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The Complete 21st Century Flutist: The Global Artist



6/5/2023 - 6/25/2023


Mondovì, Italy




Join us for three magical weeks in Mondovì, Italy, working with a dynamic team of international flute and piccolo artists. Daily masterclasses and workshops will be held with world-renowned teachers/performing artists. Study and performance of repertoire from Baroque to present day including Baroque (HIP) style and interpretation, body mapping, The French School, orchestral and opera excerpts, cadenza writing, chamber music, entrepreneurship, round table discussions, and more! Performances by guest artists and students.

​Who Should Take This Class

This class is "perfetto!" for all undergraduate, graduate, postgraduate and professional flutists who are eager to spend three inspiring weeks focused on the artistry and refinement of their flute and piccolo playing.

Required Application Materials (please submit materials in a single document)

A single PDF of one-page resumé, a 100-200 word bio about yourself and a link to video or audio recordings of two contrasting works of choice. Unaccompanied solo works will also be accepted. At least one work must be performed on flute, option for the other one to be on flute or piccolo.

Course Coordinator

Ren​​​​​​a ​Urso (CSULB and Stanislaus State) is a member of the Oakland Symphony, the Oregon Coast Music Festival Orchestra, and a teaching artist for the International Piccolo Flute Academy. As a Licensed Body Mapping Educator Rena presents workshops and masterclasses ​all over the world. A native of Detroit, Michigan, Rena received her Bachelor of Music from Wayne State University, and her Master of Music with honors from California State University, Long Beach. For more information, please visit renaur​s​​​​m

Important Course Information

Students will need to bring

  • Flute and piccolo (required)
  • Alto Flute (optional)
  • Flauto traverso or wooden head joint for modern flute (optional)
  • Required/recommended music. Specific details will be listed in course syllabus.
  • Manuscript book
  • Practice journal


  • All participants will need a valid and current passport for travel to Italy.
  • You must provide your passport number to Summer Arts by May 26, 2023. If you do not have a current passport, you should apply for one immediately.
  • United States citizens do not need a visa to enter Italy. However, citizens of other countries may.

Travel/Arrival date

  • Participants are responsible for their own travel arrangements. Summer Arts does not provide any group flights or reservations for this course.
  • We recommend flying into Turin and taking the train to Mondoví. Details on the best way to get to the school will be provided in April.
  • You will need to provide Summer Arts with your travel information.
  • Students must arrive in Mondoví by June 4.
  • Class will start on Monday, June 5 at a time to be determined.


Summer Arts will offer group lodging arrangements from Sunday June 4 to Sunday, June 25 (21 nights). Housing is provided by the Academia Montis Regalis and includes breakfast and lunch. Rooms are single, double, triple, or quadruple occupancy. Costs are:

  • Single room: $1965
  • Double, triple, or quadruple occupancy room: $1320

When you are notified of your acceptance to the class you will receive information on how to book your lodging.

You may also make your own reservation and payment arrangements with any hotel, vacation rental, or hostel you like in Mondoví.

Common expenses

The following information is for estimates only. Your individual expenses may differ.

  • Airfare (from LAX or SFO to Turin): $1200-$1600
  • Other transportation: $200
  • Lodging (if booked through Summer Arts): $1965 or $1320
  • Insurance: $75​
  • Cell phone: $100
  • Food/spending money: $800

Click here for course fees


Scholarship awards range from $100 to $2000 and about 80% of students receive scholarship assistance. Scholarship funds are only available towards tuition costs.

To apply for aid, complete the application when you apply online for admission to the course. Click here for more information.


Application: April 17, 2023Extended to May 15!
Acceptance notification: April 24, 2023
Housing reservation and payment (if reserving housing through Summer Arts): May 8, 2023
Insurance payment May 8, 2023
Course fees: June 2, 2023

For additional information about the course, passports and visas, or any other questions, contact


Guest Artists

Fiorella Andriani

Fiorella Andriani is solo piccolo of the RAI National Symphony Orchestra in Torino, Italy. She has performed in the Orchestra of the Italian Swiss Radio, Chamber Orchestra of Mantova, and with the Radio Symphony Orchestra and Sinfonieorchester in Basel, Switzerland. Andriani is a specialist in the practice and performance of ancient music on modern flute and flauto traverso.

Heather Clark

Heather Clark is principal flute in the Los Angeles Opera Orchestra, Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, Pasadena Symphony Orchestra, and Long Beach Symphony Orchestra. Clark has performed on over 500 film and television soundtracks. An entrepreneur at heart, she conducts the “Audition Boot Camp” to help musicians win auditions and writes the blog #NoStarvingMusicians, championing young musicians to take control of their financial destiny.

Gianni Cristiani

Flutist and Atelier, Gianni Cristiani, performs with many orchestras throughout Italy including the RAI Orchestra and Teatro Regio Torino. He obtained his diplomas from the Conservatorio Vivaldi in Alessandria and the Conservatoire Berlioz in Paris.Gianni is a highly respected and renown flute and piccolo repair technician based in Torino, Italy.

Adriana Ferreira

Principal flute of the Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome, Adriana Ferreira held the same position at the Rotterdam Philharmonic (The Netherlands) and was associate principal flute at the Orchestre National de France in Paris. Ferreira has won prizes in several international competitions including Carl Nielsen, Kobe, Geneva, and Severino Gazzelloni.

Andrea Fisher

Andrea "Fluterscooter" Fisher started the popular Fluterscooter bag brand in 2011 and has grown the business to be sold in over 250 stores worldwide. Her eclectic flute career includes collaborations with John Legend, 50 Cent, Rick Ross, Puff Daddy, Wiz Khalifa, and Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull. Fisher has performed in concert halls throughout the world.

Maurizio Fornero

Maurizio Fornero is director of Mondovì Municipal School of Music and managing director of the Foundation Academia Montis Regalis. He graduated in Organ, Composition, Piano and Harpsichord at Conservatorio “G. Verdi” in Turin. He obtained a Master Degree cum laude in Harpsichord and Historical Keyboards at Conservatorio “A. Vivaldi” in Alessandria. His recordings can be found on Apple Music and Spotify.

Gudrun Hinze

Gudrun Hinze is solo piccolo with the Gewandhaus Orchestra in Leipzig. She was principal piccoloist with the Bayreuth Festival Orchestra from 1999 – 2017. She teaches for the online for the International Piccolo Flute Academy and Penthesilea Academy and is a founding member and arranger for the Leipzig Flute ensemble, “Quintessenz."

Natalija Jović

Natalija Jović is the author of Alexander Technique and Primary Instrument. She holds a Doctor of Science in Arts and is certified in the Alexander Technique (AT). As an AT educator, she instructs students and professionals on how to relieve unnecessary tension during playing, and prevent pain, tendinitis, and injuries through psychomotor support.

Eun Mi Park

Eun Mi Park

​​Pianist Eunmi Park is the winner of several national competitions. A versatile artist, she studied fortepiano with Gianmaria Bonino, chamber music with André Gallo at the Regia Accademia in Bologna and modern piano with Roberto Plano at the Pinerolo Academy and with Francesco Bergamasco at the “Vivaldi” Conservatory in Alessandria.

Snježana Pavićević

Snježana Pavićević began her professional career in 1994 as piccolo solo at the Belgrade Opera Orchestra. In 2002 she became the solo piccolo flutist at the Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra. Pavićević has two recordings: Piccolo Solo Globe Tour with works for solo piccolo released in October 2020, PersPICCtives released in July 2021.

Marina Piccinini

Mariana Piccinini’s rich artistic tapestry is woven from her multi-national, multi-lingual upbringing. As a solo and chamber artist, Piccinini has worked with leading conductors and composers and appears regularly on major stages around the world. She is on the faculty of the Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University.

Roxxane Robbin

Dr. Roxanne Robbin’s teaching interests encompass the art of the Italian peninsula from the ancient Etruscans to the 18th century. Her research focuses on Italian seventeenth century drawing, painting and prints in the circle around Caravaggio. She has published in prestigious international journals such as The Burlington Magazine and Storia dell'Arte and has worked extensively in the secret archives of the Vatican.

Umberto Ruboni

Umberto Ruboni

​Umberto Ruboni is artist-in-residence at Ingesund Piano Center in Arvika, Sweden under the guidance of Julia Mustonen-Dahlkvist. He has received numerous prizes in renowned piano competitions including Yamaha International Piano Competition in Malmö (1st prize), and the Conservatory of Milan (1st prize both in soloist and chamber music categories).

Rozália Szabó

Since 2002, Rozália Szabó has been solo flutist with the Staatskapelle Dresden. She has appeared with the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra and the Saxon Staatskapelle Dresden, as well as with music festivals such as the Fürstensaal Classix in Kempten, Movimentos in Wolfsburg and the St. Gallen Music Festival in Austria.

Virtual Workshops

Karin Bonelli

Since 2012, Karin Bonelli has been a member of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra. She was the first woman to obtain a position in the wind section of the Vienna State Opera Orchestra and the Vienna Philharmonic. Bonelli has won prizes at many competitions, and has performed with the Vienna Symphony, the National Orchestra de France, and the Opera National de Lyon.

Lady Jeanne Galway

Lady Jeanne Galway is one of the leading female flute soloists of the decade, gracing international platforms with her virtuosity, unique style, and elegance. Galway is a strong advocate for music education in the school system, and often appears at various international education conferences.