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.

Stay Well, Play Well: Healing Hobbies and Humor

I know that feeling of "Burnout" and  "The Last Straw." At that point I look for some natural spaces and a retreat into Mother Nature. Have you tried silence? Do you have a hobby to gain some perspective in your life? Do you use humor to help in your life? I'll bring some questions to ask yourself to the Pod along with some humor. Everyone needs a giggle from time to time. Enjoy a poem from Patti Adams, some quotes from grade school essays on classical music and a problem from the Musician's Math Test. Featuring the First Sonata by Martinu with Christopher Harding, piano. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

09-16
25:49

FriendCast 3: My "Tribe" Anne Stevens for Stella & Dot Family of Brands and Erin Masek for Rodan + Fields Skincare

Meet 2 women I would have never met in my circles. Women I met because I was meant to be lifted up. I was meant to do something radical and take on inspiration from outside my industry to get fresh ideas. There was no plan. I just embraced change. - all words spoken by Jessica Herrin, Founder and CEO of Stella & Dot Family of Brands. I'll cover her 5 Traits for an Extraordinary Leader from her book "Find Your Extraordinary." Featuring the music of Nadine Dyskant-Miller "They Move With No One Watching (Dances) for Flute and Piano. Katie Leung, pianist. Mobile, AL. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

09-02
44:52

Go Blue Flutes 3: Grad Edition

This week we speak with Jordan Smith getting his Specialist degree in Flute, Ali Dettmer who finished her first year as a Masters student and Ryan Koesterer, a 2020 Masters graduate and a member of the US Army Reserve and the person I dedicated this podcast to when I premiered it in April. He served for the National Guard for 2 months in April and May. Ali played principal flute in Ravel's Daphnis & Chloe and Jordan Smith gets to disemminate history with John Wummer’s library  that we inherited last year. Come in and hear all about it! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

08-26
38:42

Business 101: 3. Marketing yourself digitally: website design

Develop a business mindset with your website/store/blog and have it take  root.  Whether the site is for yourself as a soloist, a repository for your work, or you’re trying to sell something in this  business of music, I can lead you to ask the right questions of yourself. Featuring the Sonatine from the album The Wind Music of Henri Dutilleux this is David Gilliland, Lecturer of Collaborative Piano at the University of Rhode Island. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

08-19
20:55

Etudes: 3. Pairings - Brownies and Ice Cream (Boehm & 19th C. French rep)

Every Etude Pod, we want to feature a pairing (a solo piece,chamber piece, or orchestral excerpt) that offers difficult passages and talk about which etudes can enhance your playing and keep up your appetite for the style. Dr. Maria Castillo (UT Knoxville) will highlight some etude pairing facts, and has chosen Brownies and Ice Cream to pair up those virtuosic works we love, like Boehm's Grand Polonaise, Cecil Chaminade's Concertino and Hue's Fantaisie.  --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

08-12
22:32

Performance Therapy 3: Auditions: Behind the Screen. Meet Mimi Tachouet, Elise Shope and Kelly Zimba

Meet Mimi Tachouet, Elise Henry, and Kelly Zimba, all UMICH Bachelor of Music alumni who won jobs as flutists in the Lyric Opera of Chicago, Los Angeles Philharmonic, and Toronto Symphony Orchestra. They give their recollections of the nerves, excuses and the letting go that led to the freedom for them to play as beautifully as they could in their specific three minutes of life... the audition behind the screen. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

08-05
44:44

Storytime: 2. Planting Seeds: Meet Aaron Dworkin and Kaori Fujii

Hear stories from violinist Prof. Aaron Dworkin, flutist Kaori Fujii and I'll read a story about our favorite Sonata for Flute and Piano by Francis Poulenc from Jean-Pierre Rampal's autobiography "Music My Love." and seeds that were planted for its growth. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

07-29
38:43

Stay Well, Play Well: 2. Everyone's An Athlete. Meet Larry Veasman

Meet my trainer, Larry Veasman. Plus learn about the acronym, SAVERS to help you create a powerful and fulfilling life from the book "The Six Morning Habits of High Performers" by Hal Elrod - with my take on it. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

07-22
33:01

FriendCast: 2. Delanie West, Founding Creative Director of BeSuper Creative

Meet Creative Consultant Delanie West, a friend who I can turn to for a good conversation and point of view. Connecting people, naming Black Lives Matter, bringing a black and white female conversation to the Pod. Let's all help heal internalized racism,  celebrate Blackness and stay creative in our shift of culture. We're using the book "How To Be An AntiRacist" by Ibram X. Kendi as a guide. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

07-15
40:54

Blue Flutes: 2. Undergrad Edition

We showcase the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance Undergrad Blue Flutes studio experience through the eyes of graduated senior Ayana Terauchi, rising senior Kelli Daugherty and incoming freshmen Alexis, Leo and Adria. Come on in! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

07-08
24:02

Business 101: 2. PorterFlute's View of Social Media with Co-Producer Alan J. Tomasetti

Break it down! Come into the classroom of social media for artists with Amy and Alan J. Tomasetti as they discuss the social media journey of Amy Porter to PorterFlute and tips for everyone who wants a platform to express. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

07-01
36:41

Etudes: 2. Etudes and the College Journey

It's highly apparent that etudes work for instrumentalists. How can we hear the difference? Commitment is key. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

06-24
21:52

Performance Therapy: 2. Creating musical dreams, and meeting realistic goals

Amy Porter provides a framework for you to find your way to meeting your performance goals and seeing your dreams become reality. Never let anyone tell you that you can't do it. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

06-17
23:54

Storytime, Who's Got A Good One?: 1. Wissam Boustany and Cheryl Emerson

Guests Wissam Boustany (Lebanon/ UK)  and Cheryl Emerson (USA) reflect on some memories as they relate to PorterFlute. My pod is made up of all the his-tory and her-story and their-story memories so truly, there are awe-inspiring and hair-raising stories in this Pod today. Have fun, and imagine we're sitting around the dinner table.  Clink Forks and Bon Apetit! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

06-10
32:06

Stay Well/Play Well: 1. Having Physical, Emotional and Mental Spirit

Amy talks about her journey to her best self at age 55. Hear some tips and stories to motivate your creativity and mindset. The body will go along with you for the journey so don't be afraid to listen to the truth and physicality of being a musician. Move. Now. Even if it's baby steps, just keep moving. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

05-27
24:25

Ask Amy: 1. Answering Questions

Podcast #6 - ASK AMY: "How did you become a Haynes Artist (did they ask you, did you go through an audition, what was the process)? What is your normal routine before a performance to calm her nerves? Do you  still get nervous? What etudes does she recommend for players that are 10+ years out of college but want to keep up their skills? How can we create bridges that make studying and experiencing classical music more accessible for peoples of marginalized communities? What are your warm up routines, and does it change depending on the situation you’re in? For those who play in public schools: How do you practice without an instrument (since schools aren’t letting students rent instruments)? Who’s your musical inspirations now (classical and non-classical)? What is the most beautiful piece of music you’ve heard?" --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

05-20
24:48

FriendCast: 1. Composer Joel Puckett (Peabody Conservatory)

My friend Joel asked to be on my first "FriendCast" Podcast so I said OF COURSE!! Composer Joel Puckett wrote a piece for me called "Shadow of Sirius" for flute, flute choir and Wind Ensemble and it's a top hit in the concerto repertoire for flute players. Listen in as he describes his process and how he hears the flute. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

05-13
26:13

Go Blue Flutes: 1. Graduation 2020 and Interview with Justin Sedky

Meet UMICH School of Music Theatre & Dance Graduate and co-producer Justine Sedky in this fourth episode. We interview each other! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

05-06
35:13

Business 101: 1. Unlock Your Action

Here is my unique story to share. I am still living my best life despite the hardships that seemed to weigh me down. I took action to work towards specific goals and things became lighter in contrast to what was the illusory thinking, artificial deadlines and unreal negatives. Welcome to my businesses and welcome to who I am - wrapped up in my big spirit - kind of like Snoopy the dog. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

04-29
35:47

Etudes: 1. Etudes and the Enneagram

Nine types of personalities in the Enneagram test and there's even a personality test for students!  It take all types to practice etudes. Listen to more than logic behind why they stand the test of time. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

04-22
26:14

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