Arts Academy Boarding School: Flute Major

Interlochen Arts Academy boarding high school offers student flutists a program of pre-professional music training and college preparatory academics. Flute students graduate well-prepared for the rigors of study at the university and conservatory level.

The flute major requirements include:

Private Lesson and Studio

Specific areas of emphasis include physical aspects of flute playing (breath control, playing position and posture, and how each relates to musical, tonal and technical ability on the instrument); tone production, projection and color; technique, including finger work, articulation, rhythmic precision and sight reading; phrasing and expression; warm-up techniques; piccolo techniques; orchestral excerpts; and a broad range of repertoire from Baroque to contemporary, often including some jazz basics.

Text/materials needed:

Warm-up exercises as provided
Taffanel and Gaubert Seventeen Daily Exercises
Reichert Seven Daily Exercises, Opus 5
Moyse De La Sonorité and others as assigned
Etude books chosen from the following: Andersen, Karg-Elert, Donjon, Kohler, Boehm, Moyse and others as assigned
Solo literature and orchestral excerpts as assigned


Nancy Stagnitta

Instructor of Flute, Interlochen Arts Academy; Faculty, Interlochen Flute Institute; Faculty, Adult Chamber Music Camp

M.M., B.M., Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University