Tonal Energy Tuner App Info: https://www.tonalenergy.com/ (not an online software program)
Free Online Metronome/Tuner - https://theonlinemetronome.com/
Sightreading Factory - https://www.sightreadingfactory.com/ (studio students should ask me for code to use full version at no cost)
Printing Manuscript Paper - https://www.blanksheetmusic.net/
Free Music Notation Software - https://musescore.org/en/download
Music Theory Practice - https://www.musictheory.net/lessons
Ear Training Practice - https://www.earbeater.com/online-ear-training/#/
Seattle Flute Society - https://www.seattleflutesociety.org/membership
the SFS presents a yearly season of events, including recitals, masterclasses, workshops, and competitions.
National Flute Association - https://www.nfaonline.org/membership-benefits The National Flute Association is a common ground for flutists to exchange ideas and inspiration and has expanded in the decades since to include a quarterly magazine, an annual convention, and a dynamic assortment of scholarship programs, commissions, and member-driven initiatives.
WHEN BUYING A NEW INSTRUMENT, ALWAYS TRY MULTIPLE MODELS/CONFIGURATIONS FROM A REPUTABLE DEALER OF FLUTES. BE WARY OF 'OFF' BRANDS OR 'DEALS' THAT DO NOT PROVIDE WARRANTY/GUARANTEE
W.S. Haynes Flute Company - https://www.wmshaynes.com/ Maker of excellent flutes that consistently win blind tests
Fluteworks Seattle - https://www.nugentflutes.com/ Located in Lynnwood, WA. Seller and guarantor of all levels of quality flutes. Expert repair/maintenance by Erik Nugent and his team.
Flute World - https://fluteworld.com online (local to CA and MI) retail vendor of flutes, music and accessories.
Carolyn Nussbaum - https://www.flute4u.com/ online (local to TX) retail vendor of flutes, music and accessories
IMSLP - https://imslp.org/wiki/Main_Page Public Domain Service for sheetmusic and reference for recordings
FluteTunes.com - https://www.flutetunes.com/ free flute music in the public domain
April - Seattle Flute Society Flute Festival https://www.seattleflutesociety.org/flute-festival Guest performers, competition winner recitals, flute choirs, flute and sheetmusic vendors.
August - National Flute Association Convention https://www.nfaonline.org/convention/ World famous performers, competitions, classes, performance opportunities, flute, sheetmusic and accessory vendors.
Flutist Quarterly - https://www.nfaonline.org/publications/flutist-quarterly
Flute Talk Magazine - https://theinstrumentalist.com/flute-talk/
Collaborative Musicians' Project (auditions in September)- https://comusicpro.org/youth-ensembles Full season small chamber ensemble performance opportunity for students of high intermediate to advanced level ages 11-18. Benefits include working at a high level with other strong musicians, team work, cooperation, individualized coaching and rehearsing/performing with professional ensembles. Entrance by audition.
Seattle Youth Symphony Orchestras (auditions in August) - https://syso.org/ Founded in 1942, Seattle Youth Symphony Orchestra (SYSO) is the largest youth orchestra training program in the United States. The organization serves over 1,893 diverse students each year with five orchestras, two summer festival programs, and extensive partnerships with local public schools. No age minimum up to 21. Entrance by audition.
Tacoma Youth Symphony Association (auditions in August) - https://www.tysamusic.org/ a quality music education organization that attracts and sustains the highest level of musical excellence for training and performance in the Puget Sound area. The TYSA will challenge young musicians to pursue musical excellence, to seek intellectual stimulation, to experience the love and joy of music making, to appreciate cultural diversity and to become socially aware and responsible citizens. Flutists accepted grades 8- age 21. Entrance by audition.
Bellevue Youth Symphony Orchestras (auditions in August) - https://www.byso.org/ provide a positive and stimulating musical environment for Eastside youth. Now with six large orchestras and three smaller instrumental ensembles (including flute choirs), we have been serving students ages 6 to 21 since 1964. Entrance by audition.
Eastside Youth Concert Band (auditions in September) - https://eastsideyouthconcertband.org/ Full season youth concert band program providing enhanced musical experiences for advanced high school and exceptional middle school students from Sammamish, Issaquah, Snoqualmie, North Bend, Bellevue, Kirkland, Renton, Maple Valley, Redmond and the surrounding areas. Entrance by audition.
Issaquah School District Evergreen Philharmonic - https://courseguide.issaquah.wednet.edu/ihs_2023_2024/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=252&catid=2&Itemid=149Advanced symphony orchestra for IHS students, grades 9-12 (auditions due February)
November - MTNA Competitions. https://www.mtna.org/MTNA/Engage/Competitions/Competitions.aspx (Select Category for rules)... Washington state information at https://www.mtna.org/MTNA/Content/Event_Display.aspx?EventKey=WACOMP&WebsiteKey=17496be1-f933-420c-81ba-c03a4662ddca Open to all students at State Level. Regional and National competitions are winners of lower levels.
January-March - WMEA Regional Solo/Ensemble Festival. https://wmea.org/ (select the "Student Events" menu). Open to all students enrolled in WMEA registered middle/high school bands/orchestras. Band/orchestra director manages registration. Each region has its own scheduled date for the event.
February - WMEA All-State/All-Northwest - https://wmea.org/ (select the "Student Events" menu). Open to all students enrolled in WMEA registered middle/high school bands/orchestras. Band/orchestra director records and submits auditions. (auditions due in October).
March - Seattle Flute Society, Horsfall Competition www.seattleflutesociety.org/horsfall-competition ). Final round competition for top 20 upper and lower division students (grades 6-12) chosen from recorded preliminary round (preliminary auditions due in January). Guest adjudicator performs and the results announced the day after the finals.
March - Seattle Young Artists Music Festival - https://www.syamfa.org/ For any intermediate to advanced level student (grades 5-12) wishing to participate. Involves performance and personal adjudication in a class setting. Also includes a concerto competition for advanced students. (registration due December-January).
April-June - ABRSM Level tests https://us.abrsm.org/en/our-exams/instrumental-and-singing-exams/ For interested students of any level (January registration)
April - Performing Arts Festival of the Eastside https://pafenorthwest.org/) Solo contest for students grades 6-12. (February-March registration).
April - WMEA State Solo/Ensemble Festival. https://wmea.org/ (select the "Student Events" menu).Competition for finalist winners of the HS regional competitions.
August - National Flute Association Competition Finals - https://www.nfaonline.org/convention/nfa-competitions Finalists from taped auditions compete at the NFA Convention. (taped audtitions due in February). Junior Performers (grades 6-8), High School Performers and High School Flute Choir (grades 9-12)
**December to January is time to think about, explore and register for Summer music programs **
SYSO Summer Music - https://syso.org/programs/summer-music/# Day music camp in the Puget Sound area for students ages 7-14. Small and large ensemble work.
Marrowstone Music Festival - https://syso.org/programs/marrowstone/ A musician’s experience at Marrowstone will include a daily 9-5 schedule full of rehearsals, chamber music, and the opportunity to study with our world-class faculty in daily masterclasses and coachings. Students will share both large-scale orchestral works and smaller chamber performances with communities both in and outside of Seattle in the Festival’s culminating concerts.
Bonita Boyd International Masterclass - https://summer.esm.rochester.edu/course/bonita-boyd-international-flute-masterclass/ A five-day intensive study featuring daily flute master classes led by legendary Eastman pedagogue Bonita Boyd. Flutists will be exposed to a unique and comprehensive curriculum, beginning with a solo recital from Professor Boyd and continuing with intensive study of orchestral excerpts and solo flute repertoire. Participants will attend lectures on the music profession and perform on one of two Participant Concerts at the end of the week.
Northern California Flute Camp - https://www.flutecamp.com Northern California Flute Camp is a one-week, intensive program designed to educate and inspire young flutists through an interesting and cultivating curriculum that examines many aspects of flute performance. Presented by Hidden Valley Music Seminars in beautiful Carmel Valley, NCFC offers a comprehensive camp experience by combining first-rate musical training with outdoor activities in the prime of California's physical surroundings.
Aria International Summer Academy - https://www.ariaacademy.com/
Two sessions available. Designed to provide an intensive and in-depth experience for serious students aged 16-28. Each participant receives eight 45-minute lessons during a two-week session and has the opportunity to perform in several masterclasses.
Aspen Music Festival - https://aspenmusicfestival.com Aspen Music Festival is regarded as one of the top classical music festivals in the United States, noted both for its concert programming and its musical training of mostly young-adult music students. The typical eight-week summer season includes more than 400 classical music events—including concerts by five orchestras, solo and chamber music performances, fully staged opera productions, master classes, lectures, and children’s programming—and brings in 100,000 audience members.