Program Overview

Baroque Flute

Our historical performance division offers rigorous study and private instruction in 13 instruments, including baroque flute. Coursework involves applied study on historical instruments, music history, music theory, performance practice, plus a wide range of performance opportunities, including recitals, concerts, and tours. Master classes and performances by the world's foremost artists augment the experience.

student playing a baroque flute
Professor Michael Lynn presented a class on the development of the flute using a collection of about 25 historical flutes. Most of the flutes are from his personal collection.
Photo credit: Dale Preston ’83

Program Facts

Program Director

Mark Edwards,
Associate Professor of Harpsichord

Baroque flutist performs
Oberlin Conservatory Baroque flutist performs in Fairchild Chapel.
Photo credit: Jacob Strauss

Baroque Performance Ensemble

Oberlin sponsors approximately 500 concerts on campus each year, including recitals and concerts by the more than 25 student ensembles, including the Baroque Performance Ensemble. From jazz to contemporary guitar, classical to popular, computer-generated to acoustic, and from time-tested compositions to newer works, the college and conservatory present performances to satisfy any musical interest.

Performance Ensembles

Baroque Flute Faculty

Conservatory faculty maintain active performance schedules while remaining accessible and committed to their students. Individual instruction is paramount to helping students develop their mechanical, technical, stylistic, psychological, and musical skills.

My personal strongest area of interest is French flutes, which I find to be wonderful musical instruments—although, virtually all flutes are interesting to me and many are superb instruments.

Michael Lynn, Professor of Recorder and Baroque Flute

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