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2017 Kujala International Piccolo Competition Online Application

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Finals Held March 12, 2017 at Vandercook College of Music
3140 S. Federal St., Chicago, IL 60616


The Chicago Flute Club’s Kujala International Piccolo Competition is open to all flutists age 18 years or older from any geographical region.

  • The application fee is $45 and is non-refundable.
  • All application materials must be postmarked by Jan. 4, 2017.
  • High school students are ineligible.
  • Current students of the final round judges (TBA) are ineligible.

  • Previous first prizewinners are ineligible. 
  • The winner of the competition will be awarded $1,000.00, the second place winner will be awarded $500.00, the third place winner will be awarded $250.00, and the fourth place winner will be awarded $100.00. 
  • The preliminary round will be recorded and no recordings will be returned.
  • Four soloists will be selected for the final round and will perform in person with an accompanist.
  • Applicants will be notified of their status by Feb. 1, 2017.
  • Finalists are responsible for their own travel arrangements and expenses.
  • The final performance round is open to the public.
  • Final round contestants must provide their own accompanist.  The Chicago Flute Club can provide you with contact information for a local accompanist if necessary. 
  • All judges’ decisions are final.


Preliminary Round:

1.     Samuel Adler: Canto XIII for solo piccolo

2.     Bun-Ching Lam: Bittersweet Music I for solo piccolo

Applicants must submit an unedited recording of the preliminary round selections on CD in the given order.  No identifying information should appear on the CD face or packaging.  Recordings will be coded and reviewed by a judging committee. Send the recordings to:

James Donahue 
27239 N. Mack Drive
Wauconda, Il 60084

Final Round:

Finalists will play for a maximum total time of 20 minutes each (including time between movements and works). The program may be freely selected by the performer, and must include at least one memorized selection at least four minutes in length. 
For more information contact:  James Donahue, Competition Chair, 847-436-0275 or visit  www.chicagofluteclub.org