The Artistic Flutist: Bonita Boyd International Flute Masterclass


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The Artistic Flutist: Bonita Boyd International Flute Masterclass

July 28-31, 2019 / Sunday-Wednesday, 9:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m.
Rooms: Hatch Recital Hall, Howard Hanson Hall

Luke Fitzpatrick, director
Bonita Boyd, Eastman School of Music
Jeffrey Barker, Associate Principal Flute, Seattle Symphony
Anne Lindblom Harrow, Eastman School of Music
Luke Fitzpatrick, Principal Flute, Fort Wayne Philharmonic, Des Moines Metro Opera
Featured presenters:
Sue Callan Harris, PT, MS, CLT
Didrik Söderström, Storyteller and Creative Director, The Hnossa Project
Adam Workman, Flutistry Boston

A 4-day intensive study featuring daily flute master classes led by legendary Eastman pedagogue Bonita Boyd. Additional guest faculty will include Jeffrey Barker (Associate Principal Flute of the Seattle Symphony), Luke Fitzpatrick (Principal Flute of the Fort Wayne Philharmonic, Des Moines Metro Opera), and Anne Lindblom Harrow (Eastman School of Music). Flutists will be exposed to a unique and comprehensive curriculum, beginning with a solo recital from Professor Boyd and continuing with intensive study of orchestral excerpts and solo flute repertoire. Participants will play for an orchestral mock audition (conducted identically to a professional flute audition), attend lectures on the music profession, and perform on one of two Participant Concerts at the end of the week. The program also includes a physical wellness seminar led by Sue Callan Harris, PT, MS, CLT and a workshop on “Acting for Musicians.”

Performers will be chosen by audition; flutists wishing to audit the class do not need to audition. (Auditors may attend all class sessions but will not get to perform.)

Audition requirements (performer candidates only):
Please send your biography, résumé, and recording(s) by May 1, 2019:

  • Short Biography
    • One or two paragraphs about your solo and ensemble experience, awards, honors, etc.
  • A current copy of your music résumé
  • Audition Recording
    • 10-20 minutes of music, composed of at least two pieces of contrasting styles
    • If a piece uses piano accompaniment, recordings with piano are highly preferred but not required
    • Three orchestral excerpts may be submitted in lieu of ONE of the required pieces
    • YouTube link(s) or mp4 file(s) preferred; mp3 file(s) only accepted if video is not available

Click here to upload audition materials to the secure Summer@Eastman dropbox. Documents may also be emailed to the Summer@Eastman office at To submit audition videos using links, email the links to

There is no fee to audition for this institute. Audition results will be announced after the May 1 deadline.

Welcome and introductions: Sunday, July 28, at 9:00 a.m. in Hatch Hall
Faculty Concert: Sunday, July 28 at 7:30 p.m. in Hatch Recital Hall
Participant Concerts: 
Tuesday, July 30 at 7:30 p.m. in Hatch Recital Hall
Wednesday, July 31 at 7:30 p.m. in Hatch Recital Hall

Professional Development Hours: 24
Performers: $665 / noncredit     CRN 21823
Adult auditors: $200 / noncredit     CRN 21837
High school auditors: $100 / noncredit     CRN 21846

“An amazing chance to play for some of the best flutists in the country.” – 2017 participant

Click HERE to apply