Flutists are 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, 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. Learn more about the faculty.

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

Courses include:
• Tips for Optimum Performance with Mimi Stillman
• breathing techniques

All flutists participate in the flute care seminar, led by Tomoji Hirakata, senior technical specialist at Yamaha Artist Services. Participants learn skills to maintain and care for their 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.



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.

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.



  • Tuition: $1000
  • Application Fee: $65 / $125*
  • Housing and Dining: $622


  • Tuition: $575
  • Registration Fee: $65 / $125*
  • Housing and Dining: $622

Day Auditor

  • Tuition: $125/day
  • Registration Fee: $65 / $125*
  • Housing and Dining: $124/night

*Registration fee: $65 before Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at 11:59 a.m. EST; $125 (March 1–April 28, 2017).
Registration ends Friday, April 28, 2017 at 11:59 a.m. EST.

Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Morning All: Master Class All: Master Class Performers: Master Class/Auditor: Archive exploration Performers: Master Class/Auditor: Performance anxiety workshop Sound Check
Afternoon Performers: Master Class/Auditor: Seminar Performers: Master Class/Auditor: Alto and piccolo workshop All: Master Class All: Master Class Recital
Tour of Curtis and admissions Q&A Flute Care Seminar with Yamaha Flute choir Flute choir Reception and check-out
Evening Flute Class Flute Class Flute Class Flute Class
Residential Activity Panel discussion Residential Activity Faculty recital

Check-in: Monday, June 26 between 3—6 p.m.
Check-out: Saturday, July 1 at 5 p.m.

Schedule is subject to change.

Curtis Summerfest does not offer scholarships for the Jeffrey Khaner Flute Class. 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.

Learn how participants have raised funds to attend.