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Conservatory Update: I'm BACK at The New School!

Sunday, February 12, 2017 by Jessica Valiente | Uncategorized

Greetings, Flutists and Flutists' Families:

Some of you, if you've known me for a very long time, know that I used to teach at The New School, in their School for Jazz and Contemporary Music (part of Mannes College of Music).  I was hired to teach music history in 2000.  At the time, they also listed me as part of their flute faculty.  

I didn't stay long, but they continued to list me as a flute faculty option.  All these years later, they contacted me for reactivation. One of their flute majors is interested in pursuing Latin flute styles, so I am now listed as active flute faculty.

If you are a flutist with professional aspirations, and you think those aspirations may include jazz improvisation, Latin music, or other world music styles, I encourage you to audition for The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music.  The school's elite faculty includes some of the most auspicious jazz musicians in the world and is located in the heart of Manhattan, where you can immerse yourself in the best of virtually every style of music in the world.  If you are a reed student (saxophone, clarinet, etc), applying to jazz and conservatory undergraduate programs, it may interest you to know that The New School has a flexible lesson policy.  They allow students to distribute their private lesson allotments among more than one teacher each term,  so that you can develop your doubling skills with the teachers of your choice.  I have taught woodwind doublers who are now playing on Broadway and in other outstanding commercial music positions.  Come to The New School to study with me, and we'll get your flute chops in top condition!

For more information on The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music, visit their website.