UMass Amherst, the Commonwealth’s flagship campus, is a nationally ranked public research 1 university offering a full range of undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. Located in the Pioneer Valley of Western MA, 90 miles from Boston and 175 miles from New York City. The campus provides a rich cultural environment in a rural setting close to major urban centers. The Music Program provides performance opportunities in 17 instrumental ensembles, 6 vocal ensembles, and student solo and studio recital series. More than 200 concerts are presented annually, featuring UMass faculty and guest artists from around the world and advanced student ensembles. Events are free to UMass Amherst students.

The flute studio at the University of Massachusetts Amherst consists of 15-18 students ranging from undergraduate to graduate flute majors. The studio welcomes students from far and wide to earn BM, BME, BA and MM degrees. In addition to weekly flute lessons, your education will be supplemented by a weekly technique class and studio class in addition to frequent guest artist visits. Western Massachusetts Flute Day has also become an event to look forward to every Fall.

Recent guest artists include:
Carol Wincenc – Professor of Flute at Juilliard School of Music
Brook Ferguson – Principal Flute of Colorado Symphony
Anna Conigliari – Flutist and Performance Coach
Erika Boysen – Assistant Professor of Flute at the University of North Carolina Greensboro
Christina Jennings – Associate Professor of Flute at University of Colorado Boulder
Hillary Abigana – Flutist with the 4th Wall Ensemble
Zara Lawler – Flutist with Lawler and Fadoul and Flute on its Feet
Dionne Jackson – Assistant principal flute with Lyric Opera of Chicago
Amanda Harberg – Composer of numerous flute works
Colleen White – Flutist and Pedagogue

Student successes include admittance to Project Trio’s The Studio and Maine Chamber Music Festival; winners of the UMass Concerto competition (multiple times) and the state division of the Music Teachers National Association.