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Hit the Bricks for woodwind quintet selected as Finalist for the 2021 National Flute Association's Newly Published Music Competition in the Woodwind Quintet Category.
"Beatboxing and Beyond: Essential Techniques for the 21st-Century Flutist" Is now available here for pre-order. The book will be released this Summer 2021! Be one of the first to get your copy!
New Spotted Rocket Publishing website has been launched! All of my works can now be purchased there. You can also buy physical copies of most works if you prefer. Also, you can find Brian Chamberlain's compositions on the new site too. Things are automated and you no longer have to wait on me to have time to send your purchases!
I was featured on Oberlin's "The Fluture Is Now" radio show hosted by Mike Zellers. You can listen here.
I'm writing a method book with Dr. Mary Matthews about extended technques for the flute. Watch the announcement below:
2020 ASCAP Plus Award Recipient!
Digital world premiere of my composition "Everything is fine." for woodwind quintet commissioned and performed by Maryland Chamber Winds. You can watch the video of the performance here.
National Flute Association's 2020 Newly Published Music Competition results are out: Salty for flute and clarinet won the mixed duets category, To Love Is to Act for alto flute and vibraphone made finalist in the low flutes category, and Imperial Topaz for contrabass flute got an honorable mention in the low flute category. Thanks to my commissioners and premiere performers who made the new music possible!
Click tracks are now available for free for my flute choir music to make remote learning/recording/performing easier. I'll be adding other ensembles, including band, very soon! Download click tracks here.
2019 ASCAP Plus Award Recipient
Get the Death Whistle Tshirt and strike fear in all of your musician colleagues when you show up to your next rehearsal with your piccolo, aka the Death Whistle. Perfect for Halloween!
Apply now to participate in the Flute Speakeasy Workshop at the 2019 National Flute Association Convention in Salt Lake City, Utah with hosts Nicole Chamberlain, Valerie Coleman, and Amanda Harberg. All flutist who create their own music through composing and/or improvising are encouraged to apply. Deadline is July 12, 2019.
The Blue Plate for flute, french horn, and piano won the National Flute Association's Newly Published Music Competition in the mixed trio category. Le Charmeur for piccolo, piano, and silent film placed as a finalist and Death Whistle for solo piccolo awarded honorable mention in the piccolo category.
Wild Horses of Cumberland Island for concert band commissioned by Hopewell Middle School Symphonic Band under the direction of Audrey Murphy and which premiered at GMEA is now available here.
I am on Flute 360 's latest podcast episode in their composer series:
Won my 6th ASCAP Plus award!
I've been featured on the cover of the October issue of The Flute View. You can also read an interview about recent projects and what a day in my life looks like here. You will need to be a subscriber to read the article.
Gramophone Magazie gave our debut album "Three-Nine Line" a glowing review. We're excited about how well the album has received. You can get your own copy of our albume here. Or you can get get the digital download on Amazon or iTunes. We hope you enjoy listening to it as much as we enjoyed making it.
Our album, "Three-Nine Line" got glowing reviews in the summer issue of the National Flute Association's Flutist Quarterly magazine by editor and reviewer Jessica Dunnavant. My composition Chivy for flute choir also got glowing reviews. If you're a member of NFA you can read the magazine online here. We loved working on the album and we're happy people are enjoying listening to it.
Chivy for flute choir won the National Flute Association's Newly Published Music Competition in the flute choir category. Capsaicin for two flutes and cello was awarded honorable mention in the trios with other instruments category.
Get the Death Whistle Tshirt and strike fear in all of your musician colleagues when you show up to your next rehearsal with your piccolo, aka the Death Whistle.
Byzantium for band was awarded honorable mention for Kappa Kappa Psi's 2018 Female Band Composition Competition.
Latest commission: Work for flute trio and string orchestra to be premiered by The Flute View trio (Viviana Guzman, Fluter Scooter, Barbara Siesel ) at the Gonjiam Music Festival in Seoul, South Korea Feb. 21!
Won my 5th ASCAP Plus award!
Bring me to your school, flute fair, or university. I offer presentations and worskshops to help fellow musicians find a new way to practice using extended techniques or carve out a living as a freelance musician. You can learn more here.
Chivy for flute choir is now available here! It was the winner of the NFA's 2017 Flute Choir Composition Competition. It was premiered at the 2017 National Flute Association's Convention in Minneapolis, MN.
I'm recording an album of my flute music with flutists Mary Matthews and Matthew Angelo this summer! We need some help with the expenses. You can learn more how you can contribute to be a part of this project here. We would like to thank all of our donors who really kickstarted this campain!
Metallica's "Enter Sandman" arranged for flute quartet sheet music is now available here. This is a part of the 2017 Chamber Music Contest sponsored by Sheet Music Plus. The winner will be decided by who had the most sales between now and June 24. So please don't put off buying this flute quartet for fall semester. It will surely be a crowd pleaser!
My new piece Chivy for flute choir won the National Flute Association's Flute Choir Composition Competition. The piece will be premiered at the NFA Convention in Minneapolis, MN on August 13, 2017.
Secured rights to Piazzolla's Libertango through Sheet Music Plus. You can now purchase my arrangement of it for flute quartet/choir here.
Featured on Flute New Music Consortium's Composer Spotlight. I never counted that I had 71 works for flute!
Hear something of mine at the NFA Convention in San Diego? You can find all of those pieces here!
I will be without internet access from 8/8/2016-8/10/2016. Response to emails and order fulfillment will be delayed during those days. Thanks, for your patience!
I will be at the 44th Annual National Flute Association Convention at the at the Town and Country Resort & Convention Center in San Diego, CA. I will have 6 pieces performed (3 premieres) and performing. You can see a list of performances and the pieces here.
Video tutorial on how to set up the music box here. Glockenspiel, toy piano, or celesta can substitute for the music box.
Railroaded was selected as finalist in the 2016 National Flute Association's Newly Published Music Competition in the flute choir category. The Phoenix was awarded honorable mention in the same category. Percolate for flute trio was awarded honorable mention in the Chamber Works for Flute category.
Commissioned by Dr. Eileen Yarrision to compose a flute choir work for young players for the 2016 National Flute Association COnvention in San Diego in August for Youth Day.
I will be performing a short concert of my works with Mary Matthews Norton and Matthew Angelo at the 44th Annual National Flute Association Convention in San Diego, CA this August!
2015 ASCAP Plus Award Winner!
Commissioned by Oklahoma Flute Society to compose work for unnaccompanied work for their 2016 Collegiate Competition. Premieres at their 2016 Flute Fair on April 1, 2016.
Summer Insomnia for flute choir, commissioned by Flute Choir of Atlanta directed by Kathy Farmer, and premiered at the 2015 National Flute Association Convention in Washington, DC. Sheet music is now available here
Commissioned by Dr. Shelley Martinson to compose work for flute and trombone to be premiered Summer/Fall 2016.
Semi-finalist for The Project Trio's 2015 Composition Competition. More details soon.
Interviewed by The Flute View about being a composer and flutist in a live radio podcast. They also asked me to answer some questions via YouTube that you can check out below:
Commissioned by the Atlanta Flute Club to compose flute choir work to be premiered at the 10th annual Flute Choir Extravaganza on November 15, 2015 at at 3pm Saint Martin's Episcopal School, 3110-A Ashford Dunwoody Rd, Atlanta, GA 30319
Flutist Denise Rotavera-Krain wrote a lovely article about adventures in learning my piece Chatter for two flutes. You can read the article here - "Preparing Chatter by Nicole Chamberlain - Spitting Encouraged"
Mention in the National Flute Association's Flutist Quartlerly magazine for winning 2nd place in the Flute New Music Composition Competition for French Quarter for flute quartet.
Gay Lynn Westover (Physical Therapist & Sister) and I have been selected to present "When Tooting Your Flute is a Pain in Your Neck" at the Atlanta Flute Fair and the National Flute Association Convention. I will also be conducting the Atlanta Flute Club's Middle School Honors Flute Choir at the Atlanta Flute Fair.
Commissioned by the Flute Choir of Atlanta, under the direction of Kathy Farmer, to compose flute choir work to be premiered 2014-2015 season.
Recipient of ASCAP Plus Award 2014!
Selected composer as part of the Wilderness Act Performance Series.
If you attended my workshop "Beatboxing to a Better Bach" at the 2014 Atlanta Flute Fair and didn't get a handout, you can download the handout here: https://nikkinotes.com/PDF/BeatboxBachBook.pdf Thanks for attending! It was nice to teach to a standing room only crowd!
Selected as a presenter at the 2014 Atlanta Flute Fair. Presenting "Beatboxing to a Better Bach" workshop.
Recipient of ASCAP Plus Award 2013!
Article about Perimeter Flutes concert tomorrow and our journey to the NFA Convention next week!https://www.artsatl.com/2013/08/preview-perimeter-flutes-showcase-local-music-saturday-head-orleans/
Video clips of opera "Rabbit Tales" performed and produced by the Atlanta Opera now available: Watch videos .
2013 Winner of the Areon Flutes Composition Competition which includes a commission for the trio to be premiered in the 2013-2014 season!
The premiere of "Trajectory" was snowed out on March 9. The premiere will take place this Saturday (3/16) at 7pm!
Jammin' out on the contra bass flute this weekend at the JSU flute festival:
Performing with Perimeter Flutes at the National Flute Convention in New Orleans, LA in August!
Received commission from Wesleyan Middle School Band under the direction of Dr. Ruthie Colegrove to compose a piece for band that will premiere May 9th!
Fisticuffs for two flutists and two percussionists is now up for sale. Flutists can finally take out your passive aggressive anger out on those annoying percussionists that always ask for your help to move their heavy high maintenance instruments!
Recording of Fisticuffs for for two flutes and two percussionists is now available. Performed by members of Chamber Cartel: Teresa Feliciano (flute), Olivia Keiffer (percussion), Caleb Herron (percussion) and myself (flute).
Recipient of ASCAP Plus award 2012!
It's getting closer to that time of year where we have to start thinking about Christmas gigs. So how about Away in a Manger for flute and piano?
Hey Flute students! GMEA videos are now up for etude #1 on the Student Resources page.
Hopewell for band and Chatter for two flutes will be performed at the 2012 SCI Region VI Conference at West Texas A&M on October 5-6. See y'all in Texas!
I have been commissioned to compose a piece for the Georgia Symphony Orchestra. The work will be premiered on October 13, 2012
Nicole is the latest addition to Perimeter Flutes. You can check out the new website www.perimeterflutes.com Stay tuned for upcoming performances!
Here are some clips from Chamber Cartel's performance of "songbirdsongs" on Wednesday https://www.chambercartel.com/Chamber_Cartel/Sound/Archive.html Stay tuned for next performance!
I will be performing John Adams "songbirdsongs" with Chamber Cartel on Wednesday (2/29) at 8pm at the Goat Farm. www.chambercartel.com Donations encouraged for admission.
The Atlanta Opera will be performing my opera "Rabbit Tales" Sunday (2/26) at 3pm at Decatur High School's Auditorium. Tickets are $6.