21st Annual Summer Flute Retreat
21st Annual Summer Flute Retreat
21st Annual Summer Flute Retreat
21st Annual Summer Flute Retreat
21st Annual Summer Flute Retreat
21st Annual Summer Flute Retreat
21st Annual Summer Flute Retreat
21st Annual Summer Flute Retreat
21st Annual Summer Flute Retreat
21st Annual Summer Flute Retreat
21st Annual Summer Flute Retreat


21st Annual Summer Flute Retreat ~ Canceled

Looking forward to NEXT year!  We've got plans!

June 23 ~ 29, 2019

First Congregational Church

1431 Fourth St,  Peru, IL 61354 


Tuition:  $325.00 per participant before May 31, 2019; $350.00 if deposit is postmarked after May 31, 2019; Includes tuition, admission to all SFR activities and recitals, Starved Rock Performance on Wednesday, June 26, 2019, daily catered lunches, and T-shirt. Auditors $75.00 per day. (Advanced Registration Required)Participants should plan to arrive on Sunday, June 23 at First Congregational Church of Peru by 2pm to audition for final placement in Master Unit. ALL participants should plan to play a short musical selection and/or scales demonstrating playing ability for placement in ensembles and scales/technique classes. An on-site pizza party will immediately follow OPENING DAY activities concluding approximately between 6-6:30pm.


DAILY SCHEDULE for remainder of week (M-F) will be 8:30am-4pm.



Those participants residing outside of the immediate   Illinois Valley area who will need housing               accommodations must submit a written request with application no later than May 31, 2019. Participant accommodations will be with a limited number of host families. Participants choosing to find their own          accommodations will be at their own expense and will not be supervised.


Participants will be selected to perform in daily master classes with Gerald Carey.  Selection is based on audition on Opening Day and is limited to no more than 10 performers.  Results will be announced on June 23 after opening day activities.  All participants will be asked to supply a list of flute literature that they have performed or are currently working on.  This should include solos, etude materials, etc.


Daily work in this unit will focus on flute literature for small chamber groups featuring specifics on tone, rhythm, and balance. The number of participants in the ensemble unit is not limited.


If your application is received after the camp reaches maximum enrollment, you will be put on a waiting list. All applications are dated upon receipt and are processed in order of arrival. You will be notified of your wait-list status. You have the option of  remaining on the waiting list or withdrawing your application.  Your $50.00 deposit will be refunded if we are unable to offer you a spot.


Sue Gillio, Coordinator; Owner of 408 Fine Arts Factory

Gerald V Carey, Professor emeritus, Western Illinois University

Ellen Huntington, Loyola University & North Park University

Darcie Fleming, Flute specialist, Carolyn Nussbaum Music, Texas

Jennifer Antkowiak Etscheid, 408 Fine Arts Factory

Anne Badger, accompanist

Faculty Recital

Tuesday, June 25, 2019  4:30pm  First Congregational Church, Peru

Summer Flute Showcase* Date/Time change

Wednesday, June 26, 2019  6-7pm  Starved Rock Lodge, Utica

Final Participant Recital

Saturday, June 29, 2019  9:30am First Congregational Church, Peru

Sue Gillio, Coordinator

815/223-4408 or phloot1@aol.com

Registration materials

Housing information

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(815) 223-4408

408 5th St, Peru, IL 61354, USA

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