The UW-Whitewater Flute Camp provides flutists (entering 8th grade through those graduating from high school) an opportunity to grow musically and to hear and learn a new repertoire. The daily schedule challenges the student at his or her own personal level. In addition to two daily lessons, flute quartet and warm-up sessions, campers enroll in two or more of the class offerings. On the last two days of the camp, private flute lessons are joined by professional accompanists.
is an active orchestral and solo flutist living in the Chicago area. He is principal flutist of the Evanston Symphony, and regularly appears as a guest performer with the Rockford, Elgin, and Elmhurst Symphonies. He serves on the faculties of the Midwest Conservatory and Knight Music Academy. James is particularly interested in the ethnic flutes of Asia and their influence on contemporary compositions for the western flute. He holds a BM in flute performance from Baylor University, and an Artist Diploma from Oberlin Conservatory. His primary teachers were Michel Debost and Helen Ann Shanley. www.jamesdonahueflute.com
is a specialist in contemporary performance practice and techniques. A guest artist-in-residence in Europe, South America, and South Korea, her concerts and residencies give her an international profile. A passionate educator, she is on faculty at the Music Institute of Chicago, the Chicago Academy for the Arts, and maintains an active private studio in the Chicago area. She is also certified in the Suzuki method. She holds the MM from the University of Michigan (Amy Porter) and BM from Northwestern University (Walfrid Kujala and Richard Graef). She is the co-founder of FluteXpansions, an online educational resource for contemporary flute. More at www.shannagutierrez.com
Erin Kendall Murphy
is in demand as a concerto soloist, chamber musician, and guest clinician throughout the U.S. and abroad. On the faculty of Maranatha University since 2012, she joined the UW-Whitewater faculty as Lecturer in Music – Flute in 2015. Dr. Murphy holds degrees in flute performance from UW-Madison (DMA), Northwestern University (MM), and the University of Michigan (BM). She earned a performance certificate while studying in Kent, England at Trevor Wye’s international flute studio. Erin has performed at the NFA Conventions in New Orleans, Chicago, and Washington, D.C. More at www.erinkmurphyflute.com
Yoacheng Jillian Yu
is an avid composer, performer, and educator. She is a graduate of Northwestern University (BM) and the San Francisco Conservatory of Music (MM). She has been a soloist with the San Francisco Conservatory Orchestra and National Repertory Orchestra. An active freelancer, Yaocheng also performs as a Latin Jazz artist in Chicago and has served as a worship leader in multiple churches in the city. More at www.Yaochengjyu.com
is a flutist, teacher, and scholar based in Chicago, Illinois. She holds three degrees in music performance — Ph.D. (New York University), M.M. (University of Minnesota, Twin Cities), and B.M. (University of North Texas)—and has studied the Alexander Technique extensively. Her primary teachers include Keith Underwood, Immanuel Davis, Mary Karen Clardy, and Robert Dick. Jennifer particularly enjoys exploring the topics of ear training, breathing, performance anxiety, and physical wellness. Chamber music, jazz, and early Powell flutes are a few of her passions More at www.jenniferwilhelms.com
plays piccolo in the Sheboygan Symphony Orchestra. Joelle teaches beginners through high-school aged flutists at her home studio in Southeastern Wisconsin. She holds the MM from Michigan State University and a BM from UW-Whitewater. Principal teachers include Richard Sherman (Lansing Symphony) and Robin Fellows. She has performed with the Wisconsin Philharmonic, Lake Geneva Symphony Orchestra, and the summer Taneycomo Festival Orchestra in Branson, MO, as well as master classes with Walfrid Kujala, Mathieu Dufour, Keith Underwood, and Patricia George.
Linda Nielsen Korducki
is on the faculty of Cardinal Stritch University and Alverno College. She completed her D.M.A. at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and holds degrees from the University of Minnesota and UW-Milwaukee. She also completed a one-year residency in Trevor Wye’s Flute Studio in Kent, England. Nielsen is principal flutist of The Fox Valley and Oshkosh Symphony Orchestras, and a member of the Green Bay Symphony Orchestra. She taught at the International Music camp from 1991-2005, and has been a guest instructor at the University of Minnesota, UW-Whitewater, and UW-Parkside.
Our staff is a family of certified and experienced music educators as well as UW-Whitewater Music Education majors. Everyone works energetically to assess each camper’s ability and to create an environment that will encourage, enlighten and energize the camper about music!
Campers will attend a “Concert on the Square” at the State Capital in Madison, performed by the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra.
Flute campers have the option of commuting or staying on the campus at UW-Whitewater. Counselors reside in the residence hall and are available to help students during orientation and in organizing student activities.
“Honor Camper” and “Outstanding Camper” scholarships are awarded on the last day of Flute Camp witch can be applied towards next years camp fee.