Metropolitan Flute Festival Orchestra

As part of NEC's evolving response to the COVID-19 outbreak, NEC's campus is closed for on-campus events through August 31. Therefore, the Summer Metropolitan Flute Festival Orchestra will be postponed until summer 2021.

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:

Audition Information

Required Materials:

  • 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.

Send audition CDs and letters to:

Paige Long
PO Box 1436
Flagler Beach, FL  32136-1436

Participants will be assigned parts and considered for the advanced select ensemble during the first evening of the festival.  Inquiries can be sent to:  Once applicants have been accepted, a link to register for the program will be sent via email.


Non-Credit: $255
Early-bird discount price: $220

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 Rebecca Wolff before registering at (617) 585-1134 to find out how to receive them.

Additional Fees: NEC $40 Summer Session registration fee.

Participants are eligible to receive educator Professional Development Points.


Affordable on-campus housing is available at New England Conservatory’s new Student Life and Performance Center. View sample room layouts

Rates for 2019:

Double Room – $80 per night
Single Room – $100 per night
One extra day is available on either end of the program dates to allow for travel. The bathrooms are communal, but gender-specific. Some floors of the Residence Hall are co-ed, while some are single-gender. Linens and towels are provided.
For any questions, please contact the Director of Residence Life and Housing Steven Sweat
The deadline to register for Housing is May 15th.