International Flute Symposium 2017 - College of Arts - University of Canterbury - New Zealand
Emily Beynon
Emily Beynon
Photo: Roland Krämer

International Flute Symposium 2017

We are delighted to announce the International Flute Symposium 2017.

Applications are still open! Full day and half day rates available!

Presented by the School of Music, College of Arts, University of Canterbury, the Symposium will be held from Saturday 4 - Monday 6 February (Waitangi Weekend) and will feature Emily Beynon. A Fellow of the Royal Academy of Music in London, Emily is a world class flute player and highly regarded teacher with a long history as principal flute of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra in Amsterdam and also performs with many other orchestras across Europe. A passionate and dedicated teacher, Emily is regularly invited to give masterclasses across the world.

Emily will give master classes throughout the symposium's three days, and will perform as part of a gala concert on Sunday evening 5 February. She will be joined by associated artists James Kortum (Lecturer in Flute, Sydney Conservatorium of Music), Bridget Douglas (Principal Flute, NZSO), and Anthony Ferner (Lecturer in Flute, University of Canterbury and Principal Flute, CSO). 

Up to 20 'active participants' will be selected, and 'flute enthusiasts' may observe all classes and have an opportunity to play in the Gala concert in a massed item led by Emily. The associate artists will offer an individual lesson to each 'active participant', and will each present a short themed master class of their own during the three-day Symposium.

Full day and half day rates are available for flute enthusiasts only. 

  • Full day: $100.00
  • Half day: $60.00

Please contact us at if you wish to attend for full day or half day. DO NOT FILL OUT THE FORM BELOW

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"Meet the Artists" 3rd Friday informal gathering

  • 7:30-9:00pm at 106 Bryndwr Rd. Fendalton, Christchurch (13minutes from Christchurch Airport and 6 minutes from the venue Rangi Ruru Girls' School)

Day 1 - 4th Saturday

  • 9:00am Flute Symposium starts
  • 7:00pm finish

Day 2 - 5th Sunday

  • 8:30am Yoga for Flute Players
  • 7:00pm Gala Concert

Day 3 - 6th Monday

  • 9:30am starts
  • 3:30pm finish


Normal cost

  • Flute Enthusiast: $280
  • Flute Enthusiast (Full day): $100
  • Flute Enthusiast (Half day): $60

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Personal details


Level of Participation *

Active Participants - play for Emily in masterclass; one lesson with Associate Artist; participate in flute ensemble
Active Participants (student) - play for Emily in masterclass; one lesson with Associate Artist; participate in flute ensemble
Flute Enthusiast - observe all masterclasses; participate in flute ensemble

I will be bringing an Alto/Bass flute *

Active Participants only

Teacher Preference 1 *

Teacher Preference 2 *

Teacher Preference 3 *

Audition Requirements *

Please submit a recording of up to 15 minutes. Please include at least 2 contrasting pieces (these do not have to be complete works or movements) Please limit your files to 50MB.

These can be submitted to via dropbox, google drive link etc.

Flute Playing backgound *

Repertoire *

Please list the repertoire you wish to perform.  This may include orchestral excerpts, studies, movements from concerti and sonatas and contemporary repertoire.  Applicants are encouraged to include Australasian music in their selection, and lesser-known works.

Consent for the collection of your data *

In submitting this form I agree to my details being used for the purposes of participation at the International Flute Symposium 2017. The information will only be accessed by necessary university staff. I understand my data will be held securely and will not be distributed to third parties. I have a right to change or access my information. I understand that when this information is no longer required for this purpose, official university procedure will be followed to dispose of my data.

I have read the above 'Consent for the collection of your data' and agree to those terms.