For years we have dreamed of adding a contrabass flute to our BFA ensembles so that our ensemble members and audiences alike can enjoy hearing the low sounds of this magnificent instrument. The contrabass flute is much larger and sounds 2 octaves below the standard C flute. With over 9 feet of tubing, it is a "gentle giant" of the flute family. Even just one contra will add another dimension to our students' ensemble experience, making the ensemble sound more complete and allowing our flute students to experience music written for a true flute orchestra.
We will need to raise $10,000 in order to purchase our contra. If we can order the flute in May 2021, we will have it in time for the Fall Term of classes, rehearsals, recordings, and performances. If we are fortunate to raise more than our goal, we will use the additional funding to buy a new alto flute for the program. Our flutists young and old alike will be so grateful for your help in making this dream come true!
BFA was founded in October 2008 and the ensembles program began in January 2010. BFA Mission — Provide educational opportunities for flute students at all levels of ability and interest; educate flutists aspiring for professional careers with intensive training in a nurturing environment; provide students of all ages access to world class guest artists; offer innovative programs to support, stimulate, and inspire all flutists everywhere, from novice to professional.
The BFA Ensemble and Seminar Program runs throughout the school year with classes & rehearsals held on the weekends. Our program has continued online during the pandemic. The program offers Preparatory, Junior Repertory, Repertory, Advanced Repertory, and Conservatory Ensemble & Seminar combined classes, and the two Adult Ensembles: Bernoulli Winds and Maliotis Chamber Players. Your donation will support our dedicated and wonderful flute students of all ages. We thank you and we thank Flutistry for helping us secure the instrument!
Hear recent remote recitals and learn more about BFA with LINKS below:
BFA Conservatory Ensemble Recital 2021
BFA Maliotis Chamber Players Recital 2021
Example of Pearl Contrabass Flute
Boston Flute Academy website