Weeping Willow Trust Flute Teacher Grant

Applications for the 2022 Grant will be available in April 2022.

Congratulations to our 2021 Grant Winner!


The 2021 Weeping Willow Trust Flute Teacher Grant was awarded to Jean Balogh and Chris Kitchen for their flute hub and PNW Flute Ensemble project. Groups based on experience level are meeting every two weeks virtually during the pandemic, with the goal to build community and to transition to in person meetings, rehearsals, and performances, when safety allows. 


The PNW Flute Ensemble is a place to:

  • gather and learn from each other with Jean's guidance

  • connect with other flutists, virtually for now, and in-person in the future

  • attend virtual performances of other groups

  • invite and meet guest presenters

  • play for each other

For inquiries, and to join, please contact Jean Balogh at pnwfluteensemble@gmail.com


The Weeping Willow Trust Flute Teacher Grant ($2,000, awarded biennially) supports local private flute teachers by providing funding to develop educational endeavors for their private flute studios. Private flute teachers seeking enriching educational opportunities for their private students are encouraged to apply. This grant may support the development of curricular resources, performances with associated curricular resources, community outreach, collaborative ventures, guest artist funding, or other innovative concepts.



Teachers applying for this grant should meet the following requirements:

  1. Must be an active member of the Seattle Flute Society

  2. Must teach private flute lessons in Washington State

  3. Must have a minimum of five (5) regular private flute students at the time the application is submitted and funds awarded

  4. Previous winners may not reapply, but previous applicants whose project was not awarded funding may reapply the following year.

  5. Current SFS Board members may not apply.

  6. Funding is for new projects, not for reimbursement of completed projects.


Grant Process:

Please submit the following by June 1st, 2022 at 11:59PM Pacific Time:

  1. A general description of the project, not to exceed 700 words. 

  2. Estimated budget

  3. (Optional) Any supplemental materials that support your application. These materials may include studio pictures, recital programs, student audio and/or video recordings, etc.


  • Applications will be reviewed anonymously by a panel of judges.

  • Results will be announced by July 1st, 2022.

  • At least one teacher will be awarded the biennial $2,000 grant. 

  • Grant recipient(s) must give a 10-15 minute presentation at the 2023 Flute Festival (Date TBA).


Please email any questions to: seattleflute.weepingwillow@gmail.com

Previous Winners

2020 - Iris Ingram

to purchase a bass flute for her studio flute choir

2019 - Susan Hallstead

to purchase and create enrichment materials to teach music theory to her youngest private students

2018 - Jennifer Slaughter

for use as startup funding to form a community flute choir

2017 -

2016 -

2015 - Katherine Isbill Emeneth

2014 - Rose Johnson

to fund a 'Defining/Exploring Perspectives' workshop

This list is incomplete - if you have information to help complete it,

please contact seattleflute.publicity@gmail.com

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2018 Grant Winner Jennifer Slaughter (left) with Grant Administrator Patricia Weston (right) at our annual Flute Festival