Summer Flute Project

Summer Flute Project 2024

When: June 17-21, 2024

Purchase Tickets Here for the discounted tuition rate of $250 by June 1st.

The full tuition is $300 after June 1st. Purchase Tickets Here on and after June 1st

Where: Mesa Community College

Elevate your skills at the MCC Summer Flute Project, a fabulous five-day flute camp/flute intensive experience that brings renowned guest artists and local artist faculty together with flutist participants in a stimulating, enjoyable, and supportive environment. Enjoy the camaraderie of other flutists and grow as a musician and performer. This summer's outstanding guest artists are Elizabeth Buck, Brian Gordon, and Viviana Guzman (see below)! The Artist Faculty features top flutists from the valley Rhonda Bowen, Abby Coffey, Michelle Stolper, Andrea TenBarge, and Christina Steffen who bring their expertise and enthusiasm to daily chamber ensemble rehearsals, topic classes, discussions, interactive offerings, reading sessions, flute choir, and group warm ups.

Offerings include Brian Gordon's warm ups for flute & piccolo and how they transfer; Motivated Practice with Dr. Buck; beginning/intermediate piccolo class with Abby Coffey; Beatbox Flute and the Pink Panther with Viviana Guzman plus her Using Noodles to build your technique and a workshop on Entrepreneurship (from the Galway Festival)! Other topics include Reichert Revealed.....How to use the Reichert Seven Daily Exercises to develop a resonant tone, fluid technique, clean articulation and a flexible embouchure; Reading sessions; a panel discussion on Performance Anxiety, Flute and Piccolo Fingerings - the other options!; AMEA Regional Etude head start for high school students; plus performances by Dr. Elizabeth Buck and Viviana Guzman, an Artist Faculty recital, a World Flute performance, and masterclasses! Mornings start at 9:00 am with a group warmup class, followed by flute choir and coached chamber ensemble rehearsals. After a lunch break (participants bring their own lunch, SFP provides healthy snacks and drinks) the afternoon course offerings and performances begin at 12:30 and end at 4:00pm. On Friday the SFP ensembles and flute choir present a free concert at 5:00pm

Register early to be included as a performer in master classes. Priority will be given to week-long participants with limited space available for single-afternoon attendees.

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

Guest Artists:

Dr. Elizabeth Buck with flute

Elizabeth Buck sponsored by Burkart Flutes & Piccolos

Brian Gordon Wearing white tie and tails holding wood piccolo

Brian Gordon

Flutist Viviana Guzman in red dress playing gold flute

Viviana Guzman sponsored by Altus Flutes

Artist Faculty:

clockwise from upper left: Rhonda Bowen, Andrea TenBarge, Michelle Stolper, Abby Coffey, Christina Steffen

Registration and Tickets:

Complete the registration form online

Download and print the release packet to bring with you or Email

Week Long Registration | Single Day Registration available soon| 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 Here by June 1

After June 1st use the link HERE

  • Week-long registration
    $250 before June 1st
    $300 after June 1st

  • Monday – Friday 9am-4pm in the MCC Performing Arts Center, 1520 S. Longmore, Mesa, AZ 85202
  • SFP Ensembles Concert Friday, June 21st 5:00pm - 6:00pm

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

Tuesday - Elizabeth Buck + recital Purchase Tuesday Afternoon

Wednesday - Brian Gordon + Artist Faculty Recital Purchase Wednesday Afternoon

Thursday - Viviana Guzman Purchase Thursday Afternoon

Friday - Viviana Guzman + recital Purchase Friday Afternoon

Engaging flute classes on a variety of topics and master classes with the guest artists and artist faculty. multiple offerings of recitals, master classes, topic classes, focused workshops, and interactive offerings presented by the guest artists and the artist faculty including reading sessions, managing performance anxiety, tone development, phrasing, expression, technical development, AMEA Regional Etudes, beatbox flute, the "other fingerings", and much more. Other topics may include breathing, articulation/tonguing, orchestral excerpts, pedagogy, extended techniques, low flutes, intonation, vibrato, acoustics of the flute. Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday feature 12:30 recitals followed by the afternoon offerings.

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

Tuesday, June 19 - Elizabeth Buck

Wednesday, June 20 - Artist Faculty

Friday, June 21 - Viviana Guzman

Collage off photos from the 2022 Summer Flute Project including recital with Dr. Buck, and SFP quartet with their coach, a flutists during master class with Dr. Luce, Burkart flutes exhibit table, group warm up class with artist faculty