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Flute Camp at USF
USF Flute Camp

TBA, 2020


The health and wellness of the USF community is always our first priority. In light of the continuing concerns about COVID-19 (coronavirus), all university-sponsored camp events on campus are postponed or canceled. For the latest information, visit: http://usf.edu/coronavirus.

Thank you for your interest in the first-ever USF Flute Camp! I invite you and your flute friends to attend this new flute community offering to Florida at the USF School of Music! Reach your potential as a flutist while on our beautiful campus as you make new friends through music. Campers may attend as resident campers (housed at the USF Embassy Suite, with USF counselor supervision) or commuter campers, and enjoy daily classes, masterclasses, chamber ensemble participation, and flute choir/large ensembles. Our camp closes with a celebration concert featuring all camp attendees, counselors, and faculty performing for friends and family.

Open to flutists entering grades 9 through 12 in the Fall semester of 2019, registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Please bookmark the website as updates will be posted periodically, including schedule and elective details. -Francesca Arnone, Flute Camp Director

Camp Registration and Payment

All campers must 1.) register online and 2.) complete an electronic payment through the university’s online system. Deadline for student registrations and payments is Saturday, June 1, 2019. We only accept credit or debit card (Visa or MasterCard) payment. *Registrations submitted without payment will not be processed.

Refunds: the full payment is refundable (less an administrative fee of $100.00) if the applicant cancels by June 1, 2019.

*Camp Plans

Campers have their choice of registering as a resident or commuter camper (Plan A or B) based on the following fees:
  • Plan A : Resident student (includes *lodging and dining): $355.00
Resident Students: includes Housing (quad occupancy), meals (beginning Wednesday dinner through Saturday lunch), T-shirt, performance opportunities, class participation, transaction fees and more.

  • Plan B : Non-resident student (includes lunch and dinner): $250.75
Commuter Students: includes Wednesday dinner, Thursday-Friday lunch and dinner, and Saturday lunch), Camp T-shirt, performance opportunities, class participation, transaction fees and more.

*Camp Accommodations and Camp Counselors

Resident campers will be housed in quad occupancy (two queen beds per suite) at the USF Embassy Suites, located on campus, just off Fowler Avenue. The hotel address: 3705 Spectrum Boulevard, Tampa, Florida 33612 / 813-977-7066

Rooming requests must be entered on the registration form or emailed to me by June 1. Changes to room assignments will not be accommodated. Male and female campers are prohibited from being in the same hotel room at anytime. For the safety of all our campers, family members are not permitted to stay in a room with a camper.

On Wednesday, resident campers (Plan A) will store their luggage in a secured room at the Embassy Suites before reporting to the School of Music lobby for camp check-in. Resident campers receive their hotel room assignments and keys at the end of activities on Wednesday evening. Camp Counselors then escort resident campers to the hotel where they will retrieve their luggage and report to their assigned rooms.
Camp Counselors are interviewed and selected by the Executive Director for our Summer Music Camps. Counselors are most often flute music majors and members of our School of Music organizations. In accordance with the regulations set by the 2005 Jessica Lunsford Act, all hotel counselor chaperones have received Level II clearance by the State of Florida.

Camp Check-In and Required Forms

*All resident campers (Plan A) must drop off luggage at the Embassy Suites before reporting to the School of Music for check-in.
*Camp check-in (for both Plan A and Plan B campers) takes place in the School of Music lobby on Wednesday, June 19, 2019, from 12:00pm to 2 PM.
All campers are required to bring and complete the following three forms with them for check-in:

  1. Camp Registration Information Form
  2. Camp Guidelines Form (parent signature required)
  3. Camp Medical Form (parent signature required)
  4. Camp Photo Release Form (parent signature required)

Campers will not be allowed to participate in our Summer Camp without these completed items. Everyone will receive their official ID badges, T-shirts and other items once the check-in process has been completed.

Please send Questions to Francesca Arnone, Camp Director.

Meals and Dining

All meals come with a vegetarian and/or vegan option, but will only be provided if this is indicated on the camper’s registration form. When served, breakfast (A Plan) is at the Embassy Suites, lunch (both plans) is catered, and dinner (both plans) is at campus dining. NOTE: All campers must remain on campus for meals during our event.

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lunch XA and B plans A and B plans A and B plans
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Placement and Auditions

All campers will play a few major scales and must perform a short selection to demonstrate their playing after check in. This is meant to assist us in organizing chamber and large ensembles. All campers will participate in ensembles.

Camp Performance and Attire

Our finale concert, featuring our Wind Band and Chamber Ensembles, will be Saturday, June 22, 2019, at 1 PM in the School of Music Concert Hall. This performance is free to all family and friends. All campers will wear their camp t-shirts, black dress pants, and black dress shoes for the performance.

Camp Electives

Campers will participate in elective courses designed to strengthen their flute playing, music practicing, and performing skills. Campers will sign-up for these elective courses at our first meeting, and clsses include such topics as practicing strategies, All-State Audition Start-Up, Improv Games, and more.

Camp Classes

  • Masterclasses
A masterclass is similar to a “public lesson” and allows everyone to learn together by observing as well as participating by turn. Students will learn about tone, technique, performance, repertoire, and many other things! We will have two forms of masterclasses: class sessions for just flute repertoire and etudes, and class sessions for flute and piano repertoire. Performing in the classes is optional but done on a rotating basis. (Please remember to bring your piano part to the class)
  • Tone and Technique Classes
These classes are done in a group setting, so if you don’t feel comfortable performing in one of the masterclasses you will still play!
  • Chamber (Small) Ensembles
Each student will participate in a small ensemble (three to five players, one on a part) with rehearsals, coachings, and a performance.
  • Flute Choirs
Each student will participate in one of two large flute choirs, arranged by level of players, with piccolos, flutes, alto flutes, and bass flutes.
  • Daily Recitals and Concerts
There will be faculty recitals, a flute camp chamber ensemble concert, and the Gala Concert on Saturday.