For students interested in receiving intensive musical training on flute.
The Flute Workshop offers intensive musical training on flute while building confidence both musically and personally. Students will perform daily, focusing on good fundamentals, and learn to play musically within a chamber group. This workshop provides an opportunity for students to experience the training that it takes to become a professional flutist.
New - Two Levels Offered!
Level 1 - Jr. High to Intermediate High School
Taught by Hideko Amano
Level 2 - Advanced High School to Post College
Taught by Eugenia Moliner, Mary & John Thorne
If a High School Student would like to be in Level 2, please contact Hideko Amano at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This workshop is held in the beautiful MYA Center in Fort Sheridan.
Monday, June 24 through Friday, June 28, from 1:30 - 6:30 PM, students will be playing and learning in a variety of ways. The schedule for the workshop is to include master classes, technique classes, flute choir, chamber music, and performance classes. The workshop will conclude with a final concert.
Hideko Amano is an experienced flute teacher in the Chicago metropolitan area. She was an adjunct professor at DePaul University from 2003-2007. While there, she was an assistant to Mary Stolper, the principal flutist of the Grant Park Symphony. Ms. Amano earned her Bachelor’s Degree at New England Conservatory in Boston in 1995. Her principal teacher was Ms. Paula Robison at NEC. From 1995 to 1998, Ms. Amano continued her musical education in Paris , France where she studied with Mathieu Dufour, who is the principal flute of the CSO. She also studied with Susan Levitin, Peter-Lukas Grafs, Marzio Conti, Alan Marion, and Raymond Guiot privately and at numerous music festivals throughout Europe.
Summer 2013 Guest Artist Schedule
Monday, June 24th, time: TBD: Mary Stolper
Mary Stolper is a frequent soloist and chamber music performer who has made guest appearances throughout the United States and Europe. Currently, Ms. Stolper is Principal Flute of the Grant Park Symphony, Music of the Baroque, Chicago Opera Theater and the new music ensemble Fulcrum Point. As an active studio musician she has also played for hundreds of TV and radio commercials. Ms. Stolper earned her Masters Degree in flute performance from Northwestern University, where she studied under Mr. Walfrid Kujala.
Tuesday, June 25th, 1:30 - 4:30pm: Eugenia Moliner
Eugenia Moliner has been acclaimed by the British Flute Society Magazine as "An artist of the highest caliber." Mrs. Moliner is currently Artist Faculty at the Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University in Chicago. She has appeared around the world as a soloist, collaborating artist, as well as a member of the highly acclaimed "Cavatina Duo" with guitarist Denis Azabagic. Mrs. Moliner has been featured as a live performer as well as on the radio and television throughout the USA, Spain, the Netherlands and Taiwan. Highlights of the upcoming season include concert tours in the US and South East Asia, solo appearance with orchestras as well as collaboration with Mathieu Dufour and the Chicago Chamber Musicians. For more information, please visit Eugenia's website or Cavatina Duo's website.
Wednesday, June 26th, 2:00 - 4:00pm: John Thorne
John Thorne is an Associate Professor of Flute at Northwestern University's Bienen School of Music. Mr. Thorne has held positions with the Houston Symphony, the San Antonio Symphony, Florida West Coast Symphony as well as the New World Symphony where he was an inaugural member. He has taught at the University of Houston's Moores School of Music as well as the Texas Music Festival. In addition to teaching privately, he has given master classes in Texas for the Houston Flute Club, Austin Flute Club and at the University of Texas. Mr Thorne as appeared as a soloist as well a Chamber Musician. As a Chamber Musician, he has performed with DaCamera of Houston, the Greenbriar Consortium, the Texas Music Festival, and the Florida Wind Quintet. He holds a Bachelor of Music from the Curtis Institute of Music as well as a Master of Music from Michigan State University.
Students must be between grades 7 and 12 as of this summer. Students should have a solid background in flute and be taking private lessons.
Tuition and Application
Students wishing to attend the workshop should complete the Secure Online Application Form and submit the non-refundable $50 application fee. This application fee will be applied toward summer camp tuition. No audition is required. Applications will be accepted until all positions have been filled. Tuition must be paid in full by June 15, 2013. Tuition for this workshop includes participation in the Evening Orchestra.
The financial aid form must be submitted at the same time as the workshop application.
Flute Workshop : $550 (Non-Residental)
*PLEASE NOTE* All 2013 MYA tour participants will receive a 50% reduction in tuition!