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October, 2022

In this Issue:

With a new look and easy to navigate links, you will find:

·       Important Reminder - Student Study Grant applications are open until 1/1/23 (deadline extended from 11/15/22)

·       “Save the date” for Flute Fair 2023 – April 23, 2023, Sunday - with Flute Fair Guest Artist Zartouhi Dombourian-Eby – international artist, educator and piccolo player with the Seattle Symphony

·       “Save the date” for Flute Academy – 1/28/23

·       REGISTRATION OPEN for December and January First Tuesdays with GPFS with Donna Maebori – flutist and Feldenkrais educator

·       Announcement GPFS awarded Oregon Arts Commission grant

·       Information on a new publication for teaching the flute by Phyllis Avidan Louke and Patricia George – Flute 101.5: Enrichment

·       A review of the new album release, Diversions, by flutist Rose Bishop

·       A nod to Kristen Gygi’s article on resolving performance stress

·       A celebration of life and a review of Vancouver-based Matt Doran’s flute life and works, including those in the GPFS lending library

·       A review of Perennial for solo flute by Joshua Mallard

·       Upcoming events and news from GPFS members

·       A low flute article featuring a piece composed by Portland-based composer Lisa Neher – Seal Mother for alto flute

·       A shout out for Imperial Topaz solo for contra-bass (or other flutes) by Nicole Chamberlain, performed by Rose Bishop on Diversions

·       GPFS Member Profile – Macy Gong wins NFA High School Competition

·      A new Noteworthy by Sue Bonfeld

·       A nod to FCNY Teacher Spotlight Series, Carolyn Nussbaum Flute Company’s blog, and Flute World's new series Flute Collective

·       A new We Read review of Yoga for Musicians by Mia Olson, a reminder about Oregon Symphony’s new season of Symphony Storytime, and the announcement of the Oregon Bach Festivals 2023 Book Club

·       More! NEXT ISSUE DECEMBER, 2022.


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    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).

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    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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