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Flute Camp

Due to the pandemic we are not going to be able to offer this event in 2021.  Click here to join our email list to be notified of our future events.


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: 2022 TBA


Register Online

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Registrations accepted online until noon TBA. 

We CANNOT accept walk up registrations due to COVID-19 restrictions.


Credit Card

Your online registration and payment are always safe and secure.  We accept MasterCard and Visa credit card payments in our online registration system.  We will NOT accept credit card payments over the phone.  We will accept checks made out to "UW-Whitewater" and mailed to UW-Whitewater Camps and Conferences, 800 West Main Street, Room 2005 Roseman Hall, Whitewater WI 53190.


Confirmation Emails

Once you register, a confirmation email will be sent to your email account. Contact cesevents@uww.edu if you do not receive this confirmation email. Historically, email accounts used from centurytel.net and wi.rr.com 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.

Cost Information

Fees

Resident Camper TBA | 2019=$575

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 TBA.

Resident Camper

Resident campers are campers who will be staying overnight 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.  NOTE: Due to COVID-19 we are anticipating singles-only for campers staying overnight, however; we will be collecting roommate requests in the event double occupancy becomes available.  We will confirm double or single occupancy 3-4 weeks prior to the event.   Roommate requests made by online registration closing date will be honored when possible; otherwise campers are paired by age and gender.  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.

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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 cesevents@uww.edu 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 cesevents@uww.edu; 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.

Sponsorships & Awards

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 during 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 cesevents@uww.edu before registering to avoid overpayment fees.

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.

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.

Guest Conductor

Zara LawlerZara 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 www.thepracticenotebook.com, and more about her work can be found at www.zaralawler.com

Arrival Information

COVID-19 Self Check-In Online Survey

Complete self check-in survey that will be emailed to you before the event takes place.  You will be asked three (3) Yes/No questions:

  1. Have you had close contact with anyone diagnosed with, or shown symptoms for, the COVID-19 illness within the last 14 days.
  2. Do you have a fever, greater than 100.4F or 38.0 C, currently  or within the past 10 days?
  3. Do you have any respiratory symptoms, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, currently or within the past 10 days?  If these issues are because of previously diagnosed issue, such as asthma, you should respond "No".

If you have answered "YES" to any of these questions, you will not be eligible to participate in any on-campus events for the safety of yourself and others.  You will be contacted by  cesevents@uww.edu to process your cancellation and refund, if applicable.  Additionally, if you have experienced any of the symptions listed, it is advisable to contact a medical practitioner for further evaluation.

If you have answered "NO" to all the questions you may participate in this event.  At check-in you will be asked these three questions again.  If you answer "Yes" at check-in, you will be asked to leave immediately and  cesevents@uww.edu will be in contact with you to process your cancellation and refund.

Check in and Orientation

Resident and commuter campers must check in at the location mentioned in the Camp Information Packet. Staff will ask registrants the three COVID-19 survey questions listed in the COVID-19 Information frequently asked questions.  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. Commuter campers can socialize at the dorms and go with the group to first session.

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 “Accommodations/Comments” field or email cesevents@uww.edu, if changes happened after you registered. On the day of arrival to campus, check the schedule in the Camp Infomation Packet to see where the group will be at the time of your arrival. Please call the staff number listed in the Camp Information Packet if you have any questions the day you arrive. If there are questions prior to camp, please contact cesevents@uww.edu

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

Parking details will be available in the Camp Information 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.

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.

We receive many questions from registrants. Click here to review our frequently asked questions about registering and attending an event.

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.

By registering for this event you understand that the University may take photographs and or videos of event participants and activities. You will be required to agree at the time of registration that the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater shall be the owner of and may use such photographs and or videos relating to the promotion of future events.  You will relinquish all rights that you may claim in relation to use of said photographs and/or videos.  Any media shared with the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater on social media or use of its hashtags grants the University use to media for any purpose.

Insurance

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.

Camp Information Packet

Before you arrive to camp information will be available below three weeks prior to the start of camp.  This information will include 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 cesevent@uww.edu.

Available to download here three weeks prior to event

Additional Camp Information

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 cesevents@uww.edu 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.

Music

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.

Instruments

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 (ballatoc@uww.edu).

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 (ballatoc@uww.edu).
  • 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  (ballatoc@uww.edu).
  • 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!

Awards

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.

Event Schedule

The schedule listed is a typical day at camp; all times are subject to change.  The camp information packet will have correct times.

11:30 am Check In 
1:00 pm Camp Welcome
1:30 pm Flute Faculty Recital
3:00 pm Flute Choir Groups Meet/Rehearse
4:00 pm Pizza Party
6:30 pm Sight Reading/Speed Duetting
7:00 pm Chamber Music Groups Meet/Rehearse
9:00 pm Swimming
10:00 pm Camp Meeting
10:00 pm All Campers in Residence hall

*All times are subject to change, the info packet will have the accurate schedule

8:00 am Breakfast in Dining Hall
9:00 am Tone and Technique Class
10:00 am Elective 1
11:00 am Elective 2
12:00 pm Lunch in Dining Hall and Free Time
1:30 pm Flute Choir
2:30 pm Small Group Master Classes
3:30 pm Chamber Music
4:30 pm Private Lessons/Practice
5:30 pm Dinner in Dining Hall
6:30 pm Guest Recitals and Classes
7:30 pm Evening Activities/Practice
9:00 pm Free Time
10:00 pm In Residence Hall - Lights Out

*All times are subject to change, the info packet will have the accurate schedule

8:00 am Breakfast in Dining Hall
9:00 am Tone/Scale Class
9:30 am Elective 1
10:30 am Elective 2
11:30 am Flute Choir Dress
12:00 pm Room Pack/Clean Up
1:30 pm Lunch Banquet/Photos
3:00 pm Concert Dress Rehearsal
4:30 pm Final Concert/Pick up beloingings from residence hall, if stored there
6:30 pm Check Out Concluded

*All times are subject to change, the info packet will have the accurate schedule

Meet the Staff

Cristina Ballatori

Cristina Ballatori
Flute Director

James Donahue

James Donahue
Flutist

Shanna Pranaitis

Shanna Pranaitis
Flutist

Dulce Rodriguez

Dulce Rodriguez
Flutist

Emma Shubin

Emma Shubin
Flutist

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