Summer music programs
Amateur Chamber Musicians Festival
Manhattan School of Music, New York
Taking place in the beautiful Catskill Mountains region of New York State,
the Amati Music Festival immerses students in music-making without distraction.
C.W. Post Chamber Music Festival
Long Island University, Brookville, NY. An intensive three week seminar that focuses on the study and performance
of the standard chamber music repertoire. Coached by the faculty ensemble-in-residence, The Pierrot Consort
Manhattan School of Music, New York "intensive musical instruction in musical theater, chamber music,
percussion, and piano studies for students who have completed grades 6-11 (ages 11-17)"
Flute Masters! Festival
Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, New York. Age sixteen through adult.
French Woods Festival
of the Performing Arts
French Woods offers specialty programs in music, theatre, dance, circus,
fine arts and more.
Long Island School of Music and Arts
International Music Competition
Sponsored by Long Island Conservatory, Albertson, NY. For flutists up to age 23.
Long Lake Camp for The
Rock bands & Jazz Bands, Orchestra, Voice
Lucerne Music Center International Music Camp and Chamber Music Festival
Lake Luzerne in New York's Adirondack Mountains. For student instrumentalists, composers and conductors
ages 11 through 18
The New York Summer Music Festival International
Oneonta, NY. A two-week summer program for ages 11 to 25.
Rochester Flute Association/Hochstein School of Music and Dance
for students in grades 7-12 - click on their "Music & Dance Programs" link.
Patricia Spencer - The Now and Present Flute
Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY
Skidmore Summer Flute Institute
Saratoga Springs, NY. Open to all flute students (including high school and college), teachers, professionals, and amateurs. Daily schedules include master classes, ensemble rehearsals, private lessons and recitals. Also home to the Skidmore Woodwind and Brass Festival for advanced college and high school ensembles.
Summer at Eastman
Rochester, NY. For high school students - Music Horizons, Summer Jazz
Studies, Wind Ensemble Workshop & more
Baroque Performance Institute
Oberlin College, Oberlin, OH
Green State Univeristy Summer Music Institute
Bowling Green, OH. High school age.
Oberlin Flute Academy
Oberlin College, Oberlin, OH
Ohio State University Flute Workshop
Columbus, OH. Taught by Katherine Borst Jones. For students graduating from the eighth
grade through seniors in high
a chamber music experiences flute master classes, private lessons,
solo night, theory and eurhythmy classes.
Breakaway Flute Players' Vacation
Gearhart, OR. For amateur adult flutists who want a fun way of enjoying their music with others. Organized by Dawn Weiss,
Principal Flutist for the Oregon Symphony Orchestra (1980-2005)
The Consummate Flutist
Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh. Ages High school to adult professional.
Curtis Institute, Philadelphia. Adult chamber music, orchestra, high school and college program, flute masterclass.
Elizabethtown College Music Camp
Open to students in grades 7-12.
Pocono Flute Society Summer Flute Camp
"[D]esigned for adult amateur flute players and flute hobbyists held in the heart of the beautiful Pocono
West Chester University Summer Music Programs
West Chester. Elementary through high school.
Alto and Bass Flute Retreat
Run by Dr. Christine Potter, Boulder, CO
University of Colorado at Boulder
Rocky Ridge Music Center
Rocky Ridge Music Center has for over half a century, celebrated the art
of music by inspiring the hearts and minds of young people from across the
Elyrica Summer Music Camp, Darien, CT
Intensive performance and educational opportunities in chamber music for harp and flute. Ages 8 to adult.
Marina Piccinini International Master Classes
Peabody Conservatory, Baltimore, MD
Wind Chamber Music Institute
Frostburg, MD . Open to high school music students (grades
9-12) who play flute, oboe, clarinet, horn, and bassoon. Blog not updated since 2008 as of 2015.11.07.
Bemidji State University Summer
MusiCamp - Bemidji, MN
In 1997, the Bemidji MusiCamp celebrated its 50th Anniversary. Music students in grades 7 through 12 attend this
perennial favorite for individual instruction in voice, piano and instrumental music as well as experience in
ensemble music-making. Band-related ensembles only.
Lake Sylvia Suzuki Flute Institute
Camp Chi Rho, MN. Both grade school and adult students are welcome in the camp as participants. Suzuki teacher
training available as well.
St. Olaf Summer Music Camp
Northfield. High school students.
The Complete Flutist
Minneapolis. "A five-day seminar for flutists of all ages and levels who want to develop all aspects of their
playing and musicianship." Includes intro baroque flute classes, Alexander Technique, and more.
Anatomy of Sound
Ann Arbor. Amy Porter. "An opportunity for flutists of all ages to particpate in masterclasses, and join in-depth discussions about the study of flute tone, breathing and body awareness both in flute practice and in performance."
Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp
for talented young musicians, artists, dancers and actors in Manistee National
Forest in Michigan's western lower peninsula. They also have a summer program
Detroit Flute Connection
Detroit, MI. Jeffrey Zook.
Interactive Flute Retreat
South Haven. Adult flutists 18+ offers training for the adult and/or advanced flutist, daily yoga, beach activities,
and other local activities
Interlochen Arts Camp
Northwest Missouri State University Flute Camp
Maryville, MO. info: email@example.com
Red Lodge Music Festival
Billings, Montana - For flutists from 7th to 12th grades
Beyond The Masterclass - Flute Week
Los Angeles. Jim Walker.
Santa Barbara. A four-day seminar with morning and afternoon masterclasses featuring specially
selected "Young Artists," twenty-five outstanding young students and professionals from all over the country.
The Bradley Garner Malibu Flute Masterclass
Malibu. Solo, Orchestral and Chamber Repertoire for Flute and Piccolo for all levels of players.
Summer Flute Class in Marshall, California. Ages 17 and over.
The Hayward La Honda Music Camp
Near Half Moon Bay. "Devoted to the development of musicianship for students grades 6-12."
Northern California Flute
Hidden Valley Music Seminars. One-week, intensive program for ages ages 12 - 18
Sequoia Chamber Music Workshop
Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA. For "intermediate and advanced students with strong sight-reading skills,
ages 12 to 20"
Summer Flute Camp
San Diego. Sponsored by the San Diego Flute Guild for ages 8-18.
Whole Flutes® and Cyclic Flutes™ Master Class
For adult flutists
Brevard Music camp
for gifted high school, college, and pre-professional musicians, ages
14 and older.
Cannon Music Camp
Boone, North Carolina
John C. Campbell Folk School
Brasstown, North Carolina. Flute classes include Native American Flute.
Chapel Hill Chamber Music Workshop
"The Workshop, for strings, woodwinds and French horn and keyboard, welcomes the most experienced musicians as well as
those new to the chamber music setting."
University of North Carolina School of the Arts Summer Flute Workshop
Winston-Salem, NC. offers aspiring musicians of all ages the opportunity to experience distinguished teaching in their
state-of –the-art conservatory. Minimum age – 12 years
Wildacres Flute Retreat
Little Switzerland, North Carolina
International Music Camp
Dunseith, ND (on the northern border of North Dakota and Manitoba, Canada). Weeks 1-4 are for band, weeks 6-7 are orchestra.
Chamber music workshop at Drew University, Madison NJ - Virginia Schulze-Johnson
Evesham Flute Studio Summer Camp
Marlton, New Jersey. 5 weeks of summer camps for flutists of all levels.
Florida Flute Workshop
Stetson University, Deland, FL Open to students entering grades 7-12, with the occasional "exceptional" 6th grader
Florida State University School of Music Summer
UCF Flute Boot Camp
Orlando. Middle & high school age.
UCF Summer Flute & Piccolo Institute
Orlando. Middle & high school age.
Baylor High School Band and Orchestra Camp
Waco. Band: Grades 9-12; Orchestra: Grades 10-12.
Baylor Flute Seminar
Waco. High school and college age students.
Floot Fire and Flute
Presented by the University of Houston Moores School of Music, David Ashley
The Informed Flutist
Houston. For aspiring orchestral flutists. Must be at least 18 years old.
South Texas Flute Association Flute Camp
PSJA Memorial High School, McAllen
Henderson Band Camp
Henderson State University, Arkadelphia, AR
Hot Springs Music Festival
Hot Springs National Park. For "especially talented pre-professional apprentices–all of whom receive full scholarship plus housing."
Dr. Cate's Flute Camp
Oswego, IL - for 7th through 10th graders
Summer Flute Retreat at Illinois Valley Community College
For all ages and ability levels.
For application and information, please contact Sue Gillio, firstname.lastname@example.org or
at Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana, USA
of Kansas City and Santa Fe
Chamber music program. Good links to chamber music sites.
Western Washington University, Bellingham, Washington
At Whitman College, Walla Walla, Washington
jazz, piano and band music
of New Hampshire Summer Youth Music School
White Mountain Flute Conservatory
Bethlehem. For high school students and adults
Iowa Piccolo Intensive
University of Iowa, Iowa City. Designed for serious flutists who would like to strengthen and develop their skills on the piccolo.
Cedar Chamber Music Summer Festival
Marion. Jan Boland, flute and John Dowall, guitar, Directors.
Cadek Conservatory summer flute camp and lessons
University of Tennessee, Chatanooga
Sewanee Summer Music Festival
University of the South, Sewanee. Students should have at least 2 years playing experience. All adult flutists are also welcome.
Aria International Summer Academy
Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley. Age Limit: 16-28. Private lessons, master classes and workshops on technique,
intelligent and efficient practicing, musicianship, performance, auditions, and career.
Chamber Music Center
Wellesley College, Wellesley. In association with the Composers' Conference, "the Chamber Music Center gives
amateur chamber musicians and singers the opportunity to participate in ensembles coached by professional faculty
musicians, live and socialize with composers from the Composers Conference
Floot Fire - Boston
Actually in Lexington, MA. Grades 6 - 12.
Youth & Muse Boston
The Boston Conservatory, Boston, MA
International Festival and Competition
Easton. For students between ages 6-14.
Rhode Island College Music Camp
a week long intensive musical honors camp open to wind, percussion, and voice students entering ninth grade through graduating seniors.
Wind On The Bay East Coast Flutopia
Actually in October, but an atmosphere where players, makers, teachers,
and students of traditional music can get together to learn, share, and socialize
in a relaxed and comfortable setting.
nief-norf Summer Festival
Furman University, Greenville. "[A]n interdisciplinary summer music festival, bringing together dozens of performers,
composers, and scholars to collaborate on the performance, creation, and discussion of contemporary solo and chamber music"
Ages 18 & up.
Summer Arts Institute - Ivins, UT
High school and college students. Orchestral and chamber music.
Blue Ridge Summer Chamber Music Camp, Charlottesville, VA
Intensive performance and educational opportunities in chamber music for all orchestral instruments. Open to students of all levels, from age 8 to adult.
Camp - George Mason University, Fairfax VA
founded by Judith Lapple. Woodwinds and guitar.
Workshops - Santa Fe
Dedicated to providing musical growth for adult musicians through chamber
music workshops and master classes. Winter and summer sessions
Santa Fe Flute Immersion
"Up to 25 performers will have the opportunity to study orchestral and operatic repertoire with piano accompaniment . . ."
The Chamber Music Conference of the East
Leicester. Serious chamber music program on beautiful Lake Dunmore in Vermont balanced with traditional camp activities. Each
camper plays in two different groups, has a weekly private lesson, chamber music coachings, masterclasses, practice time,
and attends faculty performances. Programs for ages 8 to adult.
International Flute Symposium
New England Music Camp
Sidney, ME "The NEMC goal is to help young people find joy in making music, appreciate the splendor of
Maine's woodlands and lakes, find contentment, and make friends."
Lubec, Maine. Designed to offer the busy adult student the opportunity to become immersed in music study and
practice. Piano, winds, strings, baroque music and more.
International Piccolo Symposium
Columbus. Learn through the combination of the Body Mapping course, What Every Flutist Needs to Know About the
Body, evening master classes, and private lessons with teachers trained to observe body use.
Miscellaneous (flutists teaching
in various places)
Music Conferences and Workshops
Flute Boot Camp
Offered year-round by Tracy Harris
Network Master class Listings
Upcoming flute masterclasses in New York, NY & beyond - NOT just summer programs
Gary Schocker Master
Look under "Engagements"
- American Institute of Musical Studies
- Graz, Austria
- Vienna Masterclasses
- Boxwood Festival
- Lunenburg, Nova Scotia
- Canadian Amateur Musicians
- Near Lake MacDonald, which is near Montreal. All ages.
- Montreal Flute Festival
- "A positive learning environment for all flutists."
- Pender Island Flute Retreat
- Pender Island, near Vancouver. A 10-day retreat to explore the physical, emotional
and mental aspects of flute performing and pedagogy. Course includes masterclasses and Alexander work
- Victoria Conservatory Summer Flute Academy
- Victoria, BC
- Aestas Musica
- Varazdin. "[S]tudents and young professional musicians and dancers explore historically aware performance practices
- International Summer Music School Pucisca
- Brac Island - Croatia
- Jeunesses Musicales Croatia
- Click on the Programme link and scroll down to FLUTE MASTERCLASS.
Internationale d'Été de Nice
- Academies de Provins
- Provins (about an hour southeast of Paris). Ransom Wilson and Gaspar
Hoyos, winner, among other prizes,
of the 1995 Pappoutsakis Flute Competition.
- In search of Inspiration
- Wissam Boustany, Les Hallais
- Zodiac Music Academy & Festival
- Valdeblor. Strings, winds and piano ages 13-30.
- Saarburger Serenaden: International Music
Festival and School
- Saarburg. Two-week program for high school, college and young professionals and designed as an advanced
training program for singers, pianists, composers and instrumentalists.
- Sommerliche Musikakademie
- Hamburg. Flutist/composer/teacher extraordinaire Robert Aitken on the faculty.
- Great Britain
- Arcomis International Flute Event
- Cardiff, Wales - this event occurs in April, so is not exactly a summer program but interesting nonetheless. Concerts, masterclasses & more.
- William Bennett
- Farnham, Surrey, England
- Charterhouse International Music Festival
- Guildford, England. Offers young players a unique opportunity to discuss and explore solo and chamber music
repertoire with celebrated tutors and performers
- Dartington International Summer School
- Totnes, Devon, England
- Harrogate, England. "A stimulating programme for all levels of flute player . . . With a combination of classes,
flute choirs, ensembles, performance and extended technique seminars and the option to take individual lessons from some
internationally renowned tutors."
- The Flute School, London (England)
- Not exactly summer - takes place in October - but is "a specialist flute course for flautists [or flutists] of
all ages and levels in London."
- FluteFest Wales
- Bangor, Wales. [F]or those who are at, are preparing for, or have graduated from, music college/university or
are of an equivalent standard.
- Gaelic Roots: A Music, Song and Dance Summer
School and Festival
- The Hindhead Music Centre
- Surrey, England. Musical tuition of all ages and abilities in a wide range of instruments (click on their Summery
Holiday Course link on the left hand side of the page under Events
- The International Flute Course / Summer Music at Woldingham
- Woldingham School, Surrey
- International Flute Summer Course
- Tonbridge. Residential or daily visitor flute summer course with Trevor Wye, Julie Wright, Rachel Brown and Patricia Morris. Eight day intensive classes.
- Oxford Flute Summer School
- Oxford, England
- Summer Chamber Music and Master Class
- Charterhouse School, Surrey (click on Music Festival in the left-hand column)
- Interational Flute Competition
- Attica, Greece For flutists 30 years of age and younger.
- Music without
- Amalfi Coast Chamber Music Festival
- Cremona International Music Academy
- A two-week session of private lesson, chamber music and ensemble coaching, master classes
and workshops, public performances and sight-seeing tours.
- The Cortona Sessions for new music
- Cortona. Open to anyone age 18 and above. Its mission: to encourage new relationships between composers and
performers, to offer exciting new ways of thinking about and expanding the role of music in the 21st
Century, . . . and to help each participant further develop their individual gifts
- InterHarmony International Music Festival
- Arcidosso. [O]ffers you the opportunity to spend four weeks in Italy studying with an internationally renowned faculty of many well-known soloists and chamber musicians.
- La Musica Lirica
- Novafeltria. Summer study abroad in Italy. Flute choir, wind/string and piano chamber
music, private lessons, master classes AND intensive Italian language classes.
- Rome Festival
- The Rome Festival Orchestra began as a vision of a summer symphonic concert
series of young American musicians in Rome to help every participant find
artistic and spiritual inspiration by organizing visits to Rome's cultural
- Maccagno. From the website: "Participants can expect to perform in a variety of
contexts in collaboration with the actual composers of new music,
while coaching with a world renowned artist faculty. "
Music Courses in Italy
- Grollo 1
- Grollo. For the advanced player to have "an opportunity and platform to analyse and develop her/his playing in an atmosphere of openness, respect and curiosity."
- New Zealand
- Boxwood Festival
- "discover musical & dance traditions amid one of New Zealand's most exquisite areas along the beautiful Lake Tarawera"
- International Summer Courses Kristiansand
- Summer courses for flutists in Kristiansand
- Slovenian Flute Festival
- Zagorje ob Savi
- Wil Offerman
- For the Contemporary Flutist, Sayalonga (Malaga)
- La Côte Flûte Festival
- The James Galway Flute Festival
- Music Academy
- Ayvalik Turkey
- National Flute Association masterclass listring
- Alexa Still