally minded projects our usual schedule left little time for. This decision was especially exciting, as we had received a mechanical license for the Voxman…
  • How the DSO flute section was able to #keepthemusicplaying (and more!) during the pandemic

    This past year has been like no other and flexibility, creativity, and patience have been more important than ever. Through all the challenges and many concert cancellations that the COVID-19 pandemic forced upon all of us, various musical projects have helped us stay inspired. Many of these projects were through the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and…
  • Salty Composers and How to Avoid Them by Nicole Chamberlain

    Working with a living composer may not be something everyone got to experience in school, and if so - it may have been with a student composer who was still learning and stumbling along the way just like everyone else going through the learning process. So let’s start fresh shall we? I’ve been fortunate that I…
  • Spring is on the Horizon

    After days and weeks where it felt like the snow would never end, not able to remember the last time the temperature was above 0-degrees Fahrenheit, the sun finally poked out from behind the clouds. The snow and ice began to melt and for the first time in months I took a walk outside while…