50 States, 50(ish) Summer Masterclasses

Greetings and welcome to a new Flute Friday/Saturday.

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I mention summer masterclasses periodically in my monthly flute horoscopes (published in The Flute View Magazine) and was inspired this week to compile a list of summer music opportunities for the upcoming masterclass season. When I began researching for today’s blog, however, I assumed for sure that there would be at least one masterclass or band camp available in each of the 50 states. I quickly discovered that summer opportunities were not easily found in a Google search for a handful of states (including Alabama, Louisiana, Rhode Island, and West Virginia). If you reside in these states and know of a summer festival, masterclass, or band or orchestra camp in your area, please comment below and I will be sure to add them to the following list. If not, I hope today’s post inspires you to connect to other local flute teachers and start your own summer masterclass! Many of the states listed below, such as California and Texas, have numerous masterclasses planned for this summer (a single listing really does not do justice for these larger states). For a more extensive list of summer opportunities in these states, please visit the National Flute Association’s List of Masterclasses http://www.nfaonline.org/Resources/Masterclasses/List-by-Location.asp?offset=0 and Flute Talk Magazine’s annual listing of Masterclasses, Camps and Festivals http://theinstrumentalist.com/pages/FluteTalk/2018-Masterclasses-Camps-and-Festivals/#Alaska . These two listings are the most compressive directories of summer flute masterclasses available in the Unites States and abroad. Please check them out!

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50 States, 50(ish) Summer Masterclass/Music Festival/Music Camp Opportunities


(No summer masterclasses in Alabama? Anybody game to host?)


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


Curry Summer Music Camp, Flagstaff, provides a combination of college life and summer camp activities for student interested in dance, choir, band, orchestra, jazz choir, jazz band, and musical theater. Under the San Francisco Peaks on the Northern Arizona University campus student (grades 7-13) work with university faculty and renowned musicians. 6/17-30, 7/1-7. 160 students, 53 teachers per session. Contact: 928-523-2323, music.camp@nau.edu.


(No summer masterclasses in Arkansas? Anybody game to host?)


The Keith Underwood Flute Masterclass, Carmel Valley, is for advanced flutists. Tuition w/housing $1150. June 1-6. 15 participants. Keith Underwood. info@hiddenvalleymusic.org, hiddenvalleymusic.org

*Side note – I attended this masterclass in 2008 and it literally changed my life. Highly recommend!


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. mkclardy@sbcglobal.net, www.mkclardy.com


Hartt Suzuki Institute, West Hartford. The 2018 Hartt Suzuki Institute will be offering student and teacher classes for flute, August 5-10. Students, ages 4-18, must be studying with a Suzuki-trained teacher and be in Book 1 or beyond. Students receive between 4-5 hours of masterclasses, group classes, and enrichment courses daily, with the week culminating in several final concerts. Teacher training for Suzuki Flute Unit 2 will be offered for teachers who qualify. All activities are held at the University of Hartford. Tuition: students $475-$575 depending on level; teacher course $450 with graduate credit option for $550. 8/5-10. 15 teachers. Contact: 860-768-4451, harttcomm@hartford.edu. http://www.hartford.edu/hcd/music/summer-music/hartt-suzuki-institute.aspx


Flutefest! featuring Guest Flutist Erica Peel – The Music School of Delaware, Wilmington Branch, Wilmington, DE. Flutefest! dedicates a whole day to the flute with enrichment activities and the opportunity to work with guest flutist and piccoloist Erica Peel. Piccoloist of the Philadelphia Orchestra, Erica Peel enjoys an exciting career as an orchestral player, chamber musician, soloist, composer and teacher. She is praised for her effortless performances which expertly maneuver from the strictly classical to rock and roll. Ages 8-Adult, Saturday June 16 9:00 am – 3:30 pm. Cost $77. To register: https://www.musicschoolofdelaware.org/summer-registration.html?t=c&n=Flutefest!&d=June%2016,%209am%E2%80%933:30pm


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. info@mpimc.com, www.mpimc.com


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. ajreus@uga.edu, http://www.flutissimo.uga.edu


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. mkclardy@sbcglobal.net, 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. ricolemolumby@boisestate.edu


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. office@credo-music.org, www.credo-music.org/credo-flute


Indiana University Summer Music Clinic, Bloomington, IN. This dynamic musical experience is for string, brass, woodwind, and percussion students currently in grades 8-12. Primarily focused on orchestra and band performances, the clinic also offers jazz ensembles, chamber ensembles, electives in conducting, composition, jazz improvisation, music theory, leadership, and classes led by IU Jacobs School of Music faculty! Tuition with housing $740. 6/17-23. 225 students, 30 teachers. Contact: 812-855-1372, iusmc@indiana.edu.  music.indiana.edu/summer-musicclinic


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, nicole-esposito@uiowa.edu, music.uiowa.edu/workshops/iowa-flute-intensive


University of Kansas Midwestern Music Camp, Lawrence, KS. Since 1936, the Midwestern Music Camp has brought young musicians to the University of Kansas to study and play with our outstanding faculty and world-renowned guest musicians. Students from across the United States and other nations have come together each summer to learn and perform together on one of the nation’s most beautiful campuses. To date more than 65,000 young musicians have been a part of this tradition. Many of them are now performing in major symphony orchestras, service bands, and choirs, while others teach at great schools and universities around the world. Join us this summer on the campus of the University of Kansas and discover and develop your musical talents! Camps include Middle School Band & Orchestra June 10-14 (grades 6-9) and the High School Band & Orchestra June 17-22 (grades 9-12). Pricing and online registration will be posted on our website on March 1 (music.ku.edu/mmc). Contact: 785-864-3367, musiccamp@ku.edu. musiccamp.ku.edu/mmc


Jamey Aebersold’s Summer Jazz Workshops, Louisville. Our workshops have earned a reputation for producing the best intensive programs for learning jazz improvisation. Each year we assemble the nation’s leading educators and performers dedicated to providing an intensive learning experience for musicians of all ages and ability levels. are open to students of all ages and abilities. Theory classes, ear training, combo performance, masterclasses, and jam sessions allow students the opportunity to grow and develop to their fullest potential. Beginner improvisers and seasoned pros will leave with tons of new and exciting ideas about how to improve their playing. 6/30-7/13. 300+ students, 50 teachers. Contact: 812-944-8141, jason@jazzbooks.com.


(No summer masterclasses in Louisiana? Anybody game to host?)


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. info@bowdoinfestival.org, www.bowdoinfestival.org


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. georgeflute@hotmail.com, snicholsflute@gmail.com, 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. mtetel@yahoo.com, www.ariaacademy.com


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. smtd-youthandadult@umich.edu, smtd.umich.edu/anatomyofsound


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. davis210@umn.edu, 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. southernflutefestival@gmail.com, www.southernflutefestival.org


UMKC Jazz Camp, Kansas City, brings world-renowned performers and jazz educators to Kansas City to work with talented young instrumentalists ages 12 and up. Jazz Camp co-directors Bobby Watson and Dan Thomas and distinguished clinicians provide insight and inspiration to student combos in a welcoming environment. Tuition with housing $570, tuition alone $370. 6/24-28. 100 participants, 10 teachers. Contact: 816-235-5448, music-ce@umkc.edu .


University of Montana, Band/Jazz Camp – Missoula, MT. June 24-30, 2018 – For students entering grades 7- 2018 High School graduates.  Participants in this summer program will enjoy full concert band, small ensemble, and solo performance opportunities. Students interested in jazz will have the opportunity to participate in jazz combos, theory, listening, big band, and jazz improvisation classes. We also offer a special track for students who are interested in learning more about jazz rhythm section playing.  Optional classes include Conducting, Composing Music online, Jazz Improvisation, Private Lessons, and much more. Fees include: Camp Tuition, Room & Board, Camp T-shirt, Recreational Activities & Group Photo. Tution:  $460, Deposit: $100 (Due at the time of registration), 1/2-hour Private Lessons (optional): $20. Contact James Smart at james.smart@umontana.edu for more information about Band Camp 2018. https://www.umt.edu/music/festivals-and-camps/summer-music-camps/band-camp/default.php


(No summer masterclasses in Nebraska? Anybody game to host?)


(No summer masterclasses in Nevada? Anybody game to host?)


Creative Musicians Retreat at The Walden School, Dublin, NH. New Skills for Lifelong Learners. Invigorate your music, participate in a diverse community & engage in creative music making. Join us for an 8-day residential get-away in beautiful New England. Lessons, coachings, master classes, chorus, seminars, concerts. For performers, composers, teachers & more. Immerse yourself in music, emerge inspired. Tuition with housing $2,125. 6/16-24. 8 teachers. 415-648-4710, retreat@waldenschool.org http://waldenschool.org/creative-musicians-retreat/


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. solson272@gmail.com, tinyurl.com/FluteCamp2017


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. info@nmperformingartssociety.org, www.nmperformingartssociety.org


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. juliemb@prodigy.net, www.garyschocker.com


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. info@ashevilleflute.com, www.ashevilleflute.com


International Music Camp, Dun­seith. Founded in 1956, IMC offers over 40 one-week programs in all areas of the Fine Arts including Band, Orchestra, Choir, Dance, Drama, Visual Art, and more! 2,000 grade 5-12 campers from 76 countries grow and learn together each season with instruction ranging from beginning to advanced. Auditions are not required. Tuition with housing $400/week if registered before 5/1, $415 after 5/1. One-week sessions running 6/17-7/28. 250-400 students, 185 teachers. Contact: 701-838-8472, info@internationalmusiccamp.com.internationalmusiccamp.com


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. ahoffman@oberlin.edu, go.oberlin.edu/bpi


Oklahoma State University Summer Music Camp, Stillwater, offers high school students the opportunity to study their instruments in a comprehensive collegiate setting. The camp offers three tracks of study: band, orchestra and piano. Students participate in large ensembles, masterclasses, chamber ensembles, and elective courses. Private lessons with OSU faculty are also available. Tuition with housing $439-$499 before 6/18, tuition alone $339-$399 before 6/18. 7/8-7/13. 21 teachers. Contact: 405-744-4420, musiccamp@okstate.edu. musiccamp.okstate.edu


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. georgeflute@hotmail.com, phyllislouke@gmail.com, fabulousflute.com/portland-flute-retreat


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. director@theconsummateflutist.com, www.theconsummateflutist.com


(No summer masterclasses in Rhode Island? Anybody game to host?)


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: pkasica@gmail.com, masterworksfestival.org/2018


University of South Dakota Summer Music Camp, Vermillion. The University of South Dakota Summer Music Camp is a six-day experience of learning and music-making open to students who have completed grades 5-12. Activities include vocal and instrumental ensembles, as well as a variety of other musical activities. Op­por­tun­ities for private lessons on a specific instrument are also available. Tuition with housing $460, tuition alone $285. 7/8-13. 200 students, 50 teachers. Con­tact: 605-677-5274, david.holdhusen@usd.edu.


William Bennett Summer Flute Academy, Austin Peay State University, Clarksville, Tennessee. A week-long, intensive flute course which emphasizes “singing” the music through the flute by utilizing principals such as a beautiful tone, nuances in colors and expression, and understanding of line and phrasing to create a musically satisfying performance.  During daily masterclasses, Wibb’s inspirational teaching and enthusiasm for the flute will help students realize their musical artistry. Dates: 6/15/2018 – 6/22/2018; Play Level: Advanced high school through professional; Ages: professional flutist, teachers, students, and amateurs; Number of Performers: 15; Performers Cost: $495-$525; Number of Participants: 15, Participants Cost: $450-$495; Contact: flutes@apsu.edu http://www.apsu.edu/muic/bennett/


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. julee.walker@tamuc.edu, www.tamuc.edu/music/tsfs


BYU Musicians’ SummerFestival and Institute, Provo, UT. BYU Musicans’ Institute is for elite musicians ages 14-18 who want to improve their musicianship through a highly focused and rewarding chamber music, masterclass, and private instruction experience with members of BYU’s acclaimed School of Music faculty. June 12-16, 2018. Regular Tuition: $284 (includes daily lunch). To apply: https://summerfestival.byu.edu/registration


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. jonathon.landell@gmail.com, www.landellflutes.com/courses


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. rcarey@levinemusic.org 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, felber@music.ucsb.edu, marrowstone.org


(No summer masterclasses in West Virginia? Anybody game to host?)


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. studentservices@wcmusic.org; 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. nriner@uwyo.edu; http://www.uwyo.edu/faoutreach/summer-flute-intensive/


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Is there a camp not listed here that you are planning to attend? Do you happen to know of any camps or festivals planned in states that do not have entries above? Would you like to host your own masterclass? Please comment below!


Happy Fluting!














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