Chicago Flute Workshop

July 16 – July 20, 2018


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.

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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, the flute choir, smaller chamber music ensembles, and MYAC’s Evening Orchestras*—which is included in the tuition! The week-long workshop concludes with a final recital, also at the MYAC Center.

*Please note that MYAC’s Evening Orchestras meet Tuesday and Thursday evenings in July — Students are encouraged to attend all rehearsals, please see the Evening Orchestras page for details.

Important 2018 Dates

Monday, July 16: Patricia George, guest artist, Flute Spa and Master Class

Friday, July 20: Final Camp Recital (time subject to change 7:00 p.m., MYAC Center)

Saturday, July 21: Final Evening Orchestra Concert (1:00 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.

Lauren Moldenhauer, Assistant Director

Lauren Moldenhauser is an experienced flute teacher and soloist in the Chicago area and beyond, and currently serves as Principal Flute of the Lake County Symphony Orchestra. Lauren earned her Bachelor's degree in Flute Performance at Northwestern University and her Master's degree in Flute Performance at the Catholic University of America, where she studied with Walfrid Kujala (CSO), Stephanie Jutt, Vanita Jones, and GOH Tiong Eng. Lauren has appeared on national television as a soloist and has recorded as Solo Flutist on numerous films at Capitol Records in Hollywood. When she is not recording or performing, she instructs aspiring flutists throughout the Chicago area and is currently the private flute teacher at Lake Forest High School and the orchestra director at Woodlands Academy. Her students have gone on to win competitions and scholarships at prestigious universities.

Patricia George, Guest Artist

Flutist Patricia George, a Fabulous Flute Music Company artist, has served on the facilties of Eastman School of Music Prepatory Department, Brigham Young University-Idaho, and Idaho State University. She was an artist teacher at the Sewanee Summer Music Festival at the University of the South for 19 years and principal flutist of the Elkhorn Music Festival/Sun Valley Summer Symphony for 13 years. She is the editor of Flute Talk Magazine and writes the monthly column "The Teacher's Studio". She has presented over 200 Flute Spa Masterclasses across the United States and Europe.

Anne Fong, Chamber Coach

Annie Chung, Chamber Coach


MYA Conservatory’s Chicago Flute Workshop is perfect for the aspiring flutists in Junior High and High School. Two levels of workshop will be held during the week.

Level 1 is for Middle School Students (and advanced elementary school students) as of Fall 2018. Classes will meet from 1:30 pm to 4:00 pm each day.

Level 2 is for High School Students as of Fall 2018. Classes will meet from 3:15 pm to 6:00 pm each day.


Chicago Flute Workshop: $350

Financial Aid is available to those who qualify. We ask that the Financial Aid Application be received at the same time as the Secure Online Application.

Tuition is due in full by May 31, 2018. Tuition payments can be made here.

Housing with MYAC families is available for $250. Please email us at if you are interested in housing.

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, 2018, but applications beyond this date will be accepted.


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

We hope to see you at the 2018 Chicago Flute Workshop!