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Read below to learn more about this member benefit publication and get a quick glimpse of the current issue. You will also find a few feature articles from this past year's issues of The Portland Piper that are yours for the taking and sharing! 

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In the current issue...
  • Flute Fair registration open - 4/23/23, 9:00-4:30 at Clackamas Community College, Oregon City
  • A profile of the Clackamas Community College Music Department - co-sponsor of GPFS’s 39th Annual Flute Fair on April 23rd.
  • A profile of Keefe Piccolo Company - co-sponsor of the 39th Annual Flute Fair guest artist Zart Dombourian-Eby, a Keefe Piccolo Artist and piccolo its/flutist with the Seattle Symphony
  • Call for performers open until 3/31 for master class with Flute Fair guest artist Zart Dombourian-Eby.
  • Call for performers for the GPFS Young Artist Competition open until 3/23 - Middle School Division and High School Division
  • Resources lists from the February Wellness Webinar on performance anxiety and the Alexander Technique
  • March First Tuesday with Dr. Sydney Carlson - Music for Flute and Piano Inspired by Women's Poetry.
  • Call for volunteers needed for Flute Fair
  • A review of a practice journal and recommended links for learning more about journaling
  • Music Review 99 Irish Dances for Flute arranged by flutist/composer Anne McGinty
  • Musician profile - jazz flutist David Griffith
  • Musician profile - Vancouver Symphony principle Brian Fairbanks
  • Upcoming events by GPFS members
  • Announcing the fall 2022 GPFS Student Study Grant recipients
  • We Read column features a trilogy of music-themed murder mysteries set in Italy
  • Some “throwback” articles and more!

    In this Issue:

    • Announcing the 2023 GPFS Flute Fair, including an short interview with the guest artist Zart Dambourian-Eby.
    • An invitation to attend Flute Academy on 1/28 and an ernest request to flute teachers to encourage their high school students to attend.
    • A reminder about the January First Tuesdays online with GPFS, 1/3/23, part three of three in the Honing Our First Instrument, Ourselves series with Donna Maebori walking us through the Pelvic Clock exercise.
    • Save-the-date for the 2/7/23 GPFS online webinar on performance anxiety/wellness.
    • Musician wellness tips, insights and resources from Lisa Marsh, with the PSU Coordinate Movement Program.
    • Performance and learning insights from Wissam Boustany - from his masterclass for the Chicago Flute Club’s Fluting with the Stars series.
    • A profile of Portland-based flutist Gabriela Gimines (including a very cute picture with her and her twins).
    • A review of The Nutcracker Advanced Studies for Flute, Vol. 1 by Sandra Kipp Iles.
    • An introduction to a new CD from All Classical Portland - Amplify: Changing America’s Playlist, Vol. 1.
    • A new Noteworthy column by Sue Bonfeld.
    • A review of the book Another Year of Wonder, by Clemency Burton Hill (2022).
    • Upcoming events and news from GPFS members
    • Some "Throwback" Low Flutes music review articles.
    • A nod to FCNY Teacher Spotlight Series, Carolyn Nussbaum Flute Company’s blog, and Flute World's new series Flute Collective
    • reminder about Oregon Symphony’s new season of Symphony Storytime, and the announcement of the Oregon Bach Festivals 2023 Book Club
    • And, more! 


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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.

    Members are formally invited and encouraged to provide content for The Portland PiperPlease send your ideas and requests to

    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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