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June, 2022

In this Issue:

With a new look and easy to navigate links, you will find an article about teaching rhythms to students from the studio of Phyllis Advidan Louke; a "throw back article" review and summary of Amy Likar's Breathing Book, by Donna Maebori; an introduction to Oregon composer Deena T. Grossman, including a review of her recent new album release Wildfires and Waterways (Oregon Symphony flutists Martha Long and Zach Galatis perform Waterways with a cellist and violist); a review of two works for solo flute by Deena Grossman - Island of the Spirit and snowy egret, january messenger which is suited for C, alto and bass; a reminder about the International Low Flutes Festival; another "throwback article" which profiles of Trevor James alto flute artist Daniela Mars and her "Bass Flute Project;" attention to the upcoming NJ Flute Society Summer Masterclass series; attention to Mihoko Watanabe's new sessions on mindfulness for musicians, including her free "30 minute Sunday sessions;" and, a We Read column sharing some musically themed poetry and poetry inspired music as well as a notice about the Oregon Bach Festival's book group, featuring a selection of books related to the content of their performance season. And, more! NEXT ISSUE AUGUST, 2022.


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Submitting Content

GPFS invites members and non-members to submit content. Content of particular interest are: articles about the teaching and learning of the flute; flutist profiles; ensemble profiles; articles about specialty flutes of all kinds; music and book reviews.

Articles can range from half a page to two pages. These can be done on your own timeline. Contact with interest or questions.

Submitting Music Reviews

GPFS invites members and non-members to write music reviews of items of interest to members such as: sheet music for solo flute, ensemble/chamber, duos/trios, flute and piano, etc.; instructional method books; software/tech; streaming services; podcasts; albums/cd's; literature that enhances the musical life/self (fiction or non-fiction).

Reviews can range from half a page to two pages. These can be done on your own timeline. Contact with interest or questions.

What is The Portland Piper?

This is the online publication of the Greater Portland Flute Society. It is a member benefit that is chock full of content! Now a fully online and published six times yearly, this publication features expanded content through the readership columns described below. Simply login to the Members Only Area or use the login button above. Content is now readily found, EASY to print, and easily saved.

  • All your favorite readership columns of new and old are still here.
  • Teaching and Learning – Focused on the teaching and learning of the flute, including contributions from our extraordinary GPFS members.
  • Member/Musician/Ensemble Profiles - Creating a robust Oregon flute community! Learn more about and from our rich membership talent and other flutists from the Pacific Northwest and around the world.
  • From the GPFS Librarian – Featuring music reviews and highlights from our librarian and membership about the content of the GPFS sheet music lending library and other sheet music, methods or recordings of potential interest to our membership. 
  • Our Flutist Friends – Direction to fluting and learning opportunities in our greater region and worldwide.
  • Low and High Notes - Insightful connections to information and resources focused on low flutes, high and specialty flutes.
  • We Read – Enriching our musical life through literature with a musical focus.

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Examples from The Portland Piper for Your Enjoyment

An in-depth, three part series on low flutes written by Tessa Brinckman

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