Learning opportunities co-sponsored by DEF Project & Mesa Community College to take your flute knowledge deeper. 


The MCC Summer Flute Project is a five-day flute camp/flute intensive experience that brings renowned guest artists and local artist faculty together with flutist participants in a stimulating, enjoyable, and supportive environment. Enjoy the camaraderie of other flutists and grow as a musician and performer. Week-long attendees will enjoy a different warm-up class each day, coached chamber ensemble rehearsals, and the SFP Flute Choir in the mornings followed after the lunch break with multiple offerings of recitals, master classes, topic classes, focused workshops, and interactive offerings presented by the guest artists and the artist faculty including reading sessions, managing performance anxiety, tone development, phrasing, technical development, AMEA Regional Etudes, and much more. Register early to be included as a performer in master classes. Priority will be given to week-long participants with limited space available for single-afternoon attendees. Week-long registration includes the AZ FluteFest!

The week-long program is available to college students, high school students, and adult flutists. Single Afternoons and concert-only options are open to everyone.

Open to High School Students, College Students, & ADULT Players

June 17-21, 2024
MCC PAC 1520 S Longmore, Mesa, AZ 85202

Summer Flute Project

Performers and dates TBD.

Previous performances have included: Concerts by renowned artists including April Clayton, Sarah Jackson (pictured), the Caliendo Duo (flute & guitar), Abby Coffey, Michelle Stolper, and the Desert Echoes Flute Chamber Choir. Other presentations have included Live Ultrasound Imaging to explore the flutist oral cavity and tongue positioning with Dr. Joshua Gardner; Creativity and its Application in Business by Christopher Caliendo, and Neuroplasticity in the Practice Room with Riley Brasse.

Open to EVERYONE... even if you don't play the flute!

2024 Date TBD
MCC PAC 1520 S Longmore, Mesa, AZ 85202

Arizona Flute Fest



The 2024 Master Class is tentatively scheduled for Saturday, January 13, 2024 at 10:00 am. This FREE event will include classes on each of the three AMEA Regional Audition Etudes for flute designed to improve performance on audition day. Students will have an opportunity to volunteer to play as part of the class. The instructors are some of the valley's top professionals. An optional piccolo etude class, performance anxiety seminar, and mock auditions are also offered following the masterclasses. Approximately 70% of participants in the past have been selected for their Regional Band or Orchestra.

FREE for all High School flute players

January 13, 2024
MCC PAC 1520 S Longmore, Mesa, AZ 85202

Regional Etude Master Classes

Registration info coming soon!

High School flutists who were selected for the 2024 AMEA Regionals and the designated alternates are eligible to participate. This is a unique opportunity to play with the best high school flutists in Arizona and work with three outstanding flutist-directors.

The flute choir or flute orchestra is comprised of C flutes, a piccolo or two, alto flutes, and bass flutes. Several alto and bass flutes will be provided for participants to play during rehearsals and the concert. The flute choir is an increasingly popular ensemble with an extensive repertoire of original works and transcriptions in many styles. They are found at universities and in communities across the United States. The National Flute Association features flute choirs extensively at annual conventions.

Open to High School players chosen as 2024 AMEA Regionals or Alternates

June 13, 2024
MCC PAC 1520 S Longmore, Mesa, AZ 85202

All Arizona Flute Choir

Community choir

chamber choir


If you love to play the flute, we can’t wait to play with you!

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