6/5/2023 - 6/25/2023
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.
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.
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.
Rena 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
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:
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.
The following information is for estimates only. Your individual expenses may differ.
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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.
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Application: April 17, 2023 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
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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 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.
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 "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 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 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Valerie Coleman is regarded as an iconic artist who continues to pave her own unique path as a composer, Grammy-nominated flutist, and entrepreneur. Highlighted as one of the “Top 35 Women Composers” by The Washington Post, she was also named Performance Today’s 2020 Classical Woman of the Year.
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.
CNN, PBS, NPR, BBC, and NBC, was on the cover of Latina Style Magazine, and featured in Cosmopolitan en Español. Her latest CD, Traveling Sonata received a Grammy nomination. Guzmán is the founder of the San Francisco Flute Society and co-founder of The Flute View Magazine.