Flutes and Clarinets

flute photo by Jean-Paul  Wright

Open Enrollment 
Online registration begins August 2023. Enrollment is open throughout the year and students can enroll at any time. Parents will need to complete the registration process at their child’s first rehearsal. Students should bring their instruments.

Weekly Rehearsals
Each ensemble will have 36 weekly rehearsals starting on August 28, 2023 to May 11, 2024.

The two concert/potluck dates are Sunday December 17, 2023 and Sunday May 11, 2024, each at 4 pm.

To participate, students should register using the link below:

Flutes & Clarinets

Mondays, 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm starting August, 2023


Photo Sierra Schmeltzer

Sierra Schmeltzer is a professional flutist and teacher in the Los Angeles area. Sierra holds the piccolo/flute III position in Boise Philharmonic in Boise, ID, as well as Principal flute in the American Youth Symphony in Los Angeles, CA. Sierra has made appearances with orchestras such as the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, Bakersfield Symphony, San Luis Obispo Symphony, Downey Symphony and the Portland Chamber Orchestra. She has recorded for various television and movie soundtracks, in addition to offering remote recording from her home studio. 

As well as playing professionally, Sierra has a passion for teaching music. Her students range from beginners, pre-professional flutists, and adult amateurs. Sierra is the head flute faculty at the Santa Monica Conservatory in addition to being a Teaching Artist for Harmony Project.  

She graduated with her Master of Music from the University of Southern California in 2020 under the tutelage of world-renowned flutist Jim Walker. Sierra most recently completed her Graduate Certificate in flute performance at USC in spring of 2022. 

In January 2021, Sierra placed second in the San Diego Flute Guild Winter Young Artist Competition, as well as alternate for first in the California MTNA Young Artist Competition. She recently received a fellowship with the Blackburn Music Academy Orchestra at Festival Napa Valley in 2019.

The Santa Monica Conservatory of Music
1501 Colorado Ave.
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Call/Text: (310)576-3600