Flute Ensemble

Flute ensemble for students in grades 7-8 and 9-12.

Flute ensemble will emphasize a full resonant tone with attention to group skill-building in technique, rhythm and musicianship while practicing and performing “A Night at the Movies”.

Flute ensemble will be divided into two groups to study the music most efficiently with a common time for all students.  The common time (7:00 to 7:30 PM) will enable both groups to work together, combining students of various levels to work on skill building and ensemble playing.

Recital will include pieces of varying difficulty for both experienced players as well as students who are developing basic musicianship and technique.


Class Time: Tuesday evenings
6:00 – 7:30 p.m. (Level A/B)
7:00 – 8:30 p.m. (Level C)
Summer 2019 Schedule: June 11, 12, 18 & 25; July 2, 9 & 16
Last class and recital: Friday July 19 in Gamble Auditorium, 5:00 p.m. dress rehearsal, 7:00 p.m. performance
Location: Kulas 304
Tuition: $140.00. Registration deadline is June 4, 2019.


Beth Elardo, Instructor

Beth Elardo has taught flute in the Community Music School for over 25 years. She has over thirty-five years’ experience teaching flute to students of all ages, and she enjoys teaching at all levels, including adults. Elardo's students perform each year in a flute recital at BW highlighting both solo and ensemble performances. Her lessons focus on full resonant tone and skill-building in technique, rhythm and musicianship. Elardo received her Bachelor of Music Education degree from Baldwin Wallace University and furthered her studies in the graduate music education and music therapy program at Cleveland State University. Her teachers included Maurice Sharp (former principal flutist of the Cleveland Orchestra for over 50 years), William Hebert (former piccolo with the Cleveland Orchestra) and Deidre McGuire (former principal flutist of the Cleveland Opera and Ballet). Elardo is a frequent solo and chamber music performer. She currently teaches music in the Cleveland Metropolitan School District.

Contact the Community Music School

(440) 826-2365, cms@bw.edu