The BFA Young Artist Program prepares students for professional flute careers, providing them with public visibility and a comprehensive program of study. The Young Artist Program has both a High School Division and a College Division, with a curriculum appropriate to each. Click on the links in the main menu for profiles of our Young Artists from each year.
The Young Artist Ensemble performing with Guest Artist Carol Wincenc during the January 2010 Inaugural Concert
This program was created to give students every possible chance to succeed, not only in fiercely competitive college auditions but also in life as professional musicians thereafter. 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 to be small so that every student, and his or her family, may receive the fullest attention and guidance needed. Click here for the full program description.
Many BFA Young Artists perform with the Boston Youth Symphony (BYS) and the New England Conservatory’s Youth Philharmonic Orchestra (YPO). Beyond New England, they are among the leading flutists in their age group nationwide. BFA Young Artists have been among the eight finalists for the prestigious National Flute Association High School Soloist Competition every year from 2008 to 2011. Alumni have won honors such as the New York Flute Club Competition 1st Prize and the YouTube Symphony Orchestra piccolo position.
Each year, graduating seniors in the program have been recruited by the world’s finest conservatories and universities. Our alumni and members of the collegiate division are majoring in Flute Performance at the top music schools in the country (including Eastman and Juilliard) and throughout the world (such as the Royal Academy of Music in London).