High School Flute Institute

The flute institute provides an opportunity for flutists to spend a week of intensive study with a distinguished faculty of performers and teachers. Students participate in daily master classes focusing on solo repertoire and orchestral excerpts.

  • This summer, we welcome featured faculty members Christina Jennings, Judith Mendenhall, and Nancy Stagnitta.

  • Paula Robinson, an American flutist who has appeared as a soloist with the New York Philharmonic and co-founded the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, was welcomed as a guest instructor at the Summer Flute Institute at Interlochen Arts Camp 2012.
Program length: 1 week
Program dates:
June 14, 2014 to June 20, 2014
Tuition: $1,075
Age range: Grades 9-12

Summer 2014 programs have concluded, but we'd love to have you join us next year! Join our mailing list, and you'll be among the first to know about summer 2015 programs.

  • Daily master classes focus on artistry, technical skills, and holistic musicianship
  • Warm-up and practice technique workshops
  • Stretching and Pilates for flutists
  • Flute chamber music ensembles
  • Student and faculty performances

Audition Requirements

Audio or video file #1: Mozart Concerto in G or D, exposition of movements 1 and 2 (with piano)

Audio or video file #2: Any one of the following pieces, with piano accompaniment:

  • Griffes - Poem
  • Handel - Sonata in g minor
  • Faure - Fantasie

Audio or video file #3: Etude of your choice

Audio or video file #4: Orchestral excerpts, major solos only:

  • Brahms - Symphony No. 4, movement 4 and
  • Beethoven - Leonore Overture No. 3

Additional Opportunities

Students interested in a multi-week, ensemble-based program are invited to also apply to the high school summer orchestra and wind symphony program, which begins immediately after this one-week institute.

Interlochen is also home to the Arts Academy boarding high school, which offers a flute major for grades 9-12, as well as a post-graduate year.


Judith Mendenhall

Faculty, Interlochen Flute Institute

Flute and Chamber Music Faculty, Mannes College and Queens College; Principal Flute, American Ballet Theatre Orchestra

Nancy Stagnitta

Instructor of Flute, Interlochen Arts Academy
Faculty, Interlochen Flute Institute
Faculty, Adult Chamber Music Camp

Christina Jennings

Faculty, Interlochen Flute Institute

Concerto soloist, recording artist, and Associate Professor of Flute at the University of Colorado Boulder

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