Win-D-Fender

Hot New Product alert, now at the Indy Flute Shop: The Win-D-Fender! If you have done any amount of outdoor playing, you’ve been there: you’re all warmed up and ready to play, you take a deep, full breath to play your first note, and…nothing. You find yourself...

History of Mozart’s Concerto in D Major

Although it may seem a bit trite to try to condense the history of such a prolific work, let alone the composer behind it, I wanted to stick our toes just a bit into the history of one of the most famous flute concerti, Mozart’s Concerto No. 2 for flute in G Major, K....

Composer of the month: Philippe Gaubert

Our composer of the month for May is the illustrious Philippe Gaubert, who was also a respected conductor and flute performer as well as composer of flute music. Considered by some to be a “weekend composer,” he nonetheless wrote several pieces that are still staples...

Stars and Stripes Forever!

I hope everyone has fun plans that keep you safe–and cool!–for the 4th of July holiday tomorrow! In honor of the holiday, I thought I would pass along some history on piccolo’s most famous solo: The Stars and Stripes Forever, by John Philip Sousa....

Remembering Loretta Contino

This past Sunday, I had the honor of playing in a flute choir for the memorial service of former professor of flute at Butler University, Loretta Contino. Although I never studied privately with her, her legacy was still very strong at the time that I attended Butler,...

Robert Dick and Greg Pattillo Video

Here’s a link to a really cool video I just came across on youtube of Robert Dick and Greg Pattillo improvising.  I thought it would be appropriate since we have Eric Lamb’s clinic on extended technique coming up.  Check it out!