Summer Flute Project

Summer Flute Project 2022

When: June 20 - 24, 2022 Purchase Tickets

Where: Mesa Community College

Mesa Community College and Desert Echoes Flute Project are thrilled to present the MCC Summer Flute Project, June 20-24, 2020. Week-long participants will enjoy warm-up classes, chamber ensembles, and the SFP Flute Choir in the mornings in addition to the afternoon offerings of recitals, masterclasses, topic classes, and interactive offerings.

The week-long program is available to college students, high school students, and adult flutists. Single Afternoons and concert-only are open to everyone.

Guest Artists:

  • Dr. Elizabeth Buck (Arizona State University, former principal flute The Phoenix Symphony) on Thursday, June 23, 2022

    Thank you to Burkart Flutes & Piccolos for their sponsorship of Dr. Buck. Instruments will also be displayed and available for trial in the lobby - free and open to the public.
  • Dr. Brian Luce (University of Arizona, Yamaha Performing Artist) on Friday, June 24, 2022

  • Brian Gordon (The Phoenix Symphony) on Tuesday and Wednesday, June 21/22, 2022

Photos of Guest Artists Brian Luce, Elizabeth Buck, and Brian Gordon

Artist Faculty:

Photos of Artist Faculty Abby Coffey, Rhonda Bowen, Christina Steffen

Registration and Tickets:

Complete and sign these packets and bring with you or email to Christina Steffen, Director

Week Long Registration | Single Day Registration | MCC Release Packet

After completing the Registration form, purchase tickets below. The MCC Release packet may be completed and forms signed to bring with you on the 1st day or emailed. Email with questions or to send Release packet forms.
Purchase Tickets

  • Week-long registration:
    $210 prior to June 1
    $250 after June 1

  • Monday – Friday 9am-4pm in the MCC Performing Arts Center, 1520 S. Longmore, Mesa, AZ 85202
  • SFP Ensembles Concert Friday, June 24th at 5:00pm

Single afternoon tickets: $40 Tuesday – Friday 12:30pm-4:00pm (free admission available for non-flutist family members of participants performing in a master class)

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Engaging flute classes on a variety of topics and master classes with the guest artists and artist faculty. Topics may include tone, breathing, articulation/tonguing, expression, orchestral excerpts, pedagogy, contemporary repertoire & extended techniques, low flutes, intonation, vibrato, acoustics of the flute, preparing for a recorded audition, selecting a new flute, repair and maintenance, performance anxiety, and reading sessions. Thursday and Friday feature 12:30 recitals followed by the afternoon offerings

Lunch-time Concert Only: $10 Tickets available soon on Purplepass

Thursday, June 23 - Dr. Elizabeth Buck

Friday, June 24 - Dr. Brian Luce

AZ FluteFest returns in 2023: $50

  • This event will return on Saturday, June 24, 2023 9am - 6:00pm; Guest Artist concert at 7:30pm

Performing Arts Center at MCC, 1520 S. Longmore, Mesa 85202

Performances and classes will be offered throughout the day including classesand recitals. Live Ultrasound Imaging to explore the flutist oral cavity and tongue positioning with Dr. Joshua Gardner; a flute recital featuring Sabrina Hu with pianist Cathal Breslin; the Desert Echoes Flute Ensemble, and more.

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Thank you to our sponsors for their artist and scholarship support:

Guest Artist Concert Only: $15

  • Saturday, June 24, 2023 at 7:30pm