I’m back from Seoul, South Korea, where pianist Chee Hyeon Choi and I performed a recital at the Praum Musical Instrument Museum. While there, I taught classes for 14 outstanding students from the studio of Soyoung Lee. Couldn’t have been a better week!

I’m now looking forward to guest artist masterclasses and recitals at North Park University (February 17-18) and the Chicago Flute Club (March 3) and to performing the Foss Renaissance Concerto with the Salt Creek Chamber Orchestra (March 24) and the Bradley Symphony Orchestra (May 4). I’ll present pre-concert lectures for the Chicago Symphony Nov. 29-Dec. 4 and again March 14-16. Next August, I’ll head to Japan to present a lecture-recital at the 2019 Japan Flute Convention.

Hope you’ll get to know my new book, Notes for Flutists: A Guide to the Repertoire. It offers, in a single volume, contextual and analytical information about 35 of the best-known pieces in the flute repertoire and is available in hardcover and paperback through Amazon, Carolyn Nussbaum Music Company, and all major booksellers.

My second new publication is an edition of Joachim Andersen’s long out-of-print Concertstück, Op. 3. It’s an important, virtuoso work that served as the Paris Conservatory’s concours piece in 1895. This is my third collaboration with Zimmermann Music Publishers, and the publication won the National Flute Association’s 2017 Newly Published Music Competition.