Trevor Wye International Flute Summer Course 2015

  • Cheltenham, United Kingdom
  • Camp Type: Overnight, Day, International
  • Age of Campers: 12 - All
  • Gender of Campers: Coed

This is a basic camp listing: no contact information is provided.

All course delegates will follow a schedule which includes :-
  • Daily Masterclasses with Trevor Wye - whether as invited Performers , Participants or Listeners including warm ups on tone, technique and intonation.


  • Study Classes and Orchestral Extracts


  • Lectures on the History of the Flute illustrated with ethnic instruments and a number of museum quality flutes dating from 1720 to 1923. These will be passed around for study and examination


  • Coached ensembles and optional evening flute choir/ensembles


  • A daily discussion and diagnostic clinic


  • Pedagogy sessions for teachers or intending teachers


  • Optional individual lessons with Julie Wright 


  • A flute repair class


  • A talk on the tuning of flutes with an explanation of the construction of flute scales

  • A showing of thousands of musical postage stamps, as well as demonstrations of making flutes from a carrot or from paper


  • The Final Concert will be on the evening of August 23rd when all performers, participants and amateur players  will play in an ensemble with some performers  invited to play a solo.

A rough typical day is:

Warm Up/ Hot Up: 09.00 -10.30 Daily exercises, memory exercises, scales and
arpeggios, improvisation etc using Complete Daily Exercises. (Wye - Novello)

10.40 - Studies (Etudes) and corrective and other exercises, including a
Special Study Session on Bach, Syrinx and Schubert Variations.

12.00 one solo repertoire piece each day.


15..30 - 18.30. Flute and piano repertoire master class with pianist.

Either am or pm, a short daily look at our flute history with ethnic flutes
of all kinds and  a dozen or more historic  flutes to examine.

Evening flute ensembles.

Time to relax back at the house.

The week will conclude with a concert with all performers participating.
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