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Educational Endorsements

"Phippen's flute playing is overwhelmingly beautiful and enchanting, some of the most gentle and heartfelt that I have heard. CNU music majors are still talking about Peter's performance. They were stunned, amazed and delighted! Peter's considerable knowledge, professionalism, and tremendous enthusiasm really impacted the students in a positive way."
– Dr. Kathleen Joyce-Grendahl, Executive Director, World Flute Society

 

"Peter is a real Phenomenon, He has shown a real talent with early Native American Aerophones. I hope others will enjoy his music as much as I."
– Dr. Richard W. Payne, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Author of "The Native American Plains Flute," "The Hopi Flute Ceremony" and "Indigenous Aerophones of the Northwest Coast"

"Peter is a consummate musician and a generous educator. As a performer, his mastery of such a variety of world flute styles is astounding. The subtlety of his performance was transcendent."
– Brian Pertl, Dean, Lawrence Conservatory of Music

"Peter is a true artist in that he enlightens through performance. I have had the opportunity to witness this kind of artistry only infrequently during performances by R. Carlos Nakai and Branford Marsalis. Peter Ranks among these world class performers in terms of his virtuosity".
– Paula Stuettgen, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Summer Sessions Programs

“Our students were captivated by Peter’s stories and explanations as well as his talent and skill. At one point during the concert I thought to myself, ‘I wouldn’t rather be any place at this moment but here with our students enjoying this wonderful musical presentation.”
– Jeffrey A. Davis, Principal, Senior High School, Edwards-Knox Central School District, Russell, New York

"Yes I do recall very vividly, hearing your unusually fine handling of a variety of flutes. Your approach with the instruments was personal and direct. I thought to myself, Peter would be very good for schools, introducing students to such a lovely, lyrical group of instruments--taking them on many musical journeys around the world via flutes".
– Ella Jenkins, Smithsonian/Folkways Recording Artist

"I am delighted to recommend Mr. Peter Phippen to any organization seeking an outstanding music educator and/or a wonderfully entertaining and talented performer of world flutes. He is a gifted and dedicated teacher who patiently guides his students to high levels of achievement, and his music performances are always exciting, fun and informative. We are most pleased with Peter's work in the Dallas Community Colleges and expect to have a continuing relationship with him for many years to come."
– Bill Tucker, Vice Chancellor, Dallas Community College District, Dallas, Texas

"We have just finished sponsoring a two day residency with Peter Phippen. It has been one of the most successful we have had. Mr. Phippen's presentation of ethnic wind instruments and story-telling is not only unique, but an excellent musical experience. It is without reservation that I recommend Mr. Phippen for Educational Presentations at any grade level. He is very adept at varying the program to fit his audience. Do not hesitate; your students deserve this experience."
– Denny Vance, Residency Coordinator, L.A.C.E.S. Committee of Independence, Independence, Iowa

“Peter is not only a fine musician, but has developed a working understanding of the North American flute tradition that in my opinion qualifies him as one of a very few authorities on the subject. Peter's enthusiasm for everything he does complements his high level of skill as a musician as well as his many contributions to the native flute community. Peter is a good friend, colleague, and I am happy to give him my highest recommendation.”

-Ken Light (Amon Olorin Flutes)

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