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UW-Whitewater Flute Camp

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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.   This camp is available to campers entering in grades 8-12 and incoming college freshmen in Fall 2019.

First 60 applicants accepted

Date: Sunday, July 7 - Thursday, July 11, 2019



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Registrations accepted online until noon on 7/1/19. We do NOT accept late applications or walk up registrations at event check-in.

Resident Camper: $555

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. Roommate requests will be honored when possible; otherwise campers are paired by age and gender. Developing new friends is encouraged. Rooms are double occupancy only. Please note that our residence halls are not air conditioned. We strongly advise campers to bring a fan if possible. 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.

Commuter Camper: $495

Commuters are campers who elect not to stay overnight in the residence halls. Commuters do not eat breakfast on campus but will be provided with lunch and dinner. Commuters will be able to go to the residence halls between sessions with teammates or friends if they choose.

Bring-A-Friend Discount: Returning attendees can receive a $20 discount off their camp fee by bringing one new attendee with them this year to Flute Camp. Both the returning attendee and the new attendee will receive the discount when they list each other's name on the registration. Use promo code  2FRIEND20 at check out if you believe you qualify.  Discount cannot be applied after you register and pay.  You will be charged $20 if listed friend does not attend.

Fees Include

The resident camp fee covers lodging, meals, instruction, a camp t-shirt*, camp scholarship opportunity and insurance. The commuter fee includes noon and evening meals, instruction, a camp t-shirt*, camp scholarship opportunity and insurance.

There will be a banquet, recitals, and activities such as tennis and swimming.

*T-shirt guaranteed if registered by 6/26/19.


All registrant accounts must be paid in full three weeks (21 days) prior to the start of the event.  Registrants with outstanding balances after payment is due in full are subject to being removed from the event roster without refund. Please contact Continuing Education Services at prior to this deadline if extenuating circumstances prevent you from completing a payment.

In the event of a cancellation, Continuing Education Services should be notified no later than 21 days before the start date of the event session in order to receive a refund, less the $100 non-refundable deposit. Cancellation requests received less than 21 days from the start of the event will receive a refund minus a 50% late cancellation fee of event cost. Cancellations due to medical reasons will receive a full refund, less the $100 non- refundable deposit, if the cancellation is requested and medical documentation is provided prior to the start of the event. Valid medical cancellations must include a signed letter from a licensed physician to qualify. NO REFUNDS will be given for withdrawal due to early departures, disciplinary reasons or no show after the event has started.

All cancellation requests must be submitted to; provide registrant's name, event title and medical documentation, if applicable. Refunds will be returned to name and address of payer.

We reserve the right to cancel any event due to low enrollment; in such a case, all fees paid will be refunded or the registrant can choose to apply fees to a different summer event.

Received an Award, Sponsorship or Discount?

For those participants who will be receiving a sponsorship to attend this event: Register and use the promo code your sponsor gave you. The sponsorship will be deducted from your invoice.  Any remaining balance remains the participant's responsibility. Any cancellations will result in the sponsorship funds being returned to the supporting organization.

Any qualifying discounts given by the event will not be applied after you have paid in full. Be sure to use the promo code at check out to receive your discount. You will be charged if you do not qualify for requested discount at the start of event.

A processing fee will be assessed if a refund is issued due to overpayment on your account.

Questions, received an award/scholarship without a promo code or want to use two promo codes? Please call Continuing Education Services at 262-472-3165 or email

Want to Sponsor a Registrant?

You can sponsor a registrant and cover all or partial fees. We have received requests in the past from schools, companies, organizations, friends and family members that would like to send their chosen registrant to a specific event. If you would like to sponsor a registrant, you can request a promo code that you may give to your chosen registrant. Click here for more details.

Pre-camp information will be available on this website three weeks prior to the start of camp. Pre-camp information includes medication requirements (complete only if taking meds at this event), check-in and out times with locations, confirmed daily schedule, what to bring and other important information you will need to know before attending camp. If any medical information changes, it is your responsibility to notify Continuing Education Services at

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Ensemble Placement Audition

All campers will be placed in classes and ensembles with players of similar level. Your audition recording will help to us to determine your placement in these groups. Please submit a 3-5 minute sample of your flute playing. Your audio recording (mp3 format), or video recording (via an unlisted Youtube link), must be submitted via email to by July 1st.

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.

There will not be ensemble placement at auditions at the camp; therefore, it is important that you send us your audition recording by July 1st. If you do not send a recording, we will determine your placement using the information you provided on your application.


Be sure that you bring all solo music and etudes you wish to work on during the week. Please bring piano accompaniments if you would like to perform the solos for feedback during Repertoire Class during the week (Repertoire Class performances are optional although encouraged!). The faculty will collect your piano accompaniments at Flute Choir/Group Meeting to give to our accompanist.


Please remember your flute.  All campers who choose to take Piccolo as an elective Class will need to have a piccolo, or get access to a piccolo, to use during Flute Camp. If you do not have a piccolo, or are unable to access a piccolo for use during Flute Camp, please contact Cristina Ballatori, Camp Director, before July 1, 2019 (

Confirmation Emails

Once you register a confirmation email will be sent to your email account. Contact if you do not receive this confirmation email. Historically email accounts used from and are blocked from receiving notifications from us or may end up in your spam folder. You are able to register using these accounts; however, you will not receive emails from us. Please make sure you have a working email address on file with us to be able to receive important announcements and updates about this event.

Summer Camp Rules

UW-Whitewater will hold all campers responsible for their conduct. Serious misconduct or disruption will lead to immediate dismissal from camp. Campers dismissed from the camp will not receive a refund. Review Summer Camp Rules for more details.

Driving Directions

Directions to the campus can be found online by clicking here. A campus map can be found here.

Note:  Construction will hamper drop off and unloading.  View map for details on how to make drop off and unloading easier.  Enter lot 8 from Warhawk Drive.  Follow the lot through to Koshkonong Drive.  Turn left onto Koshkonong Drive (a one-way street).  Follow Koshkonong Drive to Lee/Fricker/Arey.  After unloading, parking will be in lot 8.


Parking permits are required on all vehicles parked on campus at all times, with the exception of the location of the time of check-in/check-out and 5 p.m. Fridays to 11:00 p.m. Sundays.  Registrants driving themselves and keeping their car on campus must pick up a $10 parking permit from director at the initial event meeting.  More information on parking is on the Visitor Center website.

Registration Terms & Conditions

By registering for an event, you agree to our Registration Terms and Conditions. Please review the Registration Terms and Conditions for more details.

Be aware that we recommend that all portable electronic devices be left at home (iPod, Fitbit, cell phones, etc), but ultimately it is your decision. We will not be responsible for any lost or stolen items.

At the UW-Whitewater Flute Camp, you will have the opportunity to develop and refine your skills as a soloist and as a member of both a small and large chamber ensemble. Campers will be placed in ensembles and classes (Tone/Technique and Repertoire) with other players of similar level. Participants will develop their artistry, technique, and performance skills through daily activities that will include:

  • New for 2019! Each participant will receive one private lesson with a faculty member during the camp.
  • Chamber Music (Flute Quartets,Trios): Each camper will be placed in a flute quartet, or trio, and ensembles will receive daily coaching with faculty and staff. All chamber groups will perform in a chamber recital on Wednesday evening in the Fern Terrace at Young Auditorium. After this concert, faculty and staff will select a small number of “Honors Ensembles” to perform their pieces again at the Final Camp Recital.
  • Flute Choir: Explore fun repertoire for flute ensemble! Each camper will be placed in one of three flute choirs based on level and all groups will prepare a program to perform in the Final Camp Recital.
  • Tone/ Technique Class: Improve your tone, vibrato, and intonation while building all aspects of your technique from articulation to posture and balance in this daily warm-up class.
  • Repertoire Class: Get feedback on pieces you are working on, learn tips for collaborating with a pianist, and beat performance anxiety in this faculty master class hour. Content varies daily. Solo performance is optional although encouraged. Group classes with 10-14 players of similar level.
  • Faculty Recital
  • Guest Artist Recital and Special Presentations
  • Elective Classes: Dalcroze Eurhythmics, Piccolo Class, Extended Techniques, Yoga for Musicians and World Flutes.  Participants select two elective classes to attend daily.
  • The camp will culminate in two final recitals featuring all students performing in chamber ensembles and flute choirs.

Elective Classes

  • Improvisation through Dalcroze Eurhythmics: Explore improvisation while improving your rhythm and sense of pulse in this experiential, movement- based class.
  • Piccolo Class: Tame the Tiny Beast! Beginner and Advanced piccolo classes. Players will be placed in small group classes with players of similar level. **Please bring your own piccolo, or borrow one, for camp. If you do not have access to a piccolo, please contact Dr. Ballatori by July 1st (
  • Extended Techniques: Create new sounds on the flute with extended flute techniques like singing and playing, multi-phonics, and more!
  • Yoga for Musicians: Stretch, balance, and breathe!
  • World of Flutes: Discover the sounds and traditions flutes from around the world.


The UW‐Whitewater Flute Camp will be awarding a number of scholarships to next year's camp. These awards will be determined by the camp staff and announced at the final concert. Winners will receive a promo code to use registering for next year's camp.

Final Recital

All campers will perform in one of the three Flute Camp Flute Choirs and a select number of small Honors Ensembles will also perform.

Typical Daily Schedule

9:00 - 9:50 a.m. Tone/Technique Class
10:00 - 10:50 a.m. Elective Class #1
11:00 - 11:50 p.m. Elective Class #2
12:00 - 12:50 p.m. Lunch
1:00 - 1:50 p.m. Flute Choir
2:00 - 2:50 p.m. Chamber Music (Coached)
3:00 - 3:50 p.m. Repertoire Class
4:00 - 4:50 p.m. Lessons, Individual Practice, Chamber Music Rehearsals
5:00 - 6:00 p.m. Dinner
6:15 - 7:50 p.m Guest Artist Visits, Recitals, Clinics (Vary Each Day)
8:00 - 10:30 p.m. Movies, Swimming, Bowling/Ice Cream Party (Vary Each Day)

*All times are subject to change.

Guest Artist 2019

Marco Granados, Flutist

Marco Granados

Marco Granados epitomizes the 21st century musician, having maintained a versatile career as an innovative chamber and orchestral musician, an international concerto and recital soloist, and a lead teaching artist and educator. He is one of the world’s leading flutists on Latin American music, and his diverse repertoire spans from folk to classical music.

Since his New York City debut recital at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall in 1991, Mr. Granados has gone on to perform in Carnegie Hall’s Stern Auditorium for “Sonidos Latinos”, a celebratory festival of Latin American music. He has performed the Jacques Ibert Flute Concerto and the Mozart Concerto for Flute and Harp with the New York City Symphony at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall and Merkin Concert Hall, and has been a featured soloist at Wigmore Hall in London. Mr. Granados has performed with many of the leading symphony orchestras in Venezuela, his native country, premiering both the Jacques Ibert and Aram Khachaturian flute concerti with the Maracaibo and Venezuelan Symphony Orchestras. In Peru, he gave the South American premiere of the Concerto for Flute and Orchestra by Mexican composer Samuel Zyman with the Philharmonic Orchestra of Lima. As an international soloist, his performances have taken him all over the world, including South Africa, Slovenia, Scotland, Japan, and China to name a few.

In the United States, Mr. Granados has frequently been a featured artist at the National Flute Convention, flute associations, and multiple artist series. Highlights of his 2016 and 2017 season include solo recitals at the New Jersey Flute Society, the Colorado Flute Association, the Arizona Flute Society, and the Utah Flute Association. Other solo recitals this season include performances at the Wilson Center in Milwaukee, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Suzuki Association of the Americas Biannual Conference, Four Seasons Arts in Oakland, and the Chamber Music Society of Detroit.

Mr. Granados has served as principal flute with The New York City Symphony Orchestra, Opera Northeast, and L’Orchestra in the Berkshires, and as associate principal flute with the Venezuelan Symphony Orchestra. In New York City, he performed with the Mostly Mozart Festival, and on Broadway for the musicals Miss Saigon, Annie, Showboat, and The Sound of Music.

An avid chamber musician, Mr. Granados has performed at The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, the Chamber Music Society of Detroit, and with such distinguished artists as clarinetist Paquito D’Rivera, flutist William Bennett, flutist Ransom Wilson, harpist Nancy Allen, and oboist Heinz Holliger. He is a founding member of the chamber ensemble Classical Jam and has been a member of many critically acclaimed ensembles, among which are Triangulo, a Latin American Chamber Trio, and Quintet of the Americas. While with Quintet of the Americas, he performed at Carnegie Hall, The Bermuda International Music Festival, Chamber Music Northwest, Alice Tully Hall and Merkin Concert Hall.

On radio broadcasts, Mr. Granados has been featured nationwide as both a host and performer on NPR’s “Performance Today”. With host Fred Child, he was the featured artist for the program “Around New York” on WNYC. Other radio appearances include live performances on WQXR in New York City with Classical Jam. Mr. Granados can be heard on such recording labels as CRI, Chesky Records, MMC Records, Koch World, XLNT Records and Soundbrush Records. His solo recording are: “Music of Venezuela”, virtuoso flute music by living Venezuelan composers; “Luna”, a romantic serenade of songs from Venezuela and South America for flute and guitar; “Tango Dreams”, a compilation of works by Astor Piazzolla; and “Amanecer”, a collection of Venezuelan flute favorites.

A devoted educator, Mr. Granados is a professional teaching artist, having hosted, presented and developed programs for Lincoln Center Education, Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, The New York Philharmonic, and Carnegie Hall to name a few. Mr. Granados has been on faculty at the Longy School of Music of Bard College in Boston. Most recently, he is the founder of The Granados Music Institute, an intensive training program for aspiring professional flutists.

Guest Clinicians 2019

Al Jewer (Native American Flute)

Al Jewer

Al Jewer is an internationally acclaimed flute player, composer, studio musician and record producer. His collection of flutes contains instruments from every major culture of the world. His work can be heard in scores for film and video and on over 30 CDs spanning the last 20 years. He has also received numerous industry nominations and recognitions including Best Native American CD and Best New Age CD.

Al has received critical acclaim for live performances at festivals, fine arts concert series, museums and other celebrations. His first CD on Laughing Cat Records, Prairie Plain Song, made its debut at #4 on the nationwide radio charts and is currently receiving international radio airplay and is in worldwide distribution. His release with co-composer Andy Mitran, Two Trees, has garnered airplay on over 700 stations worldwide. His last two CDs with Andy Mitran, Transmigration and Perihelion, charted #1 and #2 respectively on worldwide radio charts for New Age and World music. His latest solo release is River Crossing, which highlights his solo flute playing as it is heard in live performance.

Recent appearances include CBS's 48 Hours, The Fourth Annual Peace Summit in Rome, opening ceremonies for the NAMMYS (Native American Music Awards), Chicago's Whole Life Expo, Milwaukee's Indian Summer, Chicago's Adler Planetarium, Wisconsin Public Radio, the Shingoethe Center for Native American Studies, Chicago's Mitchell Indian Museum, and worldwide syndicated TV shows taped at WGN Chicago. As a composer, he has contributed music for film, TV and commercials, and was a member of the composer team for the Oprah Winfrey show.

Patricia George (Master Class)

Patricia George

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.

Danielle Breisach (Celtic Flute)

Danielle Breisach

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

Emma Koi

Emma Koi

Emma Koi maintains an eclectic career as an orchestral, chamber and collaborative flutist. She is an alum of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago, Principal Flute of the Festival City Symphony, Third Flute/Piccolo with the Wisconsin Philharmonic Orchestra, and plays as a substitute withwith the Milwaukee Ballet Orchestra, Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, Rockford Symphony, Kenosha Symphony and Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra.

Emma has been teaching yoga since 2010, second to her career as a flutist. Yoga is her daily refuge, offering relief from the aches, pains and stress of instrument practice and performance, as well as chasing around her three year old son, Henry. She teaches Yoga at Invivo Wellness in Milwaukee, and a course in Rhythmic Movement at Carroll University. Emma is a Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) and received her 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Certification in 2010 through Kanyakumari Yoga and Ayurveda Center in Glendale, Wisconsin.

Emma is a co-founder of Cadance Collective, a Milwaukee-based ensemble of musicians and dancers, treating choreography and composition as equal tools in creating new work for the stage. She enjoys collaborative and chamber music projects, and has performed locally with Milwaukee Opera Theatre, Present Music, Milwaukee Musaik, Frankly Music, Access Contemporary Music for Doors Open Milwaukee, and on various recital projects with Milwaukee area musicians. Emma enjoys a regular schedule of collaborative projects, and has worked with Danceworks Performance Company, Wild Space Dance Company and in collaboration with Chicago Symphony Orchestra Composer-in-Residence Anna Clyne.

Emma Koi teaches out of her studio at Washington Heights Creative Works, and is on the faculty at Carroll University and the Shorewood Recreation Department. She holds a Master of Music in Flute Performance from Carnegie Mellon University and degrees in music (BA) and dance (BFA) from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Her teachers include Jeanne Baxtresser, Alberto Almarza, Caen Thomason-Redus and Jeani Foster.

Emma lives in Milwaukee with her husband and three year old son, Henry. She is the founder of Mother Maker, an online magazine featuring interviews with artists who are mothers.

Camp Faculty 2019

Cristina Ballatori, Director

Cristina Ballatori

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

James Donahue

James Donahue

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

Shanna Gutierrez

Shanna Gutierrez

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

Dulce Rodriguez

Dulce Rodriguez

Dulce N. Rodriguez serves as Assistant Band Director at San Benito ISD in San Benito, Texas where she directs the flute studio and serves as Head Director of the Veteran’s Memorial Academy 9th Grade Wind Ensemble. Rodriguez maintains an active schedule as a guest clinician. Her recent appearances include the Texas A&M-Kingsville Flute Day, South Texas Flute and Clarinet Festival, and the Texas Tech Flute Festival. During the summer, Ms. Rodriguez serves on the faculty of Floot Fire-Brownsville. An avid flutist, Rodriguez performs with the Brownsville Wind Symphony, and has participated in soundSCAPE summer festival in Pavia, Italy, and performed with the UTB Flautarra Ensemble at the National Flute Association Convention in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Since her arrival at San Benito ISD in 2010, Rodriguez has created activities and events for district flute students in grades 6-12 such as the Beginner Lesson Mentoring Program, pairing high school students with middle school students for lessons, Etude Bootcamp, and Flute Fiesta. Her flute students have consistently earned top chairs in region and state honor bands through the Texas Music Educators Association competitions, as well as, superior ratings at the Texas State UIL Solo & Ensemble. Under Rodriguez's direction, the Veterans Memorial Academy 9th Grade Wind Ensemble received a Sweepstakes Award at the 2017 Texas UIL Concert and Sight-reading Contest.

Rodriguez received her Bachelor of Music Education from University of Texas at Brownsville, and holds a Master of Music in Flute Performance from Texas Tech University. Her primary teachers include Dr. Lisa Garner, Dr. Cristina Ballatori, and Ms. Celeste Canant. She is a member of the Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA) and the Texas Band Masters Association (TBA).  

Emma Shubin

Emma Shubin

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 (, 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


Registrants are encouraged to have their own health insurance as accident insurance provided by the University is limited. Each registrant will be covered by a limited accident insurance policy. The insurance includes primary coverage up to $10,000. Insurance does not cover pre-existing injuries and is for accidents only. The cost of insurance is included in the registration fee.

Special Notice

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is committed to equal opportunity in its educational programs, activities and employment policies, for all persons, regardless of race, color, gender, creed, religion, age, ancestry, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, political affiliation, marital status, Vietnam-era veteran status, parental status and pregnancy.

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