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Enjoy a week of interactive courses and master classes with Yamaha Artists Jeffrey Khaner, principal flute of the Philadelphia Orchestra, and Mimi Stillman, artistic director of the Dolce Suono Ensemble.

A limited number of performers play several times during the week in master classes featuring individualized instruction from Jeffrey Khaner.

Register to participate as an auditor, taking part in all courses and attending master classes.

Performers and auditors participate in courses, including:

All flutists participate in the class Tips for Optimum Performance with Mimi Stillman, internationally acclaimed soloist, chamber musician, and Artistic Director of Dolce Suono Ensemble. Mimi will lead the  group through fundamental exercises for breathing, posture, long tones, scales, arpeggios, articulation, and practice methods. Using excerpts from the repertoire, she’ll illustrate how to implement these technical skills to make your music-making more expressive, engaging, and rewarding.

The Mental Performance Skills Workshop gives you a jump-start on the abilities professional performers learn over decades. An introduction to theories developed through sports psychology, Carolyn Christie’s class is tailored specifically for musicians. Carolyn will cover planning, practicing, and self-evaluation in three one-hour sessions, addressing stress, performance anxiety, time-management, and focus. You’ll walk away with the skills to develop your own unique pre-performance plan that will help you perform as well as you practice.

All flutists participate in the flute care seminar, led by Tomoji Hirakata, senior technical specialist at Yamaha Artist Services. You’ll learn skills to maintain and care for your instruments as well as what to look for when purchasing an instrument. Mr. Hirakata is available for minor flute repairs and adjustments outside of the seminar.

Flute Care Seminar


Apply to be a Performer and play in intimate master classes with Jeffrey Khaner.

Recommended for experienced performers of any age.

Those accepted as performers play at an advanced level. Performers will take part in four master classes with Jeffrey Khaner and should prepare four pieces to play in that setting. All applicants are required to submit a recorded sample of their playing, about 15 to 20 minutes in length, with contrasting styles represented. Performers do not participate in flute choir or flute ensembles.


Register, with no recorded audition required, to participate as an Auditor.

Auditors observe master classes, perform in flute ensembles, and take part in all courses. Choose to participate one day, several days, or the entire program.

Any flutist may participate as an auditor. Auditors observe master classes with Jeffrey Khaner and take part in all courses with Mimi Stillman. No audio submission is necessary. There is no limit to the number of auditors. Choose to participate one day, several days, or the entire program. Auditors who join us for the full program will have an opportunity to perform in the final concert as part of the flute choir.

  • January 2018: Applications  available
  • Thursday, March 15, 2018, noon EST: Applications due. An additional $60 late fee will be assessed on applications submitted after this date.
  • Early April 2018: Notification of admission status provided to all who submitted by March 15
  • April 30, 2018: Payment due for applicants accepted as performers*

*Auditors pay tuition and housing fees at the time of registration.


  • Tuition: $1050
  • Application Fee: $65 / $125*
  • Housing and Dining: $650


  • Tuition: $590
  • Registration Fee: $65 / $125*
  • Housing and Dining: $650

Day Auditor

  • Tuition: $130/day
  • Registration Fee: $65 / $125*
  • Housing and Dining: $130/night


*Registration fee: $65 before Wednesday, March 15, 2018 at noon EST; $125 (March 15–April 13). Applicants also submit a $25 transaction fee.

Applications close Friday, April 13, 2018 at noon EST.

Curtis Donors, from the Player's Circle (those who have given $75 to Curtis Institute) and above, receive 15% discount on tuition. Contact for your discount code to be entered at the end of registration (non-transferable).

Curtis Summerfest does not offer scholarships for the Jeffrey Khaner Flute Festival. Students and parents are urged to seek financial assistance from local sources such as school music organizations; county, state, or national music education organizations; youth orchestras and bands; music clubs; service clubs (Rotary, Kiwanis, etc.); businesses; churches; and foundations.