Flute at Arts Academy
Why Study Flute at Interlochen
The flute’s traditional roles as a solo instrument, in orchestral and chamber music settings, and in the realm of jazz bely its versatility in contemporary music of all genres. At Interlochen Arts Academy, you’ll hone your skills, develop your artistry, and explore the flute’s many possibilities.
What You’ll Learn
Our boarding arts high school provides a vibrant environment where you can reach your full potential. Our six unique music tracks will help you focus on your interests and express your talent in a way that's unique to you.
All our students take a combination of private and studio classes, as well as participate in small and large ensembles. Our instruction is tailor-made for you. You'll work on healthy physicality in flute playing, strong depth and knowledge in fundamental practice and skills, and explore your interpretive skills through a broad range of repertoire.
Jeanne Baxtresser, former Juilliard professor; Principal Flutist for the New York Philharmonic; Interlochen Arts Academy alumna
Sir James Galway, globally renowned soloist
Amy Porter, University of Michigan professor and international soloist
Jim Walker, Colburn School; University of Southern California; former Principal Flutist for the Los Angeles Philharmonic; founder of the jazz quartet Free Flight
You'll have opportunities to rehearse and perform in various ensembles, including orchestra, wind symphony, and chamber music, as well as jazz and popular music settings. Learn more in our Explore Ensembles below.
Access to Flute Leaders
As a flute instrumentalist at Interlochen, you will have access to guest artists from leading conservatories and university programs, as well as major symphony orchestras and the solo stage.
The Music Center
Our state-of-the-art 60,000 square-foot music facility has two 3,500 square-foot rehearsal halls, two recording studios—which allow for rehearsal and performance recordings in multiple venues on campus—multiple ensemble and practice rooms, and individual faculty teaching studios. Learn more about The Music Center.
Assembled at the faculty's discretion, chamber music ensembles are offered as electives in the Music division. Each ensemble is coached by one of the Arts Academy's acclaimed instrumental faculty.
A recipient of the American Prize, the Interlochen Arts Academy Orchestra performs an advanced repertoire that includes symphonies, concerti, contemporary works, and original compositions.
The American Prize-winning Interlochen Arts Academy Wind Symphony presents a diverse and challenging repertoire in regular live, prerecorded, and public radio performances.
The Interlochen Arts Academy Jazz Ensemble boasts a storied history as one of the nation's most elite high school ensembles. Members develop as soloists and ensemble performers through rehearsals and performances of jazz standards and contemporary works.
Interlochen Arts Academy's jazz combos are select groups of five to eight of the jazz program's most experienced improvisers. Members flex their skills as improvisers, while practicing collaboration and ensemble communication.
Interlochen was truly a life-changing experience for me. My time studying with Ms. Stagnitta within a studio of other passionate musicians created a new vision for how I saw myself and involvement with music. I am so grateful for my time making beautiful music in the middle of the Northern Michigan woods as a part of my journey to self-discovery.
Delia, Classical Performance
Recent Interlochen Arts Academy Music Division students have continued their education at the following institutions and beyond.
Berklee College of Music
Boston Conservatory at Berklee
California Institute of the Arts
Carnegie Mellon University
Cleveland Institute of Music
Curtis Institute of Music
The Juilliard School
Johns Hopkins University
Manhattan School of Music
New England Conservatory
New York University
Oberlin College and Conservatory
San Francisco Conservatory of Music
University of Miami
University of Michigan
University of Rochester
University of Southern California
Mei Stone plays on NPR's From the Top and with "The President's Own" United States Marine Band
As a student at Interlochen Arts Academy, flute player Mei Stone experienced great success through hard work and determination.