About the Program

The Quick Facts:

Who: Serious flutists age 14 and up are encouraged to apply
What: a one-week comprehensive course of flute study (solo, chamber, orchestral, technique) aimed at the dedicated flute student
When: July 25-30, 2016
Where: Elmhurst College, Elmhurst, IL (just outside Chicago)

Credo Flute Program Principles:

The Credo Flute program is the newest of the Credo family of programs, which adhere to the following principles:

Musical Excellence “Develop the Gift”

At the core of every Credo program is a core dedication to excellence in classical music study and performance. Credo faculty are world-acclaimed leaders in pedagogy and performance.   Credo’s students are all highly talented, dedicated young artists – whether they are leaders in their local school or youth orchestra or the highest pre-professional level conservatory students.

Personal Growth “Acknowledge the Source”

The greatest musical artists are also the greatest human beings. As the famed violinist Fritz Kreisler expressed “No man can achieve great things unless his heart is filled with love.” Credo encourages each student to find their personal path to the source of love. Students and families from a wide variety of faith backgrounds have found themselves enriched by the Credo experience.

Service Projects “Respond with Service”

As an important part of Credo’s mission of service, students devote one day a week to a variety of service activities. They share their special musical gifts in concerts at day-care centers, childhood education centers, nursing homes, and hospitals. They also experience the joy of accomplishment in such tasks as park site preparation, cleaning homeless shelters, and community beautification projects. Each service day offers an opportunity for faculty and students to connect outside the confines of the practice room, and to develop a life-long passion for serving others with our art and being.

Sample Daily Activities include:

  • Morning Hymn Sing
  • Solo Repertoire Masterclasses
  • Orchestral Excerpt Masterclasses
  • Special Topic Seminars: Faculty will present a session on specific works from the standard repertoire of solo literature.
  • Exhibition Hall with Flute Makers
  • Practice Time