June 24 - 28, 2015
The Oberlin Flute Academy is designed for high school students who wish to devote a week to intensive work on flute-playing skills during an exhilarating week of master classes, lessons, performance classes, and recitals. Masterclasses and performance sessions with Alexa Still will take place for six hours daily. Each participant will be taught in a masterclass session, perform in a public performance class, and receive one half-hour private lesson. Participants may work on any repertoire of their choice, including orchestral excerpts; however, it must be understood that the shorter the pieces chosen, the more opportunity participants will have to present different styles.
Works selected for performance (individual movements, selections from larger works and unaccompanied works are also welcome) must be under 7 minutes and should be prepared prior to attending the academy. If selected work for performance is accompanied, preparation prior to the academy should include rehearsal with a pianist to ensure familiarity with accompaniment.