Karg-Elert-30 Caprices, op107 (30 Lectures, 30 Performances, Historical Commentary by Marie Herseth Kenote, Outtakes, Acknowledgements)
A native of Wilmington, Delaware, Ms. Porter is a graduate of the Juilliard School in New York. Her teachers at Juilliard were Samuel Baron and Jeanne Baxtresser, and in Austria her teachers were Alain Marion and Peter-Lukas Graf. After Juilliard, she held the position of Associate Principal Flute in the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra for eight years before becoming Professor of Flute at the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance in Ann Arbor. She is the founder and Past President of the non-profit Southeast Michigan Flute Association. She is founder of the popular workshop, “Amy Porter’s Anatomy of Sound” held annually in Ann Arbor with Professor of Theatre (Movement) Jerald Schwiebert and internationally renowned guests. She also is the master teacher for the MPULSE Summer Institute for advanced High School students at U of M.
“Whether in a lesson or on the concert stage, these short caprices deserve all the energy you can bring to them. They allow us to speak in a musical language that is rare in solo flute literature. According to Mr. Karg-Elert, these caprices 'form a connective link between the existing educational literature and the unusually complicated parts of modern orchestral works by Richard Strauss, Mahler, Bruckner, Reger, Pfitzner, Schillings, Schoenberg, Korngold, Schrecker, Scriabin, Stravinsky and the most modern virtuosi soli.'” — Amy Porter