This six-day masterclass for advanced flute and piccolo players will feature both masterclasses and private lessons on piccolo and flute with some of the world’s most respected flutists and piccoloists, orchestral musicians, and pedagogues. Zart Dombourian-EbyJonathan Keeble, Sandra Saathoff, and Bonita Boyd will focus on standard solo and orchestral repertoire for piccolo and flute. All performers will perform several times in a masterclass setting, receive private lessons, and perform in the closing recital. Other guests will be on hand to offer workshops, including a presentation by Keefe Piccolos, and Alexander Technique for flutists and advice on developing a compelling stage presence. Tim Carey will be our collaborative pianist.

The class will be held at Seattle Pacific University, just minutes from the waterfront and vibrant downtown Seattle. 

We are tentatively full for performer applications! Please email: before submitting any materials. We do offer an unlimited number of non-performer daily or weekly auditor slots.

NW Flute and Piccolo Forum Educational Team


Jonathan Keeble



Zart Dombourian-Eby

Piccolo Specialist/Educator


Bonita Boyd



Sara Padilla

Alexander Technique Teacher


Erin Guinup

Stage Presence Workshop


Tim Carey


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Solo and Orchestral Repertoire

Daily Masterclasses

Alexander Technique

Stage Presence

Flute Pedagogy

Audition Preparation

Private Lessons

Housing and Continuing Ed. Credit Available

Application Deadline:  May 31, 2019

The class will be limited to 18 performers. Piano collaborators and practice rooms will be provided for performers. Other activities include a welcome dinner, guest artist recital, mock audition experience, and final recital. Daily and weekly auditors are welcome. Non-performing weekly auditors may attend all sessions, which include optional private lessons with SPU faculty Sandra Saathoff.

Application Available


Performer: $650 save $50 if registration is completed by April 20th!

Weekly Auditor: $250

Individual Sessions may be audited for $50 per day. Daily auditors may pay at the door.

University Credit/Clock hours

The class may be taken for up to 4 Continuing Education credits or 8-40 clock hours (through SPU).

Seattle pacific University Housing

SPU offers accommodations in campus apartments for participants taking this workshop for continuing education credits. One or two individuals may share a room.

For more information about credits/clock hours, or SPU housing, please email Sandra:

There is free parking in commuter lots during the summer for all attendees.


The public is invited to attend! 

Tuesday, August 6th  at 7:30 PM

Nickerson Studios @ SPU

$15.00 General Admission

$10.00 Student/Senior

Free for SPU Students & Staff (with University ID)

Free for class participants and weekly auditors

Repertoire Requirements

  • Mozart: First movement of either D or G Major Concerto


  • Vivaldi: First movement of Piccolo Concerto in C Major

  • Two piccolo orchestral excerpts

  • Two flute orchestral excerpts

  • One solo work for either flute or piccolo of your choice

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Thank you to our sponsors!