See also: UCF Flute Boot Camp

Summer Flute & Piccolo Institute

3/26/20 UPDATE: This camp will be held virtually. Current applicants will have housing refunded. For further questions, please contact noraleegarcia@ucf.edu.

June 15-19, 2020

Campus Location: Virtual

The University of Central Florida Summer Flute & Piccolo Institute is a one-week intensive program designed to educate and inspire young flutists (middle school or high school) through an interesting and cultivating curriculum that examines many aspects of flute performance.

Middle school session: 10am-3pm
High school session: 1pm-6pm

Areas of Concentration

  • All-State preparation
  • Daily Warm-Up
  • Solo Emsemble Preparation
  • State and National Competition Prep
  • Daily Flute Master Classes
  • Virtual Flute Choir Recording (including alto flute, bass flute, contrabass flute, double contrabass flute)
  • Audition Skills
All-State Preparation

High School Section

Auditions for Flute Orchestra Seating


2019-2020 All-State Audition Requirements

Flute lyrical, technical and allscales.

If you want to play piccolo, you can add the All-State piccolo requirement in your audition.

Audition (high school only) will take place 2-4pm on the first day of camp, Section 1 June 13 and Section 2 June 20, in the Performance Arts Center, room M120.

Middle School Section

2019 All-State Middle School Audition Requirements


Warm-Up with Dr. García

Each day begins with a warm-up with Dr. Nora Lee García.

Middle school warm-up exercises will be provided during camp.

High school students can preview the advanced warm-up music.

Reminders

Please make sure your child has access to
  • Flute and piccolo (the piccolo is not required if they do not have one)
  • A laptop/tablet with a built in or attachable camera
  • Zoom Application Downloaded to device
  • Headphones (can NOT be wireless & over the head works better with Zoom)
  • Attachable Microphone (not required but helps with sound quality)
  • Notebook and pencil for taking notes

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Reservation fee of $50 is non-refundable and will be used towards the cost of tuition.

Early Registration Tuition:
$325 by May 1
Late Registration Tuition:
$375 by June 1

As of 3/26/20, this camp will be held virtually, so no on-campus housing will be offered.

15% discount for second child.

Applications close June 1, 2020 at 5:00pm or when camps reach capacity

Sponsors

Powell Flutes Blocki Flute Method ChopSaver

Staff

  • Nora Lee García, D.M.A., Camp Director and Flute Instructor
  • Nicholas Buonanni, Flute Instructor
  • Benjamin Eubank, Flute Instructor

Assistants and Counselors

  • Isabel Aviles – Senior – Head Counselor and Contact
  • Jordana Levy – Sophomore – Part Time Counselor
  • Kailey Walker – Sophomore – Part Time Counselor

Parking

Not applicable for online camp

Housing

Not applicable for online camp

What to Bring

  • Flute and piccolo (the piccolo is not required if they do not have one)
  • A laptop/tablet with a built in or attachable camera
  • Zoom application downloaded to device
  • Headphones (can NOT be wireless & over the head works better with Zoom)
  • Attachable microphone (not required but helps with sound quality)
  • Notebook and pencil for taking notes

More Information

Institute Schedule Frequently Asked Questions Flyer Printable UCF Campus Map
Institute Schedule

Middle School

10:00am-11:00am – Sound and Scale Exercises
11:00am-12:00pm – Practice with Staff/All State Workshop
12:00pm-1:00pm – Break
1:00pm-2:00pm – Sight Reading and Recording Online
2:00pm-3:00pm – Master Class with Nicholas Buonanni/Guest Artist

High School

1:00pm-2:00pm – Basics and Scales
2:00pm-3:00pm – Master Class with Guest Artist
3:00pm-4:00pm – Break
4:00pm-5:00pm – Practice with Staff/All State Workshop
5:00pm-6:00pm – Master Class with Dr. Garcia

Frequently Asked Questions
  1. Where is the Rehearsal Hall?
    Click the following links for an interactive campus map or printable campus map
  2. What is a Flute Orchestra?
    A flute orchestra is a group of flute players that will be covering all voices like a regular orchestra. In this institute, we will have:
    • Concert Flute in C
    • Piccolo
    • Flute in Bb
    • Flute in Eb
    • Alto
    • Bass
    • Contra Bass (7 in the whole United States)
    • The DOUBLE CONTRA (The only one in the whole United States)
    • NEW Contra Bass in G
  3. Will there be a fee for the final Concert?
    No, the concert is FREE and please invite as many guests as you like. This is a very unique experience.
  4. May I stay in the camp with my son/daughter?
    You are welcome to come and watch our sections.
  5. If I stay, what I could do so I don't get bored?
    On campus is a lovely Barnes & Noble and Student Union. Also, we are very close to Waterford Lakes Mall.


For more information, contact Nora Lee García-Velázquez at (407)-823-3696 or ngarcia@mail.ucf.edu.

Video

Middle School Performance

Photo gallery

Peterson Tuners provided participants with BodyBeat sync wireless metronomes. Chopsaver provided participants with complementary lip balm.
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