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Aug 06 - 11 2023


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Oxford Flute Summer School 2023

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.

Music is at the heart of all we do. Through the very busy week everyone will take part in ensembles, flute choirs, warm up and technique sessions, where the focus is on active participation and building your confidence. We will guide you and help you achieve your goals – always with a view to developing your own musical voice – through participation in or listening to masterclasses, one-to one lessons with our flute teachers and pianists, playing in ensembles and groups with others, depending on which option you choose. There are concerts and masterclasses to inspire you to discover new repertoire. You will leave with a renewed energy and excitement for the year ahead.

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. In your individual lessons we 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.

You can learn from watching others play in masterclasses, or you can choose to find like-minded flute players to play duets, trios and quartets with. You will have access to all the established OFSS experiences including ensembles, flute choir and concerts. Oxford Players is for anyone who enjoys playing with others, learning from and watching masterclasses and would appreciate the experience of individual lessons with your flute teacher and with your accompanist rather than performing in a masterclass or concert.

What’s included?

  • an individualised timetable for each student
  • two individual flute lessons
  • one individual practice with a pianist
  • playing in a ‘relaxed’ masterclass if you wish to
  • 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

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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. Recommended level for Performers is above grade 8. Places for this option are limited; please sign up early to guarantee your place.

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

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Option 3: Oxford Masterclass

Intended for post-diploma students, current conservatoire students and postgraduates heading into the profession, 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


  • Robert Winn, Koln Hochschule fur Musik
  • Kate Hill, ex Royal Academy of Music
  • Sue Thomas, Royal College of Music
  • Katie Bycroft
  • Carrie Hensel
  • Janet Way


  • Oxford Players – Tuition & Full Board – £1,020
  • Oxford Players – Tuition, lunch and supper – £820
  • Oxford Performers – Tuition & Full Board – £1,020
  • Oxford Performers – Tuition, lunch and supper – £820
  • Oxford Masterclass – Tuition & Full Board – £1,020
  • Oxford Masterclass – Tuition, lunch and supper – £820


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 24 March 2023 at 5pm. Late applications cannot be accepted.

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


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  • Timezone: Europe/Helsinki
  • Date: Aug 06 - 11 2023
  • Time: All day

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