The BFA Young Artist Program prepares students for a professional flute career, providing them with public visibility and a comprehensive program of study. The program has both a High School Division and a College Division, with a curriculum appropriate to each.
This program was created to give students every possible chance to succeed not only in fiercely competitive college auditions but also in life as a professional musician thereafter.
The BFA Young Artist Program includes:
- Private flute lessons with individualized course of study with BFA Faculty members
- Piccolo lessons with focus on orchestral excerpts
- Practice recitals
- Formal recitals
- Professional piano accompanist
- Studio Class
- Mock auditions
- Seminars and masterclasses with renowned guest artists
- Parent conferences regarding student progress, instrument purchases, ensemble auditions, and college auditions
- Guidance with making CD and DVD recordings
- Community outreach
- Serving as mentors to younger BFA students
- Profiles and photos featured on BFA website
- Opportunities to write articles for BFA website
- Audition requirement waived for BFA Teacher Training Program
Through the weekly Young Artist Studio Class, students learn from one another as they strive to become complete players. The Young Artist Program is designed as a small program so that every student and family may receive the full attention and guidance needed. Students also play in the Boston Youth Symphony (BYS) and the New England Conservatory’s Youth Philharmonic Orchestra (YPO) and above. Membership in these ensembles is meant as a reference tool and in no way means automatic acceptance into the Young Artist Program.
Each year, BFA’s Young Artists are nationally ranked and recruited by the world’s finest conservatories and universities!