Michael Hoover

Michael H.

Chicago, IL

About Michael H.

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Michael teaches: Ages 5 and up
Teaching since: June 2007
Last sign in: 4 days ago


I am a highly trained classical flutist that maintains an active teaching and performing career. I have received Masters and Bachelors degrees in flute performance from DePaul University, and additional training from the North Carolina School of the Arts. While my degrees are in performance, they include extensive coursework in pedagogy and studio teaching, and I love teaching. I have years of experience working as an educator with flutists of all ages and levels with various goals for their instrumental studies. I believe in igniting a passion for music and nurturing this passion into personal excellence based upon each individual's interests and goals. I am more than happy to provide a full resume and references upon request.

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Sep 2014 - Present
Northbrook Symphony Orchestra

Professional orchestral piccolo performer with the Northbrook Symphony Orchestra.

Flute Instructor

Jun 2012 - Present
Ravinia Sistema

Flute Instructor with Ravinia's Sistema Orchestra Program at Catalyst Circle Rock Charter School. I also instruct large ensembles, chamber music, sectionals, and composition classes.

Founder, Performer

Jan 2012 - Present
Chicago Symphonic Winds

Founder and performer with Chicago Symphonic Winds, a nonprofit performance ensemble dedicated to furthering the tradition of the wind repertoire.


MM - Flute Performance

Sep 2012 - Jun 2014
DePaul University School of Music

BM - Flute Performance

Sep 2008 - Jun 2012
DePaul University School of Music

High School Artist Diploma

Sep 2007 - Jun 2008
North Carolina School of the Arts

Languages Spoken


Fluent / Native Proficiency


First Prize - COFA Young Artist Competition

Apr 2016
Central Ohio Flute Association

Second Prize - FSK Piccolo Artist Competition

Feb 2015
Flute Society of Kentucky

First Prize - Chamber Music - Illinois Division

Oct 2013

Second Prize - Jaqueline Avant Concerto Competition

Jul 2013
Sewannee Music Festival

Finalist - Walfrid Kujala International Piccolo Competition

May 2013
Chicago Flute Club

Second Prize - Orchestral Audition Competition

Aug 2011
National Flute Association

Mary Motl Scholarship Award

Feb 2010
Sigma Alpha Iota, St Louis Chapter


Chicago Flute Club

Aug 2014

The Chicago Flute Club's mission is to foster the highest artistic potential of all its members through teaching, listening and performing. We provide a forum for activities of interest to flutists of all ages and abilities. Our activities are designed to promote, encourage, and nurture appreciation of flute music and technique, as well as provide an opportunity for social interaction among flutists.

National Flute Association

Aug 2014

The National Flute Association, founded in 1972, is the largest flute organization in the world. Approximately 5,000 members from more than 50 countries join together in person, online, at conventions, informally and in forums, through publications and classrooms, in performance, in friendship and collegiality. Guided by its goals to encourage a higher standard of artistic excellence for the flute, its performers, and its literature, members include leading soloists, orchestral players, jazz and world music performers, teachers, adult amateurs, and students of all ages.

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2 Reviews on Michael H.

Jeanne Oct 19, 2015
Flute · In home
Michael was an excellent flute teacher for my 5th-grade daughter!

He's very patient and calm, which is critical for new learners, and gave my daughter a lot of confidence in her ability to play the flute.

I highly recommend Michael!
Stephanie Oct 13, 2015
Flute · In home
We really enjoy having Michael as a private flute instructor. He is patient, good with teens, extremely talented and knowledgeable. My daughter always looks forward to lessons and has fun learning from Michael. He choses level-appropriate music and is always very encouraging. I would recommend Michael to anyone looking for private or group flute lessons.
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