2015 Essay Contest Winner Joy Zalkind

24 Petite Melodic Etudes I was first introduced to the 24 Petite Melodic Etudes with Variations when I was fourteen. I was attending my first master class, given by the late Eleanor Lawrence, on Cape Cod. It was my first time flying alone and it was my first time...

2014 Essay Contest Winner Huei-Mei Jhou

How has the 24 Little Melodic Etudes helped me develop as a musician? Marcel Moyse, 24 Petites Études Mélodiques avec Variations., p.1. 24 little Melodic Etudes has helped me learn how to understand proper musical grammar, and helped me develop as a musician by being...

2014 Essay Contest Winner Hannah Hammel

How has the 24 Little Melodic Etudes helped me to develop as a musician? Marcel Moyse has been an extraordinary influence on my flute playing and musicianship since I began the flute in third grade. The exercises in his book 24 Little Melodic Etudes were challenging...

2014 Essay Contest Winner Lauren McNee

Tone Development Through Interpretation The Artistic Legacy of Marcel Moyse Marcel Moyse is a name that evokes connotations of mesmerizing artistry, operatic lyricism, an artist’s palette of colors, and a roundness of sound that is rich with beauty. Most flutists...

2014 Essay Contest Winner Alaina Clarice

24 Petite Etudes Marcel Moyse’s 24 Little Melodic Etudes provides a learning platform for flutists to open their mind to the possibilities for musical expression. This book has helped me grow as a musician, strengthening my basic fundamentals through short, simple...