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UW-Whitewater Flute Camp

We are working on seeing if this event can be offered Summer 2021.  Due to the pandemic we are looking at our options and will post once we have a solid plan.  Check back soon for MORE details!

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 2021.

Limited to the first 60 registrants.

Date: Sunday, July 11 - Thursday, July 15, 2021



Register Online Closed

Registrations accepted online until noon on 7/7/21. We do NOT accept late applications or walk up registrations at event check-in.

Resident Camper: $575

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 made by online registration closing date 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.

Bring-A-Friend Discount:

Returning campers can receive a $25 discount off their camp fee by bringing one new camper with them this year.  Both the returning camper and the new camper will receive the discount when they list each other’s name on the registration.  Make sure to check "Bring-A-Friend" discount in the registration and provide your friends name if you believe you qualify.  Discounts cannot be applied after you register and pay.  You will be charged $25 if your named friend do not attend this event with you.

Fees Include

The  fee covers lodging, 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 6/26/20.


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.

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.

Info Packet

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), parking details, check-in and out times with locations, confirmed daily schedule, mailing address for camper mail, 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

Info Packet Available 3 weeks prior to event

Check in and Orientation

Campers must check in at the location mentioned in the Info Packet. Parents/guardians are invited to visit with staff members and ask any last minute questions. Please note that there are no structured activities during the check-in period, but residential staff will be in the residence hall to help campers get settled in their rooms and encourage campers to begin getting to know one another in an informal setting. 

Arrival/Departure Outside the Event Scheduled Time

If your schedule results in you arriving after the designated check-in or before check-out time, please indicate in your registration the time you will arrive/depart in the “Special Need/Comments” field or email, if changes happened after you registered. On the day of arrival to campus, check the schedule in the Info Packet to see where the group will be at the time of your arrival. Please call the staff number listed in the Info Packet if you have any questions the day you arrive. If there are questions prior to camp, please contact

Frequently Asked Questions

We receive many questions from registrants and guardians.  Click here to review our frequently asked questions about summer camps.

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, 2020 (

Driving Directions

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


Parking details will be available in the Info Packet.  Notice: All campus parking lots require a parking permit.  Failure to follow parking regulations will result in a fine.  More information is available on the Visitor Center website.

Terms & Conditions

By registering for an event, you agree to our Registration Terms and Conditions. UW-Whitewater will hold all registrants responsible for their conduct.  Serious misconduct or disruption will lead to immediate dismissal from event.  Registrants dismissed from the event will not receive a refund.  Please review the Terms and Conditions for more details.

Be aware that we recommend that all portable electronic devices be left at home, but ultimately it is your decision. We know that parents and children value the ability to be able to call each other at a moment's notice.  For that reason, we do not prohibit cell phones at camp, but ask that cell phone use does not interfere with the event and other participants.  Parents are responsible for setting clear guidelines for cell use with their child.  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:

  • 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 5-10 players of similar level.
  • Faculty Recital
  • Guest Artist Recital and Special Presentations
  • Elective Classes - 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

  • Jazz Improvisation through Dalcroze: Learn about Jazz and jazz improvisation while improving your rhythm and sense of pulse in this experiential, movement- based class.
  • Introduction to the Piccolo: Learn the fundamentals of piccolo playing to help you tame the tiny beast in this class for beginning piccoloists. No experience necessary. **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 (
  • Piccolo Repertoire for Advanced Piccoloists: Explore the piccolo repertoire and learn tips for refining your skills in this master class for advanced piccolo players. **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  (
  • Introduction to Extended Techniques: Create new sounds on the flute with extended flute techniques like singing and playing, multi-phonics, and more! No experience necessary.
  • Advanced Extended Flute Techniques: Create original compositions utilizing extended flute techniques while learning about basic compositional ideas, game theories, and graphic scores. Participants will create an original group piece that will be performed in the final camp concert. Participants in the Advanced Extended Flute Techniques must have a good understanding and ability to produce extended techniques and/or have taken the Extended Flute Techniques elective at the camp in previous year.
  • Preparing Your Best Audition/Performance Anxiety:  Ensemble auditions, college auditions, and competition auditions! From creating preparation timelines and improving your mindset in all audition situations to techniques and strategies to manage performance anxiety, participants will receive practical tips for how to best prepare for all types of auditions.
  • FUNdamentals of Music Theory: From building scales and chords to reading bass clef, learn the fundamentals of music theory in this participatory class. Bring your flutes!


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 Day One Schedule

11:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. Check In 
1:00 - 1:30 p.m. Camp Welcome
1:30 - 2:45 p.m. Flute Faculty Recital
3:00 - 4:15 p.m. Flute Choir Groups Meet/Rehearse
4:15 - 5:15 p.m. Pizza Party
6:30 - 7:00 p.m. Sight Reading/Speed Duetting
7:00 - 8:45 p.m. Chamber Music Groups Meet/Rehearse
9:00 - 10:00 p.m. Swimming
10:30 p.m. Camp Meeting

*All times are subject to change.  The info packet will have accurate schedule.

Typical Day Two - Four Schedule

8:00 - 8:50 a.m. Breakfast
9:00 - 9:50 a.m. Tone and Technique Class
10:00 - 10:50 a.m. Elective 1
11:00 - 11:50 a.m. Elective 2
12:00 - 1:30 p.m. Lunch
1:30 - 2:20 p.m. Flute Choir
2:30 - 3:20 p.m. Small Group Master Classes
3:30 - 4:20 p.m. Chamber Music
4:30 - 5:30 p.m. Private Lessons/Practice
5:30 - 6:45 p.m. Dinner
6:45 - 7:30 p.m. Guest Recitals and Classes
7:30 - 9:00 p.m. Evening Activities/Practice
9:00- 10:00 p.m. Free Time
10:00 p.m. All students in residence hall

*All times are subject to change.  The info packet will have accurate schedule.

Typical Final Day Schedule

8:00 - 8:45 a.m. Breakfast
9:00 - 9:30 a.m. Tone/Scale Class
9:30 - 10:05 a.m. Elective 1
10:15 - 10:50 a.m. Elective 2
11:00 - 11:50 a.m. Flute Choir Dress
12:00 - 1:15 p.m. Room pack-up/clean-up
1:30 - 2:45 p.m. Lunch Banquet/Photos
3:00 - 4:15 p.m. Concert Dress Rehearsal
4:30 - 5:45 p.m. Final Concert
5:45 - 6:30 p.m. Check out of residence halls

*All times are subject to change.  The info packet will have accurate schedule.

Guest Artist

Zara Lawler

Zara Lawler

Ground-breaking flutist Zara Lawler, “an engaging, fluent, mellifluous soloist,” (Houston Chronicle) made her concerto debut with the Houston Symphony and her recital debut at New York’s Merkin Concert Hall. Recent highlights include the US premiere of Il Cerchio Tagliato dei Suoni, Salvatore Sciarrino’s work for 104 flutists, directed by Lawler at the Guggenheim Museum, a Flute Jamboree directed by Lawler at the Kennedy Center, and tours of Texas, Massachusetts and Ohio with her flute and marimba duo Lawler + Fadoul. Lawler + Fadoul returned to the Kennedy Center in 2016 and 2019 for performances of their family show Break it Down! Their new theatrical concert Clickable, featuring music of persuasion, was incubated and premiered at nancy manocherian’s the cell theater in NYC in November 2016, and will be released as an album on Parma Recordings in 2020. Their debut album, Prelude Cocktail, featured world premieres by Katherine Hoover and Roshanne Etezady. Zara Lawler’s solo show, The Flute on its Feet, was be featured at the Orlando Fringe Festival in May 2019. For many years, Lawler has integrated dance and theater into her performances, with the innovative ensemble Tales & Scales, in collaboration with choreographer C. Neil Parsons, and in large-scale choreographies for flutes including E Pluribus Flutum, Lawler’s work for sixty dancing flutists. Lawler has given solo recitals in New York, Santa Barbara, Hong Kong, and has appeared as a soloist with the Atlanta, Utah, Indianapolis, and Oregon Symphonies, and the Hong Kong Philharmonic, and in venues including the Kennedy Center, the Kravis Center, and Lincoln Center. She has won many competitions including the Ima Hogg Young Artist Competition and Artists’ International, and studied at the Juilliard School with Carol Wincenc and Sam Baron. Her summer festival credits include Marlboro, Tanglewood, Banff (Canada), Bach Aria Festival, and Schleswig-Holstein (Germany). She teaches at Manhattan School of Music Precollege, and has a blog on practice techniques at, and more about her work can be found at

Camp Faculty

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 Pranaitis

Shanna Gutierrez

As a specialist in contemporary performance practice and techniques, flutist Shanna Pranaitis 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.

If you have any disabling condition that requires special accommodations or attention, please advise us well in advance. We will make every effort to accommodate your special needs.

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