June 24 - 30, 2018
For students completing grades 8-12.
Enrollment is full and this program is closed to new applications.
Designed for senior high flutists, this program focuses on strengthening musicianship and fundamental technique. Students are exposed to a wide range of repertoire, orchestral excerpts, and receive advice on preparing for college auditions in addition to gaining perspective on all facets of flute practice and performance. New to the program this year, flutists will have the opportunity to perform in woodwind quintets, flute ensembles, and woodwind chamber ensembles coached by ISYM faculty members as part of the ISYM Pre-College Academy. Activities and classes in the Pre-College Academy are designed to immerse students in acollege music experience similar to what they would experience as a music student at the University of Illinois.
Here is what a typical day in the Pre-College Flute program will look like:
8:15- 8:30 am: Group warm-up
9:30-10:30 am: Master Class
9:45- 10:45 am: Individual Practice/Lessons
11:00- noon: Pre-College Chamber Music hour (woodwind quintets and ensembles)
Noon- 1:00: lunch
1:15- 2:15 pm: Individual Practice
2:30- 3:30 pm: Workshops
3:45-4:45 pm: Electives
5:15 pm: Dinner and evening activities
10:30 pm- lights out
Qualifications: Students must have a minimum of 4 years of flute experience, and be enrolled in private lessons. Applicants should be at least entering grade 9 and will be accepted through graduating seniors.
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Program Faculty Artist: Jonathan Keeble, The University of Illinois
Jonathan Keeble is known for his rich tone, effervescent personality, and nuanced musicality. In high demand as performing artist and master class clinician, he has been described as having an “infinitely flexible sound, with many subtle colors,” and is among the leading performers of his generation. Recently released, critically acclaimed recordings include Voyage and Song of the Black Swan as part of the Aletheia Duo, and Turbulent Winds with the Prairie Winds. He is a regular performer at National Flute Association conventions, and is currently Immediate Past President of the Association.