Virtual Woodwind Academy

Our mission is to bring music and education to students of all ages and backgrounds through two virtual offerings: the 2020 Virtual Woodwind Academy and Audition Prep course. Following each course, attendees have the opportunity to remain connected with and learn from faculty and friends through our studio Facebook group. We are both high-profile artists who received education at the nation’s most prestigious music conservatories, including the Oberlin Conservatory, the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University, and the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University.

Faculty

Ana and Amanda have created a virtual academy that offers one of the best all-inclusive woodwind experiences in the country. They are both high-profile performers and educators who are masters of their craft. All serious high school-aged musicians should SERIOUSLY take advantage of the opportunity to participate in one of these camps” – Christian Howes, founder of Creative Strings Academy

Virtual Woodwind Academy

Wednesday, July 22 – Sunday, July 26

The Virtual Woodwind Academy offers innovative online training for people of all ages who play flute, saxophone and clarinet. The Academy includes private study, masterclasses, chamber music and music theory in both the classical and jazz genres. Students will develop their skills through chamber music collaboration, performance, and discussion, and have the opportunity to work with a diverse array of other woodwind musicians from across the nation! The academy will also offer guest artist workshops on a variety of different topics, and feature recitals from renowned woodwind artists Amanda Dame (flute) and Ana Nelson (saxophone/clarinet). View daily schedule here.

Tuition

$300 Premium Level – Full access to camp

$200 Participant Level – Masterclasses, Performances, Technique Class, Special Workshops

$100 Viewer Level – Masterclasses, Performances. Recordings will be available for those who can’t attend live!

Select Level

Requirements: reliable internet connection, laptop or tablet, tuner, metronome


Audition Prep

Friday, August 7 – Sunday, August 9

Audition Prep is a 3-day audition “boot camp” to help you overcome performance anxiety and master your auditions/performances! We offer all the resources you need for auditioning for a university music program, All-State, a summer music program, or competition. Included are private lessons with camp faculty, masterclasses and topic classes aimed at auditioning in classical and jazz settings, a chance to mock audition for your peers, and performances by Ana, Amanda, and special guest artists!

View daily schedule here.

Tuition: $180

Requirements: reliable internet connection, laptop or tablet, tuner, metronome

Feel free to contact us with any questions at virtualwoodwinds@gmail.com.


Testimonials

Amanda is an innately gifted musician. Hers is a compelling and unique voice on the flute. Amanda is also a force in education broadly and especially with flute, leaving a trail of totally devoted students in her wake! I strongly recommend seizing any opportunity to work with her. – Alexa Still, International Soloist and Flute Professor at Oberlin Conservatory

Amanda has a warm, patient and supportive style of relating with students that was evident and is admirable. -Clinician at the Sheppard Pratt School

“My daughter blossomed, gained more confidence and learned more advanced music under [Ana’s] teachings!!” -Angela, parent of student

“Amanda is a patient and kind teacher who allows for her students to grow at their own pace. Her instruction is based on her own learning and practice. A truly wonderful flautist/flutist!”   —Luke, student

-“Ana Nelson is a remarkably thoughtful and talented musician who is highly accomplished as a performer and teacher.  I am positive that her work with her newly launched summer program would provide students with a steady source of positive energy and musical leadership.  Congratulations Ana as well to all the students that will be working with you!”  -Richard Hawkins, Professor of Clarinet, Oberlin Conservatory of Music