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The 2017 Masterclass Listings -
and for reference sake, info from 2016, too
...continuously updated - watch for additions!

Last updated: August 17, 2017

Listings of information on this page are provided free-of-charge and as a service. Please note that no endorsement of teachers or methods is necessarily implied by The Flute Network, simply because they are listed here. Even so, the opportunity to learn and to share musical experiences with others is one principle we do heartily recommend, and we hope you may find a way to take advantage of one or more of these excellent opportunities -- therefore it is a pleasure and an honor to share this information with you!

All information given in this listing is accurate to what we received here at the Flute Network. Be aware that some of the addresses and phone numbers for locations in other countries may look "strange" since they often use a different format than that commonly used in the USA. Likewise, typical US phone numbers and addresses may appear different to people from overseas! Where ever you live, as you read this, if you need help in sorting out the contact information, check with the long-distance phone operator or your local postmaster. (And of course, if you run into trouble getting the information you need, please let us know here at the Flute Network too! We'll be glad to try to help.)

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Helpful Hint: Classes are listed in order of their beginning date. ...Are you looking for a particular date, or teacher, or location??? Use the search function on your browser! (This may be under the "Edit" option if you have a tool bar at the top of your screen...) That should help speed you through the listings to find just what you're looking for! ALSO - as the year moves on, we've moved classes that have already happened this year to the bottom of the list, but keep them included here, as the folks who ran them are most likely the ones to contact about next years events. Do stay tuned - we continue to update with new listings as they come in, both for this year AND next!




OPEN DATES - Special Masterclass Opportunity

  • All-Year-Round. FLUTEinWIEN - Your Private Masterclass in Vienna, Austria. With ORY SCHNEOR (Principal flutist, Munich Chamber Orchestra, Tongyeong Festival Orchestra, Member of Geneva Camerata) • Extra Long Classes • Daily Warm-up classes • Flexible dates all year-round • 3-6 days custom plan • Free afternoons and evenings in Vienna • For 1 or 2 participants only • A break with home made cake and roasted coffee included --- Learn more about this unique opportunity at
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    2017 MASTERCLASSES - info beginning to come in!

  • March 18-19, 2017 – THE ART OF TEACHING (The Consummate Flutist Series, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA. A first of its kind, “The Art of Teaching” is a comprehensive, collaborative weekend open to the most important members of our flute community: teachers! Led by acclaimed pedagogues ALBETO ALMARZA, JEANNE BAXTRESSER, LORNA McGHEE, SOO-KYUNG PARK and LEA PEARSON “The Art of Teaching” will feature round-table discussions, specialized classes, and musical workshops. Participants are encouraged to share their own experiences, while gaining valuable knowledge and inspiration to bring back to their studios. Tuition alone: $250/weekend, $125/day. More info: email - and the website for registration and information is
  • June 13-17, 2017 - THE CONSUMMATE FLUTIST 2017 with ALBERTO ALMARZA, JEANNE BAXTRESSER, SOO-KYUNG PARK, MARIANNE GEDIGIAN and MARIE TACHOUET at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA. The Consummate Flutist 2017 is an inspirational masterclass for flutists of all ages. Daily masterclasses will focus on standard repertoire and orchestral excerpts. In addition, workshops and lectures will focus on many aspects of flute fundamentals and career planning, including performance and audition techniques and strategies for being a successful student and beyond!. Masterclass Performers (audition required): perform in 2 solo masterclasses & 1 orchestral excerpt masterclass. Lesson Participants: receive 2 mini-lessons plus attend all classes. Young One-Day Participant: receive one mini-lesson plus a one-day pass. Tuition alone: PERFORMERS: $650, PARTICIPANTS: $450, YOUNG ONE-DAY PARTICIPANTS: $125, AUDITORS: $50/day or $150/entire class. Limited on campus housing will be available for an additional fee. Visit for more information and to apply. Email:, Facebook:
  • June 18 to July 1, 2017. Le Domaine Forget International Music and Dance Academy Woodwind Session, 5, rang Saint-Antoine, C.P. 672, Saint-Irénée, Quebec, Canada. This two-week program proposes, to advanced flutists, aged 16 or more, a collaborative and personalized pedagogical approach. The Flute session emphasizes solo practice and chamber music. Details online at: or email:
  • June 27-July 2, 2017. The MRINA PICCININI International Master Classes in Miami Beach, FL at the New World Symphony Center. The MPIMC offers an intense week of artistic inspiration and development in a supportive and collaborative setting which includes master classes, workshops, lectures, concerts and exhibits from some of the world's finest flute makers and distributors. The MPIMC is open to flutists of all ages at different stages of their career. There are 3 divisions: Master Performer's Division, Orchestral Audition Boot Camp and the Young Performers Division. Faculty: Marina Piccinini, Jeanne Baxtresser, Brook Ferguson and Kristin Bacchiocchi-Stewart. Details online at:
  • July 21 - July 30, 2017. Live your flute dream in Diekirch (10 days masterclass), with CARLO JANS, TILMANN DEHNHARD, CHRISTINA FASSBENDER, OLGA IVUSHEIKOVA and KERSTEN McCALL - Have you ever dreamt about playing for and work with the best flute professors? Do you want to spend fantastic holidays with wonderful musicians from all over the world? Participate in Forum for Flute and Piano and gain experience to enjoy playing the flute even more! ... With Ewa Rzetecka on Harpsichord; Accompaniment povided by: Ieva Dzerve and Kinga Firlej-Kubica; and Piano Professor: Daniel Bluemthal. For more info, and for registration, see website: or email:

  • August 1 - 8, 2017. LUISA SELLO - VIENNA (Austria) - Sommer Akademie. Luisa Sello is Professor of Flute at University of Music in Trieste. Flute Master and concerts in Maria Hilfe Kirche. Accomodation (B&B according with the organization). Details online at: - email:
  • August 17 - 23, 2017. LUISA SELLO - VERONA (Italy) - Verona Summer Festival. Luisa Sello is Professor of Flute at University of Music in Trieste. Flute Master and concerts in Castelvecchio. Accomodation (in the same College of the course). Details online at: - email:
  • August 24 - 31, 2017. LUISA SELLO - UDINE (Italy) - International Music Campus. Luisa Sello is Professor of Flute at University of Music in Trieste. Flute Master, chamber music, and concerts. Accomodation (in the same College of the course). Details online at: - email:
  • October 25 - 29, 2017. LISA GAMBACCIANI Flute Masterclass in Paris (France) - with Davide Perrone, accompanist. Organized by Perrone Academy Centre Ermitage - Maison du Père Joseph 34, Boulevard Richelieu, Rueil Malmaison. Apply if you want to get the best of European Classical Music methods and experiences! There you will find group classes of technique and relaxation, flute and chamber music classes, new repertoire from Spain, Italy and Catalonia, also from contemporary composers, international environment, concert on Sunday evening and Saturday free for tourism!!! More about Lisa here - -- and more info on this wonderful opportunity here -
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    For reference sake, and for now, here's the listings for the 2016 MASTERCLASSES

  • June 19 to July 3, 2016. LE DOMAINE FORGET International Music and Dance Academy Woodwind Session, 5, rang Saint-Antoine, C.P. 672, Saint-Irénée, Quebec, Canada. Details online at: or email:
  • June 20 - 25, 2016. JEFFREY KHANER Khaner Flute Class, Curtis Institute of Music, Lenfest Hall (Philadelphia, PA). The Jeffrey Khaner Flute Class features interactive courses and master classes with Jeffrey Khaner, principal flute of the Philadelphia Orchestra, and courses with MIMI STILLMAN, founder of the Dolce Suono Ensemble. Sessions include warm-up classes, breathing techniques, and a Claude Debussy study. Student participants will play several times during the week in the master classes and receive individualized attention from Jeffrey Khaner. Due to the limited number of student spots available, participants can also audit. Auditors can enjoy the benefit of taking part in all courses and attending all master classes. All flutists are encouraged to apply. Early applications for all Summerfest programs, with a reduced application fee, are due February 26th; registration ends May 13th. Learn more and register today on our website:
  • June 26 - July 3, 2016. Pender Island Flute Retreat with WILLIAM BENNETT and LORNA McGHEE - Telling Stories in Sound -- All the details and application online at: • applications due March 1! For those curious fluters who are seeking to expand their experience of performing and pedagogy through the creative and courageous integration of personal and professional growth. Roger Admiral, pianist Heather Campbell, workshops Dr. Gabriella Minnes-Brandes, Alexander Technique Wayne McNab, Reiki
  • July 17 - August 6, 2016. Young Artist Summer Program, at the Curtis Institute of Music, Lenfest Hall, Philadelphia, PA. Young artists will experience conservatory-style living with a rigorous musical schedule and opportunities to perform with peers in an intimate, challenging, and supportive learning environment. This three-week course features personalized attention from top-tier faculty which includes Curtis faculty members, musicians from the Philadelphia Orchestra, Curtis alumni with active solo and chamber music careers, and side by sides with Curtis Artist teachers drawn from the student body. More info online:
  • July 22 - 31, 2016. The 27th Annual Galway Flute Festival, with SIR JAMES and LADY GALWAY, in the beautiful lakeside town of Weggis, Switzerland. For flutists of all levels. Each day begins with warm-ups led by Sir James, focusing on tone production and technique. The day continues with masterclasses given by Sir James and Lady Galway, along with workshops on orchestral excerpts, chamber ensemble music, improvisation, piccolo, low flutes, contemporary techniques and more. Evenings are filled with concerts by the world's leading flutists and an Opening Gala Concert with Sir James and Lady Galway. Applications and 2 audition videos for Sir James' masterclass are due April 30. We suggest anyone applying for Lady Galway's masterclass to submit your application by May 31. Limited accommodations are available at Stella Matutina for full time active participants. Don't miss out on this extraordinary opportunity to be a part of the festival and learn from the Master! For more information, please visit or email us:
  • July 22 - 31, 2016. The 28th Forum For Flute and Piano - Live your musical dream in Diekirch, LUXEMBOURG, Europe: - Have you ever dreamt about playing for and work with the best flute professors? -Do you want to spend fantastic holidays with wonderful musicians from all over the world? -Participate in Forum for Flute and Piano and gain experience to enjoy playing the flute even more! ... This 10 days masterclass will be with : FLUTE : Carlo JANS, Sanqing and Qiling CHEN, Robert DICK, Nicole ESPOSITO, Jürgen FRANZ, Dejan GAVRIC HARPSICHORD : Ewa RZETECKA ACCOMPANIMENT : Ieva DZERVE, Cordula HACKE, Katrin REIFENRATH PIANO : Daniel BLUMENTHAL. Fees: 425 eur lessons and 225 b„ All the details online at: or via email:
  • August 1 - 8, 2016. LUISA SELLO Sommer Akademie, in Vienna, Austria. Flute Master and concerts in Maria Hilfe Kirche. More about Luisa here: ( More event info online:, via email: or phone: cell. +43.699.10504978
  • August 17 - 23, 2016. LUISA SELLO at Verona Summer Festival, Flute Master and concerts in Castelvecchio. More about Luisa here: ( Details online: email:
  • August 24 - 31, 2016. LUISA SELLO in Udine, Italy - INternational Music Campus. Flute Master, chamber music and concerts, with Susan Hoeppner. More about Luisa here: ( Details online at:
  • September 4 - 10, 2016. PHILIPPA DAVIES Flute Holiday, in Cubertou, SW France. A rare opportunity for advanced players/teachers and intermediate players to play and learn with this fabulous flautist. Group workshops on all technical aspects of playing and lots of good flute ensemble playing too. Idyllic old farmhouse in deepest rural France, lovely swimming pool, great food! Details at or email or tel: +44 (0)777 5898 723
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