The Complete Flutist 2020

June 15-19 2020 

The Complete Flutist is a five-day intensive flute workshop at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis. Master classes, private lessons, orchestral repertoire, Alexander Technique, and more! Open to serious flutists ages 17 and above. 

Schedule Overview

  • Monday: Registration and classes start. 
  • Friday: Last day of classes. 
  • Saturday: Departure 

Faculty and Guest Artists

Faculty Artists 
Immanuel Davis, Professor of Flute, University of Minnesota 

Guest Artists 
Christina Smith, Principal Flutist of the Atlanta Symphony
Catherine Ramierz, Artist-in-Residence at St. Olaf College
Kathe Jarka, Alexander Technique 

About the Teachers

For this class, Immanuel is joined by Christina Smith, principal flutist of the Atlanta Symphony and Catherine Ramierz, flutist and artist-in-residence at St. Olaf. Together, they will be conducting daily performance master classes and giving private lessons throughout the week. 

In addition to the flute classes, there will be private Alexander Technique lessons and master classes in using AT for performance to help musicians reach their full potential as players: the technique can help people overcome stage-fright, improve breathing, increase awareness in activity, which allows for better ensemble playing, and help get rid of excess tension, which ultimately allows for freer playing and self-expression. 

There will be a pianist for the performance master classes, so please bring your scores.

Sample Schedule

  • 9 am –12 pm: Performance Master Class
  • 12 pm –1 pm: Lunch
  • 1 pm - 2 pm: Freet time/chamber reading 
  • 2 pm –3:30 pm: Performance Master Class
  • 4 pm –6 pm: Private lessons, flute ensemble reading, private practice 
  • 6:30 pm: Dinner

Application & Cost

  • Tuition: $500 
  • Housing: $250 
  • Daily Auditing: $75 

Open to only 20 performers. 

To apply for admission, please complete our application form, then mail your tuition to:

Complete Flutist
University of Minnesota School of Music
100 Ferguson Hall
2106 Fourth Street South
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Please make your check payable to the University of Minnesota with the participant name in the memo line.


  • Single room: $51.00 per night
  • Double room: $38.00 per night

If participant is under 18 years of age, there is a $100 chaperone fee. Please note this is the 2018 rate.


There is no meal plan for the week. There are several excellent restaurants and cafés within walking distance of the School of Music.