Flute 360

65 EpisodesProduced by Heidi Kay Begay

Welcome! Through the Flute 360 podcast, we incorporate a panoramic view of flute-related topics for the modern-day musician!

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Episode 64: The Competition Process: The Submission The Wait

June 15th, 2019

10:23

Flute 360 | Episode 64: “The Competition Process: The Submission & The Wait” (10:24)

In today’s episode, Heidi talks about submitting your …

Episode 63: The Competition Process: Record

June 8th, 2019

11:02

Flute 360 | Episode 63: “The Competition Process: Record” (11:07)

In today’s episode, Heidi talks about the recording process for your next competition. You have invested your time, energy, and money, so far, throughout …

Episode 62: The Competition Process: Preparation

June 1st, 2019

17:31

Flute 360 | Episode 62: “The Competition Process: Preparation” (17:33)

In today’s episode, Heidi talks about how to prepare for your next flute competition! It is important to remember that not only are you preparing …

Episode 61: The Competition Process: Organization

May 25th, 2019

21:44

Flute 360 | Episode 61: “The Competition Process: Organization” (21:48)

In today’s episode, Heidi talks about how to organize yourself while preparing for a competition. She offers suggestions, such as finding out the …

Episode 60: Flute Studio Highlights with Sarah Robertson at Sand Dollar Music

May 18th, 2019

53:39

Flute 360 | Episode 60: “Flute Studio Highlights with Sarah Robertson at Sand Dollar Music” (53:45)

In today’s episode, Heidi talks with Sarah …

Episode 59: Flute Studio Highlights with Dr. Cobus du Toit

May 11th, 2019

52:54

Flute 360 | Episode 59: “Flute Studio Highlights with Dr. Cobus du Toit” (53:01)

In today’s episode, Heidi talks with Cobus du Toit who is the flute professor at UMass, Amherst, Massachusetts. He shares past, current, …

Episode 58: Studio Highlights with Dr. Julee Kim Walker

May 4th, 2019

24:53

Flute 360 | Episode 58: “Studio Highlights with Dr. Julee Kim Walker” (24:56)

In today’s episode, Heidi talks with the flute students at Texas …

Episode 57: Studio Highlights at UTA

April 27th, 2019

40:35

Flute 360 | Episode 57: “Studio Highlights at The University of Texas at Arlington” (40:46)

In today’s episode, Heidi talks with the flute students at The University of Texas at Arlington, under the direction of Dr. …

Episode 56: Academic Highlights at Texas Woman's University

April 20th, 2019

42:25

Flute 360 | Episode 56: “Academic Highlights at Texas Woman’s University” (42:38)

In today’s episode, Heidi talks with the Flute Pedagogy class at …

Episode 55: Tips for Doublers with Tereasa Payne

April 13th, 2019

56:07

Flute 360 | Episode 55: “Tips for Doublers with Tereasa Payne” (56:14)

In today’s episode, Heidi talks with Tereasa Payne who is a doubler, teacher, …

Episode 54: Tips for Doublers with Dr. Ellen Kaner

April 6th, 2019

39:38

Flute 360 | Episode 54: “Tips for Doublers with Dr. Ellen Kaner” (39:43)

In today’s episode, Heidi talks with Dr. Ellen Kaner who has a multi-faceted …

Episode 53: Tips for Doublers with Jon Rice

March 30th, 2019

1:06:09

Flute 360 | Episode 53: “Tips for Doublers with Jon Rice” (1:06:17)

In today’s episode, Heidi talks with Jon Rice about being a …

Episode 52: One-Year Anniversary Celebration

March 23rd, 2019

20:41

Flute 360 | Episode 52: “One-Year Anniversary Celebration” (20:43)

In today’s episode, Heidi discusses Flute 360 updates, upcoming series, and personal updates. Please consider sharing the Flute 360 platform with your …

Episode 51: Published Flutists with Mark Sparks

March 16th, 2019

1:08:36

Flute 360 | Episode 51: “Published Flutists with Mark Sparks” (1:08:46)

In today’s episode, Heidi talks with flutist and teacher, Mark Sparks, who is the principal flutist of the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra. Heidi and …

Episode 50: Published Flutists with Marianne Gedigian

March 9th, 2019

40:57

Flute 360 | Episode 50: “Published Flutists with Marianne Gedigian” (41:02)

In today’s episode, Heidi talks with flutist and teacher, Marianne Gedigian, about her book, “The Survival of the Flutist.” Topics such as …

Episode 49: Published Flutists with Dr. Terri Sánchez

March 2nd, 2019

44:22

Flute 360 | Episode 49: “Published Flutists with Dr. Terri Sánchez” (44:28)

In today’s episode, Heidi talks with flutist and teacher, Dr. Terri Sánchez. The ladies discuss Terri’s process of writing her two books, …

Episode 48: Published Flutists with Dr. Kyle Dzapo

February 23rd, 2019

35:28

Flute 360 | Episode 48: “Published Flutists with Dr. Kyle Dzapo” (35:32)

In today’s episode, Heidi talks with flutist, educator, and scholar Dr. Kyle …

Episode 47: Competition Repertoire Guides with Peter Senchuk

February 16th, 2019

54:43

Flute 360 | Episode 47: “Competition Repertoire Guides with Peter Senchuk” (54:50)

In today’s episode, Heidi talks with composer Peter Senchuk about his Sonata for Flute and Piano (2016) in great detail. Peter talks …

Episode 46: Competition Repertoire Guides with Matt Smith and Dr. Christine Beard

February 9th, 2019

1:16:59

Flute 360 | Episode 46: “Competition Repertoire Guides with Matt Smith & Dr. Christine Beard” (1:17:09)

In today’s episode, Heidi talks with Matt Smith and Dr. Christine Beard about Matt’s composition, Sonata No. 2 …

Episode 45: Competition Repertoire Guides with Amy Porter

February 2nd, 2019

40:36

Flute 360 | Episode 45: “Competition Repertoire Guides with Amy Porter” (40:41)

In today’s episode, Heidi talks with Amy Porter (University of …

Episode 44: Competition Repertoire Guides with Jake Fridkis

January 26th, 2019

57:15

Flute 360 | Episode 44: “Competition Repertoire Guides with Jake Fridkis” (57:22)

In today’s episode, Heidi talks with Jake Fridkis who is the principal flutist with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra. We talk about …

Episode 43: Kathy Blocki, Pneumo Pro

January 19th, 2019

28:07

Flute 360 | Episode 43: “Kathy Blocki, Inventor of the Pneumo Pro” (28:10)

In today’s episode, Heidi talks with Kathy Blocki who is a flutist, teacher, and inventor of the Pneumo Pro! Heidi and Kathy talk about her …

Episode 42: Hans Kuijt, LefreQue

January 12th, 2019

37:06

In today’s episode, Heidi talks with Hans Kuijt who is a saxophonist, flutist, teacher, and inventor of lefreQue! Heidi and Hans talk about his …

Episode 41: Ho-Fan Lee, Thumbport Inventor

January 5th, 2019

37:17

Flute 360 | Episode 41: “Ho-Fan Lee, Thumbport Inventor” (37:22)

In today’s episode, Heidi talks with Ho-Fan Lee who is not only the inventor of the Thumbport, but also a flutist and engineer! Heidi and Ho-Fan talk …

Episode 40: An Interview with Mark Dooly

December 29th, 2018

43:01

Flute 360 | Episode 40: “An Interview with Mark Dooly” (43:05)

In today’s episode, Heidi talks with Mark Dooly who is the inventor of the …

Episode 39: An Interview with Dr. Joel Love

December 22nd, 2018

45:16

In today’s episode, Heidi talks with Joey who is a composer, pianist, and an educator who currently lives in Houston, Texas. They talk about his compositional process, how music is a great creative outlet, and his …

Episode 38: An Interview with Dr. Matthew Santa

December 15th, 2018

28:27

Flute 360 | Episode 38: “An Interview with Dr. Matthew Santa” 

In today’s episode, Heidi talks with Dr. Matthew Santa who is Professor of Music Theory and Chair of the Music Theory and Composition Area at the Texas Tech …

Episode 37: An Interview with Valerie Coleman

December 8th, 2018

40:33

Flute 360 | Episode 37: “An Interview with Valerie Coleman” (40:37)

In today’s episode, Heidi talks with Professor Valerie Coleman who is a flutist, …

Episode 36: Interview with Gary Schocker

December 1st, 2018

42:28

Flute 360 | Episode 36: “An Interview with Gary Schocker” (42:32)

In today’s episode, Heidi talks with Gary Schocker who is a flutist, composer, teacher, pianist, and harpist. Topics include music education, …

Episode 35: An Interview with Daniel Dorff

November 24th, 2018

1:20:40

Flute 360 | Episode 35: “An Interview with Daniel Dorff” (1:20:50)

In today’s episode, Heidi talks with Daniel Dorff who is a composer, an editor for Theodore Presser Company, clarinetist, and saxophonist. Heidi and …

Episode 34: An Interview with Christopher Caliendo

November 17th, 2018

52:33

Flute 360 | Episode 34: “An Interview with Christopher Caliendo” (52:42)

In today’s episode, Heidi talks with Christopher Caliendo who is a guitarist, composer, and a banker. He currently resides in California with his …

Episode 33: An Interview with Nicole Chamberlain

November 10th, 2018

32:10

Flute 360 | Episode 33: “An Interview with Nicole Chamberlain” (32:14)

In today’s episode, Heidi talks with Nicole Chamberlain who is a flutist and a …

Episode 32: Journal Entry 7

November 3rd, 2018

9:24

Flute 360 | Episode 32: “Journal Entry 7” (9:25)

In today’s episode, Heidi talks about using technology within your lessons to help your students …

Episode 31: Journal Entry 6

October 27th, 2018

13:30

Flute 360 | Episode 31: “Journal Entry 6” (13:31)

In today’s episode, Heidi shares that she is in the 2ndweek of using Invisalign, and how it is affecting her flute playing. The challenges that come with playing with …

Episode 30: Journal Entry 5

October 20th, 2018

4:28

Flute 360 | Episode 30: “Journal Entry 5” (4:28)

In today’s episode, Heidi discusses the start of her music listening journal. She encourages young musicians to listen to compositions from start to finish. This way the …

Episode 29: Journal Entry 4

October 13th, 2018

19:50

Flute 360 | Episode 29: “Journal Entry 4” (19:52)

In today’s episode, Heidi discusses the underlining life lessons she is taking from her part-time job being a show note writer. The guests and panelists on these podcast …

Episode 28: Journal Entry 3

October 6th, 2018

7:18

Flute 360 | Episode 28: “Journal Entry 3” (7:18)

In today’s episode, Heidi discusses an important music lesson she learned from TTU, applied it to …

Episode 27: Journal Entry 2

September 29th, 2018

9:42

Flute 360 | Episode 27: “Journal Entry #2” (9:43)

In today’s episode, Heidi discusses her teaching observations from this past week. Also, she talks …

Episode 26: Journal Entry

September 22nd, 2018

24:07

Flute 360 | Episode 26: “A Journal Entry” (24:09)

Today, Heidi talks about various subjects in this “Journal Entry” episode. She discusses her thoughts on education, hobbies such as reading, writing show notes for her …

Episode 25: Newsletter Announcement

September 15th, 2018

4:13

Flute 360 | Episode 25: “Newsletter Announcement!” (4:13)

In today’s episode, Heidi announces that she will be featured in a 2t Flute Academy’s September’s Newsletter, which will be available through the company’s …

Episode 24: A Discussion with Dr. Patricia Surman

September 8th, 2018

32:56

Flute 360 | Episode 24: “A Discussion with Dr. Patricia Surman” (33:00)

In today’s episode, Heidi talks with Dr. Surman about the job application process. This interview is a continuation from Episode 23’s discussion …

Episode 23: A Discussion with Dr. Patrica Surman

September 1st, 2018

31:40

Flute 360 | Episode 23: “A Discussion with Dr. Patricia Surman” (31:44)

In today’s episode, Heidi talks with Dr. Patricia Surman about the job application process. Topics range from the cover letter, CV, and recordings. …

Episode 22: The Follow-Up

August 25th, 2018

5:31

Flute 360 | Episode 22: “The Follow-Up” (5:31)

In today’s episode, Heidi talks about following-up after an interview or submission of a job …

Episode 21: The Interview

August 18th, 2018

9:54

Flute 360 | Episode 21: “The Interview” (9:55)

In today’s episode, Heidi talks about the interview process. She talks about preparing for the interview and the interview itself. Whether you are being questioned to teach …

Episode 20: Recommendation Letters

August 11th, 2018

11:20

Flute 360 | Episode 20: “Recommendation Letters” (11:21)

In today’s episode, Heidi talks about asking your mentors for letters of recommendation. …

Episode 19: Recordings

August 4th, 2018

24:01

Flute 360 | Episode 19: “Recordings” (24:04)

In today’s episode, Heidi talks with audio and video engineer, Eric Jay Begay. She asks him questions in regards to the recording process. Questions include topics such as …

Episode 18: Curriculum Vitae Résumé

July 28th, 2018

11:46

Flute 360 | Episode 18: “Curriculum Vitae & Résumé” (11:48)

In today’s episode, Heidi offers four main suggestions for writing your résumé and/or …

Episode 17: Cover Letter

July 21st, 2018

6:14

Flute 360 | Episode 17: “Cover Letter” (6:14)

In today’s episode, Heidi discusses one document that is often required in job applications and that is the cover letter. She talks about its format and offers some general …

Episode 16: Lessons from Greece

July 14th, 2018

13:28

Flute 360 | Episode 16: “Lessons from Greece!” (13:30)

In today’s episode, Heidi talks about her travels to Santorini, Athens, and Thessaloniki, Greece from these past three weeks. During these travels, she discusses …

Episode 15: An Interview with Beatriz Macias

July 7th, 2018

39:10

Flute 360 | Episode 15: “An Interview with Beatriz Macías!” (39:14)

In today’s episode, Heidi speaks with Beatriz Macías about her orchestral audition process, being a person, performer, entrepreneur, and much more!

Episode 14: A QA with Dr. McDermott

June 30th, 2018

18:18

Flute 360 | Episode 14: “A Q&A with Dr. Dennette Derby McDermott” (18:20)

In today’s episode, Dr. McDermott and Heidi answer questions submitted …

Episode 13: A Podcast Update

June 23rd, 2018

8:08

Flute 360 | Episode 13: “A Podcast Update” (8:08)

In today’s episode, Heidi gives updates on her personal life and the podcast. She also describes …

Episode 12: An Interview with Mr. Christopher Cox

June 16th, 2018

17:21

Flute 360 | Episode 12: “An Interview with Mr. Christopher Cox” (17:22)

Heidi talks with Chris about his methods to start and maintain a successful …

Episode 11: An Interview with David Straubinger

June 9th, 2018

28:36

Flute 360 | Episode 11: “An Interview with David Straubinger” (28:40)

Heidi talks with David Straubinger about his musical and business background, how this led him to develop and make his own pads and flutes, and …

Episode 10: An Interview with Dr. Sam Hood

June 2nd, 2018

1:11:52

Flute 360 | Episode 10: “An Interview with Dr. Sam Hood” (1:16:12)

Today, Heidi talks with Sam Hood about his thesis research, “The Flutist’s MAPP (Movement Applications for Practice and Performance): A Dalcrozian …

Episode 9: An Interview with Carol Wincenc

May 26th, 2018

25:41

Flute 360 | Episode 9: “An Interview with Carol Wincenc” (25:44)

In September of 2017, Carol Wincenc visited the Texas Tech University’s School of …

Episode 8: Student Success

May 19th, 2018

14:57

Flute 360 | Episode 8: “Student Success” (14:58)

In this episode, Heidi discusses student success. She talks about how you as the teacher can help motivate your students toward success through encouragement and support; …

Episode 7: Tax Information for the Self-Employed Musician

May 12th, 2018

29:54

Flute 360 | Episode 7: “Tax Information for the Self-Employed Musician” (29:57)

In this episode, Heidi discusses tax tips for the working musician. She lists off different deductions that you as a musician or private …

Episode 6: Organization Within Your Flute Studio

May 5th, 2018

30:59

Flute 360 | Episode 6: “Organization Within Your Flute Studio” (30:58)

In this episode, Heidi discusses how to stay organized within your flute studio. She encourages music teachers to stay organized because it is one …

Episode 5: Building Your Private Flute Studio

April 28th, 2018

27:03

Flute 360 | Episode 5: “Building Your Private Flute Studio” (27:06)

In this episode, Heidi discusses how to build a private flute studio. She talks about her personal experience with creating her own studio and gives …

Episode 4: The Benefits Of Rest

April 21st, 2018

19:41

Flute 360 | Episode 4: “The Benefits of Rest” (19:44)

In this episode, Heidi discusses the research she’s conducted about the benefits of rest. She discusses how rest can improve our performance-level as flutists. Also, …

Episode 3: Essential Oils

April 14th, 2018

18:59

Flute 360 | Episode 3: “Essential Oils” (19:01)

In this episode, Heidi discusses the benefits of essential oils. She explains what essential oils …

Episode 2: Anti-Inflammatory Diet

April 7th, 2018

19:14

Flute 360 | Episode 2: Anti-Inflammatory Diet (19:16)

In this episode, Heidi discusses how an anti-inflammatory diet can minimize pain. Holistically, …

Episode 1: Prevention of Performance-Related Injuries Through Exercise: An Interview with Dr. Susan Fain

March 31st, 2018

29:38

Flute 360 | Episode 1: Prevention of Performance-Related Injuries Through Exercise: An Interview with Dr. Susan Fain (29:42)

In this episode, Heidi …

Episode 0: An Introduction to The Flute 360 Podcast

March 23rd, 2018

10:46

Flute 360 | Episode 0: An Introduction to the Flute 360 Podcast (10:45)

In this episode, Heidi introduces her Flute 360 podcast. She talks briefly about her background and what led her to create the podcast. Series 1 …

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