We’ve all played the standards:
- The Bach Sonatas
- The Mozart Concertos
- Something from Flute Music by French Composers
Fortunately, a lot of new flute music has come out in recent years. And I’m proud that a lot of new flute music is by FLUTE PLAYERS.
That means you know the music is gonna be good.
How it all started.
I was tired of playing music that doesn’t exactly work well on the flute. (Like a written middle C on piccolo, anyone else seen one?)
Even the music that is well-written often requires instruments like piano. I spent a LOT of money on collaborative pianists between my bachelors’ and masters’ programs.
Don’t get me wrong, I love working with other musicians. My bank account? Not so much.
That’s why I started composing and arranging music for solo flute and small flute ensembles. I want to make performing easier and more accessible to more flutists like you.
My first experience composing and arranging happened in high school. After nailing a solo during contemporary music class, my teacher said, “that was dope!”
While I didn’t think much of it at the time, I loved getting to come up with new melodies or adapt existing ones to fit my instrument. Aside from one semester of music composition class and writing a bit here and there, I didn’t compose or arrange much after that.
Not until 2020, that is. The COVID-19 pandemic hit us all hard. But I tried to make the most of being home and started arranging works such as that famous Bach cello prelude.
How it’s going.
Over the past two years, I’ve started composing and arranging more regularly. Now, I self-publish digital sheet music for flute players.
I also publish practice guides and other digital downloads to help you learn music. Because we can’t just drop Bach, Mozart, and the French stuff. They’re part of the flute’s history.
And if you’re a composer looking to write for flute, I can help arrange or edit your music. You provide a basic score, and I’ll work my fluti-ful magic!
Have more questions about me? Keep on reading.
Where did you go to school?
I received my BM in flute performance from Emporia State University (KS) in May 2017. In December of 2020, I graduated with my MM in flute performance from University of Nebraska at Omaha.
Where have you performed?
I have performed throughout the Midwest in venues such as Studebaker Theater, Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens, and Granada Theater.
Have you done any other cool music projects?
I participated in the inaugural Grassroots Music Festival in 2011, and I got to be on a recording in 2013. In 2019, I performed in a side-by-side concert with the Omaha Symphony.
Do you still play music?
Absolutely! I play flute, piccolo and alto flute, and you can expect to hear me as the premiering artist for most solo works (aside from commissions).
Is there anything else I should know?
My last name is Haefele, and it rhymes with “safely.” That’s about it. If you want to know more, feel free to contact me!
What about your professional bio?
Keep on reading!
Hannah Haefele is a flutist, arranger/composer, and content creator. She graduated from Emporia State University in May 2017. There, she performed with the ESU Wind Ensemble, ESU Flute Choir, and the Emporia Symphony Orchestra.
She was a soloist with the ESU Flute Choir in spring of 2017. Also that academic year, she helped form the flute quartet, the 9 and 3/quartet.
In spring 2019, Hannah started her masters at University of Nebraska at Omaha. She performed with the UNO Symphonic Wind Ensemble, Heartland Philharmonic Orchestra, and Heartland Flute Choir as well as in a side-by-side concert with the Omaha Symphony Orchestra.
During graduate school, Hannah’s passion for composing and arranging increased. She started self-publishing digital sheet music regularly and has had customers from all over the US.
Hannah has performed in masterclasses with Leone Buyse, Shannon Finney, Nancy Mulholland, Sergio Pallottelli, and members of the Whole Musician team.
Outside of school, Hannah has performed with the Lenexa Community Orchestra and the Kansas City Flute Choir.
Her past teachers include Gina Hart-Kemper, Catherine Bergman, and Christine Erlander Beard.
Hannah will participate in the mass premiere of Julia Wolfe’s Oxygen at the National Flute Association (NFA) Convention in Chicago in August 2022.
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