479-575-6491 cms@uark.edu


2019 Flute Camp

Brand new for 2019!  During the week, students will work with professionals to hone their skills and learn about their instruments, from piccolos to contra bass flutes. Special evening activities are also planned.  Overnight participants will stay in supervised dormitories on campus.

Don’t miss this chance for

  • Tone development
  • Daily scales and technique
  • Sight reading and audition preparation
  • New solo repertoire
  • Individual instruction
  • Chamber Music / Small Ensembles
  • Flute choir
  • Perfect practicing tips
  • Piccolo class
  • Faculty recitals
Eligibility: Flutists entering grades 6-12. No audition required.
Dates: June 9 – 14, 2019
Times: See sample schedule below

Music Building, U of A Campus

Click here for maps and directions.


$370 by May 1 / $400 after May 1: instruction, materials, and daily lunches and dinners

$235 lodging package (for those staying overnight at dorm): 5 nights lodging, breakfasts

Registration:  REGISTER and pay online. Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express accepted.
Cancellation/Refund Policy:

By May 15: refund less $100 administrative fee

May 16 – May 31: refund less $150 administrative fee

After May 31: no refunds


For More Information

Registration:      David Owens, CMS Operations Coordinator – 479-575-4702 – cms@uark.edu

Curriculum:         Nastassja Riley, Camp Director – 479-575-6491 – cms@uark.edu


The mission of the Community Music School is to provide enriching programs to all. If the program fee is a financial burden, complete a Scholarship Application.  Scholarships are awarded based on financial need, as long as funds are available.  Applications must be submitted by midnight on April 19, 2019. Applications will be reviewed and notifications sent to applicants by April 26.


Tentative Schedule

Sunday, June 09
5:00 – 6:00pm Camp check-in at dormitory (all campers)
6:30pm Dinner
7:30pm Camp orientation and evening activity

Monday – Thursday, June 10 – 13
7:30 – 8:30am Breakfast (for dorm campers)
8:30am – noon Instructional Time
Noon – 1:00pm Lunch at dormitory (all campers)
1:00 – 4:00pm Instructional Time
4:00 – 5:00pm Free time (all campers)
5:00 – 6:00pm Dinner at dormitory (all campers)
6:30 – 9:30pm Evening activities (all campers)

Friday, June 14
7:30 – 8:30am Breakfast (for dorm campers)
8:30am  Rehearsal, concert preparation
tbd Concert hall opens for seating
tbd Final concert
tbd Camp Ends



Nastassja Riley has a B.M. and M.M. in flute performance from the University of Arkansas and a M.M. in music theory from Florida State University. Before leaving Fayetteville in 2008, she taught at the Suzuki Music School of Arkansas for 5 years. Her primary teachers have included Dr. Ronda Mains, Dr. Kristin Delia Hayes, Jessica Sherer, and Elizabeth Shuhan. She has performed in masterclasses with Katherine Hoover, Jim Walker, Clare Southworth, Michel Debost, Kathleen Chastain, Ruth Ann McClain, and Rhonda Larson in Casperia, Italy.

She is certified in the Suzuki Flute School Books 1 through 4. Her Suzuki teacher trainers were David Gerry and Kenichi Ueda; she has also performed in a masterclass with Toshio Takahashi, founder of the Suzuki Flute School. At Florida State she became enthusiastic about body awareness in her playing and teaching through her lessons with Jessica Sherer and a Feldenkrais Method class with Prof. Eva Amsler. Recently she has started taking Alexander Technique lessons with Kate Frank at the University of Arkansas. Nastassja has completed the TAGteach Primary Certification and Training Seminar with Theresa McKeon, and has her primary certification in TAGteach. She is committed to teaching using positive reinforcement, and is working toward her level 1 certification.


Ronda Mains is professor of flute/music education and chair of the Department of Music. She is principal flutist of the North Arkansas Symphony and performer with the Lyrique Quintette, Cholthichanta/Mains Duo and Zephyr Trio. Dr. Mains has appeared as a soloist with the North Arkansas Symphony, University of Arkansas Symphony Orchestra and Wind Symphony, Oregon Winds, Boise Summer Symphony, the Treasure Valley Wind Ensemble, and the Boise State University Symphony and Wind Ensemble. She has performed solo and chamber music nationally and abroad. An advocate of contemporary music, Dr. Mains has been actively involved in commissioning and recording new works with her chamber groups. She can be heard with Novaria on a CD featuring new music for flute and guitar and with the Lyrique Quintette on a CD entitled Arrivals and Departures. As a member of the quintet, she has been involved in editing transcriptions for quintets. Dr. Mains is the author of several articles.


A native of Colombia, Catalina Ortega is a Flute instructor at the University of Arkansas, the Suzuki Music School of Arkansas and the University of Arkansas Community Music School. She plays with the Arkansas Philharmonic Orchestra, Ozark Family Opera Company and  Fayetteville Opera.

In addition to teaching, Ms. Ortega has performed in some of the major auditoriums in Colombia as a soloist and touring with chamber music ensembles. She has served Flute/ Piccolo player for the North Arkansas Symphony Orchestra and Flute player of the Medellin Philharmonic Orchestra (Colombia) for several years. She has appeared as a soloist with the University of Arkansas Campus Band.

The University of Arkansas Provost’s office and the Office of Nationally Competitive Awards recognized Ms. Ortega  during the 2017 Annual State and National Awards as an Outstanding Mentor.

She holds a Master Degree in Music Performance and a Certificate in Advanced Instrumental Performance in Flute from the University of Arkansas, as well as a B.A in Flute Music Performance from the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana in Colombia. She is also a member of the Society of Pi Kappa Lambda by the Epsilon Sigma Chapter.