Boston Flute Academy

Programs for flutists of all ages and levels!

WELCOME to the Boston Flute Academy, a world-class flute community for all ages and abilities!


  • Vancouver based flutist LAURA BARRON visited Boston Flute Academy on April 12th & 13th, 2014 for WHAT MOVES US: A WEEKEND of YOGA for flutists, CAREER DEVELOPMENT, and FLUTE MASTERCLASSES for all ages.  We thank BFA Guest Artist Laura Barron for this wonderful experience of learning and inspiration!  Click here to read more about it. 
  • Catherine Ransom Karoly, Associate Principal Flutist with The Los Angeles Philharmonic, performed a breath taking recital and taught an inspiring Masterclass at Boston Flute Academy on Tuesday, March 25th, 2014 from 4:30-7:30pm.   Flutists in the audience also enjoyed trying out Burkart flutes and piccolos.  This event was free and open to the public.  BFA extends special thanks to Burkart Flutes and Piccolos for sponsoring this event and presenting Cathy Ransom Karoly at BFA.  For more information, including the detailed schedule & repertoire performed, please click here.


  • BFA GALWAY FLUTE WEEKEND — A BIG SUCCESS! BFA proudly presented the Galway Flute Weekend on March 8th and 9th, 2014.  Saturday night’s concert featuring performances by Sir James and Lady Galway along with BFA Young Artists was SOLD OUT!  Sunday’s all day events included masterclasses by both Sir James and Lady Galway, a warmup session for all flutists with Sir James,  a Q & A session with the Galways, a drawing of free prizes from our exhibitors, and the awarding of a Nagahara headjoint.  Attendees were able to see and meet the Galways in the intimate setting of the Boston Flute Academy.  Boston-area flutemakers and flute vendors exhibited instruments and accessories for all to try.  What a great turnout from flutists all around New England!  Special thanks to Nagahara Flutes and the Wm. S. Haynes Co. for their generous support of this event. For more information about the BFA Galway Flute Weekend, and to see a list of our exhibitors, please click here.

Visit Sir James Galway’s website here.     Visit Lady Galway’s website here.

  • AUDITIONS for rolling admission: We are currently accepting applications for study at BFA, space permitting. You may find more information about our various programs hereClick here to contact us about scheduling a consultation or placement audition for any of our Ensemble & Seminar classes (youth and adult) and private lessons.
  • BFA Young Artist Elizabeth Sperry is the 3rd prize winner of the 2012 National Flute Association High School Soloist competition!  Elizabeth has also been selected to the prestigious 2014 National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America. Elizabeth studies with BFA Director Judy Grant.  To watch and listen to Elizabeth play Perilhou’s Ballade with BFA Staff Pianist, Deborah DeWolf Emery – just click here.
  • Eleven BFA flute students in Grades 9-12 were selected for the 2014 Massachusetts Senior Districts Festival, many with principal chairs and 9 with All State Recommendations!  Congratulations to  Sam Chestna, Michelle Chung, Yumi Lee, Amy Lipman, Ned Martenis, Molly Meath, Natalie Ramesh, Katie Scholl, Elizabeth Sperry, Ina Suresh, Sophia Zeng.
  • Three BFA flute students in grades 7-8 were selected for the 2014 Massachusetts Junior Districts Festival:  Congratulations to Isadora Loftus, Elizabeth McCormack, Sarah Peng, all members of the BFA Repertory Ensemble & Seminar classes.
  • BFA’s 2013 graduates have, once again, secured fantastic college acceptances. Congratulations! Austin Hopkins is studying at Boston University’s College of Fine Arts with John Heiss. Hyo Jin Jamie Park is studying at the Peabody Conservatory with Marina Piccinini. Gretchen Herdrich is studying composition at the Boston Conservatory.  Angela Koh is studying at MIT.  Intensive Immersion Program graduate Oliver Villanueva is studying at the Oberlin Conservatory with Alexa Still. 
L to R: Austin Hopkins, Hyo Jin Jamie Park, Gretchen Herdrich

L to R: Austin Hopkins, Hyo Jin Jamie Park, Gretchen Herdrich

  • Congratulations to BFA’s 2012 graduates on their outstanding college acceptances!  Brendan Dooley is now studying at Curtis Institute of Music with Jeffrey Khaner. Nicholas Fitton is studying at Peabody with Marina Piccinini. Emma Huelskamp was accepted to study with Susan Milan at Royal College of Music in London. Michelle Peters is studying at Yale. Jinji Zhang is studying with Timothy Day at the San Francisco Conservatory.
Nicholas Fitton, Emma Huelskamp, Michelle Peters, Brendan Dooley, Jinji Zhang

Nicholas Fitton, Emma Huelskamp, Michelle Peters, Brendan Dooley, Jinji Zhang

  • Congratulations to the 2011 graduates of BFA for acceptances to top conservatories, in the U.S.and abroad! Jiweon Ryu is studying with Carol Wincenc at the Juilliard School in New York City. Catherine Jones was accepted to the Royal Academy of Music in London. Madeline Aiken is studying at the University of Michigan with Amy Porter. Mayuko Akimoto is studying at the Hochschule für Musik in Freiburg, Germany.
L to R: Jiweon Ryu, Catherine Jones, Mayuko Akimoto, Madeline Aiken

L to R: Jiweon Ryu, Catherine Jones, Mayuko Akimoto, Madeline Aiken



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Philip Dikeman   —   Julie Scolnik

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Elizabeth Rowe   —   Cynthia Meyers   —   Na’ama Lion


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Sir James Galway  –  Lady Jeanne Galway

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Catherine Ransom Karoly  –  Eyal Ein-Habar  –  Laura Barron

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Trudy Kane  –  Aldo Abreu  –  Vanessa Breault Mulvey

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Emi Ferguson  –  Nicole Rabata  –  Geni Skendo


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  • Founded in 2008 by Boston flutist, Judy Grant.
  • Offering ensembles, masterclasses, workshops, private flute lessons, concerts and more!  Click here for our brochure.
  • See our 2013-2014 Events & Masterclasses page and our News section for BFA program highlights.
  • Located in Brookline, MA at the beautiful Maliotis Cultural Center.  We also offer private lessons in Belmont, Chelmsford, Newton Upper Falls, and Jamaica Plain.
  • For a summary of our 2013-2014 programs and class schedules, click here.
  • Listen to and watch some of our alumni perform by clicking here.
  • Please browse our website for information on our programs and classes, event schedules, our students’ accomplishments, general resources on flute and piccolo, and more! 
  • Advertise your concerts and instrument sales using our free listing forms!