NEC Summer Session 2016
14th Annual New England Conservatory Summer Metropolitan Flute Festival Orchestra
Thursday, July 14 - Sunday, July 17, 2016
Paige Dashner Long, Director
The Summer Metropolitan Flute Festival Orchestra is a unique ensemble opportunity for students and teachers at the intermediate and advanced levels. This intensive weekend combines large ensemble and smaller select advanced ensemble rehearsals, concluding with a final concert at New England Conservatory's historic Jordan Hall. Teachers are invited to participate with students in the large flute ensemble and they will be featured in the advanced select ensemble. We welcome their studio participation. In addition, university and conservatory music majors will be featured during one selection. Director Paige Long will bring her unique flute collection, including her Kotato double contrabass flute and will select flutists to use them during the weekend. Music will be mailed to participants prior to the first rehearsal.
The advanced select ensemble will be chosen and part assignments will be based on consideration of the following:
- Students may submit either an audition CD or MP3 file to the address below with two short pieces in contrasting styles, or a teacher letter of recommendation commenting on the flutist's accuracy of pitch, rhythm, tone quality, level of playing, and a short list of two or three pieces of flute literature that the student can comfortably play.
- Adult amateurs may send in an audition CD or MP3 file or write a brief information letter describing their performance and ensemble experience, with a repertoire list of pieces most recently studied or performed.
- Teachers are requested to provide a short bio.
Before July 8: Send audition CD's and letters to:
PO Box 1436
Flagler Beach, FL 32136-1436
After July 8: Send materials to:
New England Conservatory
School of Continuing Education
290 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115
Attn: Paige Long
Early-bird discount price (registered and paid by June 6): $215
Teachers who bring 2 students will receive a 50% discount.
Alto or bass flute players using own instruments will receive a 25% discount.
Those who are eligible for either of these discounts should contact our registration staff before registrering at (617) 585-1314 to find out how to receive them.
Additional Fees: NEC $40 Summer Session registration fee.
Participants are eligible to receive educator Professional Development Points.
Contact the School of Continuing Education for additional information.
Thursday, July 14
7:00-9:00pm - Large Ensemble rehearsal (including the Advanced, Select Ensemble)
Friday, July 15
7:00-9:00pm - Advanced, Select Ensemble rehearsal
Saturday, July 16
9:00-10:30am - Advanced, Select Ensemble rehearsal
10:30am-12:30pm - Large Ensemble rehearsal (including the Advanced, Select Ensemble)
2:00-4:00pm Large Ensemble rehearsal (including the Advanced, Select Ensemble)
Sunday, July 17
2:30-4:00pm - extended warm-up
What people are saying
"Paige Long is a wonderful musician who teaches solid flute techniques which transform a good flute ensemble into a great flute ensemble. The first time I played with this flute orchestra, it gave me chills to hear the breadth and depth of the sounds. Who would have thought a flute could have such range? Playing with a flute ensemble with so many different sizes of flutes is awe inspiring!"
NEC's School of Continuing Education is pleased to be able to provide housing. To learn more, visit the Summer Housing webpage.