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Flute Institute

One-week young artists' flute intensive

All updated information and applications for 2017 MPulse Institutes will be posted in mid-November.

Key Information

U-M Faculty Director: Professor Amy Porter

July 3 - 9, 2016

Applications accepted on a rolling basis while space remains.

Apply now.



Designed for the serious high school flutist, including instruction in: tone, technique, intonation, and vibrato; body awareness; performance anxiety; and productive practice techniques. Class offerings include:

  • Private lesson each week
  • Daily master classes
  • Flute choir
  • Daily structured warm-ups
  • Etude class
  • Individual practice time
  • Theory/musicianship classes

Application Procedure

The application consists of three parts. (Applications are not complete until the application fee has been received.)

  • Online Application
  • Application Fee
  • Audition Upload



Performance (Upload)

Upload a 3-5 minute long recording of one or more pieces, with or without accompaniment (for example, a piece performed at Solo and Ensemble Festival, an etude, or an excerpt from something being played at school). The selection(s) should demonstrate both technical and lyrical skills.

Recommendation (Upload)

(Optional) Have one of your current music teachers (school teacher or private teacher) assess your work in a letter of recommendation. In addition to your musical abilities, the letter may discuss your personal characteristics such as initiative, dependability, and your commitment to increasing your musical skills. To invite a recommender, submit your recommender's email address, when prompted, on the audition upload link. Once you submit your audition (by selecting Final Submit), the recommender will receive a notification and link to use for sending your confidential recommendation. E-mailed submissions will not be accepted.

Repertoire List (Upload)

Upload a complete repertoire list of pieces studied, including etudes/exercises, solo music (accompanied pieces and concertos), and chamber works.


Admission Notification

Priority deadline for all application/audition materials is February 12, 2016. Admission notifications for priority applicants will be e-mailed on March 28, 2016.   

Late applications may be accepted while space is available, however priority will be given to applications received by the priority deadline. Admission and notification after the priority deadline will be on a rolling basis.

Decisions will not be given by phone.

Tuition, Fees and Scholarships


Please visit the Tuition, Fees and Scholarships page for more information.



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"MPulse is unique in that it provides high school students with the rare and extremely valuable opportunity to experience a sampling of the life of a university music student."
Renee, Flute 2014, AZ
2015 Flute Institute group photoMPulse Flute Player MPulse Flute ChoirMPulse Flute Friends

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Photography Credits:

U-M Photo Services

Joe Welsh

Peter Smith

David Smith

Glen Behring

Tom Bower