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Session II only (July 19 – August 1, 2015)

flute-instituteOffered exclusively for only two weeks, the NYSMF International Flute Institute (IFI) provides an intense challenge to the finest, most accomplished flute students from around the world. It is the chance of a lifetime to work 1-on-1, every single day, with some of the world’s finest flute performers, teachers, and composers.

Participants in the NYSMF IFI will receive 6 private lessons; attend daily master classes and ensembles; perform in a special Flute Choir; give a special concert at the Cooperstown Chamber Music Festival; and may participate in all other NYSMF ensembles and classes.

INTERNATIONAL FLUTE INSTITUTE TUITION: $1,400 (in addition to regular NYSMF tuition and fees)

IFI faculty members include:

bonnie-kim-smallBonnie Bokyung Kim, Director

Bonnie Bokyung Kim is a native of Seoul, Korea, where she began her music studies, first in piano. After moving with her family to Tokyo, Japan, she began her flute studies, which she continued in Paris and New York, eventually receiving Master of Music and Professional Studies degrees from the Manhattan School of Music. Read full bio…


daniel-gai-sung-bac-smallDaniel Hai Sung Bac, Conductor

Korean flutist Hai-sung Bac is active as a teacher, conductor, and writer. Mr. Bac is a Chief Editor of “Flute” magazine, representative of “Flute house” Arts management, and Chairman of Flute Educator Association and Executive Director of Asia Flutists Federation. Read full bio…


linda-chesis-smallLinda ChesisInternational Flute Institute Session II

Linda Chesis, flutist and founder and artistic director of the Cooperstown Chamber Music Festival, has been hailed by critics as one of the most exciting and dynamic flutists of her generation. She has frequently collaborated with such renowned artists as Jessye Norman, Dawn Upshaw, and the late Jean-Pierre Rampal. Read full bio…

Samuel-Coles-smallSam Coles, International Flute Institute Session II

Samuel Coles was educated at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, and at the Paris Conservatoire winning the Premier Prix in 1987. His many other awards include first prize in both the Scheveningen International Flute Competition in Holland and the National Flute Association Young Artists Competition in San Diego Read full bio…


Ui Kyung Park-smallUi-Kyung Park, International Flute Institute Session II

Ui Kyung park, a highly respected flutist in South Korea, has won numerous distinctions including earning top honors in the Music Association Korea Concours; the Ewha/KyungHyang Competition. Read full bio…


Former IFI instructors and visiting artists include:

  • Walter Auer: Principal Flute, Vienna Philharmonic
  • Linda Chesis: Founder and Artistic Director, Cooperstown Chamber Music Festival; Manhattan School of Music; NYU
  • Michael Parloff: Principal Flute, NY Metropolitan Opera Orch
  • Gary Schocker: Composer, International Performing Artist