PorterFlute Pod

Amy Porter brings in special guests, tells stories and gives inspiring tips learned in her life as a classical musician and entrepreneur. Owner of four small businesses, founder of 2 non-profits, designer of her own teaching brand, Amy Porter leads people in multiple ways. Teaching as a Professor, mentoring as a Coach and collaborating with other artists have led her to create innovative thought in others. Porter Productions LLC brings you Amy Porter asking questions only you can answer. Support this podcast: <a href="https://anchor.fm/amy-porter9/support" rel="payment">https://anchor.fm/amy-porter9/support</a>

S2, Ep. 18 - Business 101: Gigging, Publishing and Being a Nice Person

At this stage in my life I’ve developed a new mission statement. "I help people learn how to empower themselves through music, business & media." And I think a lot of us are doing that now! Featured in the podcast today is Principal Flute of San Antonio Symphony Mark Teplitsky, a friend of just about everybody. He is joined by his lovely wife Liz and they’ll be offering their ideas about flutists in business and we’ll enjoy some of their playing today on the podcast. Included are works by Brahms, Rimsky-Korsakov, Beethoven and Shostakovich. Sponsored by Flutistry. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/amy-porter9/support


S2, E. 17 - Ask Amy: Études Edition

“You’re crazy.” Yeah I am that crazy to see the future of my life and where I wanted to go with etudes. And that was in front of a camera, feeling happy to extol the wisdom of these amazing musical authors and bring it to the curriculum in an easy and accessible way. I'll address in this episode those questions from flute students about the more advanced etudes and featuring my recording of the 30 Caprices by Karg-Elert. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/amy-porter9/support


S2, Ep. 16 - Performance Therapy: Taking the Fear out of Auxiliary Instruments

This week we're sharing personal journeys to learning the piccolo, discussing learning auxiliary instruments without fear or consequence and embracing that inner voice of a challenge beyond the C flute. Sharing their experiences with us is Erica Peel, Piccoloist in the Philadelphia Orchestra and Cynthia Meyers from the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Sponsor: Flute Specialists www.flutespecialists.com --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/amy-porter9/support


S2, Ep. 15 - Storytime: The Stories of Composer Christopher Caliendo

One day, I was sitting in a diner eating breakfast, by myself, at the 2003 NFA convention in Las Vegas and the rest is history. Christopher Caliendo has composed four out of 13 Sonatas for me and I am honored to call him a friend. Listen to stories behind this composer's works and how his career in music took a turn after returning from composing for the Vatican. It's the story of the "Great American Flute Sonata." https://www.christophercaliendo.com/ --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/amy-porter9/support


S2, Ep. 14 - Stay Well Play Well: Spiritual Sustenance

I'm calling it Source. I'm featuring my CD "In Translation" the tracks from Bach's C minor Cello Suite, and I'm reading words from Kahlil Gibran "The Prophet" , "A Course in Miracles" and CS Lewis. Plus, you'll hear about my journey from growing up in Unitarianism to being baptized as an adult in the Episcopal Church since 1997 . As Gibran puts it, you're my friend on the roadside. May the voice within my voice speak to the ear of your ear.  --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/amy-porter9/support


S2, Ep. 13 - FriendCast: Greg Pattillo

It's the coolest thing I can't do. Beatboxing. Everyone knows Greg Pattillo from Project Trio. And I am cooler from this interview. Let's take notes. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/amy-porter9/support


S2, Ep. 12 - Go Blue Flutes!: Freshmen updates and meet our new DMA Superstar

FRESHMEN UPDATES!  We'll hear how they’ve been adapting to hybrid learning; what courses they're taking this semester and what they took their first semester; What pieces are they're learning right now (solo, chamber, ensemble); What they hope to learn; What some of their favorite experiences are so far. They talk about their journals and what they include in them and they have advice to give to aspiring flute majors that want to go to school for music, but are hesitant due to the pandemic, afraid they won’t get the experiences they’ve been hoping to get. Also meet my new Doctoral assistant to the UMICH flute studio. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/amy-porter9/support


S2, Ep. 11 - Business 101: Who's Managing Whom?

We're calling this episode "Who’s Managing Whom?" I will be speaking about the aspect of having “made it”, and if having a manager, media specialist, or PR person is actually necessary in order to “make it.” We’re featuring Nicole Riccardo from NR Media to help us figure it all out. I’ll speak personally to you today about my journey to a manager as Amy Porter, flutist. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/amy-porter9/support


S2, Ep. 10 - Etudes: Pairing Flute Issues with Flute Etudes

What purposes do etudes serve and in what cases? Join us as we list some favorite scenarios and give some sound advice through etudes. Featuring the 32 Etudes by Ferling/Rose/Porter. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/amy-porter9/support


S2, Ep. 9 - Performance Therapy: The rewards of healthy competition

What are judges looking for? How do I prepare the students? How do competitions differ from orchestral auditions in preparation? What are the different fears? Preparing for the orchestral audition AND a soloist competition is about years of practice, not months of practice. Welcome Coreisa Janelle Lee to the Podcast with her story of winning in a very different kind of flute competition. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/amy-porter9/support


S2, Ep. 8 - Storytime: Dilshad Billimoria Posnock

Dilshad Posnock is my flute colleague and friend guide for me as I return to the waters of playing in a major symphony and find the peace in the mountains to rest. The Brevard Music Center was part of my past, now present and future and I have stories. It's the meaning of our friendship - that, and sharing a teacher. Our beloved Jeannie.  --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/amy-porter9/support


S2, Ep. 7 - Stay Well, Play Well: Intention, Mindset and Feeling It with Laura Dwyer

Laura Dwyer is my guest to discuss the situation musicians share in the pandemic and the agony and sincere loss of not being together and not bringing music to the public. BOOKS: Covey - Seven Habits of Highly Effective People.; Santos- Science of Well Being; Dweck- Mindset. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/amy-porter9/support


S2, Ep. 6 - FriendCast: JoAnn Falletta

We had memories, stories and questions to ask JoAnne Falletta. We all have a connection to her somehow so my producers Alan and Justine join me in this wonderful sit-down with the beloved Maestra of the Buffallo Philharmonic. She's a GRAMMY winner and my former Juilliard classmate as well as my colleague at Brevard Music Center. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/amy-porter9/support


S2, Ep. 5 - Go Blue Flutes!: Studio Updates

It's time again to say Go Blue Flutes and celebrate all that has been happening to impact our life as a flute studio at the University of Michigan Join us for current updates, successes, guests to our virtual studio class and alumni news. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/amy-porter9/support


S2, Ep. 4 - Business 101: Dave Schall: Recording and Microphone Basics

It's going to all become very clear. Dave Schall, owner of Dave Schall Acoustic for 23 years, is a graduate of Eastman School and University of Michigan as a Bassoon Performance Major. He sits us down to explain those details we need related to our audio and video life.  I ask all the seemingly "dumb" questions for you about what, where and how. We both believe all instrumentalists should represent ourselves as clearly as possible. We get to hear the distortion behind all those "preamps" and understand microphones. Get out a note pad. www.daveschallsound.com --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/amy-porter9/support


S2, Ep. 3 - Etudes: Daphnis and Arabesque

This week I give my lesson on Daphnis et Chloe from the perspective of all flute parts and focusing on the 14th Arabesque Etude by Eugene Bozza --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/amy-porter9/support


S2, Ep. 2 - Performance Therapy: Embarrassing Musical Moments

Embarrassment. That awkward emotional state can find us in concerts when we're least expecting it. This podcast, I'm featuring some of my mistakes in recordings and I'll share stories of those moment.s, I'll help to uncover some truths about your strength and lead you to understand that the music is the focus.  --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/amy-porter9/support


S2, Ep. 1 - What's Up Amy?

Welcome to Porterflute Pod Episode 1 in our 2nd Season - and you’re in the once-in-awhile category called “What's Up Amy"? Let me give you an update what I've been up to since we last spoke at the end of Season 1 back in September. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/amy-porter9/support


S2, Bonus Ep - Season 1 Thanks & Recap and Season 2 lineup

I just have to say this show has been such a joy to create. I am so grateful to the audience every week and it’s so great to see that every series that we create within the podcast has its own following. We have a few hundred people in 13 countries who listened to 684 minutes of content 3,456 times! I want thank my guests for being generously receptive to being on the podcast and to share their stories with you - and YOU have let the input from this show effect your artistry and practice. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/amy-porter9/support


S1, Ep. 22 - Storytime 3: Wm. S. Haynes Flutes: "Welcoming Personal Resonance."

Three words to describe the Wm. S. Haynes Flutes as cited by Master Finisher and Vice President Steven Finley are brilliant: "welcoming personal, resonance." Today my guest is Artist in Residence Gareth McClearnon for Haynes who brings a history and perspective of a 132-year-old American flute company. After my own (only) 36 years of playing one brand of flute, I decided to begin anew,  and perhaps learn something new from an old flute maker. This time,  I chose the flute maker who embraced the traditions of my grand-teacher, George Barrère. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/amy-porter9/support


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