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Summer Flute & Piccolo Institute

Flute instruction
Summer Flute and Piccolo Institute

June 17–21, 2024

UCF’s Summer Flute & Piccolo Institute is a one-week intensive program designed to educate and inspire young flutists through an interesting and cultivating curriculum that examines many aspects of flute and piccolo performance.

Each member will be placed in a flute choir, including full instrumentation (Piccolo, C flute, Alto flute, Bass flute and Contrabass flute) that will help flute students to read repertory, develop intonation, rhythm, and ensemble skills. Daily master-classes and individual coaching appointments provide continual and concentrated input from faculty. Flute choir, small ensembles, and private instruction are grouped according to the level of advancement. In addition to the daily curriculum, guest artists will give classes to the students. At the end of this exciting week, each student will take part in a final recital.

Sponsor logos - Powell Flutes, Blocki Flute, and ChopSaver

Submit Application

Applications open soon and will close on June 1, 2024 or when camps reach capacity.

Contact

Nora Lee García-Velázquez
[email protected]
See also Flute Boot Camp

Registration Fees

A reservation fee of $50 is non-refundable and will be used towards the cost of tuition. Tuition does not include a $35 administrative fee to Acceptd.

Early Registration Tuition Deadline

$400 by May 1, 2024 at 11:59 p.m.

Late Registration Tuition Deadline

$475 after May 1, 2024 at 11:59 p.m.

Registration Deadline

Applications will close on June 1, 2024 at 11:59 p.m. or when camps reach capacity. A 15% discount is available for a second child.

Refund Policy

Requests for refunds of camp tuition must be submitted no later than 11 business days prior to camp start date. No refunds will be considered within two weeks prior to the start of the camp session. Transaction fees paid to Accepted during registration are non-refundable, and a $50 processing fee is deducted from all refunds.

Housing

Early Registration Housing

$300 by May 1, 2024

Regular Housing

$350 after May 1, 2024

Housing Deadline

June 1, 2024

More Information

  • All-State prep
  • Solo-ensemble
  • Intonation
  • Rhythm
  • Sight-reading
  • Tone development
  • Audition skills
  • Working with accompaniment
  • Zumba

Please make sure your child has access to

  • Flute and piccolo (the piccolo is not required if they do not have one)
  • Notebook and pencil for taking notes

Day 1 - UCF Music (PAC)

  • 12:30pm - Check in INSIDE Performing Arts Center Music Building Box Office Area
  • 1pm - Auditions for Flute orchestra
  • 2pm - Flute orchestra
  • 3pm - Zumba
  • 4pm - Master Class/Lessons
  • 5pm - Piccolo
  • 6pm - Check out INSIDE Performing Arts Center Music Building Box Office Area

Day 2-4 - UCF Music (PAC)

  • 12:30pm - Check in INSIDE Performing Arts Center Music Building Box Office Area
  • 1pm - Warm up
  • 1:30pm - Flute orchestra
  • 3pm - Zumba
  • 4pm - Master Class/Lessons
  • 5pm - Piccolo
  • 6pm - Check out INSIDE Performing Arts Center Music Building Box Office Area

Day 5 - UCF Rehearsal Hall

  • 8:30–9:00am - Check in INSIDE Performing Arts Center Music Building Box Office Area
  • 9:30am - Warm up Rehearsal Hall
  • 10am - Flute orchestra
  • 11:30am - Lunch
  • 12:30pm - Tuning
  • 1pm - Final concert Rehearsal Hall
  • 2pm - Check out in Rehearsal Hall

Overnight campers will stay in UCF's Lake Claire housing.

Drop-off for housing will be inside the Performing Arts Center - Music Building at the Box Office.

Linens and towels are provided.

Pick-up is after the final concert at the Rehearsal Hall at 2:00pm.

  • Where is the Rehearsal Hall?
    View the building an the campus map website.
  • What is a Flute Orchestra?
    A flute orchestra is a group of flute players that will be covering all voices like a regular orchestra. In this institute, we will have:

    • Concert Flute in C
    • Piccolo
    • Flute in Bb
    • Flute in Eb
    • Alto
    • Bass
    • Contra Bass (7 in the whole United States)
    • The DOUBLE CONTRA (The only one in the whole United States)
    • NEW Contra Bass in G
  • Will there be a fee for the final Concert?
    No, the concert is FREE and please invite as many guests as you like. This is a very unique experience.
  • May I stay in the camp with my son/daughter?
    You are welcome to come and watch our sections.
  • If I stay, what could I do so I don't get bored?
    On campus is a lovely Barnes & Noble and Student Union. Also, we are very close to Waterford Lakes Mall.

Staff

  • Nora Lee García, D.M.A., Camp Director and Flute Instructor
    • Professor of Music, flute
    • Powell Flute Artist
    • Director of Flute@UCF
    • UCF Flute and Piccolo Institute
    • UCF Flute Boot Camp
    • UCF Flute Master Series
    • NFA First Generation Scholarship Coordinator
  • Nicholas Buonanni, D.M.A., Flute Instructor
    • Instructor of Flute — Concordia University Ann Arbor & Lansing Community College
    • Alto Flute Artist — Trevor James Flutes
    • Social Media Director — Southeast Michigan Flute Association
    • Low Flute Committee — National Flute Association
  • Anielka Silva Berrios, Flute Instructor
  • Thom Lake, Zumba Instructor