Skip to content

Join the Junior Flute Choir!

Yes!, the Junior Flute Choir IS Calling!

The FSW Mid-Atlantic Junior Flute Choir offers advanced young
flutists in grades 6 through 8, who have been studying privately
for one full year or more, an opportunity to perform at the FSW
Mid-Atlantic Flute Convention.
This Junior Flute Choir is unique in that; 1) its young members
will work with and be directed by the composer of the
composition performed, and 2) perform alongside an adult
piccoloist and low flute section drawn from established flute
choirs. In addition, this choir serves as an introduction to the
FSW High School Flute Choir.


Each year brings with it a surprise. This year’s very special
surprise is that Gay Kahonen has composed a work titled,
‘Leaving’, specifically for the 2020 Mid-Atlantic Junior Flute Choir!
How superb is that?

First Step:

Discuss your participation with your Private Flute Teacher.
Each teacher may recommend up to three students.

Second Step:

Mark your calendar for the Mid-Atlantic Flute Convention;
February 15 -16, 2020, and be sure to make a note of its NEW
Hilton Washington Dulles Airport, 13869 Park Center Road,
Herndon, VA 20171.

Participation will be based on the following Criteria:
All members are required to attend the full morning rehearsal,
and the warm up/rehearsal, both on Saturday.

Times will be announced.

1. having already studied privately for one full year
2. private flute teacher’s high recommendation which will be
entered online and which will include a check list of the
a. clear tone
b. clean articulations
c. good intonation and able to tune oneself
d. range: low C to G3
e. able to play chromatic scale and major scales up to 4 flats
and 4 sharps
f. rhythmic accuracy of dotted eighths/sixteenths and also
even sixteenths
(you should have these requirements under your fingers before

3. an Mp3 online audio (no videos or photos) of the following two
a. the G Major scale, and the D chromatic scale:
articulation and tempo at the teacher’s discretion
b. a ONE Minute solo of choice (no less), with or
without accompaniment

Fees and Registration Dates:

• Registration opens October 1, 2019 for the 2020 convention.
The Junior Choir will rehearse and perform on Saturday,
February 15, 2020. The times will be announced.

• Each young flutist and their private flute teacher must be an
FSW (Flute Society of Washington) member in order to
participate. (student membership fee is $15.)
• The Deadline to register for the Junior Flute Choir is
December 15, 2019 (Junior Choir registration is free. Be sure
to sign up for this and NOT the Festival Flute Choir).
• The Deadline to register for the Convention is January 20, 2020.
(the Junior Choir student pre-registration convention fee is
Please visit the FSW website for further information.
Thank you for your interest in the Junior Flute Choir,

Hope to see you there!!

Leave a Comment