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ASHEVILLE FLUTE VACATION  May 25-31, 2015. For the avid adult flutist! Vacation and play in the beautiful mountains of western NC. Info. at www.ashevilleflute.com

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Graduate Teaching Assistantship
University of Tennessee flute professor, Shelley Binder, announces a graduate teaching assistantship for the 2015-2017 school years. This position is open to both domestic and foreign students. Besides a tuition waiver, there is a stipend of up to $5,300. For information: www.music.utk.edu/utflutes  (3/15)

In Memoriam
Paul Renzi (1926-2014)
Paul Renzi, former principal flute of San Francisco Symphony, died on December 16, 2014 of congestive heart failure. Renzi was appointed to the position in 1944 at the age of 18 and retired 60 years later. Renzi was well known and respected for his expressive playing and his extensive knowledge of symphonic, operatic and chamber music repertoire. Music was a family tradition. His father played oboe for Toscanini, and one of his grandfathers was an organist at St. Peter’s Cathedral in Rome and a friend of Verdi. Renzi was fond of sharing, “When I auditioned for an opening at the Met, the contractor called my father and said, ‘Your boy plays great, but I can’t have a 17-year-old kid playing in the opera.’”

What's New in the Music Industry
Anthem Musical Instruments to Distribute North Bridge Flutes
Anthem Musical Instruments is the exclusive US-distributor for North Bridge flutes. Each flute features a sterling silver headjoint made by Chris McKenna. The body is constructed and assembled in Taiwan. The flutes range in price from $1299-$2249. The North Bridge Winds has over 100 years of combined experience in the musical instrument industry. For more information on North Bridge: northbridgewinds.com or contact Anthem at 888-258-2070.

New Products, Publications and other Resources

New Tuner App
Shelly Granger and Doug Gallatin announce the creation of the new app Quantz Tuner. This tuner shows pitch and vibrato through four graphic interfaces. Previously Granger was the flute instructor at California State Polytechnic University and Gallatin, a flute student of Granger’s, works in Seattle at Microsoft on the X-Box. The Quantz Tuner may be downloaded for Android at the Google Play store and for Apple devices on iTunes. $3.99. quantztuner.com. (2/15)

The New World Symphony, America’s Orchestral Academy, has launched MUSAIC! a collaborative digital resource for classical music. The site presents performers such as Joshua Smith, Yo-Yo Ma, and Gil Shaham teaching masterclasses, orchestral excerpts, coaching sessions, lessons and online conferences for musicians around the world. Information is continually updated and is offered free. http://musaic.nws.edu/videos (1/15)

Honors and Appointments

Royal College of Music Appointment
Adam Walker, principal flute of the London Symphony Orchestra, has been appointed visiting professor of flute at the Royal College of Music in London. He joins Gareth Davies, co-principal of the London Symphony Orchestra, who is already on the faculty at RCM. Walker, a 2009 graduate of the Royal College of Music, has premiered Bret Dean’s The Siduri Dances with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Kevin Puts’ Flute Concerto at the Cabrillo Festival, and the Huw Watkins Flute Concerto. This season he will perform with the Seattle Symphony, Baltimore Symphony and Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra. For information: [email protected] (1/15)

Concours de Genève Prix d’interprétation & de composition
The winners of the flute competition are Adriana Ferreira (Portugal) and Yubeen Kim (South Korea) tied for second prize and Elena Badaeva (Russia) for third prize. The first prize was not awarded. Members of the jury were Emily Beynon (Great Britain), chairwoman, Silvia Careddu (Italy), Mathieu Dufour (France), Eyal Ein-Habar (Israel), Andrea Lieberknecht (Germany) Felix Renggli (Switzerland) and Hideaki Saki (Japan). www.concoursgeneve.ch  (1/15)

Other News

Robert Dick Residential Studio
Robert Dick announces the creation of the Robert Dick Residential Studio. This semester-long intensive course is designed for graduate level and professional flutists to work in depth on flute performance and the repertoire of the 20th and 21st centuries. Classes will be held on Mondays and Thursday from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM beginning September 6. A final concert will be held on December 16. For information: www.robertdickstudio.com (1/15)

Fellowships and Scholarships
Memorial University of Newfoundland
in St. John’s will offer at least one graduate fellowship in flute for the 2015-2016 school year. The fellowship covers tuition. Currently tuition for international students is $2900 and less for Canadians. For information: Michelle Cheramy: [email protected]  (1/15)

Bradley University
in Peoria, Illinois is offering the Erling Hanson Memorial Flute Scholarship and the Harriet Foster Horton Scholarship for incoming students. These will be awarded in addition to other music talent scholarships offered by the music department and academic scholarships offered by the university. For information: Kyle Dzapo: [email protected]  (1/15)

Beijing Concert
Zartouhi Dombourian-Eby, Seattle Symphony’s Flute and Piccolo player, gave a concert in Beijing last summer that became China’s first piccolo recital in history, according to the China Flute Association.  The recital was part of the 2014 Beijing International Flute Festival, which took place at the Beijing Concert Hall from July 28th through 31st. For the recital, Ms. Dombourian-Eby performed works by Piazzolla, Vivaldi, Casterede and Benshoof. (1/15)

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