If you live anywhere near the Bloomington area and are interested in you or your student receiving the very highest caliber of private and group study, you need to check out the IU Jacobs School of Music Flute Academy. The Flute Academy is a flute study course for pre-college and adult amateur flutists of all levels, beginner through advanced, led by Jacobs School of Music flute instructors! They offer private lessons, group lessons, performance opportunities, and flute choir participation to elementary, middle, and high school students. In addition, participants have access to Jacobs School of Music flute events, including faculty recitals, guest recitals, student recitals, and masterclasses, all led by esteemed professors Dr. Thomas Robertello and Dr. Suyeon Ko.
Dr. Robertello was appointed associate professor of flute at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music in 1997. A former member of the Pittsburgh Symphony, The Cleveland Orchestra, and the National Symphony, he has performed as guest principal flutist with the Chicago Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Dallas Symphony, Chicago Philharmonic, Louisiana Philharmonic, Houston Grand Opera, and Nashville Chamber Orchestra. He has been featured as a soloist with the Pittsburgh Symphony and appears as a soloist on numerous other recordings. Robertello’s former faculty positions include with the Asian Youth Orchestra, Carnegie Mellon University, University of Notre Dame, Roosevelt University, and the Cleveland Institute of Music. He has also taught masterclasses all over the world at schools and festivals.
Hailed for her “fluid, mellifluous sound,” Korean flutist Suyeon Ko is rapidly establishing her reputation as a soloist, orchestral player, chamber musician, and an educator. An active teacher, Dr. Ko has a passion to bring out the best quality musicians can achieve. She earned a Doctor of Music degree in flute performance from the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University, Master of Music degree in flute performance from the University of North Texas, and a Bachelor of Music in flute performance from Jeju National University in South Korea. Committed to education at all levels, Dr. Ko was appointed Artistic Director of the Flute Academy at the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University in 2019. Open to all ages and levels, Dr. Ko acts as the recruiter, curriculum designer, lesson teacher, and conductor for the Flute Academy Ensemble.
The Spring 2020 season is already underway, but registration is always open for interested students. More information and the link to register online can be found here:
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This is truly a one-of-a-kind opportunity for flutists of any level to take advantage of the world-class Jacobs School of Music. We hope to see you at the Flute Academy’s next concert!