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Call for Moyse Society Newsletter Editor!

Is this the job for you? The Marcel Moyse Society has a tradition of publishing in-depth articles every year or so. We are looking for a new editor. The MMS will help solicit articles, we just need a skilled editor to put in proper format. It is a volunteer position...

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2016 Essay Contest Winner Lindsay Ann Leach-Sparks

1 - "How has Tone Development Through Interpretation helped me to develop as a musician?" “Tone Development Through Interpretation” has helped me to develop a strong sense of phrase direction, lyricism, and pacing. I have used these melodies to find a balance in the...

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2015 Essay Contest Winner Allison Jayroe

Twenty-Four Petite Melodic Etudes With Variations Moyse created these books as a way of finding a larger dramatic and emotional range on the flute. His goal was for flutists to find limitless possibilities with our tone colors, vibrato, and dynamic range. Describe a...

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2015 Essay Contest Winner David Lassila

I had not really experienced the teachings of Marcel Moyse until the beginning of this year. All of my previous teachers' influences stemmed from great flute players other than Moyse, such as Baker, Rampal, Taffanel and Gaubert, and so on. My only early exposure to...

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2015 Essay Contest Winner Jillian Storey

24 Petite Melodic Etudes Like any young flute player studying privately I began with Moyse’s long tone studies from De La Sonorite at a very young age but wasn’t told whose ideas I was following until later in my flute studies. Until more recently I was an impatient...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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