Larry W. Krantz
Flute & Piccolo
Mr. Krantz holds a Bachelor of Music degree (clarinet) from the University of Calgary, a Master of Music degree (woodwind specialist - flute major) from Michigan State University, and has completed a year of post graduate study (flute) at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, England. His principal woodwind teachers have included: Israel Borouchoff, Geoffrey Gilbert and Averil Williams (flute), Dr. Stanley Finn (clarinet), Denis Jackson, Joe Lulloff (saxophone), Dr. Daniel Stolper (oboe).
Larry's past teaching appointments include; the Denis Jackson Studio, Calgary Conservatory, University of Lethbridge, Medicine Hat College, Central Valley Academy of Music, & Chilliwack Academy of Music. He has been conductor and musical director for the Medicine Hat Symphony, director of the Medicine Hat College Jazz Band, and conductor of the Abbotsford Concert Band.
Larry has performed as a woodwind doubler with Mart Kenney, Bob Day, The Mal Simpson Big Band, The Southern Alberta Big Band, the M.S.U. Jazz Ensemble, has fronted many jazz combos, and has worked in Musical Theatre Pit Orchestras in Banff, Calgary, Medicine Hat, and Lansing, Michigan. Larry has performed solo and chamber music recitals in Canada, the U.S. and England.
Larry's articles about flutes have been published in Daily Notes for Flutists (Pikes Peak Flute Choir), Pan (British Flute Society journal), Flutist Quarterly (NFA Journal), American Piper Magazine (Detroit) and Flutewise Magazine (London). A feature article about Larry was published in the March 2000 issue of the Italian Flute Society magazine FA LA UT. Larry maintains a popular internet Web site that is entirely devoted to the flute. From 1996 until 2012 Larry was co-owner and manager of FLUTE, an email discussion group for flute players that included over 2,600 members from 40 countries. Larry has been a presenter at conventions for the National Flute Association (1998) in the USA and for the British Flute Society (1999) in England.
Larry's Compact Disk recordings include:
Etudes for Flute (volume 1 & volume 2) contain recordings of flute etudes (studies) that are intended to be an educational aid to assist students to learn some of the popular studies.
- Volume 1 contains 20 Studies Op132 by Gariboldi and 15 Easy Studies Op33, book 1 by Köehler.
From the Beginning volume 1 includes 40 pieces for flute and piano that are listed in the Royal Conservatory of Music flute syllabus grades II & IV. The CD is available on line at the link above or from Flute World (Michigan) and Sikoras Classical Records (Vancouver).
Play Along Duets contains 53 flute duets from Selected Duets for Flute volume I edited by H. Voxman (Rubank). Flute 1 is on the left channel and flute 2 is on the right. Both channels include a click track to indicate performance tempo so it is possible to play along with either flute part by adjusting stereo controls. The CD is available on line at the link above or from Flute World (Michigan).
From the Beginning volume 2 includes 19 pieces for flute and piano that are listed in the Royal Conservatory of Music flute syllabus grades 4, 6, & 8. The CD is available on line at the link above or from Flute World (Michigan) and Sikoras Classical Records (Vancouver).
In addition to his own Web site Larry has worked as designer and/or manager of Web sites for Sir James Galway, Alexa Still, James Pellerite, Sanford Drelinger, FLUTE List Pages, Moir Fortepiano Duo, Charles Wyatt, Lani Krantz, and Case Closed, Inc.