Below is a list of recommended camps for flute players, by location and date. I HIGHLY encourage all of you to attend a camp this summer if you are able.

Chicago-area Flute Camps
For a COMPLETE LISTING of all flute masterclasses, retreats, etc - please visit the National Flute Association Website or Flute Talk Magazine's Complete List of Summer Flute Events, which will be up shortly
  •  Illinois Valley Summer Flute Retreat
DATES June 21-27, 2015
LOCATION: Peru, IL (Near Starved Rock State Park)
AGES: ALL AGES (grade school through adult)
COST: $325 (before May 31, then $350), includes room and board for out of town students
WEBSITE: http://www.musicsuite408.com/  or contact Sue Gillio at phloot1@aol.com
AUDITION REQUIRED? NO
DETAILS: A really fun day camp with masterclasses, ensembles, and more. Housing available free of charge in other students' homes for out of town students on a first come, first-serve basis. Apply early!
  •  Midwest Young Artist Flute Workshop
DATES: June 22-26, 2015 (1:30-6:30PM Daily)
LOCATION: Highwood, IL

AGES: 12-20
COST: $570
WEBSITE: http://mya.org/summer/flute.php

AUDITION REQUIRED:  (Only if you want to play for the Bonita Boyd Masterclass)
DETAILS:
Midwest Young Artists’ Chicago 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. Teachers include Jim Walker, Patricia George, Jonathan Keeble, Eugenia Moliner, Hideko Amano
 
  • UW Whitewater Flute Camp
DATES: July 12-17, 2015
LOCATION: Whitewater, WI (a few hours north of Chicago)
AGES: High School
COST: $480 (includes all room and board)
WEBSITE: http://www.uww.edu/ce/camps/music/flute
AUDITION REQUIRED? No
DETAILS: This is a great camp for flute players of all levels. 2 daily lessons with two different instructors, plus daily classes on warm-ups, theory, contemporary flute, piccolo, music theory and history, yoga for flute players, and more! Evening activities include sports, movies, faculty recitals, trips to the symphony, etc.   Recital at the end of the week. Really great value
  • Dr. Cate's Flute Camp
DATES:
June 27, 2015 to July 18, 2015
July 19, 2015 to August 10, 2015
- See more at: http://camp.interlochen.org/program/music/int/winds-percussion#sthash.aSP46jOx.dpuf
July 13-17, 2015
LOCATION: Montgomery, IL
AGES: Grades 7-10
COST: $400
WEBSITE:http://www.fluteline.com
AUDITION REQUIRED? NO
DETAILS: This is a FUN camp from a former student of the legendary Marcel Moyse. A great camp for a first-time camper - this is a low-cost, day camp.




OUT OF CHICAGO AREA CAMPS
For a COMPLETE LISTING of all flute masterclasses, retreats, etc - please visit the National Flute Association Website or Flute Talk Magazine's Complete List of Summer Flute Events, which will be up shortly

NAME: Interlochen High School Flute Institute
DATES: June 20-26, 2015
LOCATION: Interlochen, MI
AGES: High School
COST: $1115
WEBSITE: http://www.uww.edu/ce/camps/music/flute
AUDITION REQUIRED? YES (includes Mozart Concerto in D or G, orchestral excerpts and solo of your choice)
DETAILS: A camp for the very serious high school flute player. Masterclasses with world- reknown Paula Robison, Judith Mendenhall, and Nancy Stagnitta.



NAME: Interlochen Summer Arts Camp
DATES:
June 27, 2015 to July 18, 2015
July 19, 2015 to August 10, 2015
- See more at: http://camp.interlochen.org/program/music/int/winds-percussion#sthash.aSP46jOx.dpuf
 June 27-July 18, 2015 (3 weeks)  (Also July 19-Aug 10)
AGES: Grades 6-9
COST: $5250
WEBSITE: http://camp.interlochen.org/program/music/int/winds-percussion
AUDITION REQUIRED?
DETAILS: This is one of the finest, oldest camps around. With opportunities for lessons, playing in a symphony, ensembles, masterclasses, and much more. Expensive, but worth every penny.

NAME: Northern California Flute Camp
DATES: July 10-18, 2015
LOCATION: Carmel Valley, CA
AGES: 12-19
COST: $1350
WEBSITE: http://www.flutecamp.com
AUDITION REQUIRED? Yes - recording of 2 contrasting pieces, Application Deadline May 1st
DETAILS: Masterclasses with legendary flute player Bonita Boyd. See website for more details


Summer Classes for College-Age and Adults
 

This is a list ONLY of camps I have personally attended, worked with the instructors, or can otherwise personally recommend. For a COMPLETE LISTING of all flute masterclasses, retreats, etc - please visit the National Flute Association Website
or Flute Talk Magazine's Complete List of Summer Flute Events, which will be up shortly


NAME: Amy Porter's Anatomy of Sound Workshop
DATES: June 6-9, 2015
LOCATION: Ann Arbor, Michigan (University of Michigan)
WEBSITE: http://www.music.umich.edu/special_programs/adult/anatomyofsound.htm

NAME: Tadeau Coehlo's  Inspiration and Praise Masterclass
DATES: TBA
Location: Greenville, SC
Website: http://www.tempoprimoenterprises.com/classes/classes.html
DETAILS: This is a masterclass specifically for Christian flute players

NAME: William Bennett's Summer Flute Academy
DATES: June 7-14, 2015
LOCATION: Clarksville, TN
Website: http://www.apsu.edu/music/william-bennett-summer-flute-academy-home-0