Summer Flute Ensemble

An 8-week experience for students entering grades 7-8 and 9-12 for the 2018-2019 school year

Flute ensemble will emphasize a full resonant tone with attention to group skill-building in technique, rhythm and musicianship while playing music of the animal kingdom like "Baby Elephant Walk" and "Pink Panther".

Students should be prepared to play the music listed below for a placement hearing on the first day of class, June 5 starting at 6 p.m. In addition, students will need to be able to play a two-octave E-flat Major scale and a two-octave A Major scale (one octave for junior high students). 

Audition excerpt - junior high
Audition excerpt - high school


Class Time: Tuesday evenings
Junior high students: 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
High school students: 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Summer 2018 schedule: 6/5, 6/6, 6/12, (no rehearsal on 6/19) 6/26, 7/3, 7/10, 7/17, 7/20
Last class and recital: Friday, July 20, 5 p.m. dress rehearsal, 7 p.m. performance, Gamble Auditorium
Location: Room K304 in the Kulas Musical Arts Building 96 Front Street, Berea OH 44017
Tuition: $110.00. Registration deadline is May 31.


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

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