As a graduate flute degree student at University of North Carolina School of the Arts, you will be immersed in a program where refining your mastery of your instrument and developing professional skills is at the core of your studies, preparing you for a life as a musician.
You will be part of a graduate flute program that fosters excellence and allows you to take your music to the next level. As a graduate student, you will participate in all departmental juries and perform two recitals, one in Year One and a second in Year Two. In addition to private lessons and master classes, you will also take Career Strategies courses that strengthen skills needed in the professional world, like those for auditions, entrepreneurship, recording and portfolio preparation.
You may also choose to apply to the Chrysalis Chamber Music Institute, either as an individual musician or as part of an ensemble. This unique graduate program is dedicated to the development of outstanding chamber musicians. It features regular coaching from artist-faculty and guest chamber ensembles, an annual coaching with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center for select groups, touring and performance opportunities, professional recording sessions and more.
If you already have a graduate degree, you may also choose to pursue a Professional Artist Certificate. This post-master’s program is designed to advance your career potential as a young professional flutist. If you are interested in independent studies offered through this program, you are encouraged to propose a one or two-year course of study that is tailored to your interests and experience.
Your time at UNCSA will prepare you to embrace a broad range of possibilities after graduation. Alumni of the woodwind program occupy positions throughout the United States as performers, educators, studio players and arts administrators.
Music students from UNCSA took first and third places and won the Audience Award at the Rosen-Schaffel Competition for Young and Emerging Artists held at Appalachian State University.
Flutist Sarah Mitchener's journey from undergraduate to graduate school has ben filled with long days, uncertainty and valuable lessons learned.