Michael Hoover – Flute/Piano
Michael Hoover is a Chicago-area flute and piano teacher. He received his Master of Music and Bachelor of Music in flute Performance from DePaul University and also studied at the North Carolina School of the Arts. As a performer, Michael has received numerous honors including second-prize at the National Flute Association (NFA) Orchestral Audition Competition, second prize at the Flute Society of Kentucky Piccolo Artist Competition, the Mary Motl Scholarship Award, third-prize in the Jacqueline Avent Concerto Competition, and finalist performances at the NFA Solo Masterclass Competition and the Walfrid Kujala International Piccolo Competition.
Mr. Hoover has participated in music festivals including the Domaine Forget Academie, Eastern Music Festival, and Sewanee Music Festival where he performed the Fantasie by Georges Hüe as a soloist with the Sewanee Festival Orchestra. His primary instructors have included Mary Stolper, Alyce Johnson, Dr. Jennifer Clippert, and Dr. Tadeu Coelho. Michael holds the piccolo position with the Northbrook Symphony Orchestra and has also performed as a member of the Rockford Symphony Orchestra. In addition to being on faculty at the American Music Institute, Michael is the flute instructor with the Ravinia Sistema Program at Circle Rock Charter School in Chicago and is a co-founder of the Chicago Symphonic Winds, a wind ensemble dedicated to high quality performances of the wind repertoire.