2021 Flute Seminar
Important note: this program has been cancelled for 2021. Please see our COVID-19 Resources page for more information about this decision.
The Brevard Music Center is excited to host a new, two-week seminar just for flutists! BMC faculty members Amy Porter and Dilshad Posnock , along with guest clinician Greg Pattillo, lead this immersive, engaging, and fun experience to help improve your technique, accelerate your growth, and expand your network of teachers and fellow flutists.
The Flute Seminar is for participants ages 14-29. During the program, students will work closely with faculty to receive both individual and group instruction. Topics to be covered include:
- Holistic approaches to playing
- Private lessons
- Performance anxiety
- Stage presence and self-promotion
- Music theory and literature
- Audition preparation and mock auditions
- Recitals and performances
Admission to the Brevard Music Center is determined by audition. Flutists may upload audio recordings or link(s) to YouTube video auditions directly into the application.
Perform two contrasting solo works or movements from different style periods.
The tuition for the Flute Seminar is $2500. This includes all instruction, housing, meals, and transportation in Brevard. Each participant is responsible for travel to and from Brevard.
The application fee is $45. A non-refundable enrollment fee of $500 is due within 2 weeks of acceptance.
For refund policies specifically related to the ongoing COVID-19 health crisis, please visit our FAQ page.
Brevard Music Center offers limited scholarship assistance for the Flute Seminar according to a student's audition and demonstrated financial need, and program need.
Students are encouraged to seek financial assistance from outside sources. Schools, music clubs and organizations, youth orchestras and bands, service clubs (e.g., Rotary, Kiwanis, etc.), businesses, and foundations may be willing to help. Be professional and creative, and start planning early.
Students apply for Brevard's scholarships online, as part of the regular application process. Applying for scholarship support requires disclosure of certain financial information and a detailed statement of need.
BMC Opportunity Scholarship
The BMC Opportunity Scholarship is designed to assist historically underrepresented populations in the study of music. Open to students of African-American and Latinx descent, the BMC Opportunity Scholarship program seeks to help these young musicians overcome financial obstacles that might prevent them from achieving their full potential. BMC Opportunity Scholarships are awarded in conjunction with financial aid. Students may apply for the scholarship in the Financial Aid section of the online application.
Brevard Music Center students in the Flute Seminar may apply to serve as Resident Assistants for the two-week program.
A limited number of Resident Assistant (RA) positions are available. Brevard's Resident Assistants (RA) provide guidance to younger students and supervise student living quarters.
RAs have the same ensemble and performance opportunities as other college division students. RAs pay only a non-refundable enrollment fee of $500 which covers tuition, room, and board.
An RA applicant must:
- be at least 20 years of age by June 1, 2021
- submit the separate Resident Assistant application (within the general application)
- be accepted first as a student
- submit to a formal background check, if selected
All payments, except the $45 application fee and $500 enrollment fee, will be fully refunded if the Center receives notice of cancellation due to serious illness before May 1.
Written verification from an M.D. is required before a refund can be made. No reduction in fees can be made for late arrival or early departure.
No refunds will be made after May 1.