Flute Ensemble

A 10-week flute ensemble experience for students in grades 7 to 12.

Flute ensemble emphasizes a full resonant tone and group skill-building. Students are taken on a musical journey focusing on technique, rhythm and musicianship.

Flute ensemble is divided into two groups that meet at overlapping times. This schedule enables students of various levels to progress efficiently while providing opportunities for both groups to work together on skill building and ensemble playing.

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

New flute ensemble students will have a placement hearing prior to the first rehearsal and will be notified of their group assignment on January 19.

Audition excerpt - junior high
Audition excerpt - high school


Class Time: Saturday afternoons
12:30 – 2 p.m. (Level A)
1:30 – 3 p.m. (Level B)
Spring 2019 Schedule: January 19 & 26; February 2, 9, 16 & 23; March 2, 9 & 16
Last class and recital: Saturday March 23, (1 p.m. dress rehearsal), 3 p.m. performance
Location: TBA
Tuition: $140.00. Registration deadline is January 11.


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