Welcome to the University of Colorado Flute Studio Website. Here you will find complete details about the CU flute program including:
- CU Ensembles
- Upcoming Recitals
- Audition and Scholarship Information
- Panoramic Flutist - Summer Residential Seminar
- Current CU Flute Student Accomplishments
- CU Flute Alumni
The Flute Studio holds 14-17 undergraduate and graduate flute majors. These advanced flutists hail from such places as Colorado, Texas, New York, Mexico, Venezuela, New Zealand, and South Africa. Students come from a broad range of backgrounds and have done degree work at institutions including Rice and Indiana Universities, UNT, and Stony Brook.
There are two Graduate Teaching Assistantships designated for the Flute Studio. One performs in the Graduate Quintet (The Chinook Winds), an award-winning Woodwind Quintet. The other (usually a DMA student) serves as the studio assistant, teaching non-major flute students, holding sectionals, and giving extra help with lesson materials. Both TAs play in major ensembles without exception. Graduate flutists are eligible for other assistantships within the College of Music. For more information on auditioning please visit the Prospective Student section.
Degrees are offered in Bachelor of Music in Performance, Bachelor of Music in Education, Bachelor of Arts in Music, Masters of Music in Performance, Master of Music Performance in Pedagogy, Woodwind Certificate Program, and the Doctorate of Musical Arts.
Students have weekly lessons, studio class, excerpts class, and technique class.
The flute studio tremendously benefits from the Collaborative Piano Program. Under the direction of Alexandra Nyugen and Margaret McDonald, collaborative majors learn important flute repertoire, which is coached by our faculty and performed on recitals.
We are fortunate to host guest artists annually. Since 2006 a partial list of our guests includes: Nancy Andrew, Marianne Gedigianne, Leone Buyse, George Pope, Laura Barron, Jill Felber, Lisa Garner Santa, and Nancy Stagnitta. CU’s music library houses the complete solo collection of legendary flutist Martha Rearick.
All students participate in ensembles, which include Symphony Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra, Wind Symphony, Symphonic Band, Opera, Chamber music, Pendulum (a new music ensemble), and the Early Music Ensemble.
The flute studio is a supportive yet intense group of musicians who are passionate about the flute!
CU is dedicated to developing the whole musician. Students are expected to balance academic and instrumental excellence, and have the opportunity to participate in a range of diverse programs, such as the Entrepreneurship Center for Music, classes in the Alexander Technique through our Musicians’ Wellness Initiative, or participate in one of the many world music ensembles including the West African Highlife Ensemble. For a complete look at these diverse programs, please explore the College of Music site. In addition, the world-class courses offered through the University provide students with a well-rounded education. Many studio members have double majored or minored in other areas including: Business, Engineering, English and French.