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Directory of Competitions (2014-2015)

Editor | November 2014

    The following is a list of upcoming competitions. 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, send it to

American Protégé International Concerto Competition is for flutists 12 and under, 13-18, 19 and older. First place winners will perform in a recital at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, May 23 at 7:30 PM and May 25 at 3:30 PM. Deadline: February 28, 2015.

The 64th ARD International Music Competition Munich for flute, singing, trombone and piano duo will be held August 31-Sept. 18, 2015. Monetary prizes will be awarded along with international concert invitations and radio productions at the ARD Broadcasting Union. Deadline: March 31, 2015.

Atlanta Flute Club will host the 15th Annual Young Artist Competition for full-time high school and college students who have not reached their 30th birthday by December 15. The preliminary round is by recorded (CD) audition. Entries must be postmarked by December 15. Those selected as finalists will compete at the Flute Fair in Atlanta on February 21. Prizes: $1000 plus recital at Flute Fair 2016, $700, $300.,

Central Ohio Flute Association will sponsor its 32nd annual Flute Competition on April 18, 2015 at The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. Cash prizes will be awarded to the first place winner of 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 20, 2015.,

Chicago Flute Club will sponsor the Walfrid Kujala Piccolo Artist Competition on March 29, 2015 at the Elmhurst College, Elmhurst, IL. The competition is for adult flutists aged 18 and over. The application deadline is February 1, 2015. Prizes: $1000, $500, $350, $100. See web for application and repertoire requirements.

The Firebird Chamber Ensemble’s 5th Annual Fred Moore Sr. Scholarship Competition will be held in Lexington, Kentucky in March 2015 with competitions for middle school, high school and piccolo. First round entries are due December 1. Check website for repertoire requirements. Cash Awards TBD. or

The Flute Society of Greater Philadelphia 2015 Young Artist Competition will be held on April 25, 2015 at the West Chester University of Pennsylvania, Swope Music Building and Performing Arts Center in West Chester, PA. The competition is open to flutists ages 18-30 (as of April 25, 2015). Recorded round: Telemann Fantasie in G Minor (No. 12) and Bozza Image. Final round: A 25-minute recital including both compulsory pieces. Prizes: $1000, $500, $250. For application and information

The Flute Society of Washington (DC), Inc. will sponsor the Young Artist Competition (for flutists under age 30), Collegiate Soloist Competition (for Flutists under age 28), Mid-Atlantic High School Flute Choir, Adult Amateur Competition, Student Honors Competition (Grades 12 and under), Guest Artist Masterclass Performer, and Student Masterclass Performer February 21-22, 2015, Sheraton Reston Hotel, Reston, Virginia. Application and recording due November 3, 2014. See web for repertoire
The 22nd annual Hampton Roads Flute Faire Solo Competition will be held at Old Dominion University Diehn Performing Arts Center, Norfolk, Virginia on Monday, February 9 for elementary, middle school and high school flutists and on Saturday, February 14 for college and adult flutists. Prizes will be awarded in each division. For information:,

Houston Flute Club Byron Hester Solo Flute Competition for flutists of all ages will be held on March 14, 2015 at the Tallowood Baptist church, Houston. Recorded round requirements: Theobald Boehm: Caprice #20 in F# Minor, from 24 Caprices-Etudes, Op 26 (Schott) and John La Montaine: Sonata for Solo Flute, Mvts. 3 & 4 (Broude Brothers) Final round requirements: John La Montaine: Sonata for Solo Flute, Mvts. 3 & 4 (Broude Brothers) and one or more movements for flute and piano of the applicant’s choice not to exceed 10 minutes. Recorded round deadline: January 7, 2015. Prize: $1000 and recital.

Houston Flute Club 5th Annual Young Artist Student Competition will be held on May 9, 2015 between 8:30 AM and 4:00 PM at the Tallowood Baptist Church, Houston, Texas. The junior division is for flutists grade 9 and under and the senior division is for flutists grade 12 and under. Deadline: April 3, 2015. For requirements and application:

The Greater Indianapolis Flute Club will sponsor the annual Sandra Graef Junior Flute Competition for flutists grades 5-8 in April, 2015. Prizes: $1000 Indy Flute Shop gift certificate, $500 Indy Flute Shop gift certificate, Flute Lesson with Karen Moratz, principal flute Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. For information:

Mid-South Flute Society Competitions will hold several competitions on March 27-28, 2015 at the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama. The Young Artist Competition is for flutists age 18-30. See website for repertoire. Prizes: $1000, $500, $300. Deadline: November 15, 2014. Mid-South also hosts competitions for High School Soloist Grades 9-12. Prizes: $150, $100, $50 and competitions to perform in masterclasses.

Musicfest Northwest, Young Artist: Flute. May 11-16, 2015. Deadline: March 1, 2015, Spokane, Wash.

National Flute Association Competitions: Young Artist, High School Soloist, Piccolo Artist, Baroque Flute Artist, Convention Performers, Flute Choir (Professional, Collegiate, High School), Jazz Soloist, Master-classes, Orchestral Audition, Non-performance (Arts Venture Competition, Flute Choir composition, Graduate Research, Newly Published Music), August 13-16, 2016 in Washington, D.C. See website for detailed requirements.

New York Competition for flutists ages 18-27 will be held at the New York Flute Fair on March 15, 2015. Repertoire: Albert Roussel Joueurs de Flute “Pan” by memory and another piece of applicant’s choice. Prizes: Performance opportunity on April 26, 2015, $1000, $600, $400. Deadline: February 13, 2015.

The 67th Prague Spring International Music Competition for flutists under the age of 30 will be held May 7-15, 2015 in the Czech Republic. The deadline to enter is December 1, 2014. Cash prizes and concert engagements will be awarded.,
The Respighi Prize 5th International Competition for composers and soloists is open to young composers and soloists under the age of 40 who are currently enrolled in a conservatory or college. The prize is a performance with the Chamber Orchestra of New York during the 2017-2018 season. Deadline: June 30, 2015. For competition rules:

Southeast Michigan Flute Association will sponsor the Rachel Stornant Junior Artist Competition in October 2015. The competition is open to any Michigan resident who has not completed the 8th grade at the time of the final round of the competition. The deadline to enter is September 15, 2015. Prizes: $300, $50 Gift card to Flute World, $25 scholarship. Information:,

Southeast Michigan Flute Association will sponsor the High School Young Artist Competition in October 2015. The competition is open to any Michigan flutist in grades 9-12 who is currently a SEMFA member and has not previously won the first prize. The deadline to enter is September 15, 2015. Prizes: $300, $200, $100. Information:,

South Carolina Flute Society will hold competitions for school-aged flutists through professional at the College of Charleston, Charleston, SC on April 11, 2015. Deadline: February 23, 2015. Prizes: $100-$500. For requirements:

Texas Flute Society Competitions: 30th Myrna Brown Competition will be held May 14-15, 2015 at Texas Woman’s University, Denton, Texas. No age limit. Recorded round: Eugène Bozza Image pour Flute seule and Robert Aitken Icicle. Live Final Round: Newly commissioned work, 25 minute program of applicants choosing. Prizes: $1200 and invitation to be a guest artist at the 2016 Texas flute Festival, $500, $250. May 14-15, 2015. Deadline: February 15, 2015.,

4th Donna Marie Haire Competition for school aged flutists who will graduate during or after 2014-2015 school year. The competition will be held May 16, 2015 at Texas Woman’s University, Denton, Texas. Recorded round: Muczynski Three Preludes, Op. 18, movement 1; Mozart Concerto in D, K. 314, movement 2 (no cadenza). Live round: Enesco Cantabile et Presto and a 15-minute program of the applicant’s choosing. Prizes; $1000, $500. Deadline: March 1, 2015.,

Festival Masterclass Competitions for college and adult masterclasses, high school solo and junior high solo will be held May 15-16, 2015 at Texas Woman’s University, Denton, Texas. Recorded round: flute solo of choice. Prize: Opportunity to perform in masterclass at Texas Flute Society. Deadline: March 1, 2015.,

Upper Midwest Flute Association (UMFA) will sponsor a Young Artist Competition (for flutists under the age of 30) on April 25, 2015 at Hamline University, St. Paul, Minnesota. Deadline: February 18, 2018. Check web for repertoire details for recorded and live rounds. Prizes: $600, $400, $200.

Woodbridge Flute Choir is sponsoring its seventh Concerto and Scholarship Competition for flutists aged 14-18. The winner will receive a $500 scholarship award and perform the concerto with the Woodbridge Flute Choir on March 22, 2015 at 3:00 PM at Greenwich Presbyterian Church, 15305 Vint Hill Road, Nokesville, VA. See website for repertoire suggestions. Deadline: January 6, 2015.

If you have information about an upcoming competition or other event, email:

Upcoming Final Rounds
Several competitions are already past their application deadlines for this year. Information on the final rounds is included below. Many are yearly events and interested flutists may wish to note the information for next year. 

Chicago Flute Club will sponsor the Annual Student Competition on November 9, 2015. Application deadline was October 6, 2014.

The Florida Flute Association Competitions will be held at the annual convention January 30-February 1, 2015 at the Orlando Airport Marriott. The College Young Artist (Prizes: $400, $350, $300) and High School Young Artist (Prizes: $250, $225, $200) have an application deadline of October 1.

The 75th Geneva International Music Competition
for piano and flute will be held Nov. 16-December 6, 2014 in Geneva, Switzerland. The application deadline was April 2014.,
James Pappoutsakis College Young Artist Competition
for flutists attending Berklee, Boston Conser-vatory, Boston University, Longy, or New England Conservatory will be held January 25, 2015 in Boston. Preliminary round: November 16, 2014. Deadline: October 17, 2014.

Oklahoma Flute Society will host the 2014 Collegiate Competition and High School Masterclass Competition at the Flute Fair on Nov. 14-15. The entry deadline was Oct. 3. For more on 2015 competition see

Rochester Flute Association Flute Fair
on November 7 and 8, 2014 will sponsor a competition in flute for high school, adult, and emerging artists and a piccolo competition for high school and collegiate ages. The application deadline was September 26, 2014.