Flute Institute

The 2022 MPulse Flute Institute is an exciting one-week program designed for the serious high school aged flutist. The program includes instructional classes on tone, technique, intonation and vibrato. The MPulse Flute Institute will also include sessions devoted to body awareness, combating performance anxiety, and productive practice techniques.

The 2022 MPulse Flute Institute will resume in-person instruction on the University of Michigan Ann Arbor campus! The institute will be held at the U-M’s School of Music, Theatre & Dance facilities located on the University of Michigan’s North Campus.

NOTE: Students participating in MPulse 2022 will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Full details on the MPulse COVID-19 vaccination policy.

(UPDATED 4/4/22) NOTE: Students participating in MPulse 2022 will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. View the updated MPulse COVID-19 vaccination policy.

Institute Dates: July 3 – July 9, 2022
Institute Tuition: *$1,700

*Tuition for the MPulse Flute Institute covers all instructional classes and events as well as room and board.

Priority Application Deadline: March 1, 2022
Priority Admissions Notification: March 15, 2022
Final Application Deadline: April 15, 2022*
Non-Priority Admissions Notification: Rolling 

*Please note – The final application deadline for this summer is April 15, 2022, for students who missed the Priority Deadline.  Students who submitted their materials by the March 1 priority deadline will be reviewed and considered first.   Submissions received after the priority deadline but before (or on) April 15, 2022, will be reviewed for consideration if openings remain.

Professor of Flute

Flutist Amy Porter has been a featured soloist with the American Composers Orchestra at Carnegie Hall’s Zankel Hall, and with the Atlanta, Houston, Omaha, Delaware, Albany, Flint, Billings, Battle Creek, Arkansas, and Elgin Symphony Orchestras. She has twice appeared in recitals at the National Concert Hall in Taipei, as well as at Skidmore College’s Arthur Zankel Music Center. Her collaborators have included such distinguished conductors as Joanne Falletta, Nicholas McGegan, Ransom Wilson, David Alan Miller, Yoel Levi, Thomas Wilkins, José-Luis Gomez, Enrique Diemecke, David Amado, Anne Harrigan, and Christopher Confessore. She has given premieres of works by Michael Daugherty, Ellen Taaffe Zwilich, Joel Puckett, Christopher Caliendo, Katherine Hoover, and Frank Ticheli, among others.

*Sample Schedule – MPulse Flute Institute

*A final schedule for the 2022 MPulse Flute Institute will be sent to accepted participants in April 2022.

Audition Video
Upload a 5-8 minute long video audition of one or more pieces, with or without accompaniment.

For example:

  • A piece performed at Solo and Ensemble Festival.
  • An etude.
  • An excerpt from something being played at school.
  • The selection(s) should demonstrate both technical and lyrical skills.


  • Upload one color headshot.
  • Headshots should be recent, clear, and against a neutral background.
  • Headshots should be front-facing and from the neck up.
  • Headshots do not need to be professionally taken and should resemble a Driver’s License/Passport Photo.

Repertoire List
Please list the titles and composers of all pieces performed on your instrument. Be sure to include if these were performed as a soloist in a recital or as part of an ensemble at school or within the community.

Recommendation Letter
Applicants should submit one teacher evaluation (artistic teacher or mentor(s) preferred), academic teacher, or non-relative who can speak directly to the student’s academic aptitude, potential, and classroom performance. A recommendation is required for this institute.

Students should send this form to their recommender to fill out or the recommender may download the recommendation form here. Please have your recommender email their recommendation letter to Recommendations are due by March 1, 2022, for priority applicants. Non-priority applicants should have their recommender submit their recommendations as soon as possible for consideration with your application.

Recommendation may be made via the form below or by free-form letter.

Download Recommendation Form

Merit Awards
A limited number of scholarships are available for extremely talented students based on Faculty discretion. Consideration for these scholarships is automatic for applications received by the application deadline.

Need-Based Awards
A limited number of need-based scholarships are available to families with an Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) of $100,000 or under in the previous calendar year, or with special circumstances due to the pandemic. To be considered you must upload your financial aid materials by the application deadline as part of your application. This includes:

  • Monthly Expenses
  • Previous Year’s Tax Return
  • Statement of Need

*Watson Scholarship
In the spirit of the life of a graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School (1942) and Michigan physician, the Watson A. Young Scholarship promotes academic excellence and college aspiration among students with financial need. These need-based scholarships support middle and high school students’ participation in summer opportunities at U-M that seek to develop students’ interests and abilities in academic disciplines and expose students to the experiences and possibilities provided by higher education.

Apply for the Watson Scholarship

*Application open to Michigan residents only.

MPulse Summer Performing Arts Institutes
Office of Engagement & Outreach-Youth & Adult Programs
University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance
Stearns Building │ 2005 Baits Drive │ Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Phone: (734) 936-2660

updated February 8, 2022