New Perspectives Series

Connecting students with inspirational musicians of our time

Interested in attending one (or all!) of the 2020 Summer classes? 

Please contact the host of the New Perspectives Series,

Jennifer Lapple at 

Join us for this exciting series, which has flutists signing in from all over the world...England, Austria, France,        South Korea, South Africa, The Netherlands, Canada, Colorado, Florida, Indiana, North Carolina, New York, New Jersey, Louisiana, Maine, Northern Virginia, West Virginia and Maryland!

Summer 2020

This series offers students an opportunity to perform for, interact with, discuss and share ideas with professional musicians from all over the world – to connect them with the extraordinary artists and teachers of our time!

The New Perspectives Series is held on Thursdays from 1:00-2:30P ET*.  Each week will feature a different artist who will share his/her chosen topic with students who are seeking new perspectives, ideas and approaches to studying music that will refocus their lens towards intentional and creative practice.

The classes are limited to 10 students of high school and college age to allow for a more interactive and personalized setting.  They are open to anyone who would like to sign up (there are no auditions).  We will use Zoom as our platform for these classes. The fee is $20.00/per class.  Please contact Jennifer Lapple to register. 


We hope you’ll join us for this incredible opportunity!

*Please check times for each class, as some have been adjusted to accommodate the school year and/or accommodate for time zones.

Summer 2020: Inspirational flutists


Dates in this series: June 4, 11, 18, 25 & July 9, 16, 30


Theme of this series: The extraordinary flutists in this series have generously offered their expertise through various online resources, master classes, lessons, studies, recordings, videos and more during this unprecedented time of isolation. Hear more about their online offerings and classes in addition to their individual class topics listed below. 


Thursday, June 4, 2020 (*3:00-4:30 ET)

Tadeu CoelhoProfessor of Flute, University of North Carolina School of the Arts; Twice the recipient of the coveted North Carolina Board of Governors Excellence in Teaching Award, Tadeu Coelho is the creator of the incredibly effective pedagogical system of teaching music to musicians called 3 Steps to Glory. This system has aided hundreds of aspiring musicians to overcome technical and artistic difficulties on their instrument, achieving a more fluid and musical approach to performance. Coelho’s new research in the art of free improvisation has more recently transformed his performing and teaching career. Presence, mindfulness and intuition coalesce into a new and refreshing approach to music performance and pedagogy.


Class Topic: “How to Play Better


"Dr. Coelho will be sharing his ideas on how to practice and play better by applying his   3 Steps to Glory technique and free improvisation to transform your playing.  He will also be making reference to his Flute Workout books on tone, articulation and technique, all available at Flute World."



Thursday, June 11, 2020 (1:00-2:30 ET)

Paul Edmund-Davies established his international reputation as flautist and soloist in the 20 years that he was Principal Flute of the London Symphony Orchestra and then the five years in the same position at the Philharmonia Orchestra

Class Topic: “A Simply Flute, Summer Boot CampWarm Up Session


Mr. Edmund-Davies will reference material from his most recent Facebook postings (all PDFs). Please print the materials related to the posts below, prior to attending this class. Videos are also available at the following address:


Warm Up Melody (from Saturday, March 21 post)

Fingers 1 (from Monday, March 30 post)

Double Tongue (from Thursday, April 9 post)

Intervals (from Thursday, April 16 post)



Thursday, June 18, 2020 (1:00-2:30 ET)

Christina Jennings, Associate Professor of Flute, University of Colorado Boulder

Class Topic: "Rise Up Flutist: Inspiration for today’s young flutists"



Thursday, June 25, 2020 (1:00-2:30 ET)

Nina AssimakopoulosFlute Professor West Virginia University |

Altus Performing Artist | Flutes on Fire!

Class Topic:  "Join internationally acclaimed flutist Nina Assimakopoulos for this action-packed class exploring extended playing techniques on the flute including, jet whistles, beat boxing, singing and playing, ghost tones, tongue pizzicato and more! All abilities and levels are welcome. Class will include a pedagogical feature optimal for flutists wishing to teach these techniques. Q&A at end of class."



Thursday, July 9, 2020 (*12:00-1:30 ET)

Ory Schneor, Member of the Geneva Camerata, principal flutist with the

Tongyeong Festival Orchestra, Morphing Vienna Orchestra and guest principal flutist with the Munich Chamber Orchestra. Founder and instructor at FLUTEinWIEN - Intensive Masterclasses inVienna


Class Topic:  "Baroque and Classical Interpretation and Articulation for the Modern Flutist" 

Mr. Schneor will reference his article on this topic during this class.  

Article on Baroque Interpretation:

Mr. Schneor offers intensive masterclasses in Vienna and online warm-up routine courses.

Websites:; Blog:


Thursday, July 16, 2020 (1:00-2:30 ET)

Gaspar Hoyos, Principal Flute - Opera Nationale de Lorraine, France 

Class Topic: "How to approach Moyse's "De la Sonorité" and Reichert's "7 Daily Exercises" (Nos. 1 and 4)(Ed. Alphonse Leduc, Paris) for expressive music making"




Thursday, July 30 (1:00-2:30 ET)

Brook Ferguson, Principal Flutist, Colorado Symphony & ROCO; Professor of Flute, University of Northern Colorado

Class Topic: "Listening inward, listening outward: the unbreakable bond between physical awareness & tone production"


**Thank you to these wonderful artists for their generosity of time and expertise!**

Click on the image to learn more about a particular artist.