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Guiding flutists holistically to discover their unique voice on and off the stage!


Episode 106: An Interview with Beatriz Macías

Flute 360 | Episode 106: “An Interview with Beatriz Macías” (45:09)

In today’s episode, Heidi talks with Beatriz Macías who is the artistic director of the Tampere Flute Fest on April 25-26, 2020 in Finland! In this inspiriting conversation, Beatriz shares with us what it takes to be an artistic director, the lessons she’s learned along the way, and much more! Check-out today’s episode to be encouraged as you organize your next music event!

Episode 106 – Main Points:

  • 0:50Gold Sponsor: Carolyn Nussbaum Music Company
  • 2:01 – Welcome & Introduction!
  • 2:35Flute 360’s Episode 15
  • 4:23Question: Please share, with the listeners, who you are and your musical background!
  • 4:27 – Beatriz’s Answer
  • 5:00 – Music & Music Education in Texas
  • 5:53 Reinecke’s Flute Concerto
  • 5:57Boston Conservatory at Berklee
  • 6:21Yamaha Young Performing Artists
  • 8:35Texas Flute Society
  • 11:18Question: You are the artistic director of the Tampere Flute Festival, which will be held on April 25-26, 2020. Is this the first time that you’ve held such a position?
  • 11:30 – Beatriz’s Answer
  • 11:45Question: What inspired you to launch this flute festival?
  • 11:50 – Beatriz’s Answer
  • 13:50National Flute Association
  • 13:54Houston Flute Club
  • 14:24Question: Through this position, what lessons have you learned along the way?
  • 14:30 – Answer: Communication, Prioritization & Build Community Support
  • 16:15Question: What responsibilities does the artistic director have?
  • 16:35 – Beatriz’s Answer
  • 20:55 – Beatriz lists her three goals for this Tampere Flute Festival (2020).
  • 22:55Alexis Roman, flutist (E101)
  • 23:14Tip: Write-out your mission statement before heading into a new role!
  • 23:57 – Marketing & Visibility
  • 25:25Question: In regards to the sponsors, please feel free to share who they are, and what tricks of the trade did you utilize to obtain these corporate sponsorships?
  • 25:39 – Beatriz mentions the festival’s corporate sponsors – listen here!
  • 28:20Flute 360’s Episode 100
  • 30:29Question: Please share with us the design of the festival’s website.
  • 30:37 – Beatriz’s Answer
  • 33:25Question: Do you have any advice for the students who will be competing and, or performing at the festival?
  • 33:45 – Beatriz’s Answer
  • 34:43 – Learn the art of resilience like nylon!
  • 35:53Hélène Boulègue, flutist
  • 37:38Question: Any last sentiments that you’d like to share?
  • 37:45 – Beatriz’s Answer
  • 39:27 – PICKS!
  • 43:28 – Conclusion
  • 43:56Bronze Sponsor: J&K Productions




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