Flute Academy

Academy faculty

 Thomas Robertello

Thomas Robertello was appointed associate professor of flute at the IU Jacobs School of Music in 1997. A former member of the Pittsburgh Symphony, The Cleveland Orchestra, and the National Symphony Orchestra, he has performed as guest principal flutist with the Chicago Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Dallas Symphony, Chicago Philharmonic, Louisiana Philharmonic, Houston Grand Opera, and Nashville Chamber Orchestra.


Lilah Senibaldi currently attends the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University as an Artist Diploma student, where she also earned an MM in Flute Performance (2022); both under the instruction of Thomas Robertello.

She has attended classes with flutists Matthieu Gauci-Ancelin and Mark Sparks. Lilah has played principal flute with the Indianapolis Opera, the Jackson Symphony in Tennessee, and has performed on the Jackson Symphony’s chamber series.


Ashley Wening is a current Undergraduate Music Education Student at Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music, studying with Thomas Robertello. Ashley is an active flutist and piccolo player, performer in the IU Marching Hundred, and member of the JSOM Wind Ensemble. Ashley is also a private lesson instructor and an educator among Indiana area bands.

For more information, please contact musicsp@iu.edu.


Fall semester
August 21Classes begin
December 10Classes end. Concert at 3:00 PM in Ford Hall
Spring semester
January 8Classes begin
May 4Classes end

Program offerings

8 lesson plan

  • 30-minutes - $200
  • 60-minutes - $360

12 lesson plan

  • 30-minutes - $300
  • 60-minutes - $540

16 lesson plan

  • 30-minutes - $375
  • 60-minutes - $675

Flute Ensemble

  • $200 per semester (optional)
    • Ensemble rehearsals are Saturday at 10:00 AM for advanced, and Sunday at 1:00 PM for beginners. 

How to apply

  1. Application process: To apply, complete the online registration form. 
  2. Payment: Accepting payment via credit card or check. 
  3. Deadlines: The Flute Academy has a rolling registration; payment is due upon enrollment.

Register for Spring

Once you have completed the previous steps, please submit the Participant Agreement Form