Beyond the Masterclass

Beyond the Masterclass A dynamic week of classes, seminars, and performances for flutists hosted by Jim Walker and executive director, Diana Morgan at the Colburn School.
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"A truly inspiring experience." "The best masterclass I've been to!"

These are just some of the glowing reviews from participants of Jim Walker's "Beyond the Masterclass" Flute Week. Jim Walker’s “Beyond The Masterclass” Flute Week combines the traditional masterclass environment with special seminars designed to expand a flutist’s horizons outside the “flute performance major” mentality that exists at most music schools and conservatories. Daily masterclasses will focus on student performance and each day a variety of workshops and seminars will cover topics such as improvisation, session playing, the piccolo, orchestral auditions, and building a real career in music. In addition to improving flute playing skills and benefiting from Jim’s insights and wisdom, participants will learn the ways working musicians succeed in the competitive environment found in today’s world. These extras make Flute Week go far beyond your average masterclass and will pay great dividends to any flutist who is serious about having a successful and rewarding career in music. Hosted at The Colburn School’s beautiful facilities in downtown Los Angeles across from Walt Disney Concert Hall, participants in our weeklong class will perform in masterclasses, attend all daily sessions, receive a private lesson with Jim, attend a special off-campus event, and perform a recital piece during the week. Advanced high school, college, and professional level flutists are welcome to register as participants. Several different ways of auditing the class are available. See the website for details: www.beyondthemasterclass.com.

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Today is the last day to apply to BTMC Online 2021! Send in your application today! http://www.beyondthemasterclass.com/...
06/15/2021
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Today is the last day to apply to BTMC Online 2021! Send in your application today! http://www.beyondthemasterclass.com/apply-now.html

Master Teacher: Jim Walker
Guest Artist: Jeanne Baxtresser
Guest Lecturers: Jennifer Grim & Erica Peel
Young Performer Faculty: Diana Morgan

We look forward to hosting you in July!

BEYOND THE MASTERCLASS

Meet our Principal Guest Artist, Jeanne Baxtresser! Apply Now: http://www.beyondthemasterclass.com/apply-now.htmlMs. Bax...
06/14/2021

Meet our Principal Guest Artist, Jeanne Baxtresser!

Apply Now: http://www.beyondthemasterclass.com/apply-now.html

Ms. Baxtresser has held principal positions with three major orchestras, culminating in her 15-year tenure as Solo Flutist of the New York Philharmonic. Making her debut with the Minnesota Orchestra at age 14, Ms. Baxtresser began her professional career as Principal Flutist of the Montreal Symphony immediately following her graduation from The Juilliard School, where she studied with Julius Baker. She was subsequently appointed Principal Flute of the Toronto Symphony before being invited by Music Director Zubin Mehta to join the New York Philharmonic as Principal Flute. Ms. Baxtresser appeared as soloist with the New York Philharmonic on more than fifty occasions, and has been featured as a soloist across North America and Europe.

Recipient of the National Flute Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award for significant lasting contributions to the flute world, Ms. Baxtresser was also awarded the National Medal of Arts from the Interlochen Center for the Arts, and serves as a member of the Honorary Board of the Suzuki Association of the Americas. She is recognized internationally as a leading recording artist, author, and lecturer.

In great demand as a teacher, many of Ms. Baxtresser’s students occupy principal and section positions in major orchestras throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, and Asia. Ms. Baxtresser has served on the faculties of The Juilliard School, the Manhattan School of Music, McGill University, the University of Toronto, and the New England Conservatory of Music. In 1998, she was appointed the Vira I. Heinz Professor of Flute at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. Ms. Baxtresser was also named University Professor, Carnegie Mellon University’s most distinguished professorial position awarded to those individuals who have achieved exceptional international recognition, and is today a Professor Emerita of the University.

Ms. Baxtresser’s exceptional career as a recitalist, concerto soloist, and chamber musician has produced numerous recordings, including New York Legends—Jeanne Baxtresser (Cala), Jeanne Baxtresser—A Collection of My Favorites (MSR Classics), and Chamber Music for Flute (Cala), featuring her performances with principal players of the New York Philharmonic. She has recorded many of the major symphonic works with the New York Philharmonic under Leonard Bernstein, Zubin Mehta, and Kurt Masur.

Ms. Baxtresser’s acclaimed books, Orchestral Excerpts for Flute with Piano Accompaniment Volumes I and II and Great Flute Duos from the Orchestral Repertoire (Theodore Presser), with the companion CD, Orchestral Excerpts for Flute with Spoken Commentary (Summit), have become a vital part of flute pedagogy world wide.

Meet our Principal Guest Artist, Jeanne Baxtresser!

Apply Now: http://www.beyondthemasterclass.com/apply-now.html

Ms. Baxtresser has held principal positions with three major orchestras, culminating in her 15-year tenure as Solo Flutist of the New York Philharmonic. Making her debut with the Minnesota Orchestra at age 14, Ms. Baxtresser began her professional career as Principal Flutist of the Montreal Symphony immediately following her graduation from The Juilliard School, where she studied with Julius Baker. She was subsequently appointed Principal Flute of the Toronto Symphony before being invited by Music Director Zubin Mehta to join the New York Philharmonic as Principal Flute. Ms. Baxtresser appeared as soloist with the New York Philharmonic on more than fifty occasions, and has been featured as a soloist across North America and Europe.

Recipient of the National Flute Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award for significant lasting contributions to the flute world, Ms. Baxtresser was also awarded the National Medal of Arts from the Interlochen Center for the Arts, and serves as a member of the Honorary Board of the Suzuki Association of the Americas. She is recognized internationally as a leading recording artist, author, and lecturer.

In great demand as a teacher, many of Ms. Baxtresser’s students occupy principal and section positions in major orchestras throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, and Asia. Ms. Baxtresser has served on the faculties of The Juilliard School, the Manhattan School of Music, McGill University, the University of Toronto, and the New England Conservatory of Music. In 1998, she was appointed the Vira I. Heinz Professor of Flute at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. Ms. Baxtresser was also named University Professor, Carnegie Mellon University’s most distinguished professorial position awarded to those individuals who have achieved exceptional international recognition, and is today a Professor Emerita of the University.

Ms. Baxtresser’s exceptional career as a recitalist, concerto soloist, and chamber musician has produced numerous recordings, including New York Legends—Jeanne Baxtresser (Cala), Jeanne Baxtresser—A Collection of My Favorites (MSR Classics), and Chamber Music for Flute (Cala), featuring her performances with principal players of the New York Philharmonic. She has recorded many of the major symphonic works with the New York Philharmonic under Leonard Bernstein, Zubin Mehta, and Kurt Masur.

Ms. Baxtresser’s acclaimed books, Orchestral Excerpts for Flute with Piano Accompaniment Volumes I and II and Great Flute Duos from the Orchestral Repertoire (Theodore Presser), with the companion CD, Orchestral Excerpts for Flute with Spoken Commentary (Summit), have become a vital part of flute pedagogy world wide.

We are so lucky to welcome Ms. Jeanne Baxtresser to BTMC ONLINE this year. Apply now before our Final Deadline June 15th...
06/13/2021
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We are so lucky to welcome Ms. Jeanne Baxtresser to BTMC ONLINE this year. Apply now before our Final Deadline June 15th! http://www.beyondthemasterclass.com/apply-now.html

Her sessions will delve into the following topics:

🔹”Mastering the Art of Being a Great Student and a Valued Colleague: A Lifelong Journey of Creative Learning”

🔹“Effective, Organized, and Inspired Practice for Auditions: For Schools and Orchestras”

🔹“Thoughts about Performance and Competition: Finding Inspiration and Enjoyment in the Competitive World of Music”

We look forward to hosting you online in July!!

BEYOND THE MASTERCLASS

BTMC will run completely online this year! Join us from around the world! We look forward to hosting you this summer!Cur...
06/02/2021

BTMC will run completely online this year! Join us from around the world! We look forward to hosting you this summer!

Curious what to expect as an enrolled Performer or Young Artist? Read below!

Final Application Deadline: June 15th, 2021
Apply Now! http://www.beyondthemasterclass.com/apply-now.html

BTMC will run completely online this year! Join us from around the world! We look forward to hosting you this summer!

Curious what to expect as an enrolled Performer or Young Artist? Read below!

Final Application Deadline: June 15th, 2021
Apply Now! http://www.beyondthemasterclass.com/apply-now.html

05/31/2021

**Final Application Deadline: June 15th 2021**
Apply Now! http://www.beyondthemasterclass.com/apply-now.html

Meet our Master Teacher, Jim Walker, and learn all the highlights of this year's BTMC Online 2021 program! We look forward to hosting you this summer!

What does a week at BTMC Online look like? Check out our website to get a sneak peek of the schedule! http://www.beyondt...
05/24/2021
Schedule

What does a week at BTMC Online look like? Check out our website to get a sneak peek of the schedule!

http://www.beyondthemasterclass.com/schedule.html

Final Application Deadline: June 15th, 2021

Anticipated Schedule ​ Jim Walker/Diana Morgan Private Lessons & Jeanne Baxtresser Creative Discussions to be scheduled throughout the week (Please note, this schedule is subject to change)...

Final Application Deadline: June 15th, 2021 Apply Today! http://www.beyondthemasterclass.com/apply-now.htmlAccepted and ...
05/22/2021

Final Application Deadline: June 15th, 2021
Apply Today! http://www.beyondthemasterclass.com/apply-now.html

Accepted and enrolled applicants are then eligible for the BTMC Competition!

Repertoire Requirements​

Performer Division:
1. Ibert Concerto, Movement I
2. Bach Partita, III. Sarabande (no repeats​)

Young Performer Division:
1. J. Andersen Scherzino, Op. 55 No. 6

​Submissions must be video and piano accompaniment is required (track provided). Competition video submissions are due July 18th, 2021. For more information: http://www.beyondthemasterclass.com/btmc-competition.html

Final Application Deadline: June 15th, 2021
Apply Today! http://www.beyondthemasterclass.com/apply-now.html

Accepted and enrolled applicants are then eligible for the BTMC Competition!

Repertoire Requirements​

Performer Division:
1. Ibert Concerto, Movement I
2. Bach Partita, III. Sarabande (no repeats​)

Young Performer Division:
1. J. Andersen Scherzino, Op. 55 No. 6

​Submissions must be video and piano accompaniment is required (track provided). Competition video submissions are due July 18th, 2021. For more information: http://www.beyondthemasterclass.com/btmc-competition.html

Meet our NEW Guest Lecturers! (2/2) Erica Peel, Piccoloist of The Philadelphia Orchestra At BTMC 2021, Ms. Peel will pre...
05/20/2021

Meet our NEW Guest Lecturers! (2/2)

Erica Peel, Piccoloist of The Philadelphia Orchestra

At BTMC 2021, Ms. Peel will present a class all about the piccolo. Read more about Erica Peel: http://www.beyondthemasterclass.com/artists.html

Final Application Deadline: June 15th, 2021
Apply Today! http://www.beyondthemasterclass.com/apply-now.html

Meet our NEW Guest Lecturers! (2/2)

Erica Peel, Piccoloist of The Philadelphia Orchestra

At BTMC 2021, Ms. Peel will present a class all about the piccolo. Read more about Erica Peel: http://www.beyondthemasterclass.com/artists.html

Final Application Deadline: June 15th, 2021
Apply Today! http://www.beyondthemasterclass.com/apply-now.html

Meet our NEW Guest Lecturers! (1/2) Jennifer Grim, Associate Professor at the Frost School of Music at the University of...
05/17/2021

Meet our NEW Guest Lecturers! (1/2)

Jennifer Grim, Associate Professor at the Frost School of Music at the University of Miami

At BTMC 2021, Ms. Grim will present a class on "Baroque Interpretation". Read more about Jennifer Grim: http://www.beyondthemasterclass.com/artists.html

Final Application Deadline: June 15th, 2021
Apply Today! http://www.beyondthemasterclass.com/apply-now.html

Meet our NEW Guest Lecturers! (1/2)

Jennifer Grim, Associate Professor at the Frost School of Music at the University of Miami

At BTMC 2021, Ms. Grim will present a class on "Baroque Interpretation". Read more about Jennifer Grim: http://www.beyondthemasterclass.com/artists.html

Final Application Deadline: June 15th, 2021
Apply Today! http://www.beyondthemasterclass.com/apply-now.html

Final Application Deadline: June 15th, 2021 We are excited to welcome two NEW Guest Lecturers for BTMC Online 2021!-Eric...
05/13/2021

Final Application Deadline: June 15th, 2021

We are excited to welcome two NEW Guest Lecturers for BTMC Online 2021!

-Erica Peel | Piccoloist, The Philadelphia Orchestra
-Jennifer Grim | Associate Professor, Frost School of Music at the University of Miami

Topics of sessions include piccolo & Baroque interpretation!

Final Application Deadline: June 15th, 2021
Apply today: http://www.beyondthemasterclass.com/apply-now.html

Final Application Deadline: June 15th, 2021

We are excited to welcome two NEW Guest Lecturers for BTMC Online 2021!

-Erica Peel | Piccoloist, The Philadelphia Orchestra
-Jennifer Grim | Associate Professor, Frost School of Music at the University of Miami

Topics of sessions include piccolo & Baroque interpretation!

Final Application Deadline: June 15th, 2021
Apply today: http://www.beyondthemasterclass.com/apply-now.html

Check out our website to get a sneak peek of the BTMC schedule! http://www.beyondthemasterclass.com/schedule.html
04/30/2021
Schedule

Check out our website to get a sneak peek of the BTMC schedule! http://www.beyondthemasterclass.com/schedule.html

Anticipated Schedule ​ Jim Walker/Diana Morgan Private Lessons & Jeanne Baxtresser Creative Discussions to be scheduled throughout the week (Please note, this schedule is subject to change)...

BTMC is thrilled to welcome this year’s distinguished guest artist, Jeanne Baxtresser! In addition to working with Perfo...
02/25/2021

BTMC is thrilled to welcome this year’s distinguished guest artist, Jeanne Baxtresser! In addition to working with Performers in online masterclasses, Ms. Baxtresser will also take part in a Q&A session for all BTMC 2021 participants. Performer slots are limited, so be sure to start your application today at beyondthemasterclass.com

BTMC is thrilled to welcome this year’s distinguished guest artist, Jeanne Baxtresser! In addition to working with Performers in online masterclasses, Ms. Baxtresser will also take part in a Q&A session for all BTMC 2021 participants. Performer slots are limited, so be sure to start your application today at beyondthemasterclass.com

Hello, flute friends!We are excited to announce BTMC will be held July 25th - 31st, 2021! While we sincerely hope to be ...
01/23/2021

Hello, flute friends!

We are excited to announce BTMC will be held July 25th - 31st, 2021! While we sincerely hope to be able to host BTMC in person this year, we recognize that the state of the pandemic will be the ultimate deciding factor. Fortunately, we successfully developed and implemented a virtual edition of BTMC in 2020, which means we are prepared for any eventuality. Whether in person or online, we cannot wait to see familiar faces and meet new ones. Join us this summer, and apply today!

http://www.beyondthemasterclass.com/apply-now.html

Hello, flute friends!

We are excited to announce BTMC will be held July 25th - 31st, 2021! While we sincerely hope to be able to host BTMC in person this year, we recognize that the state of the pandemic will be the ultimate deciding factor. Fortunately, we successfully developed and implemented a virtual edition of BTMC in 2020, which means we are prepared for any eventuality. Whether in person or online, we cannot wait to see familiar faces and meet new ones. Join us this summer, and apply today!

http://www.beyondthemasterclass.com/apply-now.html

The Early Application deadline is coming up on February 15th, so apply now for a reduced application fee!
02/05/2020

The Early Application deadline is coming up on February 15th, so apply now for a reduced application fee!

Save the date!
12/24/2019

Save the date!

Thank you to our wonderful class of 2019!
07/28/2019

Thank you to our wonderful class of 2019!

Thank you to our wonderful class of 2019!

Join us TONIGHT 7/26 for our annual faculty concert!! 8pm in Thayer Hall at Colburn!
07/19/2019

Join us TONIGHT 7/26 for our annual faculty concert!! 8pm in Thayer Hall at Colburn!

FINAL APPLICATION DEADLINE - MONDAY APRIL 15TH!We are accepting both Performer and Young Performer applications, so appl...
04/12/2019

FINAL APPLICATION DEADLINE - MONDAY APRIL 15TH!
We are accepting both Performer and Young Performer applications, so apply today to join the flute festivities!
http://www.beyondthemasterclass.com/

We're excited to welcome guest artists from the LA Phil, Catherine Ransom Karoly and Elise Shope Henry! Mock audition an...
02/25/2019

We're excited to welcome guest artists from the LA Phil, Catherine Ransom Karoly and Elise Shope Henry! Mock audition and orchestral duos coaching are part of our unique offering for the 12th annual class from July 21st-27th at the Colburn School. Applications accepted at www.beyondthemasterclass.com.

Join us for our 2019 Beyond the Masterclass at the Colburn School!
11/26/2018

Join us for our 2019 Beyond the Masterclass at the Colburn School!

Please join us for this special free event!
06/27/2018

Please join us for this special free event!

We updated our payment info! If you plan on applying, then please visit our website for more details! http://www.beyondt...
03/19/2018
Application Info

We updated our payment info! If you plan on applying, then please visit our website for more details! http://www.beyondthemasterclass.com/application-info.html

Performer/Young Performer Application Information for 2018: The Early Application Deadline is March 1, 2018 ($20 fee) The Second Application Deadline is April 1, 2018 ($25 fee) The Final Application...

Join us for the 11th annual BTMC! Apply by March 1st to meet the Early Application Deadline and pay only a $20 applicati...
02/27/2018

Join us for the 11th annual BTMC! Apply by March 1st to meet the Early Application Deadline and pay only a $20 application fee. Visit our website for more details, and submit an application at the link below: http://www.beyondthemasterclass.com/apply-now.html

What are you plans next summer? Join us at the Colburn School for our 11th annual masterclass!
11/20/2017

What are you plans next summer? Join us at the Colburn School for our 11th annual masterclass!

Beyond the Masterclass's cover photo
07/16/2017

Beyond the Masterclass's cover photo

Look who we ran into last night! Denis Bouriakov and Elise Henry at the Hollywood Bowl. Gustavo Dudamel, the LA Phil, an...
07/14/2017

Look who we ran into last night! Denis Bouriakov and Elise Henry at the Hollywood Bowl. Gustavo Dudamel, the LA Phil, and the LA Master Chorale did a wonderful job with Beethoven's 9th Symphony, Copland's Lincoln Portrait and Fanfare for the Common Man with Vin Scully narrating.

Thank you to Bin He for the beautiful photo.

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