Flutists were encouraged to enjoy a week of interactive courses and master classes with Yamaha Artists Jeffrey Khaner, principal flute of the Philadelphia Orchestra, and Mimi Stillman, founder of the Dolce Suono Ensemble. Limited number of students played several times during the week in master classes featuring individualized instruction from Jeffrey Khaner.

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

Courses include:

  • warm-up class
  • breathing techniques
  • flute choir
Those accepted as performers play at an advanced level. Performers take part in four master classes with Jeffrey Khaner and prepared four pieces to play at that setting. They were encouraged to prepare a study for use in the open master class. All applicants were required to submit a recorded sample of their playing, about 15 to 20 minutes in length, representing contrasting styles. We selected a limited number of performers to play in the master classes.
Any flutist may participate as an auditor. Auditors observed all master classes and took part in all courses. No audio submission was necessary. There was no limit to the number of auditors. Participants chose to audit one day, several days, or the entire program. Auditors who joined us for the full program had an opportunity to perform in the final concert as part of the flute choir.



  • Tuition: $975
  • Application Fee: $65 / $125
  • Housing and Dining: $690

Full Program Auditor

  • Tuition: $550
  • Registration Fee: $65 / $125
  • Housing and Dining: $690

Day Auditor

  • Tuition: $120
  • Registration Fee: $65 / $125
  • Housing and Dining: $115/night


Tuesday—Thursday Friday Saturday
Warm-up Warm-up Warm-up
Master Class Master Class Sound Check
Afternoon Master Class Master Class Break
Practice Practice Workshop Recital
Evening Flute Class Flute Class Reception

Evening Excursion Evening Excursion Evening Excursion

Check-in: Tuesday, June 23 between 3—6 p.m.
Check-out: Sunday, July 28 between 8—11 a.m.
*Schedule is subject to change.

Curtis Summerfest does not offer scholarships for the Jeffrey Khaner Flute Class. Students and parents were 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, Kiwanas, etc.); businesses; local churches; and foundations.

Visit this blog post to see an example of past participant’s fundraising.