The UW-Whitewater Flute Camp offers young flutists the opportunity to experience an inspiring week of classes, recitals, and ensembles with nationally renowned faculty and special guest artists.
Participants will develop their artistry, technique, and performance skills through daily activities that will include:
- Chamber Music (Flute Quartets, Trios)
- Flute Choir
- Tone Class
- Technique Class
- Repertoire Class
- Faculty Recital
- Guest Artist Recital with Q&A
- Special Topic Seminars will be offered daily, which may include Yoga for Musicians, Dalcroze Eurhythmics, Irish Flute, Improvisation, Contemporary Flute Techniques, and Practice Boot Camp among others.
- The camp will culminate in two final recitals featuring all students performing in chamber ensembles and flute choirs.
Eligibility: Flutists entering 8th grade through those graduating from high school
Enrollment: First 60 applicants.
Ensemble Placement Auditions
Submit a 3-5 minute sample of your flute playing to help us determine your ensemble placement. Your audio recording (mp3 format), or video recording (via an unlisted Youtube link), must be submitted via email to email@example.com at the time of your registration. Your audition recording should include the following:
- Chromatic Scale: 2-3 octaves, ascending and descending, starting on low C.
- A selection from a solo piece or etude of your choice that you feel best demonstrates your lyrical and technical abilities.
“Honor Camper” and “Outstanding Camper” scholarships are awarded on the last day of Flute Camp witch can be applied towards next years camp fee.
Bring-A-Friend Discount: Returning attendees can receive a $20 discount off their camp fee by bringing one new attendee with them this year. Both the returning attendee and the new attendee will receive the discount when they list each others name on the registration. You will be charged $20 if listed friend does not attend.
The resident camp fee covers lodging, meals, instructional materials, a camp t-shirt and insurance. The commuter fee includes noon and evening meals, instructional materials, a camp t-shirt and insurance.
There will be a banquet, recitals, and activities such as tennis and swimming.
Resident campers will be housed in one of the residence halls located on the UW-Whitewater campus. The residence hall has a secured entrance and the campers are monitored by the residence hall directors, assistants, and by our own camp counseling staff. Rooms are double occupancy only. The bathrooms and showers offer clean, individual stalls for privacy. Resident campers will have three well-balanced meals each full day. Meals are included in the registration fee.
Pre-camp information will be available on this website three weeks prior to the start of camp. Pre-camp information includes check-in and out times with locations, daily schedule, what to bring and other important information you will need to know before attending camp.
Immanuel Davis, Guest Artist
Flutist Immanuel Davis is a highly versatile performer who enjoys playing the entire span of the flute repertoire. He has performed as a recitalist and master class teacher worldwide. He has appeared as a recitalist and chamber musician at Weill Recital hall at Carnegie Hall, MoMa’s Summer Garden Series, Noonday Concerts at Trinity Church, and the “Meet the Virtuoso” series at the 92nd St Y. Orchestral work has included performances with the Minnesota Orchestra, Oregon Symphony, Riverside Symphony, Hudson Valley Philharmonic, Jupiter Symphony, and Buffalo Philharmonic and St. Paul Chamber Orchestra. Mr. Davis has also played on Broadway in Fiddler on the Roof, Show Boat and Ragtime, among others. Immanuel released his first CD, Prevailing Winds in December of 2003.
In 2005, Immanuel was a recipient of a Fulbright Grant for study of baroque flute and performance practice with Wilbert Hazelzet at the Koninklijk Conservatorium in The Hague. Since then he has performed as soloist and chamber player with such early music ensembles as Early Music New York, ARTEK, Lyra Baroque and the Bach Society of Minnesota, Mercury Orchestra, and Rebel. He has also been heard on NPR’s “Performance Today” and in numerous recitals with Barthold Kuijken and Wilbert Hazelzet.
In 2011, Immanuel released his second CD, “On a Clear Morning”, a program of works by Philippe Gaubert performed on period French instruments – A 19th century Louis Lot Flute and an Erard Grand Piano, making it the first modern recording of Gaubert’s music on French instruments. He is currently working on a recording project of the complete flute chamber works by Nikolai Kapustin.
A popular guest teacher, he has been invited to teach classes at Yale University, New England Conservatory, Grinell College, the North Carolina School of the Arts and Seattle Pacific University and several times for the National Flute Association Conventions. He has made multiple trips to Mexico, where he has served as woodwind clinician for the Guanajuato Symphony Orchestra. He has also given several classes for the U.S. Air Force Bands in Sacramento and Colorado Springs, and has performed and given clinics for the National Flute Convention.
Educated at the Juilliard School, Mr. Davis received both Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees as a student of Julius Baker. Immanuel Davis has been the flute professor at the University of Minnesota since 2001. In June 2013, Immanuel completed the 3-year training to become an AmSat Certified teacher of the Alexander Technique.
Cristina Ballatori, Director
Cristina Ballatori has performed across the United States, Europe, England, and Latin America as a recitalist, soloist, chamber and orchestral musician. Recent performance highlights include concerts in such venues as the 2016 World Flutes Festival in Mendoza, Argentina, Atelier Concert Series in Paris, France, “Live from Hochstein” Series public radio WXXI in Rochester, New York, and artist residencies in Spain, Costa Rica, and Mexico. Ballatori regularly appears as a guest artist and has been a featured performer, clinician, and adjudicator at many festivals, universities, and conferences including those of the National Flute Association, Music Teachers National Association, Texas Music Educators Association, Florida Flute Association, and Mid-South Flute Society among others.
Dr. Ballatori joined the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater music faculty as Assistant Professor of Flute in Fall 2016. The recipient of the 2013 University of Texas System’s Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Award, she previously served as Associate Professor of Flute at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV). Ballatori completed the Doctor of Musical Arts in Flute Performance, Pedagogy, and Literature at the University of Colorado at Boulder. The recipient of a Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholarship, she received a postgraduate diploma from the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester. She earned performance degrees at Louisiana State University (M.M.) and George Mason University (B.M.). Her major teachers include Alexa Still, Peter Lloyd, Katherine Kemler, Judith Lapple, and Diane Smith. Visit www.cristinaballatori.com.
Francesca Arnone is an active flute and piccolo soloist, chamber musician, and educator. An avid traveler, she enjoys pursuing this passion through music and has appeared in Europe, Asia, and the Americas. A featured guest artist at flute events around the country, she has performed at a variety of flute conventions and festivals, including those of the National Flute Association, British Flute Society, Flute Association of Costa Rica, and the Flute Society of Spain. Her solo and chamber music recordings on the MSR and Ravello labels have met critical acclaim. A veteran of regional and opera orchestras in the US and Mexico, she now plays with a variety of orchestras and ensembles across her home state of Florida, including the Palm Beach Opera Orchestra (member since 1997). Her concerto appearances on flute, alto flute, and piccolo have ranged from works by Bach to Chen Yi.
Dr. Arnone has served on the faculties of Baylor, West Virginia, Boise State, and Idaho State universities. Currently on faculty at the Patel Conservatory in Tampa, she offers the online teaching platform Your Audition Advantage to people around the world, as well as sectionals and group instruction in Sarasota County schools. During the summer, she teaches at FlootFire and other music camps around the country. She studied at the Oberlin Conservatory (BM), San Francisco Conservatory (MM), and University of Miami (DMA). Visit www.francescaarnone.com.
Dr. Danielle Breisach holds a Doctorate of Musical Arts from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and a Master of Music and Bachelor of Music Education from Western Michigan University. She is the Artistic Director for the New Muse Ensemble and the Co-Artistic Director for the Madison Flute Club. Additionally, she is the festival coordinator for the Wisconsin Flute Festival. Dr. Breisach currently maintains a private studio of over 30 highly successful students in Madison, WI. She has participated in performances, masterclasses and festivals in United States, Canada, Italy, and China including the Bay View Music Conservatory, Le Domaine Forget, and the Banff Centre. She has performed with the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra, the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra and the Kalamazoo Philharmonia among others. In addition to all modern flutes, Dr. Breisach enjoys playing traverso and Celtic flute. Visit www.daniellebreisach.com.
Flutist James Donahue enjoys a diverse career as orchestral musician, soloist, and teacher. Since 2012 he has been principal flutist of the Evanston Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Lawrence Eckerling. James is also an active freelancer and regularly performs as a guest flutist with such ensembles as the Elgin, Rockford, and Elmhurst Symphony Orchestras and the Midwest Philharmonic. Prior engagements include performances with the San Antonio and Waco Symphony Orchestras, and the Lyric Opera of Waco.
James maintains a strong interest in the ethnic flute traditions of the world and has given numerous lecture-recitals on the influence of the Japanese shakuhachi (an end-blown bamboo flute) on the western flute compositions of Toru Takemitsu, Kazuo Fukishima, Shirish Korde, and Wil Offermans. In 2007 he was a recipient of the Masuda Shuho International Shakuhachi Scholarship, which allowed him to study the traditional Buddhist repertoire with shakuhachi master Michael “Chikuzen” Gould.
James holds an Artist Diploma from the Oberlin Conservatory, where he was a student of the famed French flutist and pedagogue, Michel Debost. Prior to his graduate studies at Oberlin, James received his bachelor of music degree from the Baylor University School of Music, as a student of Helen Ann Shanley. He has also studied with Tal Perkes, Dr. Rita Linard, and Kathleen Chastain. Visit www.jamesdonahueflute.com.
Flutist Patricia George is an internationally known performer, teacher, and author. She has presented several hundred “Famous Flute Spa” masterclasses for universities, conservatories, public schools, and flute associations throughout the United States and Ireland. Currently, she is the Editor of Flute Talk Magazine and writes the monthly column “The Teacher’s Studio.” George is the co-author of the award-winning flute pedagogical series: Flute 101: Mastering the Basics, Flute 102: Mastering the Basics, Flute 102: Piano Accompaniment, Flute 103: Mastering the Basics, Flute 103: Piano Accompaniment, The Flute Scale Book, Advanced Studies: The Art of Chunking, and The Flute Vibrato Book, all published by Theodore Presser Company.
George has served as flute professor on the faculties of the Eastman School of Music Preparatory Department, Idaho State University (Faculty Achievement Award 1996), Brigham Young University-Idaho, Sewanee Summer Music Festival, and the American Band College. She is a graduate of the Eastman School of Music (BM, MM, Performer’s Certificate in Flute). Her principal teachers were Frances Blaisdell, Joseph Mariano, William Kincaid, and Julius Baker. She currently resides in Appleton, WI with her husband American composer Thom Ritter George.
As a specialist in contemporary performance practice and techniques, flutist Shanna Gutierrez is dedicated to promoting and advancing contemporary music in cultural life today through innovative performances and educational projects. She appears throughout the United States and abroad as a soloist, clinician, and in various chamber collaborations, including Collect/Project and Sonic Hedgehog. She is the co-founder of FluteXpansions, an online resource for contemporary flute. She has performed as a guest with the Collegium Novum Zürich, ensemble interface, ensemble TZARA, and Fonema Consort, in addition to concerts and residencies in Germany, Portugal, Switzerland, The Netherlands, South Korea, Mexico, Colombia, and United Kingdom. She has received numerous awards and accolades for her performances including, prizes at the Stockhausen Courses, the Darmstadt Summer Courses for New Music, and a NewMusicUSA project grant. She was a founding member of Chicago-based Ensemble Dal Niente, with whom she received the 2012 Kranichstein Prize for Interpretation. Premieres and performances of pieces written specifically for her have led to appearances at such festivals as the Gaudeamus Muziekweek, Sonic Fusion Festival, Darmstadt New Music Courses, BEAMS Marathon, and Omaha Under the Radar. As the founder of Sonic Sculptures: A Journey in Sound, Shanna presents concerts and workshops on contemporary flute music and techniques throughout the US and abroad. She performs on a Burkart flute and piccolo and Kingma bass and alto flutes. Visit www.shannagutierrez.com.
Timothy Hagen is an internationally acclaimed flutist. Prizes include First Prize at the Myrna Brown Artist Competition, Second Prize at the Australian International Flute Competition, and the prestigious Graduate Scholarship from the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation. He is Principal Flute of the Missouri Symphony and has performed with ensembles across the country, including the Minnesota Orchestra, San Antonio Symphony, and Dallas Wind Symphony. A dedicated educator, Dr. Hagen has served on the faculties of Oklahoma State University and Brookhaven College, where he is currently Instructor of Flute. He has also taught for Lincoln Center, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Dallas Symphony, and The University of Texas at Austin.
Also in demand as a composer, Dr. Hagen has won awards from the American Composers Forum and MetLife Creative Connections. Upcoming commissions include the newly commissioned solo work for the 2017 Myrna Brown Artist Competition; a work for alto flute and piano for Marianne Gedigian, Professor of Flute at UT-Austin; and a work for piccolo and piano for a consortium of students of Jack Wellbaum, former solo piccolo of the Cincinnati Symphony. Dr. Hagen received his BM from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, MM from the University of Southern California, Professional Studies Certificate from the Colburn School, and DMA from UT-Austin. His teachers include Jim Walker, Marianne Gedigian, Renée Siebert, Tadeu Coelho, and Philip Dunigan. Visit www.timothyhagen.com.
Flutist Emma Shubin is a Suzuki, Dalcroze, and Integrative Educator, and has been joyfully making music since the age of six. Ms. Shubin can be found enjoying the Rocky Mountain Region from her home in Louisville, CO where she works on various projects from composing and recording, performing and collaborating, to community engagement and integrative education and artistic events. She travels throughout the year performing all genres of music, giving workshops and masterclasses on audience engagement, Dalcroze Eurhythmics and Integrative education, and she teaches Skype/FaceTime and private lessons from Boston to Boulder and beyond. She serves as the co-director of the Musical Arts Program with the Sounds of Lyons in Lyons, CO (SOL MAP) and has toured with the Arts Evolution and BenFeng Music Festival throughout Taiwan with guitarist Alfredo Muro. A proponent of integrative education, Ms. Shubin is the co-founder and director of the Colorado based non-profit Integral Steps (www.integralsteps.org), which strives to bring integrative education and balanced development to individuals, families, and communities through music, movement, psychotherapy, ecology and creative arts. She currently serves as the coordinator for new programming and an instructor with the Dalcroze School of the Rockies, and partners Integral Steps with the theater program for youth Reel Kids. Her first album of original compositions created in collaboration with musicians from France, England, & Colorado was composed and recorded in Cabris, France this past summer, and will be released in the fall. Visit www.emmashubin.com.
Each camper will be covered by a limited accident insurance policy. The insurance includes primary coverage up to $7,500 and $300 maximum dental insurance. Insurance does not cover pre-existing injuries and is for accidents only. The cost of insurance is included in the registration fee.
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