Every time I see the movie Taken, I always change “skills” to “scales” because it’s funny. I decided to act on my concept and draw a bit with Paper by 53.


Lip Love

Dry lips are essential when some flutists play, but I usually don’t play without something lightly coating my lips to keep them flexible and soft and to help fill in any dry, rough patches/ridges so the air can smoothly flow across without any interruption. Lipstick is notoriously waxy and lip gloss in a squeeze tube or with an applicator wand is often too sticky.


I recently tried out Maybelline’s Baby Lips. Very sheer color More

Wilkes University Music Courses Fall 2012

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Here are the music course offerings from the Department of Performing Arts at Wilkes University. I have been very fortunate More

NYC Summer Mahler Project 2012

If you’re in NYC Thursday, July 13, 2012, please stop by St. Bartholomew’s Church (325 Park Ave/51st St), for an evening of Mahler’s 5th Symphony.

This is the third year that director James Blachly is presenting a Mahler symphony to raise funds More

The Tuning CD

As audition season rolls around again, an excellent tool for developing and working with crazy pitch (students, amateur, and pros alike) is Rich Schwartz’s The Tuning CD. I use it for scales, intervals, and especially orchestral excerpts.

Rich is a friend of my boyfriend and I am very thankful that his research produced this tool. It really keeps my pitch centered and grounded, especially if I don’t have a tuned piano available.

The Tuning CD and Other Goodies

As classical musicians we are always trying to figure out some fancy staging for our album covers or promo/press packets.

This is one of the greatest blogs out there that pays tribute to those creative people who totally went there (and maybe shoudn’t have) to get themselves noticed.

Awkward Classical Music Photos Blog


Virtual Flute Choir 2012

I came across the Virtual Flute Choir’s request for submissions while I was browsing the Fluteworld.com website. Not having enough time to submit a video, I was happy to hear that there was an extension, so I hustled and recorded the Alto 2 part for the project.

I had to use my iphone since my recording location doesn’t have wifi and the lack of prep measure was challenging, so hopefully the video is useable. The solid silver Rudall Carte alto had other obligations, so I used the cost efficient silver-plated Artley.

One of the most well produced virtual collaborations is Eric Whitacre’s Virtual Choir project. ;Moving and sensational, this is a great example of what is possible.

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