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Chicago Flute Club

2022 Annual Student Competition

Calling all students!

Learn beautiful music and share your talent at the 2022 Chicago Flute Club Annual Student Competition.

Register for Preliminary Round

The Chicago Flute Club is excited to announce the 2022 Annual Student Competition. We are creating a new format this year. The 2022 competition will consist of an online Preliminary Round and an in-person Final Round. Registration will be open on September 1st, 2022! Students will submit their recording at the time of registration. Please click on the registration button, when available, at the top and bottom of this page to register. Application details, competition rules, required repertoire, and other information can be found below. 

All candidates must register and submit a video recording of repertoire online by the October 23rd, 2022 deadline to participate in the Preliminary Round.

There will be 5 finalists chosen in each division who will then perform for the Final Round in-person with piano (where needed) at Harper College in Palatine, Illinois on Sunday, November 13, 2022 (12-2:30 pm - New Time). Finalists from the preliminary round will be notified on November 1, 2023 by emails. Finalists must be available to perform in person for this Final Round. There will be 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place plus two honorable mention winners in each category announced at the end of the Final Round performance. Finalists may invite family and friends to attend this special round of the competition. 


  1. The student must be a Chicago Flute Club member, as well as their respective flute teacher. Membership dues (US$30 for student/$45 for teacher) must be current and may be paid online, which is non-refundable. New members joining before September 1, 2022 will have their memberships extended until September 1, 2023. Check here to see the benefits of becoming a Chicago Flute Club member.

  2. Both membership and competition registrations must be made under the full name and e-mail address of the student, not the parent. The guardian/parent will be able to include their e-mail address in the registration form in order to receive all e-mails from the Chicago Flute Club.

  3. For the 2022-2023 school year, the student must be in 12th grade or under to register for the Senior Division, 9th grade or under for Junior Division, and 6th grade or under for Elementary Division.

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

Competition Rules

  1. The application for the 2022 Chicago Flute Club Annual Student Competition must be filled out online.
  2. A registration fee of US$25 must be paid online on the Chicago Flute Club website.
  3. The competition will be limited to the first 40 registrants in each division.
  4. Those candidates who decide not to compete should notify Jean Lee at by October 23rd, 2022 to withdraw their registration. The registration fee will not be refunded.
  5. If a candidate wishes to perform the repertoire from a higher division, they must compete ONLY in that advanced division.
  6. VIDEO file does not need to be professional quality. Smartphones and similar recording devices are acceptable and encouraged. We highly recommend standing at an appropriate distance from the recording device to be able to hear you clearly.

  7. The repertoire must be video recorded in the sequence listed below under each division. Contestants can video record works separately and then combine them together into a single video. Only one YouTube video link should be submitted. No acoustic manipulation nor audio filters may be used.

  8. The video on YouTube must be unlisted and named with the last and first names of the candidate followed by the division signed up for. For instance, UNDERWOOD_Susan_Senior_Division 

  9. All candidates must paste the YouTube URL short link in the registration form, thus submitting it for adjudication.

Repertoire Rules

  1. There is no memorization requirement in any division.
  2. It is recommended to use the edition specified below. Click link where provided.
  3. Any work of the repertoire must be performed with no repeats nor da Capo al Fine, even if is indicated in the sheet music.
  4. Any rest shorter than three measures must be counted
  5. No piano accompaniment required for Preliminary Round.
  6. Piano accompaniment required for Final Round. We are pleased to announce that we have arranged for pianist, Dr. Kay Kim to be available for any of the Finalists to use on November 13th. Any fees associated with the rehearsals and performance will be the responsibility of the contestants. Contact information will be sent to the Finalists on November 1st.  


  1. Georges Bizet - Minuet from L'ArlĂ©sienne Suite No. 2 Concert and Contest Flute Book edition (Voxman)
  2. Jean Baptiste Loeillet de Gant - Vivace from Sonata No. 1, op. 3


  1. Florence Price - Adoration 
  2. Georg Philipp Telemann - Sonata in G major, Mvt I (Cantabile) and Mvt II (Allegro), any edition. 


  1. Adolphus Hailstork - Yuhwa
  2. Eldin Burton - Sonatina,  Movement III (Allegro Giocoso), any edition.


1st Prize - $100
2nd Prize - $75

3rd Prize - $50 *Sponsored by Windy City Flutes


1st Prize - $150

2nd Prize - $100

3rd Prize - $75


1st Prize - $350

2nd Prize - $250

3rd Prize - $150

All candidates must register and submit an audio recording of repertoire by October 23rd, 2022 to participate in the Preliminary Round.

Preliminary Round judges will select 5 finalists in each division will be invited to perform for the Final Round in-person with piano (where needed) at Harper College in Palatine, Illinois on Sunday, November 13, 2022 (12-2:30 pm - New Time).

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