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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)

New Products, Publications and other Resources

New Apple Tuner App
Korg introduces Cortosia, a tuner app designed to improve the overall quality of sound produced by the flute, clarinet and trumpet with future upgrades to include a variety of instruments. Professor Xavier Sera at Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona, Spain identified five elements for evaluating a good sound: pitch stability, dynamic stability, timbre stability, timbre richness and attack clarity. For more information: http://www.korg.com/us/products/software/cortosia/  (4/15)

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)

Honors and Appointments

Mark Sparks Joins Flute Faculty at DePaul University
Mark Sparks, principal flute of the St. Louis Symphony, has joined the artist faculty at DePaul University School of Music. Previously Sparks was a full-time faculty member at the Peabody Institute and is currently an artist-faculty member at the Aspen Music Festival and School. He also teaches at the Innsbrook Institute in Missouri besides maintaining a private studio in St. Louis. He is a regular contributor to Flute Talk magazine and has recorded three solo albums. music.

Conn-Selmer Appointment
Tom Bracy has been appointed Director of Educational Programs in the Division of Education at Conn-Selmer. Previously Bracy was a band director for the Archdiocese of Chicago and has held various positions at Chicago’s Merit School of Music. Tim Lautzenheiser, Vice-President of Education said, “He brings a wealth of knowledge to the ongoing expansion of our growing outreach programs and a rich history of organizational and administrative success.” www.conn-selmer.com 4/15

Other News

Kujala Piccolo Competition
The 2015 Kujala International Piccolo Competition was held on March 29 at Elmhurst College in Illinois. The winners were: 1st place Sarah Pyle, 2nd place Erin Happeny, 3rd place Aida Lopez, and 4th place Jenni Miller. The judges were Jennifer Bouton Schaub, Florence Nelson, and Walfrid Kujala. The competition is a project of the Chicago Flute Club and is sponsored by Keefe Piccolos. The next competition will be held in 2017. (5/15)

Harold Jones Memorial Concert
New York flutist Harold Jones died on January 12, 2015. A memorial concert was held March 15 at the New York Flute Fair. Jones was the director of the Antara Ensemble and a member of the New York Flute Club for more than 50 years. He served as president from 1976-1979. (4/15)

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