Pocono Flute Camp 2018

July 22 to 27, 2018

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 Sycamore 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. Linens, including pillow, blanket, twin sheet set, towel, handtowel and wash cloth, will be provided for a $15 fee. Attendees may choose to bring their own linens as well.

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:

Mary Schmidt did her undergraduate studies in Music Education at Douglass College and earned a Master of Music in Flute Performance from the Manhattan School of Music in New York where she studied with Harold Bennett and Harvey Sollberger.  She also took classes with Julius Baker, Thomas Nyfenger and Marcel Moyse.  Mary is the former principal flute with the Chattanooga Symphony Orchestra and currently performs with the Princeton Symphony Orchestra, New Jersey Opera Theater, Princeton Pro Musica, the Westminster Choir College Festival Orchestra, the West Jersey Chamber Orchestra, and other free-lance groups in the tri-state area.  She has taught at Rutgers University and the University of Tennessee and currently teaches flute in the Princeton, NJ area.  Mary recently attended master classes with Emmanuel Pahud, Philippe Bernold, and Stefan Hoskuldsson.

Sample Daily Schedule:

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


Tuition: $240 ($215 for seniors over 60)

Room & Board: $250 (Dormitory housing for 5 nights - Sunday through Thursday)

                        $15 Linens fee (optional)

                        $125 Meal Plan (includes 3 meals daily, Monday through Thursday and 2 meals on Friday.)

Camper Recital:

Campers will have the opportunity to work with an accompanist and perform on a camper recital, if they wish. We will schedule two rehearsal times with the accompanist prior to the performance. Campers may also choose to play duets or trios, either accompanied or unaccompanied for the program. Those campers who would rather just be audience members are also welcome!


We will be providing flute choir and chamber music parts via email to enable campers practice time before camp. In order to do this, we need campers to send a recording of their playing at registration time. The recordings do not need to be professionally made; even a recording made by your smart phone is fine. You may record a solo piece, etude, band or orchestra part, or anything that you may be working on at the time.

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

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.

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, Radio City Music Hall, the Kennedy Center, Kimmel Center's Verizon Hall, and venues in Japan, China, Italy, and England.

Professional orchestral 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" and "On Stage" Tours, Il Volo "Grande Amore" and "Notte Magica" Concert Tours, 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 was a substitute flutist in the musical, Finding Neverland, on Broadway.

Lish is the adjunct professor of flute at New Jersey City University, Wilkes University, and Mercer County Community College, and is the artist flute instructor for Summer Music in Tuscany Chamber Music Festival in Italy. 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, Drew University Flute Choir Day, and others. She is the director and conductor of the flute ensembles at New Jersey City University and Wilkes University. 

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 Young Artists 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. lishlindsey.com, youtube.com/lishlindsey

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Carol Shansky, flutist, has been described as having “smooth, legato flute tones…performed the music with skill and understanding” (Rockland Journal-News) and “produc[ing] a lovely tone with a large palette of colors” (NY Concert Review). Her European Debut as a result of winning the Concerts Atlantique competition was well-received and live interviews and performances on New York Public Radio and North Jersey Public Radio were lauded as “first-rate” (NJPR). In addition to recital performances, Carol has performed by invitation at Weill Recital Hall (Artists International winner), the Little Theatre at Tanglewood, and conferences in Austria, Belgium, the National Flute Association, College Music Society and others. Dr. Shansky is Assistant Professor and Director of the Music Program at Iona College and is faculty member in flute and music education at New Jersey City University. She received her DMA and MM degrees from Boston University and her BM from Ithaca College. Type your paragraph here.

Words from campers:

... flute camp was inspiring, motivating, challenging and fun. Made new friends and expanded my network of flute friends. - James Lee

The campus is great for this venue. The rooms are perfect, the food is great and last, but not least, the flute campers are the best. What could be better than meeting after camp to play more music together! - Suzanne

I participated in the flute camp for three years and have learned a lot from the clinicians as well as the more experienced campers. ... I am planning on attending again this summer before I depart for college. I believe that this additional time with professionals helped me ace all my flute auditions for college. - Marie

Some of the best experiences I’ve had as a musician were at the Pocono Flute Camp. I enjoyed meeting other talented flutists, and learning and growing as a musician and performer from the instruction of the highly experienced and gifted instructors. . . .This is the place for adult flutists of all various levels who want a fun and extremely enjoyable week of learning and playing some interesting music with some really cool people. I’ve loved every year of it, and that is why I continue to go back! - Ray-MichaelType your paragraph here.