Junior Flute Choir

Junior Flute Choir

Mid-Atlantic Flute Convention
February 18-19, 2023


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 Mid-Atlantic Flute Convention.

This Junior Flute Choir is unique in that its young members will work with and be directed by the composer of the composition performed, as well as perform alongside an adult piccolo and low flute section drawn from established flute choirs. In addition, this choir serves as an introduction to the FSW Mid-Atlantic High School Flute Choir.

  • Each student should discuss participation with their private teacher before filling out the online application.
  • FSW Membership is required of both the student applicant and their private teacher.
  • Each private flute teacher can recommend up to three (3) students.
  • Registration is open through December 15, 2022.
  • The choir is limited to 25 members.

2023 Junior Flute Choir

Nathaniel Chung, Natalia Diaz-Hul, MayLeigh Graves, Ellie Hewa

Vivian Hildebrandt, Violet Jaillon, Andrew Khouri, Louisa Loe

Zoe Kim, Ethan Nguyen, Allison Marie Kelsey, Amelia Pocock

Olivia Ray, Kira Yamashita

Participation Requirments

Participation is based on the following criteria:

1. Studied privately for one full year before registering for the Junior Choir.

2. Online private flute teacher recommendation which includes the check list listed below. Students should have accomplished the check list before registering for the choir.

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

3. An uploaded audio file (mp3 or mp4a audio files only - no videos) which must include the following:

a. a two octave G Major scale and a two octave D chromatic scale; articulation and tempo at private teacher's discretion
b. a ONE (1) minute solo of choice (no less)

4. Students MUST attend all scheduled rehearsals. There will be  a full morning rehearsal and a warm-up rehearsal before the concert which is required of all participants.


Other requirements:

  • Attendance at both rehearsals and the concert is required.
  • Each young flutist and their private flute teacher must be an FSW member in order to participate. (student membership fee is $15.)
  • The deadline to register for the Junior Choir is December 15, 2022.
  • There is no additional fee to join the Junior Flute Choir, except your membership dues and convention registration. Junior Choir applicants should not sign up for the Festival Flute Choir on the convention registration form.
  • The deadline to register for the FSW Mid-Atlantic Convention is typically in January. Student member convention early registration fee is $55.
  • The choir is limited to 25 members.

2023 Junior Flute Choir

"Deja Vu"

An Extra Special 2023 Program Awaits 

The 2023 Junior Flute Choir

premieres 'Students Writing for Students'

Exciting News! The junior choir will premiere Colin Wu's, 'When Magnolias were Blooming', first movement. This is the first 'Students Writing for Students' composer to write for the Junior Flute Choir!

Colin Wu is a composer from southern California. Currently, Colin is pursuing his Bachelor of Music in composition at the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University under the guidance of Michael Hersch. Previously he has studied in the studios of Du Yun and Felipe Lara. Colin also studies classical saxophone with the saxophone professor at Peabody, Gary Louie. He also has a strong interest in early music. Colin started learning viola da gamba as a beginner with John Moran from the Peabody historical performance department, and plays in a viol consort.

Colin looks forward to working with the choir alongside the conductor. More about Colin to come in future FSW Blasts.

Kelly Via, a wonderfully beautiful arranger who has conducted the choir in 2017, has a newly published gorgeous arrangement titled 'Meditation on Abide With Me' which was written for the West Michigan Flute Orchestra under the direction of Julie Sooy. This arrangement has been named, Finalist, in the National Flute Association Newly published Music Competition.

Kelly will be working with the choir virtually alongside the conductor.

Alexandra Baldwin, a brilliant composer who has written for and conducted the choir in 2016 and 2019, will return to conduct Kelly Via's arrangement and Colin Wu's composition. Your mission should you choose to accept is to apply for the 2023 FSW Junior Flute

Applications will be accepted through December 15, 2022.  The FSW convention will be held February 18-19, 2023.

We look forward to seeing you!!

Parent's Note

The non-flutist convention registration is not required IF the Junior Choir concert is the only event parents are attending.

  • If you will be attending other events in addition to the Junior Choir, including the exhibit hall, there is a $15.00 non-flutist convention registration fee per person. Non-flutist registration is located on the student member registration form, in addition to lunch options. The non-flutist registration can also be purchased during the convention at the registration desk.
  • An unlimited number of guests are welcome to attend your flutist's Junior Choir concert held on Saturday of the convention weekend with no fee. Time TBA.