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2018-2019 Directory of Competitions

compiled by editors | May 2018

    This directory is a list of upcoming competitions for the fall of 2018 and the spring of 2019. Updates will be posted at Be sure to check online or with the contact person as details may change. If you have information about an upcoming competition or other event, sent it to  

American Protégé International is hosting solo and concerto competitions for flutists of various ages. First place winners of the solo competition will perform in a recital at Weill Recital hall at Carnegie Hall in the spring of 2019. 

The Associazione Flautisti Italiani’s V International Flute Competition “Severino Gazzelloni” will be held November 1-5, 2018 in the Auditorium San Tommaso Roccasecca (FR). The competition is open to flutists and piccolists from any country and any chamber music ensemble with the flute. The deadline to apply is July 31, 2018. The competition has five categories divided by age.

Atlanta Flute Club will host the 19th Annual Young Artist Competition for full-time high school and college students who have not reached their 30th birthday. The preliminary round is by recorded (CD) audition. Entries must be postmarked by December 22, 2018. Those selected as finalists will compete at the Flute Fair in Atlanta in March 2019. Prizes: $1000 plus a recital at the 2020 Flute Fair, $700, $300.
Atlanta Flute Club Carl D. Hall Piccolo Artist Scholarship Competition is open to full-time high school and college students who have not reached their 30th birthday. Applicants must be current members of the Atlanta Flute Club. The competition will be by CD audition which will be judged by a committee. The scholarship consists of a $500 cash prize and the winner will present a short piccolo recital (30 minutes) at the Flute Fair. The deadline is December 22, 2018.,

Central Ohio Flute Association will sponsor its 36th annual Flute Competition on April 6, 2019 at The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. Cash prizes will be awarded to the first-place winner in each division: Young Artist: $500, Collegiate: $400, Senior: $300, and Junior: $200. Winners may be invited to play in the guest artist masterclass at the Flute Festival. Deadline: February 1, 2019. 

Chicago Flute Club will sponsor the 2018 Annual Student Competition on Sunday, November 4, at Harper College in Palatine from 8:00 to 5:00. The competition will be open to flutists through grade 12. Prizes: Elementary Division: $100, $75, $50, Honorable Mention; Junior Division: $150, $100, $75, Honorable Mention; Senior Division: $350, $250, $150, Honorable Mention. Details will be in the summer issue of the Pipeline, which comes out in June, and are currently on the CFC website,

Firebird Chamber Ensemble will host the 9th Annual Fred Moore Sr. Scholarship Competition in Lexington, Kentucky on March 10, 2019. First round entries are due December 1, 2018. Repertoire for the competition will be posted on the website by August 1. Cash Awards TBA with first place winners performing with the flute choir.,

Florida Flute Association Competitions will be held at the annual convention January 25-27, 2019 at the Orlando Airport Marriott Lakeside Hotel. The College Young Artist (Prizes: $400, $350, $300) and High School Young Artist (Prizes $250, $225, $200) have an application deadline of October 1, 2018.

The Flute Society of Washington (DC), Inc. will sponsor their Young Artist Competition (for flutists under age 30 as of February 1, 2019) at the Mid-Atlantic Flute Convention in Reston, Virginia on February 16-17, 2019. Prizes $1000, $750, $500. Application and recording due November 1, 2018. See web for repertoire requirements.

The James Pappoutsakis Memorial Flute Competition for flute students attending Berklee, Boston Conservatory, Longy, and the New England Conservatory will be held in January 2019 in Boston, MA, with a preliminary round in November 2018.

The Mid-South Flute Society will hold three competitions at its 2019 festival, to be held March 22-23, 2019 at The University of Memphis. Flutists aged 18-30 may compete in the Young Artist Competition, and there will also be a High School Competition and a College Masterclass Competition. Both Young Artist and High School carry cash prizes; the College Masterclass winners will perform for the 2019 Guest Artist. For rules, deadlines and fees, please visit

Musicfest Northwest, 74th Young Artist Competition for flute will be held in Spokane, WA May 13-15, 2019. The deadline to apply is March 10, 2019. This competition is open to flutists ages 16-29. Repertoire requirements include a solo of the flutist’s choice, sight-reading, and one movement from the list of standard concertos.

National Flute Association Compe-titions: Young Artist, High School Soloist, Piccolo Artist, Baroque Flute Artist, Convention Performers, Flute Choir, Jazz Soloist, Masterclasses, Orchestral Audition, plus non-performance competitions. The 2019 NFA Convention will be held August 1-4 in Salt Lake City, UT. For detailed requirements go to 

The New Jersey Flute Society will sponsor a concerto competition for high school students in October 2018. The repertoire for the competition is Mozart Concerto in D, K. 314 (all movements) and a contrasting work of the applicant’s choice. The winner will have the opportunity to perform the Mozart with a local orchestra. Deadline to apply is September 10th. Entrants must provide their own accompanist.

The New York Flute Club will sponsor its 2019 NYFC Competition at the New York Flute Fair in February/March 2019. Flutists aged 18-27 are eligible to compete, and each prize winner will receive a cash award and will perform in the Competition Winners Recital in April 2019. Prizes: $1,000, $600, $400. Application for entry is due by February 2019. More information at:

The South Carolina Flute Society’s annual competitions feature five categories for 2019: Young Artist (master’s, doctoral, & graduated), Collegiate Artist (undergrad), Senior Artist (10-12th grade), Junior Artist (9th grade & under), and a Masterclass Performers Competition (undergraduate through doctoral). The first-place winners of the Solo Artist competitions will be presented with cash prizes and have the opportunity to perform at the following year’s festival. Masterclass competition winners will perform for our guest artist April 6, 2019 at the Spring Festival at South Carolina State University in Orangeburg, S.C.

Texas Flute Society Competitions: 7th Donna Marie Haire Competition for school aged flutists who will graduate during or after the 2018-2019 school year. The competition will be held in May 19, 2019 at Texas Women’s University, Denton, TX. Prizes: $1000, $500. Deadline: March 15, 2019.
The 33rd Myrna Brown Competition will be held May 2019 at Texas Women’s University, Denton, TX. No age limit. Prizes: $1200, $500, $250. Deadline: March 15, 2019. www.texas
The Texas Flute Society Festival Masterclass Competitions for college and adult masterclasses, high school solo and junior high solo will be held in May 2019 at Texas Woman’s Univer-sity, Denton, TX. Recorded round: flute solo of choice. Prize: Opportunity to perform in a masterclass at Texas Flute Society. Deadline: March 15, 2019.

The Upper Midwest Flute Association announces its Young Artist Competition for 2019. Alternating yearly between national and local applicants, the 2019 competition is open to flutists ages 18-30. Preliminary round recordings must be uploaded to by February 1, 2019; required repertoire is a Baroque piece and a work from Flute Music by French Composers, ed. Louis Moyse. Finalists will perform at UMFA’s Flute Fest in Minneapolis/St. Paul in early April 2019. Prize amounts are $600, $400, and $200. Please visit for more specific details or contact Barb Leibundguth, YA coordinator, at

Woodbridge Flute Choir is sponsoring its 11th Annual Concerto and Scholarship Competition for flutists ages 14-18 as of January 15, 2019. The winner will receive a $500 scholarship award and perform the concerto with the Woodbridge Flute Choir in March 2019. See website for repertoire suggestions. Deadline: January 4, 2019. Contact

International Flute Competitions
The World Federation of International Music Competitions (WFIMC), based in Geneva, Switzerland, was founded in 1957 and provides a database for more than 120 of the world’s leading music competitions at Check listing frequently for updates.