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Located along the Monongahela River and nestled among the beautiful mountains of West Virginia, The International Flute Symposium at West Virginia University offers the widest variety of performances, workshops, and masterclasses as well as the largest roster of world-renowned flutists and university professors from the orchestral, classical and jazz fields of any university flute symposium in the United States.

IFS is open to flutists of all abilities ages 12 through adult. IFS events include daily flute masterclasses, flute choirs, and gala concerts as well as body mapping and flute repair workshops, high school and young artist competitions, and private lessons.

This year’s roster of internationally acclaimed teachers include Jasmine Choi, Alberto Almarza, and Nina Assimakopoulos.

IFS participants may participate as masterclass performers or auditors, take private lessons, perform with one of the IFS Flute Choirs, and compete in the annual IFS Competitions.  


One you have completed the online registration form, you will receive an email with an attached invoice and directions for payment. A $35 Application fee is due upon receipt of invoice. Remaining invoice amount may be paid in full at time of receipt or paid in two 50% increments. Due dates for payments will be provided in correspondence. Final payment in full is due no later than registration day.  NOTE: Applications auditioning as masterclass performers should NOT submit full IFS payment until notification of their placement as a performer has been sent out.  Once final decisions have been made, all applicants will be notified of their placement and a corrected invoice will be sent out at that time. 

Please make checks out to West Virginia University and mail to Nina Assimakopoulos/IFS; WVU School of Music, PO Box 6111, Morgantown, WV 26505.

Payment by credit card may be called in (secured voicemail).

For final registration payment, please bring cash or check (no credit card service is available at time of on-site registration) made out to West Virginia University for final registration payments.

A Note to Parents and Guardians of Minors

The International Flute Symposium at West Virginia University Staff employs staff to oversee and escort minors on campus for the event.  Any minor wishing to have permission to walk to and from the Creative Arts Center/ dinner locations without staff escort will have the option to fill out a release form with his or her parent or legal guardian.   Parents/ legal guardians are able to room with their students if desired.  On the first day of the Symposium, IFS Resident Assistants will meet with all on-campus IFS guests to review campus policies, residence hall policies, and share their cell phone numbers and contact information, so IFS participants will have direct access to IFS staff throughout their stay.  All IFS staff are trained in WVU residence hall policies, safety procedures, and are certified to work with students and minors.

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