Ensemble & Seminar Program

2011-2012 Conservatory E&S students after a masterclass with Fenwick Smith
All ages of BFA students at the 2010 Spring Concert

The Ensemble and Seminar Program provides ensemble training for beginning, intermediate, and advanced flutists, and at the same time offers inspiring workshops on a wide range of educational topics.  This groundbreaking initiative supplements the private lesson, supports public and private school music programs, and strives to build more informed, complete musicians at every age. 

Ensemble playing is only one part of what we do.  The workshop component is an essential part of the program.  Each year, clinicians include our own esteemed BFA faculty along with performers and teachers from New England and around the world.

BFA flute ensembles rehearse on weekends during the school year at the Maliotis Cultural Center.  Director Judy Grant regularly coaches many of the groups.  Advanced flute students preparing for music careers often serve as mentors and teaching assistants, providing younger players with a positive influence and additional inspiration for practicing and developing their potential.  Participants inspire each other in a supportive and stimulating class setting, gain important ensemble skills, perform together in practice recitals and concerts, play solos in masterclasses for BFA faculty and guest artists, and participate in specialized workshops and mock auditions.  In addition, they attend private educational events with world-famous guests. The Ensemble and Seminar Program is open to all flutists grades 4 to adult, regardless of where they study privately.  Ensemble placement is determined by audition.

Click here for placement audition requirements.

Click here to see our current Conservatory, Advanced RepertoryRepertory, Mixed Level, and Preparatory Ensemble & Seminar classes!


  • Preparatory Ensemble & Seminar: Saturdays, 10:00 – 11:45am
  • Sunday Ensemble & Seminar: Sundays, 1:00 – 2:45pm
  • Advanced Repertory Ensemble & Seminar: Saturdays, 12:00 noon – 1:45pm
  • Conservatory Ensemble & Seminar: Saturdays, 12:00 noon – 1:45pm
  • Young Artist Studio Class: Sundays, 10:00 am – 12:00 noon
  • Adult Ensemble & Seminar, Saturdays: 12:30 – 1:45pm
  • Maliotis Chamber Players (adult performing ensemble), Saturdays: 2:15 – 3:45pm