High School Flute Institute

The flute institute is your opportunity to spend a week of intensive study with a distinguished faculty of performers and teachers. During your time here, you will participate in daily master classes, focusing on solo repertoire and orchestral excerpts.

Program length: 1 week
Program dates:
June 20, 2020 to June 26, 2020
Tuition: $1,575
Age range: Students currently in grades 6-9
Currently accepting applications on a rolling admission basis

We’re currently finalizing Interlochen Arts Camp 2021 programs. Please check back soon or contact Admission at admission@interlochen.org.

At the one-week flute institute, you will have the opportunity to learn from accomplished faculty as you develop your knowledge, skills, and artistry. The intensive schedule of master classes, workshops, and ensemble playing will help prepare you for success in high school and beyond as you learn to make the most of your practice time alongside other motivated flutists. Students also attend faculty performances and are afforded ample individual practice time.

Master classes focus on solo repertoire, stage presence, ensemble work with piano, and technical growth.

Offerings include:

  • Workshops: Warm-up and practice techniques (tone, vibrato, intonation, articulation, breathing technique, finger technique)
  • Additional Workshops on: Preparing for college auditions, Managing performance anxiety, Improvisation
  • Stretching and Pilates for Flutists class
  • Master classes: one solo performance and observation of advanced flute institute classes
  • Small flute ensemble rehearsals, coachings, and performance


Audition Requirements

Two contrasting works: one demonstrating lyricism and another demonstrating technique. Appropriate works include etudes, solo works, and movements from sonatas or concerti. No accompaniment necessary

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

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