2018 Masterclasses, Camps and Festivals

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If your summer event was omitted, please email us at [email protected] to be included in an addendum next month.

Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival-Flute Masterclass, Fairbanks, offers classes in all art disciplines including opportunities in flute. July 15-29. Masterclass teachers TBA. [email protected], www.fsaf.org

Areon Summer Flute Institute, Los Altos, offers a variety of classes with emphasis on chamber music performance. Tuition alone TBA. July 15-20. 50 participants. Masterclass teachers Jill Heinke Moen, Kassey Plaha. Meerenai Shim. [email protected], www.areonflutes.com/education
The Keith Underwood Flute Masterclass, Carmel Valley, is for advanced flutists. Tuition w/housing $1150. June 1-6. 15 participants. Keith Underwood. [email protected], hiddenvalleymusic.org

The Ali Ryerson Jazz Flute Masterclass, Carmel Valley, is for advanced players focusing on jazz technique and performance. Tuition w/housing $1150. May 25-30. 25 participants. Masterclass teacher Ali Ryerson. [email protected], hiddenvalleymusic.org

Beyond the Masterclass with Jim Walker
, Los Angeles, presents daily masterclasses focusing on student performance covering topics such as improvisation, orchestral auditions and building a career in music. Tuition alone $1200, $600 for young performers. Optional housing at Colburn at $75 per night. July 8-14. 28 performers, 12 young performers, 20 auditors. Masterclass teachers Jim Walker, Denis Bouriakov, Diana Morgan. [email protected], www.beyondthemasterclass.com

Floot Fire Bay Area, Walnut Creek, is a summer workshop for student in grades 2 through adult. Tuition alone $495, July 23-27, unlimited participants. Masterclass teachers Kimberly Clark, Amy Likar. [email protected], www.flootfire.com

Northern California Flute Camp, Carmel Valley, is a one-week program for serious students ages 12-18. Curriculum includes solo performance, private lessons, flute choirs, chamber music, electives, seminar classes on flute-related topics, guest artist events, and recreation. Tuition w/housing $1395. July 6-14. 40-45 students. Masterclass teachers Aaron Goldman, Karen Johnson, Tomiko Tsai, Karen Van Dyke, Gary Woodward. [email protected], www.flutecamp.com

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24rd Annual Summer Course in the Alexander Technique at the University of Colorado, Boulder, will work on how to improve your movement and thinking while in activity, recover from injury, and discover new possibilities. Tuition alone $400, $350 for students/seniors, $90 one day. July 9- 13, July 14 (one day intensive), 30 participants. James Brody, Ed Bilanchone, Amy Likar. [email protected], www.colorado.edu/music/summer-college-music/alexander-technique-summer-course

Alto and Bass Flute Retreat, Boulder, is a retreat for amateur players focusing on chamber music for low flutes. Workshops on breath control and alternate fingerings will be offered. Tuition w/housing $995 plus tax single, $715 plus tax double. Tuition alone $435. June 20-24. 20 participants. Master-class teacher Chris Potter. [email protected], www.chrispotterflute.com/events/alto-and-bass-flute-retreat
Flute! in Crested Butte, Mount Crested Butte, will focus on repertoire, performance, musical artistry, and audition skills. Tuition w/housing $950. Tuition alone $725. July 26-30. 15 participants. Masterclass teacher Mary Karen Clardy. [email protected], www.mkclardy.com

Rocky Ridge Music Center Junior Artist Seminar, Estes Park, is a two-week immersion in music in which the students aged 13-17 perform in large and small ensembles, study composition, and receive private lessons. Tuition w/housing $2,150. June 5-17. 6 performers. Masterclass teacher Catherine Peterson. [email protected], www.rockyridge.org

Rocky Ridge Music Center Junior Music Program, Estes Park, is a music camp for students ages 10-15 to develop their talents. Curriculum includes private lessons, chamber music, choir, composition, performances classes, orchestra, wind ensemble, concerto competition and concerts. Tuition w/housing $2,150. July 17-29. 6 participants. Masterclass teacher Cobus du Toit. [email protected], www.rockyridge.org

Rocky Ridge Music Center Young Artist Seminar, Estes Park, is for advanced flutists ages 18-24. Private lessons, chamber ensembles, orchestra, concerto and chamber music competitions, performance classes, masterclasses, recitals, and panel discussions are offered. Tuition w/housing $3,600. June 19-July 15. 6 flute performers. Masterclass teacher Claudia Anderson. [email protected], www.rockyridge.org

Summer Flute [email protected], Denver, is a week-long flute course designed to develop technical fluency, tone, musical expression, creativity and build musical confidence. Tuition w/housing performers $700, participants $450. Tuition alone: performers $500, participants $250. June 11-15. 16 performers, unlimited participants. Masterclass teachers: Patricia Surman, Carol Wincenc, Brook Ferguson. [email protected], summerfluteinstitute.com

University of Denver, Lamont School of Music Summer Academy, Denver, is a summer music camp for pre-college instrumentalists, singers and composers ages 14-18. The Academy provides students with a broad spectrum of music study as well as a healthy approach to all facets of the aspiring musician’s life. Tuition w/housing $2055, Tuition alone $1555 (includes two meals daily & recreation). Secondary area of study, add $230. Merit scholarships and combined merit/financial need available. June 18-July 2. 80 students. Masterclass teacher Julie Thornton, Catherine Peterson. [email protected], www.du.edu/lamont/summeracademy

Marina Piccinini International Masterclasses, Miami, features classes in three divisions plus exhibitors. Tuition w/housing $1750 single, $1470 double. Tuition alone: $1150. June 18-24. 40 participants. Masterclass teachers Marina Piccinini, Brook Ferguson, Kristin Bacchiocchi-Stewart, Katy Wherry, Femi Oladeji, Steven Finley, Adam Workman. [email protected], www.mpimc.com

Sarasota Music Festival, Sarasota, focuses on chamber music performance with seminars, lectures, masterclasses, orchestral concerts and a performance by Jasmine Choi. The public is welcome to audit the masterclasses and rehearsals. Tuition w/housing $850, Auditors for masterclasses $5. June 3-23. 3 participants. Masterclass teachers Carol Wincenc, Thomas Robertello, Leone Buyse. [email protected], www.sarasotamusicfestival.org

University of Central Florida Summer Flute and Piccolo Institute, Orlando, is a one-week intensive flute performance program for middle and high school flutists. The curriculum includes daily masterclasses, individual coachings, flute choir, and a closing recital. Tuition w/housing $575. Tuition alone $375. June 11-15, 2018 or June 18-22, 2018. 30 participants per session. Masterclass teachers Nora Lee Garcia-Velázquez, Irene Pruzan. [email protected], www.music.ucf.edu/flute

FLUTISSIMO!, Athens, offers private lessons, masterclasses, and performance opportunities for advanced high school, college and professional flutists plus participants are eligible to compete in the Flutissimo Young Artist Competition. Tuition w/housing $890. Tuition alone $615. June 18-22. 25 performers, unlimited auditors. Masterclass teachers Mark Sparks, Nicole Esposito, Angela Jones-Reus, Katherine Emeneth. [email protected], www.flutissimo.uga.edu

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Flute! in Hawaii, Honolulu, is focused on repertoire, performance, musical artistry, and audition skills. Tuition alone $725. June 21-15. 15 participants. Masterclass teachers Mary Karen Clardy, Sabrina Saiki-Mita. [email protected], www.mkclardy.com

Passion Flute 2018, Boise, is designed to enhance your individual skills through inventive workshops and masterclasses. Tuition w/alone performer $575, participant $475, auditor $350. Add $250 for room and board. June 13-18. 25 participants. Masterclass teachers Angeleita Floyd, Claudia Anderson, Jill Felber, Nicole Molumby. [email protected]

20th Annual Summer Flute Retreat, Peru, is a masterclass for all ages including adults and ability levels featuring warm-ups, technique class, flute choir, and small ensembles. Tuition $325-$350. Housing TBA. June 17-23. 10 masterclass performers, unlimited participants in ensemble units. Masterclass teachers Gerald Carey, Sue Gillio, Ellen Huntington, Darcie Fleming, Jen Antkowiak-Etscheid, Anne Badger. [email protected], www.musicsuite408.com

Credo Flute, Elmhurst, is for the serious flutist ages 14 and up. Tuition w/housing $1090, Tuition alone $610, July 23-28. 25-30 participants. Masterclass teachers Jennie Brown, Mimi Tachouet, Luke Fitzpatrick, Walfrid Kujala, Alexa Still, Gary Woodward. [email protected], www.credo-music.org/credo-flute

Dr. Cate’s Flute Camp, Montgomery, is for flute students entering 7th-10th grades with at least one year of band experience and/or private lessons. Activities include small ensembles, flute choir, technique class, lessons, special guests and a different ethnic flute each year. Tuition alone $400. July 16-20. 20 students. Masterclass teachers Cate Hummel, Leighann Daihl Ragusa, Stefanie Abderhalden. [email protected], www.fluteline.com

Flute Adventures 2018, Ottawa, is a camp for flutists ages 10-adult (all playing levels welcome) with an emphasis on ensemble playing and a daily technique class. Evening trips to area concerts are also included. Tuition alone $230/$250. Housing free. June 11-15. Unlimited participants. Masterclass teacher Cindi Isenhower, Lisa Eaton, Arienne Havelka. [email protected]

Merit School of Music Flute Camp, Chicago features a week of chamber music, working to hone in on rehearsal skills, intonation, and general technique. Yoga will be incorporated daily. Tuition alone $330. July 9-13. 40 participants. Master-class teachers Susan Crandall, Jennifer Darwell, Stephanie Lupo, Allison Poh. [email protected], sunflowerflutes.com

Midwest Young Artist Flute Workshop, Highwood, includes a warmup class, masterclasses, chamber music and flute choir for flutists 10-18 years old. Tuition alone $325. July 16-20. 30 participants. Master-class teachers Patricia George, Guest Artist; Hideko Amano, Lauren Molden-hauer, Anne Fong, Annie Chung. [email protected], mya.org/summer/flute.php

Iowa Flute Intensive, Iowa City, is designed for the serious flutist. Topics include fundamentals of sound, articulation, technique and phrasing, orchestral and opera excerpts, concerti, solo repertoire and body mapping plus a mock orchestral audition, exhibits and faculty recitals. Tuition alone performer $495, auditor $295. May 30-June 2. 15 performers, unlimited auditors. Masterclass teachers Nicole Esposito, Julien Beaudiment, Michel Bellavance, Kaori Fujii, Rena Urso-Trapani, Andrea Fisher, [email protected], music.uiowa.edu/workshops/iowa-flute-intensive

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Bowdoin International Music Festival Woodwind Fellowship Program, Brunswick, is designed to provide mature, college-aged or older, high-level players with the insight and experience necessary to pursue a performing career. The 2018 Festival has openings for 2 flutes, 1 oboe, 2 clarinets, one bassoon and one horn. Each fellow will be provided with full tuition, room, board, and fees. Wind fellows will perform in quintets, mixed ensembles, as soloists; in the Gamper Festival of Contemporary Music; and in limited orchestral performances. Tuition Full Fellowship. June 23-Aug 4. 2 students. Masterclass teacher Linda Chesis. [email protected], www.bowdoinfestival.org

SummerKeys Flute Workshops
, Lubec, provide a Maine Coast flute vacation with a private lesson and practice time plus group and ensemble classes. Tuition alone $675. Housing varies $300-700 weekly. 6 participants per session. Masterclass teachers: Eve Friedman, July 9-13, July 16-20, July 23-27. Suzanne Gilchrest July 30-August 3, August 6-10. Andrea Maurer, August 13-17, August 20-24, August 27-31. [email protected], summerkeys.com

Winter Harbor Music Festival, Winter Harbor, Maine, is a side-by-side chamber music workshop with daily rehearsals and coaching from within ensembles, offering performance opportunities with world-class faculty. Tuition w/room and board $1600. Tuition alone $1100. Aug. 5-19. 10 performers, 5 auditors. Masterclass teachers Carol Wincenc, Deirdre McArdle. [email protected], www.winterharbormusicfestival.com

FluteSpaBaltimore, suburban Baltimore, is a participatory masterclass designed for performers and teachers (advanced high school through adult) to explore fundamentals of flute playing and rehearsing/performing in a flute choir. Class topics include embouchure development and flexibility, breathing, articulation, vibrato, building a technique, practice strategies (chunking), musical gestures, shaping a phrase, tone color, note-groupings, style considerations, and set-up. Tuition alone $325 early bird, $350. Daily rate $175. 30 participants. July 13-14. Masterclass teachers Patricia George, Sara Nichols, Wendy Webb Kumer. [email protected], [email protected], www.FluteSpaBaltimore.com

ARIA International Summer Academy, South Hadley, provides three intensive 10-day for advanced flutists, ages 16-28. Tuition w/housing per session $1,925 per session. Tuition alone $975 per session. June 28-July 9, July 11-22, July 24-August 4, 2018. 20 participants/ session. Master-class teachers Aaron Goldman, Alexa Still, Linda Toote, Molly Barth, Christina Jennings, Judith Mendenhall, John Thorne, Donna Shin, Jonathan Keeble. Check website for masterclass teacher residency dates. [email protected], www.ariaacademy.com

Boston University Tanglewood Institute (BUTI) Flute Workshop, Lenox, is a two-week workshop focusing on coaching sessions, masterclasses, chamber music, and private lessons. Tuition w/housing $3300. June 17-30. 12 students. Masterclass teacher Linda Toote [email protected], www.bu.edu/tanglewood

Floot Fire, Boston, is dedicated to educating and inspiring young flutists grades 2-adult. The daily schedule includes classes in breathing, tone, articulation, intonation, vibrato, practice habits, performance tips, Body Mapping, Alexander Technique, and stage presence. Tuition alone $550, July 16-20, Unlimited participants. Masterclass teachers Ashley Addington, Kimberly Clark, David B. Houston, Vanessa Mulvey. [email protected], www.flootfire.com

Flute Spa Boston, Boston, is an intensive two-day course for performers and teachers to develop flute playing and musicianship. Tuition alone $325, one day only $175. June 9-10. 20 participants. Masterclass teachers Patricia George, Amy Sue Dombach. Contact: [email protected], flutespaboston.com

The 17th Annual New England Conservatory Summer Metropolitan Flute Festival Orchestra, Boston, is an intensive weekend for teachers and students at the intermediate through advanced levels concluding in a concert at NEC Jordan Hall. Tuition alone $250. July 12-15. 70 participants. Masterclass teacher Paige Dashner Long, [email protected], https://necmusic.edu/met-flute


Amy Porter’s Anatomy of Sound, Ann Arbor, will include instruction with special guest, Ali Ryerson on inspiring both classical and jazz flutists to stretch their boundaries and experience the freedom and joy of jazz improvisation. Ryerson's masterclass sessions offer a primer course in jazz improv along with individual and group coaching sessions, all accompanied by our swingin' resident rhythm section. Every age adult and performance level (student, amateur, semi-professional, professional) is encouraged to apply. Tuition $700. June 2-5. 32 participants. Masterclass teachers Amy Porter, Ali Ryerson, Jerald Schwiebert, Laura Dwyer. [email protected], smtd.umich.edu/anatomyofsound

Central Michigan University Summer Music Institute-Flute
, Mt. Pleasant, includes masterclasses, technique and interpretation classes, special topics, music theory, flute choir, and chamber music for students entering the 9th grade through college freshman year. Tuition w/housing $475. Tuition alone $275. June 17-22. 20 participants. Masterclass teacher Joanna Cowan White. [email protected], https://www.cmich.edu/colleges/CCFA/CCFASchoolofMusic/CCFASOMAbouttheSchool/SOMASNews/Pages/2013-Summer-Music-Institute.aspx

Interactive Flute Retreat, South Haven, is designed for adult flutists (18+) who have a desire to learn. Sessions include breathing, repertoire, auxiliary instruments, gaining confidence, and chamber music. Tuition alone $875. Student $740. June 22-25. 20 participants, Masterclass teachers Sharon Sparrow. [email protected], www.InteractiveFluteRetreat.com

Interlochen Summer Programs

Adult Band Camp, Interlochen, offers adults the joy of ensemble performance in a challenging, supportive, fun, and friendly environment. Tuition w/housing $545/$520. August 7-12, 75 performers. Masterclass teachers TBA. [email protected], college.interlochen.org
Adult Flute Choir Camp, Interlochen, offers an enjoyable and instructional week for players of all instruments in the flute family. Flute choir rehearsals, repertoire-reading sessions, and collaborations with others in chamber music duos, trios, and quartets. Instruction on how to play the alto, bass and contra flutes. Tuition alone $450/425. July 29-August 3. 40 participants over the age of 16. Masterclass teachers Jane Berkner, George Pope. [email protected], college.interlochen.org
Master Teacher Workshop for Flute, Interlochen, is designed for you to discover new perspectives on how to approach your flute playing and teaching with guest artist Patricia George. Perfect for flutists of all levels who seek new insights and for flute teachers in search of new ways to inspire others. Tuition alone $135. Housing available. July 28-29. 25 participants. Masterclass teacher Patricia George, Jane Berkner. [email protected], college.interlochen.org
Interlochen Arts Camp, Interlochen Center for the Arts, Interlochen, is a program with high school, intermediate, and junior programs which offer opportunities for flutists grades 3-12. The program includes large and small ensembles, private lessons, masterclasses, and elective music classes. Tuition w/housing $9205. June 23-Aug 6. Number of participants varies by program. Masterclass teachers TBA. [email protected], camp.interlochen.org/music-summer-programs
Interlochen High School Summer Flute Institute, Interlochen, provides daily masterclasses for flutists who have completed grades 9-12 focusing on solo repertoire and orchestral excerpts, workshops on warm-up techniques, improvisation, performance anxiety, audition preparation, Pilates for flutists, small flute ensembles, and student and faculty performances, Tuition w/housing $1230. June 16-22. 25-30 participants. Masterclass teacher Paula Robison, Nancy Stagnitta, Mark Sparks, Judith Mendenhall. [email protected], camp.interlochen.org/program/music/hs/flute

Mastering Your Piccolo Skills, South Haven, features concepts of playing piccolo including intonation, blending, tone, and style. Tuition $50. August 3. 20 participants. Masterclass teacher Jeff Zook. [email protected], www.InteractiveFluteRetreat.com

MPulse Flute Institute, Ann Arbor, is designed for the serious high school player, providing instruction in tone, technique, intonation, and vibrato; body awareness; performance anxiety; and productive practice techniques. Class offerings include a private weekly lesson, daily masterclasses, flute choir, and theory/musicianship classes. Tuition: $1175. July 1-7. Masterclass teacher: Amy Porter. music.umich.edu/special_programs/youth/mpulse/flute.htm

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University of Minnesota Duluth Flute Workshop, Duluth, features repertoire classes, orchestral excerpts, piccolo, techniques clinic, daily warmups and flute ensemble. Tuition $300 performer, $200 participant, $100 UMD student. June 7-9. 12 performers. Masterclass teachers Amy Porter, Paula Gudmundson. [email protected], sfa.d.umn.edu/about/departments/department-music/news-events-music

Lake Sylvia Suzuki Flute and Recorder Institute, South Haven, MN, features a student program for ages 3-17, Adult Flute Retreat, and Suzuki Teacher Training. Enrichment activities include Alexander Technique, Dalcroze, and art. There are opportunities to swim, canoe, hike, have campfires, and more. Tuition: Student Program and Adult Flute Retreat: $400; Teacher Training: $110-650. Housing (food included): $60/night (Age 6-7); $70/night (Age 18+); $120/night (1 adult and 1 child). June 10-14. Unlimited particip. Masterclass teachers Meret Bitticks, Pandora Bryce, Tully Hall, Laura Larson, Emma Shubin, and Wendy Stern. [email protected], www.lakesylviaflutecamp.org

Soiva International Music Camp, Moorhead, is a camp for flute, violin, viola, clarinet, piano and composition. Students and teachers from the United States and Finland collaborate together featuring private lessons, chamber music and public concerts. Tuition w/housing $700. Tuition alone $500. June 15-24. 40 students, Masterclass teachers: Deb Harris, Hanna Tissari. [email protected], www.finlandiafoundation.org/soiva

St. Olaf Summer Music Academy, Northfield, offers lessons, classes, rehearsals, practice, faculty recitals, student recitals and performances, and social and recreational activities for students grades 9-12. Music campers participate in band, choir and/or orchestra. Tuition w/housing $660. Chamber track $700, Additional lessons $70. June 17-23. Flute masterclass teacher Catherine Ramirez. [email protected], wp.stolaf.edu/conferences/summer-camps/music-camp

The Complete Flutist, Minneapolis, is for serious flutists high school, college and beyond who want to develop all aspects of their playing and musicianship. In addition to flute fundamentals, the master class will include orchestral excerpts, solo repertoire, an intro to baroque flute, and Alexander Technique. Tuition w/housing $750. Tuition alone $500. Auditors $75 per day. June 14-18. 15 performers, unlimited auditors. Masterclass teachers Immanuel Davis, Christina Smith. [email protected], cla.umn.edu/music/research-creative-work/community-programs/complete-flutist

Southern Flute Festival, Hattiesburg, features masterclasses for flutists middle school through graduate school as well as for amateurs. Tuition alone $60. Housing on your own. June 1-2. Up to 100 participants. Teachers: Eva Amsler, Carlos Feller, Danilo Mezzadri. [email protected], www.southernflutefestival.org

New Jersey
Westminster Conservatory’s 22st Annual Flute Camp, Princeton, features classes on building flute technique, learning solo and small ensemble repertoire, hearing faculty recitals and gaining performance experience. Tuition w/housing $900, Tuition alone $600. July 22-28. 30 Participants. Masterclass teachers Gerald Carey, Sandy Olson, Sue Gillio, Diana Charos Reilly. [email protected], tinyurl.com/FluteCamp2017

New Mexico
Santa Fe Flute Immersion, Santa Fe, focuses on baroque flute and 18th century performance for modern flutist. Tuition alone $750. Scholarships and housing available. May 28-June 4. 12 performers, 100 auditors. Masterclass teachers Wendy Rolfe, Linda Marianiello, Carol Redman, Valerie Potter, Alaina Diehl. [email protected], www.nmperformingartssociety.org

New York
Eastern U.S. Music Camp, Colgate University, Hamilton, features performances in both large and small ensembles plus masterclasses and private lessons in either 2, 3, or 4 week sessions for flutists aged 12-18. Tuition w/housing $2249, $3373, $4498. Tuition alone $1099, $1649, $2198. June 24-July 22. Masterclass teachers: Beth Evans, Ana Gonzalez. [email protected], www.EasternUSMusicCamp.com

Fredonia Summer Music Festival, Fredonia, features masterclasses, lessons, large ensemble and chamber music, music theory, and jazz for students grades 6-12. Tuition w/housing $825, Tuition alone $560. June 24-30. 12-15 participants. Teacher Susan Royal. [email protected], [email protected], www.fredonia.edu/music/summermusic

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Gary Schocker Summer Masterclass
, West Park, features flute study with a master performer, teacher, and composer. Tuition w/housing performers $920, auditors $695. Tuition alone $695, auditors $475. July 11-15, 25 participants. Master-class teacher Gary Schocker. [email protected], www.garyschocker.com

North Carolina
Asheville Flute Vacation, Asheville, is for adult amateur flutists to focus on small ensembles, flute choir, private lessons. Tuition $550. May 28-June3. 12 participants. Teachers Lea Kibler, Deborah Heller. [email protected], www.ashevilleflute.com

The Ohio State University Flute Workshop, Columbus, features masterclasses, technique classes, private lessons, solo night, faculty and counselor recitals, flute choir and twice daily coached small flute ensembles. This residential workshop on the Ohio State campus is for students graduating from the eighth grade through graduating seniors. Tuition w/housing $495, tuition alone $395. June 17-21. 50 participants. Masterclass teacher Katherine Borst Jones. [email protected], music.osu.edu

Oberlin Baroque Performance Institute, Oberlin, offers instruction in Baroque instruments and voice. This summer’s program will focus on “A Celebration of Couperin and Charpentier.” The institute is for high school students (with audition) through adult and for all playing levels. Tuition alone high school $550 for two weeks, for others one week $575, two weeks $1100. Housing available one week single $275, two weeks single $525; one week double $250, two weeks double $480. Food plans available. June 17-30. 8 flutists. Masterclass teachers Christopher Krueger and Oberlin Baroque Ensemble members Mark Edwards, Michael Lynn, Marilyn McDonald, Catharina Meints. [email protected], go.oberlin.edu/bpi

Oberlin Flute Academy, Oberlin, is a class for high school students who wish to devote a week to intensive work on flute-playing skills through masterclasses, lessons, performance classes, and recitals. Tuition w/housing $880. June 23-27. 18 participants. Masterclass teacher Alexa Still. [email protected], Oberlin.edu/con/summer

2018 Portland Flute Spa & Flute Choir Retreat, Portland, is for flutists 18 years through adult (especially for teachers, flute choir directors and players) to examine the fundamentals of flute performance and chamber music playing. Tuition alone $275 (before May 1, $250). Housing available. June 29-July 1. 30 participants. Masterclass teachers Patricia George, Phyllis Avidan Louke. [email protected], [email protected], fabulousflute.com/portland-flute-retreat

Flute Alliance Flute Boot Camp West Side, Tigard, is geared to middle and high school flutists focusing on theory, playing in small and large ensembles, with a gala recital. Tuition alone $375. July 30-August 3. 18 performers. Masterclass teachers: Sydney Carlson, Carla Wilson, Denise Westby, Martha Long. [email protected], www.flutealliance.com

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High School Flute Camp Intensive, Mansfield, focusing on the study of dynamics, color, internal direction, articulation, and vibrato. Flutists will participate in chamber music study. Tuition w/housing $330. Tuition alone $280. June 24-28. 30 participants. Masterclass teacher Christine Moulton. [email protected], www.mansfield.edu/camps/music-camps/flute-camp.cfm

The Art of Teaching, Pittsburgh, is a comprehensive, collaborative week featuring round-table discussions, specialized classes, and musical workshops. Tuition alone $275. March 17-18. Unlimited participants. Masterclass teachers Alberto Almarza, Lorna McGhee, Soo-Kyung Park. [email protected], www.theconsummateflutist.com

The Consummate Flutist, Pittsburgh, is an inspirational week of masterclasses, lectures and workshops for advanced high school, college and professional flutists. Tuition Performer $650, Participant $450, Auditor. $50/day, $150/entire class. Additional lessons $75. For housing suggestions see website. June 12-16. Masterclass teachers Alberto Almarza, Marianne Gedigian, Lorna McGhee, Soo-Kyung Park. [email protected], www.theconsummateflutist.com

Jeffrey Khaner Flute Class at Curtis Summerfest, Philadelphia, features masterclasses and workshops on instrument care, performance anxiety, and flute choir. June 25-30. Tuition alone performers $1050, auditors $590 or $130/day. Housing available at $650. Jeffrey Khaner, Mimi Stillman.

KinderFlute™ Teacher’s Training Class, Pittsburgh, is designed to teach students aged 4-14 to love music and learn to play the flute. Tuition w/housing $855. Tuition: $675. June 13-16. 18 participants. Masterclass teacher Kathy Blocki, Molly Shortridge. [email protected], www.KinderFlute.com

South Carolina
Christian Performing Artist Fellowship “Masterworks Festival 2018,” Converse College Spartanburg, features a four-week orchestral program and a two-week flute intensive. Tuition with housing $4100, June 17-30 (flute) June 17-July 14 (orchestral), 5 to 6 flutists. Masterclass teachers Paula Kasica, Anne Harrow.
email: [email protected], masterworksfestival.org/2018

nief-norf Summer Festival, Knoxville, offers a concentrated chamber music experience by bringing together performers, composers, and scholars to collaborate on the performance, creation, and discussion of contemporary solo and chamber music. Tuition w/housing $2400. June 11-25. 10 participants. Masterclass teacher Lisa Cella. [email protected], www.niefnorf.org


2018 Texas Summer Flute Symposium, Commerce, will offer masterclasses, chamber music, electives, and performances. Tuition w/housing performer $618. Tuition alone $398 performer. June 10-15. 18 performers, 50 auditors. Masterclass teachers Julien Beaudiment, Terri Sundberg, Raffaele Trevisani, Jake Fridkis, Mayu Saeki, Julee Kim Walker. [email protected], www.tamuc.edu/music/tsfs

Floot Fire, seven Texas locations, is dedicated to educating and inspiring young flutists who have completed grades 2-adult. The daily schedule includes classes in breathing, tone, articulation, intonation, vibrato, practice habits, performance tips, Body Mapping, Alexander Technique, and stage presence. Tuition alone $350, $60 in Brownsville. Austin July 9-13. Brownsville July 5-7, Dallas/Richardson #1 June 18-23, Dallas #2 July 16-20, Houston #1 June 25-29, Houston #2 July 16-20, San Antonio June 11-15. Unlimited participants except for Brownsville which is 120 participants. Check web for teachers and age requirements for each location. [email protected], www.flootfire.com

Floot Fire Music Educators Workshops, Houston, is open to all band directors, private teachers, and music education students. Participants will be introduced to Body Mapping and Alexander Technique to improve their own physical use and to share with students. Tuition alone $125, July 9, unlimited participants. Masterclass teachers Kimberly Clark, Claire Johnson, www.flootfire.com

Floot Fire Music Educators Workshops, Dallas, is open to all band directors, private teachers, and music education students. Participants will be introduced to Body Mapping and Alexander Technique to improve their own physical use and to share with students. Tuition alone $125, July 13, unlimited participants. Masterclass teachers Kimberly Clark, Claire Johnson, www.flootfire.com

Flute! In Granbury
, Dora Lee Langdon Cultural & Educational Center, Granbury, is a class for middle and high school flutists with a focus on musical performance and audition preparation. Sessions include warmup exercises, tone/technique development, vibrato, articulation studies, and a final concert. Tuition alone $150 with lunch provided. June 2. 25 participants. Masterclass teachers Mary Karen Clardy, Jennifer Rodriguez. [email protected], www.mkclardy.com

Flute! Masterclass in Repertoire/Performance, Denton, is focused on repertoire, performance, musical artistry and audition skills. Tuition w/housing $635. Tuition alone $475. June 15-17. 15 participants. Masterclass teacher Mary Karen Clardy. [email protected], www.mkclardy.com

Texas Christian University Summer Flute Workshop
, Fort Worth, will focus on solo and orchestral repertoire plus masterclasses and flute choir. Tuition w/housing $185. Tuition alone $115. June 27-28. 20 participants, unlimited auditors. Master-class teacher Shauna Thompson. [email protected], www.music.tcu.edu/smi.asp

The Informed Flutist
, Houston, is a five-day intensive workshop for aspiring orchestral players. Participants will study orchestral and solo repertoire with the goal of gaining a broader perspective on the music audition process and individual playing. Tuition alone $575. June 15-19. 21 participants. Masterclass teachers Aralee Dorough, Leela Breithaupt, Keith Underwood, Sergio Pallottelli. [email protected], theinformedflutist.org

Unbridled Flutist, Fredericksburg, is a no-reins-retreat for flutists with masterclasses, embodied learning events, and a powerful introduction to the wisdom of horses. Tuition w/ housing $725. June 17-20, 21 participants. Masterclass teachers Lisa Garner Santa, Jonathan Keeble. [email protected], unbridledflutist.com

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Build Your Own Flute!, Richmond, is a hands on class where beginning with a silver body and footjoint ready for keys, each student learns the skills necessary to build the keys for his/her own flute. Skills covered include: Soldering and brazing, filing, grinding, scraping, burnishing, filing and assembling keys, pinning, etc. The course ends at the point where each student’s flute is ready for pads. The flute becomes the property of the student. Each student receives course notes and a certificate for framing. Tuition alone $22,000, housing available. Sept. 10-Oct 19. 4 students. Masterclass teacher Jonathon A. Landell. [email protected], www.landellflutes.com/courses

Build Your Own Head!, Richmond. Students make a flute headjoint from beginning to end, while developing the skills of filing, sanding, scraping, burnishing, silver and lead soldering, polishing, cleaning, basic tool making, and lathe operation. Important design characteristics of the headjoint will be discussed. Students leave with a handmade silver headjoint for their flute. Each student receives a certificate for framing. Tuition alone $2800. Session dates April 16-22, June 18-22, July 23-27, Sept 3-7. 4 students. Masterclass teacher Jonathon A. Landell. [email protected], www.landellflutes.com/courses

Flute Overhaul Techniques, Richmond. Participants learn many of the skills needed to overhaul fine flutes including removing dents and scratches, stretching worn keys, repairing solder joints, polishing and cleaning the flute, re-pinning, replacing broken springs, etc. Time will be devoted to the techniques of making special tools, operating a lathe, hardening steels, and important machine shop tips. Tuition alone $1800. Session dates April 9-13, June 11-15, July 16-20, Aug 27-31. 4 students. Masterclass teacher Jonathon A. Landell. [email protected], www.landellflutes.com/courses

Padding Techniques, Richmond, is a class where students are guided through the process of disassembly and reassembly procedure; pad installation and leveling; replacing corks, felts and connections; making final adjustments; and oiling the mechanism. Students should bring their own flute to pad. Tuition includes a Tune-Up Tool Kit, Pin Driver and Instruction Manual. Each student receives a certificate of excellence for framing. Tuition alone $1800. Session dates April 2-6, June 4-8, July 9-13, August 20-24. 4 students. Masterclass teacher is Jonathon A. Landell. [email protected], www.landellflutes.com

National Flute Workshop, Old Presbyterian Meeting House Alexandria, is open for flutists ages 13-professional of all playing levels with private lessons, masterclasses, small ensembles, and other activities. Tuition alone $450. Hotel info upon request. July 16-20. 40 participants/unlimited auditors. Masterclass teacher Jonathan Snowden, Rebecca Carey. [email protected] or www.jonathansnowden.com


Marrowstone Music Festival, Bellingham, is an orchestra and chamber music camp. Tuition w/housing $2900. July 22-Aug. 5. 8 performers. Masterclass professors Jill Felber, [email protected], marrowstone.org

University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Flute Camp, Whitewater, offers flutists in grades 8-12 the opportunity to develop their artistry, technique and performance skills in an inspiring week of classes, recitals, special topic seminars, and ensembles. Tuition w/housing $545. Tuition alone $485. July 8-12. 65 participants. Masterclass teachers Cristina Ballatori, Danielle Breisach, James Donahue, Patricia George, Shanna Gutierrez, Timothy Hagen, Dulce Rodriguez, Emma Shubin, Liz Shuhan. [email protected], www.uww.edu/ce/camps/music/flute

Wisconsin Conservatory of Music Flute Camp, Milwaukee, is a week-long flute camp for young flutists. The daily schedule includes private lessons, a performance class, seminars, and flute ensemble rehearsals. Tuition alone $329. August 6-10, 9 AM to 4 PM daily. 40 participants.Masterclass teachers Jennifer Bouton Schaub, Aaron Gardner, Emma Koi, Julia Richter.
[email protected]; https://www.wcmusic.org/summer-camps/

The Wyoming Summer Flute Intensive, Laramie, is a three day masterclass focusing on tone, learning creative practice tips, and auditioning.
Tuition/with housing $218, Tuition alone $100. June 22-24. 20 participants. Masterclass teacher Nicole Riner. [email protected]http://www.uwyo.edu/faoutreach/summer-flute-intensive/

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Around the World

FLUTEinWIEN, Vienna, is a private masterclass for one or two flutists personally tailored to each flutist’s needs and includes up to 2 hours daily repertoire classes and an additional 45 minutes for technique and sound. Tuition 110-135 Euros per day. Housing 30-80 Euros per night. The class is offered on a year around basis. Masterclass teacher Ory Schneor. [email protected], www.fluteinwien.com

International Flute Seminar, Bruges, is designed for flutists and piccolo players of all ages who are professional, students, or advanced amateurs. The seminar will include masterclasses, workshops, individual lessons, flute choir, Junior Day and teacher’s training plus piccolo. Tuition w/housing €655/645. Tuition alone €555/545. July 16-21. Masterclass teachers Aldo Baerten, Peter Verhoyen, Robert Pot, Blaz Snoj. [email protected], www.ifsb.be

Le Domaine Forget International Music and Dance Academy, Saint-Irénée, is a program of masterclasses, private and group classes, and concerts for flutists 15 years and older. Tuition w/housing $945 Canadian for one week, $1860 Canadian for two weeks. June 17-30. Masterclass teachers Emmanuel Pahud, Jacinthe Forand, Joanna G’Froerer, Susan Hoeppner, Ulla Milman. Check website for each masterclass teacher’s dates of residency. [email protected], www.domaineforget.com

Flute Masterclass, Orford, offers masterclass, group and private lessons. Tuition w/housing $995 Canadian one week, two weeks @$945 per week, three weeks @$895 per week. June 10-August 4. Check web for masterclass teacher in attendance.10 participants per professor per week. Teachers Robert Langevin, Alexa Still, Julien Beaudiment, Denis Bluteau, Jennifer Gunn, Jocelyne Roy, Nora Shulman. [email protected], orford.mu

Flute Masterclass,
Orford, offers masterclass, group and private lessons. Tuition w/housing $995 Canadian one week, two weeks @$945 per week, three weeks @$895 per week. June 10-August 4. Check web for masterclass teacher in attendance.10 participants per professor per week. Teachers Robert Langevin, Alexa Still, Julien Beaudiment, Denis Bluteau, Jennifer Gunn, Jocelyne Roy, Nora Shulman. [email protected], orford.mu

Pender Island Flute Retreat
, Poets Cove Resort and Spa, focuses on Marcel Moyse’s 30 Melodious Studies, Alexander Technique classes, and various workshops. Tuition w/housing performer $1450 US (double), $1675 US (single). June 24-July 1. 14 performers, 6-8 auditors. Masterclass teachers William Bennett, Lorna McGhee. [email protected], www.fluteretreat.com/

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Da Capo Paris Flute Class, Paris, will focus on French repertoire, etudes, and study methods. Through recitals, masterclasses, lectures, discussions, and concentrated technique workshops, the flutist will be challenged. This class is for pre-college through professional level as well as adult amateur. Tuition with housing $2200 performers, auditors $1500. Tuition alone $1600 performers, auditors $900. July 8-21. 30 performers and auditors. Masterclass teachers April Clayton, Linda Chesis, Nicolas Duchamp, Patricia Nagle. Contact [email protected], dacapoalliance.org

Flutes du Soleil, French Alps, is an inspirational week of flute playing and will include flute workshops, ensembles, performances and yoga. Tuition with housing $885, tuition alone $685. July 29-August 4. 20 participants. Masterclass teachers Andrea Kuypers. [email protected], www.flutesdusoleil.com

Flutes in France, near Ambeyrac, Lot Valley, offers chamber music, masterclasses, and a concert. Tuition w/housing 500-675 Euros. May 19-23. 6-15 participants. Masterclass teacher Janna Hüneke. [email protected], [email protected], www.monplaisirholidays.com/flute-school-london-at-monplaisir

The Flute Feast in France, Ay, Champagne, combines flute study with fine dining and cultural experiences. Tuition w/housing $2500, May 10-16 or May 20-26. 12 participants. Masterclass teachers Paul Edmund-Davies, Elisabeth Hobbs. [email protected], www.flutefeasts.com

Zodiac Music Academy & Festival
, Côte D’Azur, France, offers private instruction, chamber music and performance opportunities. Tuition with housing $2500. July 2-15, 2018. 45 participants. Masterclass teacher Sergio Pallottelli. [email protected], www.zodiacfestival.com

InterHarmony International Music Festival, Rosenberg, offers the opportunity to spend up to six weeks in Europe to develop musical abilities, achieve artistic growth, and network with fellow musicians. Tuition w/housing $3100. July 31-August 12. 20 participants. Masterclass teachers Nora Lee Garcia-Velázquez, Debora Harris, Kelly Sulick, Krysia Tripp, Laurel Zucker. [email protected], www.srimf.com/germany/apply

Summer Music Performance Program at Anatolia College, Thessaloniki, offers flute masterclasses and flute chamber ensemble plus an opera production. Tuition w/housing €1500. June 28-July 8. Limited number of participants. Masterclass teacher Nevart Veron-Galileas. [email protected], www.musicanatoliacollege.com

Akademie für Musik und International Meisterkurse, Weimar, offers flute masterclasses. Tuition professionals 350 Euros, students 298 Euros. Housing and board 328 Euros. March 19-24. 12 participants. Masterclass teacher Wally Hase. s.jochma[email protected], www.forum-artium.de

Easter Chamber Music Festival, Cervo, features chamber music, flute choir, masterclasses and daily private lessons. Tuition alone $300. Housing available. March 28-April 2. 6 participants. Masterclass teacher Howard Cohen. [email protected]

Flute Choir Class, Alba, features daily masterclasses, the Italian experience in food and wine, and culminates in a performance. Tuition w/housing $2900. May 23-June 4. 15 to 20 participants. Masterclass teachers Karen Johnson, Giuseppe Nova. Contact: [email protected], [email protected], albamusicfestival.com

Flute Masterclass in Tuscany, Palazzo Ricci, Montepulciano, is a flute performance masterclass. Tuition alone €200, Housing available. July 15-22. 22 participants. Masterclass teachers Angela Firkins, Michael Faust. [email protected],

Flauti al Castello, Anghiari, Tuscany, features masterclasses, concerts, and conversations. Tuition w/housing $1800, July 30-Aug. 9. 19 performers. Masterclass teachers Mark Sparks, Sergio Pallottelli. [email protected], www.sergiopallottelli.com

InterHarmony International Music Festival, Acqui Terma, offers the opportunity to spend up to six weeks in Europe to develop musical abilities, achieve artistic growth, and network with fellow musicians. Tuition w/housing $3100. July 4-16, July 17-29. 150 participants per session. Masterclass teachers: Nora Lee Garcia and others. See website for specific session. [email protected]www.interharmony.com/

Robert Aitken in Italy 2018, Uderzo, features work on studies and solos. Tuition w/housing €900-970. July 22-28. 15 participants. Teacher Robert Aitken, Jan Junker. [email protected], www.bobaitken.ca

Soundscape Composition and Performance Exchange
, Maccagno, is a contemporary music chamber festival focusing on concerts, lectures, masterclasses, and workshops. Flutists participate in an intense solo repertoire institute in addition to the chamber music experience. Tuition w/housing $2000. July 8-21. 4-6 participants. Masterclass teacher Lisa Cella. [email protected], soundscapefestival.org

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30th Forum International for Flute and Piano, Diekirch, will feature private flute lesson, chamber music, technical group lessons, orchestral excerpts and concerts. Tuition w/housing €675, Tuition alone €450. July 20-July 29. 50 students. Masterclass teachers Carlo Jans, Mario Caroli, Valerie Debaele, Wally Hase, Olga Ivusheikova, Ewa Rzetecka, Ieva Dzerve, Cordula Hacke, Katrin Reifenrath. [email protected], www.forumflutepiano.com

Netherlands Flute Academy (Neflac), De Steeg, offers a full program, from group warm-ups, to individual lessons, masterclasses, technical clinics, workshops, ensembles, attention to physical awareness while playing and concerts, performing in the famous Concertgebouw in Amsterdam. Tuition w/housing €750, July 22-28. 12 young professionals. Masterclass teacher Emily Beynon, Jeroen Bron, Wieke Karsten. [email protected], www.neflac.nl/EN/home.html

Summer Music Academy Sinaia 2018, Sinaia, is an intensive flute course with the added attraction of playing chamber music with violin, viola, cello and piano. Tuition w/housing 970 Euros. July 12-24. 12 performers. Masterclass teacher Matteo Evangelisti. [email protected], www.jmevents.ro

Barcelona Flute Symposium, Can Tapis in Barcelona, is a six-day masterclass to expand your flute playing and repertoire with coachings, performances, masterclasses, and seminars. Tuition w/housing €2295 (early bird), €2480. September 17-22. 12 participants. Masterclass teacher, Tia Roper. [email protected], www.adlermarlow.com/flute-symposium

For the Contemporary Flutist, Sayalonga, Malaga, will focus on the etude book For the Contemporary Flutist by Wil Offermans. Tuition w/housing €675, 575 early bird. July 21-28. 15 participants. Masterclass teacher Wil Offermans. www.flutesummercourse.com/en/index.html

Galway Flute Festival, Weggis, includes daily warm-ups, vocal training and personal masterclasses focusing on all aspects of flute playing with emphasis on studies, recital, and concerto repertoire. The flute choir is open to all students. Evening concerts performed by international flutists, including Sir James and Lady Galway. Exhibitors. Tuition alone CHF 650-1100. Housing in addition CHF 815-1120. July 20-29. 100 participants. Masterclass teachers Sir James Galway, Lady Jeanne Galway, [email protected], www.galwayfluteacademy.com

United Kingdom
British Isles Music Festival, Godalming, Surrey, is an international masterclass and chamber music course for gifted young musicians. There will be classes, chamber music and daily concerts. Tuition w/housing £1075. Aug. 4-13. 10 flutists. Masterclass teacher Susan Milan. [email protected], [email protected]

Flute School London, London, is a three-day course for all levels of flute playing. The curriculum includes masterclasses, workshops on technique, concert and discussions. Tuition TBA, October 26-28. 30 to 60 participants. Masterclass teachers Gareth Davies, Abigail Burrows, Janna Hüneke, Simon Gilliver. [email protected], www.fluteschoollondon.co.uk.

Oxford Flute Summer School, Abingdon, Oxford, continues to offer flute players of all ages and abilities a wonderful week of playing, learning and making friends. Masterclasses, private tuition, group playing and concert performances by students and professors in the beautiful Radley College. Tuition with housing £850, Tuition alone £650 Aug. 19-24. Teachers Robert Winn, Peter Verhoyen, piccolo, Kate Hill and Robert Manasse. [email protected], www.oxfordflutes.co.uk

Rarescale Summer School, Harlaxton Manor, Lincolnshire, specializes in masterclasses, individual lessons and ensemble playing opportunities with an opportunity to specialize on low flutes and collaborate with contemporary composers. Tuition w/housing £595 (£475 for students). Tuition alone £400 (includes lunch and dinner). July 30-August 4. 8-10 participants. Masterclass teachers Carla Rees, [email protected], rarescale.org.uk/section641382.html

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