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Miyazawa Newsletter - Spring 2017

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Miyazawa News
Announcing Joanna Kim as a Miyazawa Emerging Artist

Miyazawa is happy to announce that Joanna Kim has joined the family as a Miyazawa Emerging Artist. Currently, Joanna is a sophomore in High School and lives in Austin, TX. She has been an active flutist since she first began playing, winning First place at the Austin Flute Society Young Artist Competition as an 8th grader along with other awards in her band and orchestra competitions.

Since then, Joanna has won First Place in the Texas Flute Society Donna Marie Haire High School Competition, First Chair in the Texas TMEA 6A All-State Philharmonia Orchestra, First Place in the 2017 MTNA Senior Woodwind Competition in Texas, the South Central Division and Third in the MNTA National Competition in Baltimore. She was the alternate for the National Youth Orchestra and was just named a Finalist in the National Flute Association's High School Soloist Competition in August of 2017.

To read more about Joanna Kim, please click here.           
2t Flute Academy

Miyazawa Artists Tadeu Coelho and Clare Southworth will be featured with the 2t Flute Academy:

Interview with Tadeu Coelho - June 13th at 5 PM PST

Interview with Clare Southworth - June 15th at 9 AM PST

2t Flute Academy is an online series of one-hour documentary interviews presented by Caliendo World Music Publishing. For more information, 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 24 - July 1, 2017
Miyazawa will be exhibiting at Wildacres Flute Retreat held in Little Switzerland, North Carolina. Guest Artists include Göran Marcusson, Stephen Preston and Bradley Garner .
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45th Annual National Flute Association Convention - August 10 - 13, 2017
Miyazawa will be exhibiting at the 45th Annual National Flute Association Convention held at the Minneapolis Convention Center in Minneapolis, MN.
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Artist Interview
Alyssa Griggs
Our Featured Emerging Artist for the month is Alyssa Griggs

Noted for her "high level of fearless skill," Miyazawa Emerging Artist Alyssa Griggs is a dynamic orchestral, chamber and solo artist. Ms. Griggs has given her solo debut at Carnegie Hall as a First Prize Winner in the Alexander & Buono International Flute Competition. Additional accolades include First Prize in the Upper Midwest Flute Association Young Artist Competition, First Prize in the Florida Bach Young Artist Competition, First Prize in the Florida Bach Young Artist Competition, Honorable Mention in the Myrna Brown Flute Competition and Finalist in the Byron Hester Flute Competition.

Equally versatile as an orchestral musician, Alyssa currently serves as Assistant Principal Flute for the Omaha Symphony and Second Flute for Des Moines Metro Opera. She has also served as Piccolo/Assistant Principal Flute of Chattanooga Symphony & Opera and Piccolo for Des Moines Symphony Orchestra. She has performed at Carnegie Hall as Principal Flute of the New York Festival Orchestra, and has also played with the Minnesota Orchestra, Minnesota Opera, Civic Orchestra of Chicago, Lexington Philharmonic Orchestra and Orlando Philharmonic. 

We had the opportunity to ask Alyssa a few questions.
Click on the link to hear her thoughts on preparation for auditions, what qualities are essential for musical excellence, as well as advice for upcoming flutists.
Featured Article
"The Color of Pads"
Have you ever wondered why flute pads vary in color? Miyazawa uses Straubinger pads on PB-202 model flutes and higher. Sometimes the pads can be slightly different colors. It is important to note that the variations in color do not affect the longevity or performance of the pad.

Our featured article for the month discusses basic properties of pad skins. Click on the link below to read our featured article.

Visit our Educational Articles
Media Library
"Edson Beltrami performs Faure's Fantaisie"
Visit our Media Library
Miyazawa Spotlight
Featured MP3s - Claudia Anderson

Familiar with our media player featured on the Miyazawa website? In the media library, you'll find our latest multimedia offerings, from in-depth articles to full-length MP3 samples.

Check out our featured artist media for the month and click here to access our media library and listen to Claudia Anderson perform Aaron Copland's 'Duo for Flute and Piano'.

Click here to read more about Miyazawa Artist Claudia Anderson.
Featured Testimonial
"I am particularly impressed with the range of color possibilities of Miyazawa flutes. The solid mechanism and ease of response make it possible to achieve even the most subtle highlights. Over the many years I have dealt with Miyazawa, I have found the flutes to be of consistent high quality and the professional expertise invaluable to myself and my students!"

- Lori Akins