July 2-6, 2024

Waterloo, Ontario, Canada 



-your tone!

-your technique!

-your practice!


Flute Boost 2024 dates announced!

We invite participants from all over the globe to join us this year from July 2-6, 2024.

We have extended Flute Boost by a half day to have our concert day on Saturday, July 6 in the morning.

Register early for 2024!

Flute Boost 2023 A Success!!

What an amazing week with participants from Mexico, Nova Scotia, Guelph, London, Toronto, Kitchener and Waterloo! 

Check out the Gallery for photos from our fabulous week of learning and friendship!

What is Flute Boost

Flute Boost! is a dynamic intensive for flute students age 12-20 who are looking to take their playing to the next level, in an energetic and supportive setting.

 Young flutists experience an inspiring week of classes, recitals, and ensembles with outstanding faculty and special guest artists. This camp is available to campers entering grades 7-12 in the fall and incoming university freshmen. 

Hosted by Dr. Laurel Swinden, Flute Boost! builds on each individual participants' previous musical experiences, and presents them with new challenges and goals.  

Students participate in daily classes including warmup and technique sessions, 

tone development, and chamber music. 

We foster a collaborative learning environment, emphasizing solid fundamentals, musicianship, and creativity. Each student receives a private lesson, daily group instruction, and coaching in small chamber ensembles. 

The week culminates with students performing in a final chamber music recital. 


Artist Faculty

Laurel Swinden, DMA

Artistic Director

About Laurel

Brielle Frost, DA

About Brielle

Guest Clinicians

Alheli Pimienta

About Alheli

Samadhi Mendez

About Samadhi 

Stephanie Mara

Collaborative Pianist Faculty

Early Registration Deadline: April 15, 2024

Final Deadline: June 10, 2024

Registration - Information Link


Early Registration (on/before April 1, 2024) $275 CAD

Regular Registration (after April 1, 2024) $325 CAD

(Note: Tuition does not include accommodation or meals

Budget-friendly options are available. Info

Laurier Academy of Music & Arts

190 Lester St. Waterloo, Ontario, Canada N2L 3W4

More info

Southern Ontario Flute Assembly

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