Summer Flute Ensemble

An 8-week flute ensemble experience for students grades 9 through 12

Flute ensemble will emphasize a full resonant tone with attention to group skill-building in technique, rhythm and musicianship while focusing on American music.

Classes will be split into two groups based on skill level from a placement hearing on the first day with combined ensemble pieces. Students should be prepared to play the two passages of audition music. In addition, students will need to be able to play a two-octave E-flat scale.

Instructor: Beth Elardo
Time: Tuesday evenings, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. or 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Summer 2016 Schedule: 6/7; 6/14; 6/21; 6/28; 7/5; 7/12; 7/19;
Last class and recital: Friday, July 22, 7:00 p.m. in Kulas Hall, Boesel Musical Arts Center, 49 Seminary Street, Berea, Ohio
Tuition: $110.00. Registration deadline is June 3.

Beth Elardo, Instructor

Beth Elardo has taught flute in the Community Music School for over 20 years. She has over thirty 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 at several local churches. She currently teaches music in the Cleveland Municipal School District. 

Contact the Community Music School

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