Intensive musical study and performance
Credo Flute is a week-long flute intensive for students ranging in age and skill level. Flutists will have the opportunity to study with leading flutists in a meaningful mentoring environment. The week will consist of solo and orchestral excerpt masterclasses, technique classes, solo performances, and mock audition opportunities.
As an important part of Credo’s mission of service, students devote one day of the week to a variety of service activities. They share their special musical gifts in concerts at day-care centers, local summer educational programs, nursing homes, and hospitals. They also experience the joy of accomplishment in such tasks as park site preparation, cleaning homeless shelters, and community beautification projects. The service day offers an opportunity for faculty and students to connect outside the confines of the practice room, and to develop a life-long passion for serving others with our art and being.
Credo Flute takes place at Elmhurst College in Elmhurst, IL (just outside of Chicago). Students will enjoy excellent rehearsal, coaching, and practice facilities including the newly-renovated Buik Recital Hall.
Apply for Credo Flute
Admission to Credo is made by “rolling admission,” with earlier applications having a greater likelihood of finding compatible chamber music partners and therefore being accepted into the program.
Applications for the 2018 program will open on November 20, 2017.
Costs & Financial Aid
The cost of tuition together with room and board will be posted by November 10th.
Credo is able to offer an extremely limited amount of need-based financial aid available for Credo Flute applicants. If you are interested in being considered for financial aid, please complete the financial aid form on the online application by the April 1st deadline.
We provide a worksheet to assist you in compiling financial information you will need to complete the Financial Aid section of the online application.
"Music making was always the top priority and I felt immensely blessed to be a part of something so pure and good. Credo teaches and encourages each musician to be highly skilled technicians, thoughtful artists, and sensitive collaborative players, but most importantly it carries the message that music comes from deeply rooted place in each of us, and with that we are capable of expressing our joy and giving our musical message to everyone who listens."
- Hannah Hammel, Credo 2014 & 2015, Principal Flute of Knoxville Symphony
Where do Credo Flute students come from?
Last year, students came from 10 states, from early high school age, up to undergraduate and graduate students at the nation’s finest conservatories and universities, including Eastman School of Music, Indiana University, Oberlin Conservatory and Rice University.
Is Credo Flute a 'church camp'?
No. Credo Flute is a program of high-level flute study and performance. Credo programs use faith and service elements to enrich and deepen the student’s commitment to excellence and appreciation of the special power of music.
Are all faiths welcome at Credo programs?
YES! Credo (Latin for, “I believe”) is a place for development and strengthening of faith. The required morning sing is led from a non-denominational Christian perspective by faculty (Baptist, Catholic, Lutheran, Presbyterian, and Mennonite). At Credo, students from (nearly) all Christian denominations and several non-Christian faiths have grown together by discovering their common beliefs and respectfully discussing differences.