Episode 46

Flute 360 | Episode 46: “Competition Repertoire Guides with Matt Smith & Christine Beard” (1:17:09) In today’s episode, Heidi talks with Matt Smith and Christine Beard about Matt’s composition, Sonata No. 2 for Piccolo and Piano. Both composer and piccoloist go into great detail about each movement. Heidi suggests that you listen with your score [...]

Episode 45

Flute 360 | Episode 45: “Competition Repertoire Guides with Amy Porter” (40:41) In today’s episode, Heidi talks with Amy Porter (University of Michigan) about the piece, “East Wind” by Shulamit Ran and Telemann’s Fantasie in A Major. Both pieces are repertoire requirements for TFS’ Myrna Brown Competition. Amy goes into great detail about these flute solos [...]

Episode 44

Flute 360 | Episode 44: “Competition Repertoire Guides with Jake Fridkis” (57:22) In today’s episode, Heidi talks with Jake Fridkis who is the principal flutist with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra. We talk about specific repertoire requirements for NFA and TFS competitions that are approaching. Repertoire includes Telemann’s Fantasie in A Major, Büsser’s Prélude et [...]

Episode 43

Flute 360 | Episode 43: “Kathy Blocki, Inventor of the Pneumo Pro” (28:10) In today’s episode, Heidi talks with Kathy Blocki who is a flutist, teacher, and inventor of the Pneumo Pro! Heidi and Kathy talk about her process, obstacles along the way, the product and what solutions it resolves. Check-out today’s episode for more [...]

Episode 42

Flute 360 | Episode 42: “Hans Kuijt, Inventor of lefreQue” (37:10) In today’s episode, Heidi talks with Hans Kuijt who is a saxophonist, flutist, teacher, and inventor of lefreQue! Heidi and Hans talk about his process, obstacles along the way, and the product and what solutions it resolves. Check-out today’s episode for more details! Episode [...]

Episode 41

Flute 360 | Episode 41: “Ho-Fan Lee, Thumbport Inventor” (37:22) In today’s episode, Heidi talks with Ho-Fan Lee who is not only the inventor of the Thumbport, but also a flutist and engineer! Heidi and Ho-Fan talk about his creative process, resources that he utilized, and obstacles he overcame while creating and producing the Thumbport. [...]

Episode 40

Flute 360 | Episode 40: “An Interview with Mark Dooly” (43:05) In today’s episode, Heidi talks with Mark Dooly who is the inventor of the Win-D-Fender and a music teacher in the Fort Worth area. Dooly and other team members have worked tirelessly to create and design the Win-D-Fender with the flutist in mind. Check [...]

Episode 39

Flute 360 | Episode 39: “An Interview with Dr. Joel Love” (45:22) In today’s episode, Heidi talks with Joey who is a composer, pianist, and an educator who currently lives in Houston, Texas. They talk about his compositional process, how music is a great creative outlet, and his commission for the Myrna Brown competition (TFS)! [...]

Episode 38

Flute 360 | Episode 38: “An Interview with Dr. Matthew Santa” In today’s episode, Heidi talks with Dr. Matthew Santa who is Professor of Music Theory and Chair of the Music Theory and Composition Area at the Texas Tech University School of Music (Lubbock, Texas, USA). Matt talks about his compositional process, his Sonata for [...]

Episode 37

Flute 360 | Episode 37: “An Interview with Valerie Coleman” (40:37) In today’s episode, Heidi talks with Professor Valerie Coleman who is a flutist, composer, and teacher. In August of 2018, she was appointed as Assistant Professor of Performance, Chamber Music, and Entrepreneurship at Frost School of Music in Miami, Florida! Today, Heidi and Valerie [...]