Upcoming events

    • Sunday, October 08, 2017
    • 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM (CDT)
    • 38 S. Peoria St, Chicago, Illinois 60607

    Join us for an afternoon with John Thorne in recital & masterclass!

    Attendance of the master class and recital is FREE for all Chicago Flute Club Members and a guest.

    • Sunday, October 29, 2017
    • 8:00 AM
    • Harper College, 1200 West Algonquin Road, Building P, Palatine, IL 60067
    • 35

    Application must be completed online or postmarked on or before October 2, 2017.  To download a printed version of the form, click HERE.


    1. Open to any student member who is a student of a Chicago Flute Club member.

    2. For the 2017-18 school year, Senior Division students must be in grades 12 and under, Junior Division students must be in grades 9 and under, and Elementary Division students must be in grades 6 and under.

    3. Previous first prize winners are not eligible to compete in the same division again.

    Contest Rules

    1. Application must be postmarked by October 2, 2017. Applicants may apply by filling out and mailing THIS FORM or by completing online event registration. There will be a $15 late fee for entries if they are accepted.

    2. Both student and teacher must be current CFC members. Membership dues ($30 for a student) must be current and may be included along with the application and application fee of $25. Membership dues are non-refundable. Dues include the CFC newsletter, Pipeline, and free or discounted admission to all programs for member and one guest.

    3. Each student must submit a name of a parent or teacher/guardian who can volunteer for a 30-60 minute time slot on the day of the competition.

    4. Performance time requests should be made in writing with submission of the application, but there is no guarantee a specific time can be accommodated.

    5. The competition may be limited to the first 40 applicants in each division. A confirmation letter or email with assigned times for each performer and volunteer will be sent approximately 2 weeks before the competition. It is the student’s or parent/guardian’s responsibility to verify information sent to them by the CFC contest coordinator.

    6. Contestants who decide not to compete should notify Jennifer Gosack by October 2, 2017 to allow for necessary schedule changes. The application fee will be refunded only if the cancellation is received on or before October 2nd.

    Repertoire Rules

    1. There is no memorization requirement in any division.

    2. It is recommended to use the editions specified. If a student chooses to use a different edition or make other changes in the part (such as to articulation or dynamics), the student must supply 2 copies of his/her edition for the judges when competing.

    3. Contestants must provide their own accompanist. A list of recommended accompanists may be found on the Chicago Flute Club website or you may use an accompanist not on the list. 

      ELEMENTARY DIVISION REPERTOIRE Must be in Grades 6 and under.

      Bergamask by Paul Koepke, from Concert and Contest Collection for C Flute with Piano Accompaniment, edited by H. Voxman Sonata in F Major, Movements III and IV by Benedetto Marcello, from Solos for Flute: 36 Repertoire Pieces, edited by Donald Peck (No repeats)

      JUNIOR DIVISION REPERTOIRE Must be in Grades 9 and under.

      Orientale by Rene de Boisdeffre, from 24 Short Concert Pieces, edited by Robert Cavally (No repeats) Allegretto by Benjamin Godard, from 24 Short Concert Pieces, edited by Robert Cavally

      SENIOR DIVISION REPERTOIRE Must be in Grades 12 and under.
      Andante in C by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Barenreiter edition

      La Flute de Pan, Movement I by Jules Mouquet, available on IMSLP 


      1. Junior and Senior winners will be announced at the competition, on our website, and on Facebook after all participants have performed, around 5:00. Elementary Division winners will also be announced at the competition, on our website, and on Facebook soon after all participants have performed earlier in the day. First place winners in each division will be invited to perform on a Chicago Flute Club Spring Member’s Showcase Concert during our 2017-2018 Season. Judges’ comments for all students will be sent to teachers.

      2. Elementary Division Awards: 

        1st Prize - $100 2nd Prize - $75, 3rd Prize - $50

        Junior Division Awards: 

        1st Prize - $1502nd Prize - $100, 3rd Prize - $75

        Senior Division Awards: 

        1st Prize - $350 2nd Prize - $250, 3rd prize - $150 

    • Saturday, November 04, 2017
    • 9:00 AM
    • Chicago Temple, 77 West Washington Street, Chicago, IL 60602

    The Chicago Flute Club's Donald Peck International Flute Competition is open to all flutists age 18 or older from any geographical region. (High school students are not eligible.) Finals held November 4, 2017 at the CFC Flute Festival.

    Application must be completed online or postmarked on or before October 2, 2017.  To download a printed version of the form, click HERE.  Preliminary recordings must be submitted in hard copy via CD.

    1. The application fee is $45 and is non-refundable.
    2. All application materials must be postmarked by Oct. 2, 2017.
    3. High school students and previous first-prize winners are ineligible.
    4. Current students of the final round judges (TBA) are ineligible.
    5. The winner of the competition will be awarded $1,000.00, the second place winner will be awarded $500.00, the third place winner will be awarded $250.00, and the fourth place winner will be awarded $100.00.
    6. The preliminary round will be recorded and no recordings will be returned.
    7. Four soloists will be selected for the final round and will perform in person with an accompanist.
    8. Applicants will be notified of their status by Oct. 20, 2017.
    9. Finalists are responsible for their own travel arrangements and expenses.
    10. The final round is open to the public.
    11. Final round contestants must provide their own accompanist. The Chicago Flute Club can provide you with contact information for a local accompanist if necessary.
    12. All judges’ decisions are final.

    Preliminary Round:
    Applicants must submit 2 CD recordings, unedited, of the preliminary round selections on CD in the given order. No identifying information should appear on the CD face or packaging. Recordings will be coded and reviewed by a judging committee.

    1. John LaMontaine: Sonata for flute alone, Mvt. II “Jaunty”
    2. Joachim Andersen: 24 Etudes for Flute, Op. 30, No. 23 in F Major (Progress Press, Peck edition)

    Final Round:
    Finalists will play for a maximum total time of 20 minutes each (including time between movements and works). Final round repertoire must include at least one memorized selection at least four minutes in length. All finalists must perform ONE of the following:

    1. Antonin Dvorak: Romance in F Minor, Op. 11, arranged by Donald Peck (Theodore Presser*)
    2. Amanda Harberg: Feathers and Wax
    3. Joachim Quantz: Concerto in G Major, Mvt. I “Allegro”
    *Pianist AND flutist MUST play from the Peck edition.

    For more information contact: Katie Nielsen, Adult Competition Chair, krnielsen@olivet.edu or visit www.chicagofluteclub.org.

    • Saturday, November 04, 2017
    • 9:30 AM - 8:00 PM (CDT)
    • Chicago Temple, 77 West Washington Street, Chicago, IL 60602

    We invite you to join us at this year's Chicago Flute Club Festival celebrating "The Versatile Flutist," featuring a variety of musical traditions with concerts for flute & organ, jazz flute, and more!  

    Performances by Jonathan Keeble & Thomas Robertello, workshops with Mary Stolper and Ali Ryerson, the 2017 Donald Peck International Flute Competition, flute choir reading session, many vendors, and more!

    • Saturday, November 04, 2017
    • 6:30 PM (CDT)
    • Chicago Temple, 77 West Washington Street, Chicago, IL 60602

    Featuring Thomas Robertello and Jonathan Keeble.

    (Included in festival registration.)

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