New this year, the Sewanee Flute Academy is a comprehensive and immersive summer program for pre-college flutists. The goal of the academy is to expose students to new topics in music as well as to refine their performing skills. Learning takes place in small groups and includes hands-on projects, creative learning, and interdisciplinary studies in the arts. Nationally recognized flute pedagogue, Dr. Katherine Emeneth, will work with the Flute Academy students daily. Participants are housed on campus and attend various events hosted by the Sewanee Summer Music Festival. Throughout the week, students attend classes on a variety of topics including: Fundamentals – tone, technique, breathing Solo performance – learning to craft a compelling performance through efficient, effective preparation and practice habits Music theory and history Music from around the world Mastering auditions – from honor bands to college entrance auditions Beatboxing 101 and extended techniques Students will participate in several ensembles including flute choir, small flute ensembles, and mixed ensembles with other instruments. Masterclasses will also take place featuring coaching by SSMF and the University of Washington artist-faculty Donna Shin. Flute Academy students will perform on the Grand Finale Concert at the close of the program. This concert is free and open to the public.