20th Annual Summer Metropolitan Flute Festival Orchestra

A unique ensemble performance opportunity!

Thursday, 7/11 – Sunday, 7/14

The 20th Annual Summer Metropolitan Flute Festival Orchestra, July 11-14, 2024 is a unique ensemble performance opportunity for university, advanced amateur and professional flutists concluding with a gala concert in the world class Concert Hall at Groton Hill Music Center on July 14. Utilizing the entire flute family from piccolo to double contrabass flute, the ensemble will perform a wide variety of interesting and exciting music. Performing alongside esteemed colleagues, participants create an astounding musical experience for all. Director Paige Dashner Long will bring her extensive flute collection, including her Kotato double contrabass flute, and will select participants to use them during the weekend.

Participation in the 20th Annual Summer Metropolitain Flute Festival Orchestra is available by audition only. Learn more about the audition process below, registration links will be sent to accepted students upon review of their audition. 

Performance 7/14 at 5pm in the Concert Hall

Paige Dashner Long is an internationally recognized flute choir director, contrabass flutist and award winning composer. She has led workshops and directed flute ensembles for music schools in France, Germany and Mexico, as well as for universities and flute associations throughout America. She performs with the International Flute Orchestra and the Daytona Solisti Chamber Orchestra, and is the director of the Chamber Players of Palm Coast. She is part of the music faculty at Daytona State College in Daytona Beach, FL and maintains a private flute studio. In addition to her flute activities, she is the director of music at Palm Coast United Methodist Church in Palm Coast, FL.


Summer Open House

Join us on Saturday, March 2 from 12-1pm for a brief presentation on our summer programs and the chance to get answers to all your questions directly from knowledgeable staff and faculty. Reserve your Open House seat now!

Summer Scholarships

Groton Hill proudly offers need-based scholarships to help offset the cost of our fun summer learning programs. Apply for your scholarship now!

Additional Programs

There’s a lot to do here at Groton Hill, including Private Lessons, Ensembles, and Classes, as well as other exciting Summer Programs, like: