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The Granados Music Institute is dedicated to the advancement of the flute through performance, pedagogy, and coaching. Through a new groundbreaking program based on the Granados Method, and a comprehensive curriculum that balances musical training with life coaching techniques developed by Anna Conigliari, its aim is to cultivate the skills necessary for artistic success.
Throughout the year we offer short term residencies, week-end retreats and online lessons that target the specific needs of the flutist.
Located in beautiful Scottsdale, Arizona, The Granados Music Institute is founded by international flute soloist and master teacher, Marco Granados, and Anna Conigliari, flutist and life-coach for musicians.
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The Granados Music Institute is geared towards the development of flutists of all levels and offers individually tailored, short term residencies and week-end retreats that target the specific needs of the flutist. Through assessment and goal setting, the curriculum is individually designed to help give each participant the support they need through individual lessons, private & group sessions, Masterclasses and high performance strategies.
The Granados Music Institute follows the Granados Method for all lessons and masterclasses.
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Teaching Artistry is the way and technique by which an Artist creates for an audience, a living aesthetic experience in order to create a link that allows said audience to experience the art the way the artist experiences it themselves. This course is designed to prepare musicians to communicate with all types of audiences. Over the course of first phase, students will acquire skills – going beyond musical technique and artistry – to help them create meaningful and authentic experiences to engage audiences in a variety of contexts. Students will also focus on designing an interactive concert experience and they will consider the question of how to engage their audiences/participants with an array of techniques and approaches.
In this course we will explore new approaches to Pedagogy in order to engage students one on one in ways that are more creative, authentic and self reliant. There will be an exploration of “Old School Teaching vs. New School” approach and the modern role of the teacher in the 21st Century.
Orchestral Repertoire for Flutists
A detailed and practical study of the orchestral repertoire for flute with the
goal of preparing the students for the rigorous discipline of orchestral auditions and the
musical demands of orchestral playing. The class will be conducted Master Class style and each student will be expected to prepare, memorize and perform at least two of the major orchestral excepts at every class and be prepared to talk about the interpretation of said excerpt drawing from at least 3 different major orchestral recordings.
The objective of this class is to help students realize and create the necessary materials relevant to marketing and publicizing project based careers in the 21st century. Students will go through a series of musical, psychological and pedagogical exercises in order to choose, perform, document and broadcast repertoire that connects them with what they want to communicate to the world as artists in the 21st Century.
In order to apply to The Granados Music Institute, please review the following steps for admission. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions during this process. We look forward to receiving your application!
Step One: Application
Complete the online application, including two letters of recommendation.
Step Two: Recorded Audition
Send recordings of the following repertoire to:
At least one recording must be a video recording. YouTube unlisted links, or Soundcloud links are acceptable. Recordings must be made within the last year, and clearly marked with the applicant’s name and recorded work.
1: Two contrasting works or movements from standard flute repertoire.
2: One major scale (three octaves), played twice through: once in forte and once in piano.
3: Three standard orchestral excerpts of the applicant’s choice. Selections must be contrasting in style.
Step Three: Interview
Applicants who pass the recorded audition will be asked to participate in a skype or phone interview.
Fundraiser Raffle - March 15, 2018 @ 7:00 PM $50.00 per ticket
We are raffling a beautiful painting by Argentinian Artist RAUL MAZZONI and raising money for the The Advanced Music Studies Foundation, a non-profit organization in Flagstaff, Arizona. The Advanced Music Studies Foundation aims to provide students and programs with financial assistance to help train young artists in the 21st century. One such program is The Granados Music Institute, a new, groundbreaking program for aspiring flutists who want focused and intense study preparing for auditions, graduate or post-graduate work, and help with developing their professional careers and artistic projects.
About the Prize
This painting by Raul Mazzini is valued at $5,000.00 and is a great prize to help benefit the Advanced Music Studies Foundation. Proceeds from this raffle will go toward advancing the Granados Music Institute through tuition awards for students and online educational program development.
Raul Mazzoni Painting - S/T Acrylic on board 9 ½” x 9 ½"
About the Artist
Raul Mazzoni was born in the city of La Plata in 1941. His adherence to geometrical abstraction arises in 1960 in his home city, when he joins a group of young people under the influence of the then innovating classes in vision given by professor Héctor Cartier at the Fine Art College (now Faculty of Fine Arts) of the same city. His enrolment in this artistic trend lays the conceptual foundation for participating as a teacher of the visual communication course of studies, created and conducted by professor Roberto Rollie at the Fine Art College of the University of La Plata. Subsequently, he would give courses and seminars about vision, visual communication and expression techniques at various private and state institutions, among which we can mention the Ernesto de la Cárcova College of Buenos Aires and the Faculty of Architecture and Urban Planning of the University of La Plata. It is in the year 1973 that he defines his plastic proposal, which he will call “bi-spatial painting,” making several individual and collective exhibitions in this country and abroad.
The main museums of the country have works, among which are found: the Fine Art National Museum, the Modern Art Museum, the Sívori Museum, the Contemporary Latin American Art Museum (MACLA) and several private national and foreign institutions and collections.
Information from City of Scottsdale Website.
Located in the beautiful Sonoran Desert, Scottsdale, Arizona is bordered by Phoenix to the west and the McDowell Mountains on the east. Scottsdale is annually rated among the nation’s most desirable communities to live in, visit and do business in.
Scottsdale’s vibrant Old Town is considered the finest urban center in Arizona. It is home to more than 90 restaurants, 320 retail shops and more than 80 art galleries. Learn more about Old Town Scottsdale.
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Slogan: "The West's Most Western Town"
Official Food: Chili, by 1994 Mayoral proclamation
Population: 242,700 (July 2017 estimate)
Size: 184.5 square miles, stretching 31 miles from north to south
Elevation: from 1,150 to 4,877 feet above sea level. Scottsdale Airport is at 1,510 feet
Average sunny days: 314
Average rainfall: 7.66 inches
MARCO GRANADOS, FLUTIST
Marco Granados epitomizes the 21st century musician, maintaining a versatile career as an innovative chamber and orchestral musician, an international concerto and recital soloist, and a lead teaching artist and educator. He is one of the world’s leading flutists on Latin American music, and his diverse repertoire spans from folk to classical music.
Since his New York City debut recital at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall in 1991, Mr. Granados has gone on to perform in Carnegie Hall’s Stern Auditorium for “Sonidos Latinos”, a celebratory festival of Latin American music. He has performed the Jacques Ibert Flute Concerto and the Mozart Concerto for Flute and Harp with the New York City Symphony at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall and Merkin Concert Hall, and has been a featured soloist at Wigmore Hall in London. Mr. Granados has performed with many of the leading symphony orchestras in Venezuela, his native country, premiering both the Jacques Ibert and Aram Khachaturian flute concerti with the Maracaibo and Venezuelan Symphony Orchestras. In Peru, he gave the South American premiere of the Concerto for Flute and Orchestra by Mexican composer Samuel Zyman with the Philharmonic Orchestra of Lima. As an international soloist, his performances have taken him all over the world, including South Africa, Slovenia, Scotland, Japan, and China to name a few.
In the United States, Mr. Granados has frequently been a featured artist at the National Flute Convention, flute associations, and multiple artist series. Highlights of his 2016 and 2017 season include solo recitals at the New Jersey Flute Society, the Colorado Flute Association, the Arizona Flute Society, and the Utah Flute Association. Other solo recitals this season include performances at the Wilson Center in Milwaukee, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Suzuki Association of the Americas Biannual Conference, Four Seasons Arts in Oakland, and the Chamber Music Society of Detroit.
Mr. Granados has served as principal flute with The New York City Symphony Orchestra, Opera Northeast, and L’Orchestra in the Berkshires, and as associate principal flute with the Venezuelan Symphony Orchestra. In New York City, he performed with the Mostly Mozart Festival, and on Broadway for the musicals Miss Saigon, Annie, Showboat, and The Sound of Music.
An avid chamber musician, Mr. Granados has performed at The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, the Chamber Music Society of Detroit, and with such distinguished artists as clarinetist Paquito D’Rivera, flutist William Bennett, flutist Ransom Wilson, harpist Nancy Allen, and oboist Heinz Holliger. He is a founding member of the chamber ensemble Classical Jam and has been a member of many critically acclaimed ensembles, among which are Triangulo, a Latin American Chamber Trio, and Quintet of the Americas. While with Quintet of the Americas, he performed at Carnegie Hall, The Bermuda International Music Festival, Chamber Music Northwest, Alice Tully Hall and Merkin Concert Hall.
On radio broadcasts, Mr. Granados has been featured nationwide as both a host and performer on NPR’s “Performance Today”. With host Fred Child, he was the featured artist for the program “Around New York” on WNYC. Other radio appearances include live performances on WQXR in New York City with Classical Jam.
Mr. Granados can be heard on such recording labels as CRI, Chesky Records, MMC Records, Koch World, XLNT Records and Soundbrush Records. His solo recording are: “Music of Venezuela”, virtuoso flute music by living Venezuelan composers; “Luna”, a romantic serenade of songs from Venezuela and South America for flute and guitar; “Tango Dreams”, a compilation of works by Astor Piazzolla; and “Amanecer”, a collection of Venezuelan flute favorites.
A devoted educator, Mr. Granados is a professional teaching artist, having hosted, presented and developed programs for Lincoln Center Education, Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, The New York Philharmonic, and Carnegie Hall to name a few. Mr. Granados has been on faculty at the Longy School of Music of Bard College in Boston. Most recently, he is the founder of The Granados Music Institute, a training program to educate young professional flutists in 21st century skills. Marco Granados is a Haynes Artist, and is proud to be playing a custom hand-made flute by the William S. Haynes Flute Company.
Anna Conigliari, Flutist & Life Coach
Anna Conigliari is a professional flutist and life coach. As a coach, she is trained through the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC) program. Most recently as a coach, Anna has given workshops on high performance and performance anxiety for musicians at the New Jersey Flute Society, Montclair State University, the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, Longy Conservatory, and The Integrated Flutist.
Anna has been a member of the flute section of the Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra and is also the recipient of the prestigious Kenan Fellowship at Lincoln Center Education in New York City where she was trained as a Teaching Artist. An advocate for education, Anna has worked and performed with the Phoenix Symphony Orchestra education department, creating aesthetic and interactive performances. While in Phoenix, Anna also served as an intern with the Arizona Commission on the Arts. She holds an M.M. degree from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts where she served as the flute TA, and was awarded a full music scholarship for her B.M. degree from the University of Colorado at Boulder.