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Metropolitan Flute Festival Orchestra

NEC Summer Session 2017

16th Annual New England Conservatory Summer Metropolitan Flute Festival Orchestra

Thursday, July 13 - Sunday, July 16, 2017
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.

Audition Information

Before July 8:  Send audition CD's and letters to:

Paige Long
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

Participants will be assigned parts and considered for the advanced select ensemble during the first evening of the festival.  Inquires: or


Non-Credit: $250
Early-bird discount price (registered and paid by June 6): $215

Other Discounts:
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 13 
7:00-9:00pm - Large Ensemble rehearsal (including the Advanced, Select Ensemble)

Friday, July 14   
7:00-9:00pm - Advanced, Select Ensemble rehearsal

Saturday, July 15 
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 16   
2:30-4:00pm - extended warm-up 
5:00pm Concert