Three Distinct Classes for Flutists

OCTOBER: Achieving Your Personal Best in College Auditions.  Learn more…

MARCH: The Art of Teaching.  Learn more…

JUNE: Summer Masterclass Series.  Learn more…

Distinguished Faculty

Alberto Almarza, Artistic Director and Co-Founder; Associate Professor of Flute Carnegie Mellon University

Jeanne Baxtresser, Co-Founder; former principal flute, New York Philharmonic

Lorna McGhee, principal flute Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra; faculty Carnegie Mellon University

Soo-Kyung Park, faculty, New York University and Manhattan School of Music pre-college


Guest Artists: Marianne Gedigian (2016 & 2017), Marie Tachouet (2017), Jim Walker (2014 & 2015), Lea Pearson (2017), Stephen Schultz (2014 & 2015)

Inspirational Lectures and Workshops

Program Design – Tips and Techniques for Efficient Practice – Presenting Your Best Self – Alternative Fingerings for Tuning and Technique – Life of a Professional Opera Flutist – How to Take a Lesson – Confidence from the Inside Out – Preparing for Professional and College Auditions – Become Your Best Mentor on Stage and in the Practice Room – The Most Valuable Lessons I Learned from Teaching – A Thriving Private Studio – Does it Hurt When You Play? – Preparing Students for Compeitions and Auditions – Choosing An Instrument and Repair Basics for Teachers – Approaching Baroque Music with Your Students – Extended Techniques for Flute Teachers – Choosing Audition Repertoire – Recording Your Audition – The Audition Process – Effective Practice – How to Enjoy the Process – and more…

Stunning Location

Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA

Founded in 1912 as one of the five schools of the College of Fine Arts, the School of Music offers conservatory programs within the world class university.  Surrounded by beautiful architecture, lush landscapes and a quiet campus, Carnegie Mellon University is a wonderful backdrop for an inspirational experience at The Consummate Flutist.

Memories and Friendships to Last a Lifetime

At The Consummate Flutist we believe that the best way to learn is through a healthy and supportive environment.  Flutists that attend The Consummate Flutist make friendships that last a lifetime.  We strive to keep a non-competitve atmosphere with the knowledge that we all learn and perform better when we are supportive of one another. 


All flutists that attend The Consummate Flutist are part of the TCF family forever.  We always welcome back former TCF students with no audition requirement and are happy to see many returning faces year-after-year.  We hope you will become part of our TCF family!

Our wonderful TCF sponsors

Music, Accessories, repairs and 100's of flutes to try at every class

A huge thank you to our generous sponsors, who support our classes with enthusiasm and expertise.  

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