Education and Enrichment


Amy Appleton

An invitation

The New York Flute Club extends a special welcome to the 2021 New York Flute Fair to BIPOC students, students from underserved communities, and their teachers. If you or your students would like to attend, free of charge, please email the students’ names and email addresses to and we will send you login instructions.

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.

NYFC offers FREE masterclasses and workshops exclusively for NYFC members.

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.

Upcoming event: Gary Schocker virtual masterclass

Thursday, May 6, 2021
7:30 pm

Details here.

Past event: Katherine Borst Jones virtual workshop

Best Foot Forward: A Performance Enhancement Workshop
Thursday, March 18, 2021
7:30 pm

Renowned performer and pedagogue Katherine Borst Jones, Professor of Flute at the Ohio State University, presents a workshop on performance enhancement and offers methods to help you prepare for your next audition, competition, or performance. Designed for advanced junior high students through adult. .

Selected slides from workshop here; suggested reading list here.

Past event: Robert Dick virtual masterclass

Thursday, February 25, 2021
7:30 pm

Jessica Taskov arranged the following program:
I. Two compositions by Ilaria Hawley, played by the 12-year-old composer. Bonus discussion on the creative aspects of composing.
II. Adeline DeBella, flutist and graduate assistant to Tara Helen O’Connor, plays Robert Dick’s Lookout (1989).
III. Robert Dick and Jessica Taskov in a free-ranging conversation on Robert’s Tone Development Through Extended Techniques, The Other Flute, and his first set of etudes, Flying Lessons, Vol. 1. 

Past event: Zoom into Virtual Teaching


Thursday, November 12, 2020
7:30 pm

Organized and moderated by Jeff Mitchell, three very experienced and esteemed teachers discussed remote teaching: what works, what doesn’t, and what they’ve learned. Our panelists are Leone Buyse, professor of flute at the Shepherd School of Music, Rice University; Tereasa Payne, New York teacher experienced at working with a diversity of K-12 students; and Ransom Wilson, flute professor at the Yale School of Music.

Link to YouTube video of the event:

Link to p. 6 December 2020 NYFC Newsletter article about the event here.