2015-2016 Directory of Competitions

Editor | November 2015

Directory of Competitions


The following is a list of upcoming competitions. Updates will be posted at www.flutetalkmagazine.com. 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 in to editor@flutetalkmagazine.com

2016 Indianapolis International Baroque Competition will be held July 10, 2016 in Indianapolis, Indiana. First prize is $10,000. Application deadline is January 15, 2016.

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, March 27 at 7:30 PM. Deadline: December 2, 2015. Concerto winners will perform on May 20, June 24, or July 3. Deadline: February 20, 2016.

Atlanta Flute Club will host the 16th 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 2017, $700, $300. aalen201@aol.com

Central Ohio Flute Association will sponsor its 33rd annual Flute Competition on April 9, 2016 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 6, 2016. e-torres@onu.edu

DePaul Concerto Festival for Young Performers will have its 13th annual event at the DePaul School of Music, 804 W. Belden Avenue, Chicago, on January 10-12, 2016. The competition is open to students grade 12 or younger playing the piano, violin, viola, cello, flute, oboe, clarinet and bassoon. Winning soloists will perform with the Oistrakh Symphony Orchestra on February 14, 2016 at 7:30 PM at the DePaul Concert Hall.

The Firebird Chamber Ensemble will host the 6th annual Fred Moore Sr. Scholarship Competition in Lexington, Kentucky in March 2016. Featuring Celtic and Irish, categories include middle school, high school and piccolo. First round entries are due December 1. Cash Awards TBD.  klkirsh@windstream.net

The Flute Society of Kentucky will sponsor a Junior Soloist Competition (grade 8 and under), a High School Soloist (grades 9–12), a Collegiate Artist Competition (undergraduates only), a Young Artist Competition (age 30 or younger as of Jan. 15, 2016), and a Flute Duet Competition at their 2016 Kentucky Flute Festival which will be held at Eastern Kentucky University, Jan. 15-16, 2016. Deadline: Nov. 1 for dropbox, Nov. 4 for postal submissions.

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 Feb. 20-21, 2016, Sheraton Reston Hotel, Reston, Virginia. Application/recording due Nov. 4, 2015.

Hampton Roads Flute Faire Solo Competition will hold its 23rd annual  event at Old Dominion University Diehn Performing Arts Center, Norfolk, Virginia on Monday, February 29 for elementary, middle school and high school flutists and on Saturday, March 5 for college and adult flutists. Prizes will be awarded in each division. College winners will play for guest artist Goran Marcusson. For information: flutefaire@cox.net

Houston Flute Club Byron Hester Solo Flute Competition for flutists of all ages will be held on April 23, 2016 at the Tallowood Baptist Church, Houston. Recorded round deadline: January 30, 2016. Prize: $1000 and recital.

Houston Flute Club 6th Annual Young Artist Student Competition will be held on April 23, 2016 between 8:30 AM and 4:00 PM at the Tallowood Baptist Church, Houston. The junior division is for flutists grade 9 and under and the senior division is for flutists grade 12 and under. Deadline: April 23, 2016.

The Greater Indianapolis Flute Club and the Indy Flute Shop will sponsor the annual Sandra Lee Laughman Graef Junior Flute Competition for flutists grades 5-8 on April 16, 2016. Prizes: $1000 Indy Flute Shop gift certificate, $500 Indy Flute Shop gift certificate, Flute Lesson with Karen Moratz, principal flute Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra.

Mid-South Flute Society Competitions will hold several competitions on March 18-19, 2016 at the University of Memphis, Memphis, Tennessee. The Young Artist Competition is for flutists age 18-30. See website for repertoire. Prizes: $1000, $500, $300. Deadline: November 15, 2015. 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 8-13, 2016. Deadline: March 1, 2015, Spokane, Washington.

National Flute Association Competitions: Young Artist, High School Soloist, Piccolo Artist, Baroque Flute Artist, Convention Performers, Flute Choir (Professional, Collegiate, High School), Jazz Soloist, Masterclasses, Orchestral Audition, Non-performance (Arts Venture Competition, Flute Choir composition, Graduate Research, Newly Published Music), August 10-15, 2016 in San Diego, CA. See website for detailed requirements.

The New York Flute Club will be holding its 2016 NY Flute Club Competition at their Flute Fair on April 3, 2016. 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 on April 24, 2016 at Engelman Recital Hall at Baruch College in Manhattan. Prizes: $1000, $600, $400. Application for entry is due by Feb. 26, 2016.

The Oklahoma Flute Society is sponsoring a Collegiate Competition, an Undergraduate Masterclass Competition, and a High School Masterclass Competition at their Flute Fair on April 1-2, 2016 at the Catlett Music Center, University of Oklahoma. The deadline for the Collegiate Competi-tion is December 15, 2015 and the deadline for the two masterclasses is March 1, 2016.

The Respighi Prize 6th International Competition for composers and soloists is open to young composers and soloists under the age of 40 who are currently enrolled in or recently graduated from a conservatory or college. The prize is a performance with the Chamber Orchestra of New York during the 2018-2019 season. Deadline: June 30, 2016.

The San Diego Flute Guild will host a Young Artist Competition on April 9-10, 2016 at San Diego State University. The competition is open to flutists ages 18-30 (as of April 10, 2016). Prizes: $1000, $500, $250. Deadline: February 1, 2016.

The South Carolina Flute Society’s annual competitions feature five categories for 2016: Young Artist (master’s, doctoral, and graduated), Collegiate Artist (undergraduates), Senior Artist (10-12th grade), Junior Artist (9th grade and 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 next year’s festival. Masterclass competition winners will perform with guest artist, Jill Felber, on April 9, 2016 at the Spring Festival in Columbia, South Carolina. atully@coastal.edu

Texas Flute Society Competitions: 31th Myrna Brown Competition will be held May 19-21, 2016 at Texas Woman’s University, Denton, Texas. No age limit. Prizes: $1200, $500, $250. Deadline: February 15, 2016. terriflute@gmail.com 5th Donna Marie Haire Competition for school aged flutists who will graduate during or after 2015-2016 school year. The competition will be held May 21, 2016 at Texas Woman’s University, Denton, Texas. Prizes; $1000, $500. Deadline: March 1, 2015. francesca_arnone@ baylor.edu

Festival Masterclass Competitions for college and adult masterclasses, high school solo and junior high solo will be held May 19-21, 2016 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, 2016. juleekimwalker@gmail.com

The Upper Midwest Flute Association announces its annual Young Artist Competition, for flutists ages 18-30. Alternating yearly between national and local applicants, the 2016 competition is open to residents and students  in Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Iowa. Preliminary auditions are by CD recording, and finalists will perform at UMFA Flute Fest in Minneapolis/St. Paul, April 2016. Prize amounts are $600, $400, and $200. Contact Barb Leibundguth at barb@toeprint.com.

Woodbridge Flute Choir is sponsoring its eighth 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 11 & 13, 2016. Deadline: January 6, 2016. lisa.sheldone@verizon.net

Upcoming Final Rounds
    Several competitions are already past their application deadlines for this year or the final rounds have already taken place. Information on these events is included below. Many are yearly events and interested flutists may wish to note the information for next year.
Chicago Flute Club sponsored the 2015 Annual Student Competition on October 25, 2015 at the Anderson Chapel, North Park University, Chicago. The competition was open to flutists through grade 12. Prizes: Elementary Division: $100, $75, $50, Honorable Mention; Junior Division: $150, $100, $75, Honorable Mention; Senior Division: $300 plus $100 gift card, $200, $100, Honorable Mention. Application deadline was September 21, 2015.

Chicago Flute Club will sponsor the Donald Peck International Flute Competition for flutists aged 18 and older on November 13-15, 2015 at the Chicago O’Hare Airport Hilton. The application deadline was October 1, 2015. Prizes: $1000, $500, $250, $100.

The 9th Domenico Cimarosa International Flute Competition will be held in Averso, Italy on December 2-4, 2015. The Rotary Club di Aversa Terra Normanna will award prize money of 1500, 500, and 250 Euros. It is held every two years.

The Florida Flute Association Competitions will be held at the annual convention January 29, 30, 31, 2016 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.

James Pappoutsakis College Young Artist Competition for flutists attending Berklee, Boston Conservatory, Boston University, Longy, or New England Conservatory will be held January 24, 2016 in Boston. Preliminary round: November 15, 2015.

Rochester Flute Association Flute Fair on October 30-31, 2015 sponsored 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 25, 2015. www.rfaonline.org

Southeast Michigan Flute Association held the Rachel Stornant Junior Artist Competition on October 24, 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 was September 15, 2015. Prizes: $300, $50 Gift card to Flute World, $25 scholarship. They also sponsored the High School Young Artist Competition on October 24, 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 was September 15, 2015. Prizes: $300, $200, $100. competitions@semfa.org