You'll have the unique opportunity to study flute at a nationally recognized conservatory of music within the setting of an excellent liberal arts college.

Grow your artistry, build your technical facility, and expand your musical possibilities in a community of empowerment, collaboration, and support. Hone and challenge your performance skills with a diverse array of solo, chamber, and ensemble experiences. Dig into the transformational power of music through community outreach. Become the versatile and entrepreneurial musician the world needs. Where will your musical journey take you?

Cynthia Kaiser poses by a tree with her flute.

Student Perspective

“I have never been in a flute studio that was more caring, supportive, or compassionate. We’re like a big flute family.” 

Cindy Kaiser ’24
Flute Performance
Ho Ho Kus, New Jersey


Find Your Voice at Lawrence

Lawrence Conservatory Voice Students share their connection with music and performance. From the stage to recording studio, students share how they find and develop their unique voice at Lawrence.

Orchestras, bands, chamber groups, jazz improv, a dedicated flute ensemble and more are part of your ensemble opportunities.

Work closely with Erin Lesser, Associate Professor of Flute.

Discover the many paths open to Conservatory graduates. 

Erin Lesser, associate professor of flute, conducting students while they play during Flute Ensemble rehearsals.

Studio Culture

You’ll have lots of opportunities for connecting with faculty and fellow studio members through weekly lessons, chamber music coaching, studio performance classes, and flute ensemble rehearsals. You’ll be an active participant in repertoire selection and perform frequently alongside your fellow flautists. Perform side-by-side with faculty in flute ensembles and contemporary music projects. Musical exploration is encouraged and you can follow your interests by taking jazz flute lessons, piccolo lessons, participating in improvisatory ensembles, working with composition students, and more.

Students play instruments on stage

Award-Winning Performances & Opportunities

Join a program that has produced winners and finalists in major competitions like MTNA, the NFA masterclass and collegiate flute choir, and the Byron Hester Flute Competition. Flautists have also been accepted into festivals like the Eastern Music Festival, Decoda Chamber Music Intensive, Sewanee Musica Festival and more. 

Aayush Raheja, a first-year, playing the flute during Flute Ensemble rehearsal

Instrumental to Your Success

Access an array of different instruments like alto and bass flutes, piccolos, and even equipment for performing electro-acoustic works.

reflected light shining on sheet music

The Power of Collaboration

What happens when you combine a world-class conservatory with a world-class college? An unmatched undergraduate musical education. At Lawrence, the Conservatory and College experiences are intertwined. Multiple degree options let you be your own muse by connecting your musical passions with your academic interests. 

A Musical Community

Build community with your fellow flautists with performances in the Lawrence University Flute ensemble. You can also share your music through community engagement performances opportunities with Lawrence’s Music for All. And ensembles large and small offer you the chance to perform across a range of genres.

Aerial drone shot of Bjorklunden in Door County, Wisconsin

Sound the Retreat

Bond with your fellow musicians, focus on your craft, and immerse yourself in natural beauty during retreat weekends at Björklunden, a 441-acre estate on the shores of Lake Michigan.

A musical life awaits. Take the next steps by applying and auditioning.

The best way to find out if Lawrence is the university for you is by visiting.

Your virtual tour starts at the Arch but be sure to check out Conservatory, to explore learning and performance spaces.