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Miyazawa Newsletter - May 2016

Areon Summer Flute Institute, July 18-22, 2016

The Areon Summer Flute Institute provides a unique summer music institute experience for elementary through collegiate flutists that is innovative, fun, motivational and inspirational. Beginner through collegiate level students are welcome to explore and develop their skill through eclectic class offerings and a core emphasis on chamber music. They provide a comprehensive approach to flute technique and musicianship while students fine-tune the art of flute playing, gain leadership and team building skills, and develop lasting friendships.

For more information about the Areon Summer Institute, click here.
Marrowstone Music Festival with Jill Felber, July 24 - August 7, 2016

The Marrowstone Music Festival, founded in 1943, is the largest and most comprehensive summer orchestra training program in the Pacific Northwest. Every summer over 200 musicians, ages 14 to 25, come from over 30 states and several countries to study with internationally acclaimed faculty at the campus of Western Washington University in Bellingham, WA, including Miyazawa Artist Jill Felber. During this intense two-week program, students are immersed in orchestral and chamber music rehearsals, master classes and repertoire, building professional performance opportunities.

For more information regarding the class, please click here.
upcoming Events
Interested in attending an event by one of our Miyazawa Artists? Find an event in your area by checking out our Artist Events Calendar on our website for any upcoming performances of our Artists!
For information on other Miyazawa events, please visit the Miyazawa Events Calendar.

f you have certain specifications that you are interested in and will be able to attend any of these events, please contact us in advance. We will be happy to bring something special for you.

Wildacres Flute Retreat - June 25-July 2, 2016
Miyazawa will be exhibiting at Wildacres Flute Retreat held at the Wildacres Retreat in Little Switzerland, NC. Guest Artists include Göran Marcusson, Brad Garner, Stephen Preston and more.
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44th Annual National Flute Association Convention- August 11-14, 2016
Miyazawa will be exhibiting at the 44th Annual National Flute Association Convention held at the Town and Country Resort & Convention Center in San Diego, CA. Guest Artists include Göran Marcusson, ZAWA!, Tadeu Coelho and more.
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Artist Interview
David Le
Our Featured Emerging Artist for the month is David Le
Miyazawa Emerging Artist David Le enjoys a budding career as a recitalist, chamber musician and music educator. David won First Prize in the Hampton Roads Flute Faire's 2016 Young Artist Competition in addition to the Florida Flute Associations's 2014 College Young Artist Competition. He was awarded the National Flute Association's 2011 Frances Blaisdell Scholarship, as well as a grant from the Friends of Flutes Foundation.

A native of Florida, David began his studies with Barbara Prescott. He earned a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of South Florida, where he was the Distinguished Graduate of The Arts and Presser Scholar while studying with Kim McCormick. David is pursuing a Master of Music degree at the prestigious Peabody Conservatory of Johns Hopkins University as a student of virtuoso Marina Piccinini.

We had the opportunity to ask David a few questions. Check out his thoughts on approaching daily practice, preparation for auditions as well as advice for upcoming flutists.
Featured Article
"The Split E Mechanism & High E Facilitator"
The response and pitch of the high E natural can be greatly improved with either of the Split E Mechanism or the addition of the High E Facilitator. Understanding the differences between the two can help decide which option is right for you.

Our featured article for the month of May discusses the difference between the Split E Mechanism and the High E Facilitator. Click on the link below to read our featured article.

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Sarpay Özçağatay performs "Garip" with the Sharp Eye Project
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Miyazawa Spotlight
Ask an Artist - Nicole Esposito

"This question is for Nicole Esposito. I am a senior in high school and have recently applied to and sent audition recordings to several schools to pursue a degree in flute performance. As a flute professor, what are some things that you look for in a potential student while listening to auditions?"

-Elvin Schlanger

"Thank you, this is an excellent question! For any incoming student, whether it be a graduate or undergraduate, one of the first things I look for is a personal "spark" and that the student feels comfortable in their own skin. The music business is not an entirely easy one, therefore it is important to have a good sense of who you are and where you want to be down the road. I look for a student to be open-minded, curious and respectful of the process. Of course, a successful execution of the pieces performed in the audition is important, but more importantly I listen for the overall basic skills of the student and the thoughtfulness that goes into their music making. All the best to you in your audition process!"

- Nicole Esposito

Click here to read more about Miyazawa Artist Nicole Esposito.
Featured Testimonial
"I chose my Miyazawa after trying out over a dozen flutes from different companies. None, however, could stand up to the precise clarity, ringing tone and variety of colors that the Miyazawa flute provided me. What I love most about my flute is how it has allowed me to grow as a musician by helping me to find my own individual, artistic voice."
- Emily Potter - Emerging Artist
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