Education and Enrichment


Amy Appleton

The New York Flute Club sponsors a multifaceted program designed to include students of all ages and levels who study flute in the greater New York City area. We have been developing relationships with schools, teachers, and music outreach programs. Special events have included pre-concert workshops and demonstrations, opportunities for students to meet the performers, and career development seminars. In addition, we offer scholarships for recommended students to attend the annual flute fair free of charge.

If you’re interested in contributing program suggestions or time, please contact Amy Appleton, our education chair.

Information about education/enrichment events in past seasons may be found here.

We thank the Friends of Flutes Foundation, lifetime NYFC member Ardith Bondi, and other anonymous donors for their generous contributions to our education programs. If you would like to support our ongoing education efforts, click here.

Past Event: Masterclass with Ebonee Thomas

Sunday, December 4, 2022 • 3:30 - 4:30 pm
Good Shepherd-Faith Presbyterian Church, 152 West 66th Street, NYC.

Ebonee Thomas, second flute/piccolo in the Dallas Opera and assistant professor of flute at University of Missouri-Kansas City, will be giving a pre-concert masterclass from 3:30 to 4:30 pm prior to her 5:30 pm recital at the same location. Jessica Taskov is the masterclass coordinator. 

The program:

Emily Leng: Enesco's Cantabile et Presto
Dahye (Annie) Jung: Widor's  Suite for flute and piano, 1st movement
Courtney Conkling: Shulamit Ran's East Wind for solo flute

Ebonee Thomas's December 4, 2022 masterclass: (L to R) Linda Mark (pianist), Ebonee Thomas, Dahye (Annie) Jung, Courtney Conkling, and Emily Leng  Photo credit: Ethan-Lin-Schwartz

The three performers:

Dahye (Annie) Jung is a first-year graduate student at New York University, studying for an MM in instrumental performance under Soo-Kyung Park. She earned BM degrees in secondary education and flute performance at the University of British Columbia and a Royal Conservatory of Music ARCT diploma in piano performance. 
Emily Leng is an eighth-grader from Princeton, NJ and has been playing the flute for six years. She currently studies with Tanya Witek and is first chair in her school’s jazz band and symphonic band. 
Courtney Conkling, a longtime Long Islander, will complete a BA in music from Hofstra University in December 2022 after studies at the Crane School of Music (at SUNY Potsdam) and the Blair School of Music (at Vanderbilt University). She currently studies with Jessica Aura Taskov.

Admission: Free to members. Non-member rate (concert included) is $25 general, $15 students/seniors.