Flute Academy

Academy faculty

Suyeon Ko 

Suyeon Ko was appointed artistic director of the IU Jacobs School of Music Flute Academy in 2019. She has been a member of the Volante Winds, a quintet formed in Bloomington, Indiana, since 2016. She has won top prizes in numerous competitions, including the Myrna Brown Young Artist Competition, Matinee Musicale Scholarship Competition, TMTA Young Artist Competition, and American Protege International Competition.

Thomas Robertello 

Thomas Robertello was appointed associate professor of flute at the IU Jacobs School of Music in 1997. A former member of the Pittsburgh Symphony, The Cleveland Orchestra, and the National Symphony Orchestra, he has performed as guest principal flutist with the Chicago Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Dallas Symphony, Chicago Philharmonic, Louisiana Philharmonic, Houston Grand Opera, and Nashville Chamber Orchestra.

Brice Smith 

Brice Smith has performed in several professional ensembles, including the Colorado Symphony, New World Symphony, and National Repertory Orchestra. As a soloist, he has performed at the John F. Kennedy Center, with the Arkansas Philharmonic, and with the University of Michigan Camerata Symphony Orchestra.

Smith has taught master classes and lessons for the University of Arkansas, Adams State University, Siena Heights University, the Crescendo Detroit program for young students in the performing arts, and, most recently, was a guest artist and lecturer for the Texas Summer Flute Symposium.

He is an executive board member for the Texas Flute Society and has served as artistic and development assistant for the Crested Butte Music Festival, as well as student engagement specialist for the Entrepreneurship Center for Music at the University of Colorado Boulder.

Fall 2020 online classes - August 24–December 18

How to apply

New students should consult with the Director Thomas Robertello at troberte@indiana.edu or the Artistic Director Suyeon Ko at kosu@iu.edu

  • Beginner lessons
  • Intermediate lessons
  • Advanced lessons

Lesson Plans

  • Scheduling of lessons will be handled individually with each instructor.
  • Lessons are online only.
  • Lessons must be completed by December 18. 
  • Fall 2020 lesson fees:
    • 8 lessons
      • 30 minute lessons: $152
      • 60 minute lessons: $304
    • 12 lessons
      • 30 minute lessons: $228
      • 60 minute lessons: $456
    • 16 lessons
      • 30 minute lessons: $304
      • 60 minute lessons: $608

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All of our applications are completed online. There is no paper application available. Click the link below to go the registration website. Your email is your user name. Create a password and retain for future access to the account. You can complete the payment process with a credit card or check following the instructions on the application. 

New Students: Please contact Dr. Suyeon Ko at kosu@iu.edu before registering to discuss the lesson plans. 

Register for fall 2020 Flute Academy

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Fall Registration Deadline: August 24, 2020 *late applicants accepted by permission of the Director 

Tuition and Fees Deadline: August 24, 2020
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Please read carefully as the procedure has changed for the Academic Year 2020-2021:

Before the first class, you must sign and submit required safety and liability forms. Formerly, those forms were accessible on the Jacobs School of Music website. Now, the only way to access the two required forms is through your Confirmation of Registration which is automatically emailed to you after enrolling with the online registration form.

Only the parent/guardian may complete these forms and submit them to Indiana University using one of the following methods (fax and mail are no longer accepted methods):

  1. A parent/guardian may submit forms in person to the Program Director or Assigned Teacher at their child’s first pre-college class of the academic year OR
  2. Before the first class, a parent/guardian may email forms to the secure IU BOX HEALTH folder for their program. The link is provided in the Confirmation of Registration mentioned above. Only email these forms to the IU BOX HEALTH folder, and please attach as a single PDF document with a file name of: CHILD’S LAST NAME, CHILD’S FIRST NAME.

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Refund Policy

  • All refunds are subject to a $50.00 processing fee.
  • When a student cancels after August 24th, 2020, 50% of the tuition fees will be refunded. After week six, no tuition fees will be refunded.

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2020-21 Calendar

Fall 2020

August 24 - Classes begin

November 22–29 - Thanksgiving Break

Decemner 18 - Last day of classes

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