Shenandoah Conservatory Hosts First-Ever High School Flute Workshop

Shenandoah Conservatory Hosts First-Ever High School Flute Workshop

High school flute students are invited to apply for the first-ever High School Flute Workshop at Shenandoah Conservatory. The workshop, led by internationally renowned Shenandoah Conservatory Professor of Flute Jonathan Snowden, B.M., and Rebecca Collaros, M.M., professor of flute at Levine Music, will be held from Monday, July 7, through Friday, July 11.

The workshop for students ages 13 through 18 will feature private lessons, masterclasses, small ensembles and other activities to improve the students’ knowledge and abilities as musicians. Flute faculty and counselors will help students of all levels, and participants will experience college life first-hand for five days along with other students who share similar interests.

The High School Flute Workshop offers intensive musical training on flute and will build students’ confidence both musically and personally. Students will perform daily, focus on building good fundamentals and learn to play musically solo, within chamber groups and in large ensembles.

Students will experience world-class training on one of two levels. Level 1, the Beginning to Intermediate High School Level, is taught by Professor Collaros and Level 2, the Advanced High School Level, is taught by Professor Snowden. No audition is required, but an onsite demonstration of playing will occur in order to properly place participants into chamber groupings.

A non-refundable $50 application fee is due by Sunday, June 15, and tuition must be paid in full by Saturday, June 21. Questions? Contact Rebecca Collaros at 202/686-8008 or


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Jonathan Snowden is professor of flute at Shenandoah Conservatory and artist-in-residence for the Levine School of Music. A former professor at The Royal College of Music, he has been invited by the British Flute Society, National Flute Association and Flute Society of Washington to adjudicate, perform and teach. Snowden has given masterclasses at The Juilliard School, Manhattan School of Music, UNC-Chapel Hill, DIT Conservatory (Dublin), Trinity Conservatoire London and London College of Music, among many others. He has an extensive collection of film score recordings to his credit, including “The Dark Knight,” “The Da Vinci Code,” “Mr. Holland’s Opus,” “James Bond” and “The Mission.” His classical solo career as principal flute and recorded artist spans orchestras such as the London Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, London Chamber Orchestra and many others. He has given masterclasses sponsored by Brannen-Cooper Brothers and Powell Flutes in the U.S. and Muramatsu Flutes in Japan.



Rebecca Collaros is professor of flute at Levine School of Music (Washington, D.C.). She holds Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees in Flute Performance from The Ohio State University and Northwestern University, respectively. Before she pursued those degrees, Rebecca became the youngest Western flutist to graduate with a diploma from the Talent Education Research Institute in Matsumoto, Japan, under the direction of Dr. Shinichi Suzuki and Toshio Takahashi. She has held masterclasses with Bob Willoughby, Jim Walker, Michel Debost, Louis Moyse and Robert Dick. Collaros has presented, performed and adjudicated at Flute Society of Washington events as well as National Flute Association conventions. Her recent performance engagements have been for former United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden. Collaros serves on several local and national boards.