Chicago Flute Workshop

July 25 – July 29, 2016


Midwest Young Artists Conservatory's Chicago Flute Workshop offers intensive musical training on flute while building confidence both musically and personally. Students will perform daily, focusing on good fundamentals, and learn to play musically within a chamber group. This workshop provides an opportunity for students to experience the training that it takes to become a professional flutist.

Click here to download a PDF brochure for the Chicago Flute Workshop!

The Chicago Flute Workshop takes place at the historic MYAC Center in Fort Sheridan at 878 Lyster Road, Highwood, IL. In this picturesque and nurturing environment students participate in an immersive experience which includes master classes, technique classes, performance classes, and the flute choir, smaller chamber music ensembles, and MYAC’s Evening Orchestras*—which is included in the tuition! The week-long workshop concludes with final recital, also at the MYAC Center.

*Please note that MYAC’s Evening Orchestras meet Tuesday and Thursday evenings from July 5 to July 21 — ending before the week of the Chicago Flute Workshop. Students are encouraged to attend all rehearsals, please see the Evening Orchestras page for details.

Daily Schedule

Level 1: 12:00pm-1:30pm

Level 2: 1:30pm-4:00pm

Level 3: 3:15pm-6:00pm

Important 2016 Dates

Saturday, July 23: Final Evening Orchestra Concert (1:00 p.m., MYAC Center)

Friday, July 29: Final Recital (7:00 p.m., MYAC Center.)


Hideko Amano, Director

Hideko Amano is an experienced flute teacher in the Chicago metropolitan area. She was an adjunct professor at DePaul University from 2003-2007. While there, she was an assistant to Mary Stolper, the principal flutist of the Grant Park Symphony. Ms. Amano earned her Bachelor’s Degree at New England Conservatory in Boston in 1995. Her principal teacher was Ms. Paula Robison at NEC. From 1995 to 1998, Ms. Amano continued her musical education in Paris , France where she studied with Mathieu Dufour, who was the principal flute of the CSO. She also studied with Susan Levitin, Peter-Lukas Grafs, Marzio Conti, Alan Marion, and Raymond Guiot privately and at numerous music festivals throughout Europe.

Yukie Ota, Guest Artist and Master Teacher

Yukie Ota is the principal flutist of the Kalamazoo Symphony and also the 2nd place winner of the 2014 Nielsen Flute Competition. She won the audience and made news in 2014 when a butterfly landed on her face during the Nielsen competition.


MYA Conservatory’s Chicago Flute Workshop is perfect for the aspiring young flutist through post-undergraduate. Our new Flute Workshop Level 1 class for 2016 is designed for those students with 0-2 years experience and who may or may not have a private teacher.

*Students must be taking private lessons for Level 2 and Level 3 Flute Workshop.


Chicago Flute Workshop: Level 1 - $175; Level 2 - $300; Level 3 - $350

Financial Aid is available to those who qualify. Click here to apply for Financial Aid for the Chicago Flute Workshop. We ask that the Financial Aid Application be received at the same time as the Secure Online Application.

Tuition is due in full by June 15, 2016. Tuition payments can be made here.

All summer deposits are non-refundable. Tuition payments are non-refundable unless a detailed medical Doctor’s note is submitted at least two weeks before the beginning of the workshop or camp; absolutely no refunds are issued after two weeks before the beginning of the camp.


Students wishing to attend the Chicago Flute Workshop must:

No audition is required for the Chicago Flute Workshop. The suggested deadline for all materials is May 1, 2016.


If you have any questions or require further information, please do not hesitate to contact Elizabeth Choi at (847) 926-9898 or

We hope to see you at the 2016 Chicago Flute Workshop!