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.

Mission: To expose young flutists to the full range of options available to them as they pursue musical careers in the 21st Century

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.

The first application deadline is tomorrow, get yours in today for our class at Colburn, July 9-15th! www.beyondthemaste...
02/28/2017
Latest News

The first application deadline is tomorrow, get yours in today for our class at Colburn, July 9-15th! www.beyondthemasterclass.com

Jim Walker’s “Beyond The Masterclass” 10th anniversary flute week welcomes guest artists Rose Lombardo (principal flute of the San Diego Symphony) and Benjamin Smolen (principal flute of the...

Apply now for our 10th anniversary class at the Colburn School, July 9th-15th.  College level, pre-professional, high sc...
01/31/2017

Apply now for our 10th anniversary class at the Colburn School, July 9th-15th. College level, pre-professional, high school and middle school students are all welcome. Details and application available at www.beyondthemasterclass.com.

Beyond the Masterclass's cover photo
12/29/2016

Beyond the Masterclass's cover photo

Featuring 26 performers, 10 young performers and 3 week-long auditors who participated in 11 masterclasses, 5 recitals, ...
08/03/2016

Featuring 26 performers, 10 young performers and 3 week-long auditors who participated in 11 masterclasses, 5 recitals, and 1 trip to the Hollywood Bowl! Thank you everyone!

Featuring 26 performers, 10 young performers and 3 week-long auditors who participated in 11 masterclasses, 5 recitals, and 1 trip to the Hollywood Bowl! Thank you everyone!

Featuring 26 performers, 10 young performers and 3 week-long auditors who participated in 11 masterclasses, 5 recitals, ...
08/01/2016

Featuring 26 performers, 10 young performers and 3 week-long auditors who participated in 11 masterclasses, 5 recitals, and 1 trip to the Hollywood Bowl! Thank you everyone!

Featuring 26 performers, 10 young performers and 3 week-long auditors who participated in 11 masterclasses, 5 recitals, and 1 trip to the Hollywood Bowl! Thank you everyone!

Please join us for this final free concert celebrating Latin American music.  Friday, July 29th at 8pm in Thayer Hall at...
07/29/2016

Please join us for this final free concert celebrating Latin American music. Friday, July 29th at 8pm in Thayer Hall at the Colburn School.

Join me and Jose Valentino Ruiz for our grand finale concert as part of Beyond the Masterclass at the Colburn School, Friday July 29th at 8pm in Thayer Hall.

All students accepted to our 2016 class will receive a ticket to attend this flute-heavy concert featuring the LA Phil a...
04/18/2016

All students accepted to our 2016 class will receive a ticket to attend this flute-heavy concert featuring the LA Phil at the historic Hollywood Bowl. We are still accepting applications until May 1st at www.beyondthemasterclass.com.

Beyond the Masterclass's cover photo
03/28/2016

Beyond the Masterclass's cover photo

Our 9th annual class at the Colburn School from July 24-30th, 2016 will focus on student performance and each day a vari...
03/24/2016

Our 9th annual class at the Colburn School from July 24-30th, 2016 will focus on student performance and each day a variety of workshops and seminars will cover topics such as improvisation, orchestral auditions and building a real career in music. Denis Bouriakov, Principal flute of the L.A. Philharmonic is our guest artist and there is a new Young Performer option for younger students. Applications are available online at www.beyondthemasterclass.com, don't wait to apply, they're coming in quickly!

12/20/2015

Getting very excited that the amazing Denis Bouriakov will be joining me for BTMC 2016. Applications posted now at our website www.beyondthemasterclass.com.

Welcoming Denis Bouriakov, guest artist for our 2016 session, applications now available on www.beyondthemasterclass.com...
11/12/2015
Latest News

Welcoming Denis Bouriakov, guest artist for our 2016 session, applications now available on www.beyondthemasterclass.com.

We are thrilled to announce our guest artist, Denis Bouriakov, will be giving masterclasses and a recital for all participants of BTMC. Recently appointed Principal Flute of the Los Angeles...

Update: 2016 class dates are July 24-30th, applications will be available on our website www.beyondthemasterclass.com in...
10/09/2015
Latest News

Update: 2016 class dates are July 24-30th, applications will be available on our website www.beyondthemasterclass.com in December!

Thank you for joining me for our 8th annual class, what a talented bunch of flutists!

Thank you to all our new flute friends, we hope to see each and every one of you again before too long. -Jim Walker and ...
08/01/2015

Thank you to all our new flute friends, we hope to see each and every one of you again before too long. -Jim Walker and Diana Morgan

Thank you to all our new flute friends, we hope to see each and every one of you again before too long. -Jim Walker and Diana Morgan

O fortuna! What a dream of a class!
07/24/2015

O fortuna! What a dream of a class!

Our collective piccolo minds have been blown.  Thank you for a wonderful recital last night, Sarah Jackson!
07/22/2015

Our collective piccolo minds have been blown. Thank you for a wonderful recital last night, Sarah Jackson!

Safe travels to all our performers, we can't wait to meet you on Sunday when our 8th annual class starts!  For daily aud...
07/17/2015
Latest News

Safe travels to all our performers, we can't wait to meet you on Sunday when our 8th annual class starts! For daily auditing and a list of all events check out www.beyondthemasterclass.com!

Thank you to all our 2015 performer applicants! Week-long and daily auditors are welcome at all events during our class from July 19-25. See schedule for details. 

06/16/2015

Getting ready for the class on July 19 - so genuinely excited by the response! It is going to be a fantastic week with tons of great flute fun. Auditors always welcome. beyondthemasterclass.com

Get your application in today! 
05/07/2015
Get your application in today! 

Get your application in today! 

Tomorrow, May 1st is the deadline to apply for our 8th annual masterclass at the Colburn school in downtown Los Angeles, don't miss out and apply today ! 

Applications are coming in quickly, don't miss out!  
04/27/2015
Applications are coming in quickly, don't miss out!  

Applications are coming in quickly, don't miss out!  

There are only a few weeks left to apply for our 8th annual masterclass at the Colburn school in downtown Los Angeles, don't miss out and apply today ! Final deadline is May 1st.

Applications are coming in quickly, don't miss out!  
04/14/2015
Applications are coming in quickly, don't miss out!  

Applications are coming in quickly, don't miss out!  

There are only a few weeks left to apply for our 8th annual masterclass at the Colburn school in downtown Los Angeles, don't miss out and apply today ! Final deadline is May 1st.

04/01/2015

Applications are coming in quickly, be sure to get yours in today!

BTMC 2015 goes to the Hollywood Bowl on July 23rd!
02/25/2015
BTMC 2015 goes to the Hollywood Bowl on July 23rd!

BTMC 2015 goes to the Hollywood Bowl on July 23rd!

All students accepted to our class will attend a concert at the legendary Hollywood Bowl with Gustavo Dudamel leading his first ever Carmina Burana in Los Angeles with the Los Angeles Philharmonic....

Latest News
02/15/2015
Latest News

Latest News

Now accepting applications for our summer masterclass at the Colburn School in downtown Los Angeles.  In addition to working with Jim Walker throughout the week, every student will have the...

Now accepting online applications for our 8th annual summer masterclass, July 19-25th at the beautiful Colburn School in...
01/10/2015
JOIN US FOR OUR 8TH ANNUAL CLASS FROM JULY 19-25, 2015!

Now accepting online applications for our 8th annual summer masterclass, July 19-25th at the beautiful Colburn School in downtown Los Angeles. We hope to see you there!

Now accepting applications for our summer masterclass at the Colburn School in downtown Los Angeles.   Submit your application here and thank you! 

Beyond the Masterclass's cover photo
11/05/2014

Beyond the Masterclass's cover photo

Until next year, thank you and farewell to our 7th annual class!
07/27/2014

Until next year, thank you and farewell to our 7th annual class!

Hollywood Bowl galavanting.  Thanks for saying hi, Julien Beaudiment!
07/25/2014

Hollywood Bowl galavanting. Thanks for saying hi, Julien Beaudiment!

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