Pocono Flute Society

Lois Bliss Herbine is an internationally renown solo piccolo recording artist. All six accompanied recordings from her CD, Take Wing, including premieres of Michael Daugherty, Daniel Dorff and Vincent Persichetti, can be heard on radio stations across the United States. The Gramophone hails her recital as "high-flying" and Music Web International exclaims, "Another leading wind soloist takes flight". Philadelphia Inquirer music critic David Patrick Stearns described her piccolo performance for her Concerts at Carmel series DTR records release a "model of color driven expression". A premiere solo recording on Inverno Azul (BCM&D Records) of music by composer Cynthia Folio has gained much interest in her work Philadelphia Portraits: A Spiritual Journey for piccolo and piano which is currently being performed by professional piccoloists around the world.

Herbine has performed multiple times at National Flute Association conventions to favorable press, including premieres of solo music for piccolo by David Finko, Daniel Dorff, Cynthia Folio and Lucien Posman. She has performed on two closing ceremonies - in Anaheim 2010 as a duet with European piccoloist Peter Verhoyen and she shared the stage with some of the worlds’ top piccolo players and the US Army Field Band during the 2015 closing ceremonies.

Herbine has performed as piccolo soloist with the Ocean City Pops Orchestra, the Cal State Band Fullerton, the Kutztown University Orchestra, the Philadelphia Sinfonia and the Abington Chamber Orchestra. When the Republican National convention was held in Philadelphia, she was invited to give a solo performance on flute and piccolo for the Republican Governors’ Association.

Herbine and Eastroom sound engineer Drew Taurisano just finished recording a piccolo solo with a sixteen-piccolo recorded accompaniment by composer Howard Hersh which will premiered during the future Lackawanna County Anthracite Heritage Festival. It will then be on permanent display accompanying a video via a recorded version at The Anthracite Heritage Museum in Scranton.

With the support of Powell Flutes, Herbine is currently giving recitals, lectures and masterclasses at flute clubs and Universities across the country. For information on Lois Herbine’s orchestral, adjudication and teaching experience, publications and performing chamber ensembles, visit her webpage at www.piccolois.com.

I-Yun (Amy) Tu holds Bachelors and Masters of Music from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music under Bradley Garner. In the summer of 2010, she made her solo debut with the Vienna International Orchestra playing Mozart’s Flute Concerto No. 2 in Austria. A native of Taiwan, Amy came to the United States on a scholarship to the Interlochen Arts Academy. She was the prize winner of the Baur Scholarship Competition at CCM, the National Flute Association Masterclass Performers Competition, and Frank Bowen Young Artist Competition. Amy participated in the Opera Theater and Music Festival of Lucca in Italy, and the Kent/Blossom Musical Festival in the past summers. She is currently a doctoral candidate at the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers.

Pocono Flute Camp 2016

July 24 to 29, 2016

A flute camp designed for adult amateur flute players and flute hobbyists held in the heart of the beautiful Pocono Mountains.

Join other flute lovers for a week of workshops, chamber music, and flute instruction in a non-competitive atmosphere. Held at East Stroudsburg University, the on-campus housing and meals allow for an affordable opportunity for everyone. Led by energetic and talented professional flutists, the twice daily workshops will give every amateur flutist a great basis for continuing their flute studies. Each attendee will also have the opportunity for private lessons with the clinicians. All classes and rehearsals will be held in the East Stroudsburg University Fine and Performing Arts Center. Performances will be held at a nearby church that has wonderful acoustics.

Housing and Meals:

Attendees wishing to use on-campus housing will be lodged in the Hemlock Suites dormitory. This modern dorm offers single rooms with a private bath. Each room has fully adjustable heating and air conditioning. The dorm is wheelchair accessible, and handicap rooms are available upon request. Bed linens are provided, but attendees should bring their own towels and a blanket.

A meal plan in the university dining hall is available for a very reasonable amount. All meals are "eat as much as you want." Entrees, pizza, sandwiches, salad and desserts are offered at each meal. Anyone with special dietary needs should contact Marta Oberlin for more information.

Our Clinicians:

Flutist Nicole Schroeder made her Carnegie Hall debut as First Prize Winner of the 2014 International Shining Stars Concerto Competition. According to the Epoch Times, "Schroeder played with a beautiful, well-projected tone undiluted by excess air, as well as subtly understated dynamics and lyrical phrasing." Originally from Reading, Pennsylvania, Nicole frequently plays flute in the Broadway show Wicked in NYC and performs with a number of other groups in NY, NJ, and PA, including Northern Tier Symphony Orchestra, New York Opera Exchange, Joffrey Ballet, Berks Opera Company, Berks Sinfonietta, Garden State Philharmonic, One World Symphony, and the Greenwich Village Orchestra. She has recorded with rock band Symfinity and collaborated with Seann Branchfield on the Branchfield/Schroeder Duo album Gateway. In addition to maintaining a busy performance schedule, Nicole enjoys teaching flute in her private studio, as a Teaching Artist for Arts Connection in NYC, and at various camps and clinics in NY and PA. She also serves on the board of the New York Flute Club. Nicole holds a Masters of Music degree in Flute Performance from New York University, where she studied with Bradley Garner.

Alicia "Lish" Lindsey is a New York City performer and educator who made her Carnegie Hall debut as solo piccoloist with the Eastern Wind Symphony and has performed in venues such as David Geffen Hall (Avery Fisher Hall) at Lincoln Center, the Kennedy Center, Kimmel Center's Verizon Hall, and venues in Japan, China, and England.

Professional orchestra ensembles have included the South Florida, Harrisburg, Lancaster, and Reading Symphonies, Capital Philharmonic, Riverside Symphonia, Philadelphia Virtuosi, Strauss Symphony of America, Center City Opera Theater, Video Games Live Orchestra, Josh Groban's "Stages" Tour, Il Volo Concert Tour, and others. She plays Ryuteki (Dragon Flute) with Columbia University's Gagaku Ensemble of NY, Tenri's Gagaku Society in Queens, and is an active chamber music performer of both traditional western and contemporary new music. Lish can also be found subbing in the new musical, Finding Neverland, on Broadway.

Lish is the adjunct professor of flute at Wilkes University and New Jersey City University, and is the artist instructor of flute and adjunct professor of music at Mercer County Community College. She has enjoyed presenting flute/piccolo clinics and flute choir reading sessions for the Pocono Flute Festival, Pocono Summer Flute Camp, Flute Festival of Central PA, Flute Festival of  Southeastern PA, Central NJ Flute Day, NJ Flute Society, and others. She is the flute ensemble director/conductor at Wilkes University and Hillsborough High School. Lish has been a judge for the National Flute Association High School Soloist Competition, Pocono Flute Festival Competition, Flute Society of Greater Philadelphia Tomasone Youth Artist Competition, and the San Diego Flute Guild Young Artist Competition.

Lish earned her MA in Flute Performance from NYU, a BM in Flute Performance and a BA in English with a Minor in Music (flute concentration) from The College of New Jersey. Influential teachers include Julius Baker, Dr. Brad Garner, David DiGiacobbe, Dr. Dent Williamson, David Ancker, and Ronna Ayscue. Please visit lishlindsey.com for more information and youtube.com/lishlindsey for her Flute Toot-orial video project.

Special Guest Artist: Lois Herbine

Piccolo workshop

Presented by
Verne Q. Powell Flutes
Windworks Studio of Philadelphia

Sample Daily Schedule:

7:30-9:00 Breakfast
9:00-10:00 Class on general interest topics.
10:00-11:00 Individual practice time
11:00-12:00 Flute choir rehearsal
12:00-1:30 Lunch break
1:30-3:30 Lessons with camp clinicians and practice time
3:30-5:00 Small ensemble rehearsals and coaching
5:00-6:30 Dinner break
6:30-7:30 Flute choir rehearsal
7:30-9:00 Class on general interest topics or performance


Tuition: $225 ($200 for seniors over 60)

Room & Board: $240 (Dormitory housing for 5 nights - Sunday through Thursday)

                        $150 Meal Plan (includes 3 meals daily, Monday through Friday lunch)

Please use our "Contact Us" page to request a full brochure and registration form.