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Oxford Flute Summer School continues to offer flute players of all ages and abilities a wonderful week of playing, learning and making friends.
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Oxford Flute Summer School

August 14 - August 19

£750 – £950
Flute choir

About the course

Since 1988 the world-class Oxford Flute Summer School has welcomed flautists of all ages and abilities. In our friendly and supportive atmosphere, enthusiastic flautists have the opportunity to develop their technique and musicianship in the beautiful location of Radley College.

At Oxford Flute Summer School we look forward to sharing with you a full week of challenging and enjoyable classes and concerts, working with our acclaimed team of flautists and pianists.

Oxford Flute Summer School welcomes many players – enthusiastic amateurs, emerging young artists, late-starters, professional players and teachers; all come together to be inspired by music and the flute.

Option 1: Oxford Players

Designed for enthusiasts of any age, in this option, we will work together on finding ways to refine and improve your playing. Small supportive classes and individual lessons will focus on the pieces you bring with you, as well as introducing you to new repertoire and ideas for developing your practice and musicianship.

What’s included?

  • an individualised timetable for each student
  • two individual flute lessons
  • one individual practice with a pianist
  • one group lesson
  • daily warm-up and technique classes
  • daily tutored ensembles
  • daily flute choir
  • listen to all concerts and masterclasses

Who’s it for?

  • players who want to develop their skills
  • enthusiasts who enjoy group playing
  • suggested standard, about grade 5 and beyond
  • people who like a high level of participation

More information

Option 2: Oxford Performers

As an Oxford Performer you will have access to all aspects of the summer school timetable, including masterclasses, concerts, flute choir, flute ensemble, daily warm-up and technique classes. In addition to all these activities, more experienced players can choose the extra challenge of performing in a class and in a concert.

What’s included?

  • daily warm-up and technique classes
  • daily ensemble
  • daily flute choir
  • two individual flute lessons
  • classes on auditions and confident performance
  • a masterclass performance
  • a concert performance
  • two individual practice sessions with a pianist
  • listen to all concerts and masterclasses

Who’s it for?

  • students auditioning for music colleges
  • teachers updating their performance skills
  • players preparing for Diploma exams

More information

Option 3: Oxford Masterclass

Intended for conservatoire students, postgraduates and professional players, the Masterclass option offers guidance on the way to achieve the next level in your performance. There will be classes on a practical approach to professional auditions and on building a successful career.

What’s included?

  • working with Robert Winn and other internationally acclaimed teachers
  • between 6 and 8 hours of intensive study daily
  • active participation in all classes
  • class size limited to 15 players
  • the week of intensive study prepares you for the next steps in your career
  • 3 masterclass performances
  • a concert performance
  • listen to all concerts and masterclasses

Who’s it for?

  • advanced players of conservatoire level
  • postgraduate students
  • young professional players

More information

Principal tutors

  • Robert Winn
  • Kate Hill
  • Robert Manasse
  • Katie Bycroft
  • Carrie Hensel

with guest tutor Lorna McGhee


  • Oxford Players – Tuition & Full Board – £950
  • Oxford Players – Tuition, lunch and supper – £750
  • Oxford Performers – Tuition & Full Board – £950
  • Oxford Performers – Tuition, lunch and supper – £750
  • Oxford Masterclass – Tuition & Full Board – £950
  • Oxford Masterclass – Tuition, lunch and supper – £750


We have a flourishing Bursary Fund started in 1996 by Peter Broadbent OBE, a keen amateur flautist who attended OFSS for many years. Full or half bursaries are available for up to 3 or 4 students, aged between 15-24, who can clearly demonstrate that they have significant potential to pursue a career in music and that they would genuinely be unable to attend the course without help with the fees.

  • This is open to talented, young flute players from anywhere in the world and we welcome all applications.
  • For more information, and an application form, see the Bursary Fund website.
  • Deadline for bursary applications for OFSS 2022 is Friday 1 April 2022 at 5pm. Late applications cannot be accepted.

Oxford Flute Summer School Bursary Fund is a registered charity no: 1054772


August 14
August 19
£750 – £950
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Oxford Flute Summer School


Radley College
Oxford, United Kingdom
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