Mason Summer Flute Academy

Flute summer camp for teens

MASON SUMMER FLUTE ACADEMY
Part of Summer Music Intensive Week!

SUMMER 2019 INFORMATION WILL BE UPDATED BY JANUARY 15, 2019!

Be inspired and grow musically with other fellow flutists as we explore flute repertoire, extended techniques, flute care and performance techniques in a challenging but supportive environment! Passionate faculty, including Mason School of Music Professor Julianna Nickel, will guide students in a week of master classes, mock auditions, chamber music, flute choir and more. Special guest artist Aaron Goldman (Principal Flutist of the National Symphony Orchestra) will bring his expertise as well, and a final performance for family and friends will complete the week.

 

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Ages:  13-18 years
Dates:  June 18-22, 2018
Times:  9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. (M-F)
Tuition:  $430 (optional room & board add $640 – see below)
Location:  Mason Fairfax Campus, Performing Arts Building

 

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 Icon of a green houseON-CAMPUS HOUSING AVAILABLE – ADD “SUMMER RESIDENTIAL OPTION” TO YOUR CART!
Added Cost: $640

Whether you live near or far, students can add the “Summer Residential Option” and experience a week of campus life, with special evening activities included, while gaining new friendships with other like-minded artistic students. Students are fully supervised all week, with both male and female RA’s in housing. Rooms are double occupancy (linens and wi-fi included), and 3 meals a day are provided (dinner is included on Sunday, and breakfast and lunch are included on Friday). Check in is Sunday, June 17th, and students will check out Friday morning and be ready to depart immediately after the conclusion of the program on Friday afternoon.  After registering for Summer Flute Academy (but before final checkout/ payment!), search for and add “Summer Residential Option” to your cart – or REGISTER HERE . IMPORTANT: No refunds can be given for the Summer Residential option after April 1, 2018.

 

An “After Care” option is also available for this program from 4-6 pm for $90/week, located in Mason’s Performing Arts Building and staffed by the Academy’s Summer Staff. After registering for this program (but before final checkout/ payment!), search for and add “After Care” to your cart (be sure to choose the correct week).

 

 

Julianna Nickel, Flute Lessons Director/ Instructor:  Julianna Nickel, Professor at Mason’s School of Music
Email questions to academy@gmu.edu
Read about Ms. Nickel

Julianna Nickel is a very active recitalist, teacher, and freelancer in the Washington, DC and Virginia areas. She is Adjunct Professor of Flute at George Mason University and a recipient of Mason’s 2017 Distinguished Teacher of the Year. Recent performances include substituting with the Washington National Opera in their production of Madame Butterfly, and recitals at the National Institute of Health, the Alden Theater, historic Mount Vernon, and on the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage. Julianna loves performing with orchestras for the Washington Chorus, the Washington Choral Arts Society, and the American Festival Pops Orchestra. Julianna has also performed as a soloist with the American Festival Pops Orchestra, the George Mason University Symphony Orchestra, the George Mason Wind Ensemble, and the Landon Symphonette.

Formerly, Ms. Nickel was the Principal Flutist with the Evansville Philharmonic and Piccoloist with the Durango Music Festival. In Texas, She was also Principal Flutist of the Plano and Irving Symphony Orchestras. She has performed as a substitute player with the Mariinsky Theater Orchestra, the Washington Ballet Orchestra, the Washington National Opera, the National Symphony Orchestra, the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, and the Florida Orchestra. Julianna has adjudicated many competitions along the east coast, and has presented master classes at National Flute Association, the Mid-Atlantic Flute Convention, the West Virginia Flute Symposium, and the Richmond Flute Fest. Additionally, Julianna has performed at four National Flute Association conventions.

Julianna maintains a large flute studio at Mason producing successful performers, teachers, art administrators, and technology specialists that are employed across the world. In addition to teaching at Mason, she maintains a dynamic studio of adult flutists. Ms. Nickel’s first teaching position was Flute Professor at the University of Evansville, Indiana. She also taught for the summer programs at the Kinhaven Music Schools in Weston, Vermont, and the Stellenbosch International Chamber Music Festival in South Africa.

Ms. Nickel’s GMU and adult students are highly successful in local and national competitions. Four Mason students have won master class spots at various National Flute Association Conventions. Members of her studio have been selected as winners in the Collegiate Competition, the Master Class Performers Competition, and the Adult Amateur Competition at Mid-Atlantic Flute Fair. For most of Ms. Nickel’s seven years at Mason, her students have won spots in the University’s Concerto Competitions for the orchestra and wind ensemble. At the end of every school year, many Nickel studio members have performed in the Mason Honors Recital.

Julianna attended the New England Conservatory Music where she received both her Bachelors and Masters of Music. Her teachers were Paula Robison, Fenwick Smith and Leone Buyse. While at NEC, she was Principal Flute and Personnel Manager of the Gardner Museum Orchestra, a frequent Principal Flutist with the Vermont Symphony, and second flutist with the Boston Philharmonic. Ms. Nickel was a Tanglewood Fellow. She also won spots in the prestigious National Repertory Orchestra and the National Orchestra Institute. She spends two summers at the Aspen Music Festival where she soloed with their Chamber Orchestra.

www.julinickel.com

 

Aaron Goldman, Flute Lessons Guest Artist:  Aaron Goldman, National Symphony Orchestra
Read about Mr. Goldman

Aaron Goldman, Principal Flute of the National Symphony Orchestra since January 2013, joined the NSO as Assistant Principal Flute in September 2006. Prior to joining the NSO, he was Principal Flute of the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra and has performed as guest principal with the Baltimore Symphony. An active soloist and chamber musician, Mr. Goldman has performed concertos with the National Symphony, Amadeus Chamber Orchestra, Virginia Chamber Orchestra, Arlington Philharmonic, Orlando Philharmonic, the Chamber Orchestra of Florida, and has performed at several National Flute Association’s annual conventions. He appears as part of the Kennedy Center Chamber Players, KC Jukebox, and has performed with the Eclipse Chamber Orchestra, the National Chamber Players, the 21st Century Consort, the Smithsonian Chamber Orchestra, and participated in many educational programs with the NSO, including performances in the Family and Terrace Theaters.

Mr. Goldman has appeared as guest artist at universities and flute festivals throughout the country and has taught at the New World Symphony, the National Orchestral Institute, the National Youth Orchestra, the Master Players Festival, and the NSO’s Summer Music Institute. He has given lectures at the Carnegie Institute, and the Smithsonian Institution, such as “The Magical Flute” and “Math and Music: Closer Than You Think” alongside former NSO cellist Yvonne Caruthers. Mr. Goldman received his Bachelor of Music degree from the Eastman School of Music.

 

Jenna Warfield, Flute Lessons Teaching Assistant: Jenna Warfield

 

 

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To register by phone or request a paper registration form, please call the Academy office at 703-993-9889.