Summer music programs
Taking place in the beautiful Catskill Mountains region of New
York State, the Amati Music Festival immerses students in
music-making without distraction.
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)"
Woods Festival of the Performing Arts
French Woods offers specialty programs in music, theatre, dance,
circus, fine arts and more.
Lake Camp for The Arts
Rock bands & Jazz Bands, Orchestra, Voice
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
New York Summer Music Festival International Flute Institute
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
Patricia Spencer - The
Now and Present Flute
Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY
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
Oberlin College, Oberlin, OH
Green State Univeristy Summer Music Institute
Bowling Green, OH. High school age.
Oberlin College, Oberlin, OH
State University Flute Workshop
Columbus, OH. Taught by Katherine Borst Jones. For students
graduating from the eighth grade through seniors in high school a
chamber music experiences flute master classes, private lessons,
solo night, theory and eurhythmy classes.
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)
Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh. Ages High school to adult
Curtis Institute, Philadelphia. Adult chamber music, orchestra,
high school and college program, flute masterclass.
College Music Camp
Open to students in grades 7-12.
Flute Society Summer Flute Camp
"[D]esigned for adult amateur flute players and flute hobbyists
held in the heart of the beautiful Pocono Mountains."
West Chester University
Summer Music Programs
West Chester. Elementary through high school.
and Bass Flute Retreat
Run by Dr. Christine Potter, Boulder, CO
University of Colorado at Boulder
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 United States.
Summer Music Camp, Darien, CT. Facebook page.
Intensive performance and educational opportunities in chamber
music for harp and flute. Ages 8 to adult.
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.
State University Summer MusiCamp - Bemidji, MN
Search for "MusiCamp". 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.
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
Olaf Summer Music Camp
Northfield. High school students.
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.
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
for talented young musicians, artists, dancers and actors in
Manistee National Forest in Michigan's western lower peninsula. They
also have a summer program for adults.
Detroit, MI. Jeffrey Zook.
South Haven. Adult flutists 18+ offers training for the adult
and/or advanced flutist, daily yoga, beach activities, and other
Missouri State University Flute Camp
Maryville, MO. info: firstname.lastname@example.org
Red Lodge Music
Billings, Montana - For flutists from 7th to 12th grades
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.
Half Moon Bay. Open to serious high school and college students
& adult flutists.
Institute of Musical Studies
- Graz, Austria
- Lunenburg, Nova Scotia
- Canadian Amateur
- Near Lake MacDonald, which is near Montreal. All ages.
- "A positive learning environment for all flutists."
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
Conservatory Summer Flute Academy
- Victoria, BC
Summer Music School Pucisca
- Brac Island - Croatia
- Click on the Programme link and scroll down to FLUTE
Internationale d'Été de Nice
- Provins (about an hour southeast of Paris).
search of Inspiration
- Wissam Boustany, Les Hallais
Music Academy & Festival
- Valdeblor. Strings, winds and piano ages 13-30.
- Viitasaari - Offers . . . interesting opportunities [for] all
interested music students and young professionals to study
contemporary music with the world’s first and foremost
composers, pedagogues and musicians. All courses will be taught
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.
- Hamburg. Flutist/composer/teacher extraordinaire Robert Aitken
on the faculty.
- Great Britain
International Flute Event
- Cardiff, Wales - this event occurs in April, so is not exactly
a summer program but interesting nonetheless. Concerts,
masterclasses & more.
- Farnham, Surrey, England
Isles Music Festival
- Charterhouse School, Surrey, UK. Offers young players a unique
opportunity to discuss and explore solo and chamber music
repertoire with celebrated tutors and performers
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
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."
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
International Flute Course / Summer Music at Woldingham
- Woldingham School, Surrey
- Tonbridge. Residential or daily visitor flute summer course
with Trevor Wye, Julie Wright, Rachel Brown and Patricia Morris.
Eight day intensive classes.
Flute Summer School
- Oxford, England
Chamber Music and Master Class
- Charterhouse School, Surrey (click on Music Festival in the
Coast Chamber Music Festival
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.
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
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.
- Novafeltria. Summer study abroad in Italy. Flute choir,
wind/string and piano chamber music, private lessons, master
classes AND intensive Italian language classes.
- 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 treasure.
- 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. "
course for young flutists
- Buonconvento, Tuscany. No age limit given, up to 8
participants and unlimited auditors. Organized by Dutch flutist
Thies Roorda [emeritus] Radio Philharmonic Orchestra
Music Courses in Italy
- 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
- "discover musical & dance traditions amid one of New
Zealand's most exquisite areas along the beautiful Lake
Summer Courses Kristiansand
- Summer courses for flutists in Kristiansand
- Zagorje ob Savi
- For the Contemporary Flutist, Sayalonga (Malaga)
- La Côte
- Ayvalik Turkey
Flute Association masterclass listring
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.
Hayward La Honda Music Camp
Near Half Moon Bay. "Devoted to the development of musicianship
for students grades 6-12."
California Flute Camp
Hidden Valley Music Seminars. One-week, intensive program for ages
ages 12 - 18
Chamber Music Workshop
Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA. For "intermediate and
advanced students with strong sight-reading skills, ages 12 to 20"
San Diego. Sponsored by the San Diego Flute Guild for ages 8-18.
Flutes® and Cyclic Flutes™ Master Class
For adult flutists
Music camp and Festival
for gifted high school, college, and pre-professional musicians,
ages 14 and older.
Boone, North Carolina
Campbell Folk School
Brasstown, North Carolina. Flute classes include Native American
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
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
Little Switzerland, North Carolina
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
Flute Studio Summer Camp
Marlton, New Jersey. 5 weeks of summer camps for flutists of all
Stetson University, Deland, FL Open to students entering grades
7-12, with the occasional "exceptional" 6th grader
State University School of Music Summer Music Camps
International Master Classes
New World Center, Miami, FL
Flute Boot Camp
Orlando. Middle & high school age.
Summer Flute & Piccolo Institute
Orlando. Middle & high school age.
School Band and Orchestra Camp
Waco. Band: Grades 9-12; Orchestra: Grades 10-12.
Waco. High school and college age students.
Floot Fire and
Flute Inferno Workshops
Presented by the University of Houston Moores School of Music,
David Ashley White, Director
Houston. For aspiring orchestral flutists. Must be at least 18
Texas Flute Association Flute Camp
PSJA Memorial High School, McAllen
Henderson State University, Arkadelphia, AR
Hot Springs Music
Hot Springs National Park. For "especially talented
pre-professional apprentices–all of whom receive full scholarship
Cate's Flute Camp
Oswego, IL - for 7th through 10th graders
Summer Academy at Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana,
of Kansas City
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
University of New Hampshire Summer Youth Music School
Mountain Flute Conservatory
White Mountains of NH. For high school students and adults
University of Iowa, Iowa City. Designed for serious flutists who
would like to strengthen and develop their skills on the piccolo.
Conservatory summer flute camp and lessons
University of Tennessee, Chatanooga
Summer Music Festival
University of the South, Sewanee. Students should have at least 2
years playing experience. All adult flutists are also welcome.
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
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
Actually in Lexington, MA. Grades 6 - 12.
& Muse Boston
The Boston Conservatory, Boston, MA
Promise" International Festival and Competition
Easton. For students between ages 6-14.
College Music Camp
a week long intensive musical honors camp open to wind,
percussion, and voice students entering ninth grade through
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.
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.
Facebook page. N.B. the website link on the "About" page is broken.
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.
Workshops - Santa Fe
Dedicated to providing musical growth for adult musicians through
chamber music workshops and master classes. Winter and summer
Fe Flute Immersion
"Up to 25 performers will have the opportunity to study orchestral
and operatic repertoire with piano accompaniment . . ."
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.
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.
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.
(flutists teaching in various places)
Music Conferences and Workshops
Offered year-round by Tracy Harris
Flute Network Master class Listings
Upcoming flute masterclasses in New York, NY & beyond - NOT
just summer programs
Schocker Master Class
Look under "Engagements"