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Rising Star Scholarship Competition


The Rising Star Scholarship Competition is new for the 2022-2023 season. This competition is an opportunity for college-bound 12th graders in Southern California to be recognized by their community with prizes and a performance opportunity.

The competition includes a recorded round, an in-person round, and personal statement submission.

Enter the Rising Star Scholarship Competition


  • Currently-enrolled 12th graders who will graduate in Spring 2023.
  • Pursuing music (as a major or minor) at an accredited university.


Entry fee: $50

  • Does not include SDFG Membership Fee, and is non-refundable. 
  • All entrants must be members of the San Diego Flute Guild (may join with entry).


  • Applicants will have the chance to win a scholarship as per the panel's discretion. 
In a 1-page statement, please answer the following questions:
    • Who are you?
    • Why is music meaningful in your life?
    • What are your musical goals for the future?

Preliminary Recorded Round Deadline (audio)  Sunday, March 19, 2023; 11:59pm PST
Finalists Notified  Saturday, April 1, 2023

Final Round (in-person)

 Saturday, April 22, 2023


Preliminary Round (Total program should not exceed 15 minutes): 

  • Valerie Coleman, Fanmi Imèn (2018)[Theodore Presser]

  • Contrasting work(s) or movement(s) 

Accompanied pieces must be recorded with a pianist.

Final Round: 15-minute program (including required piece)

  • Allison Loggins-Hull, Homeland (2018) [Flutronix]

  • Contrasting work(s) or movement(s)

The time limits for both rounds exclude any time between pieces or movements. The program should include pieces in a variety of diverse styles and periods. This may include single movements of works, sonatas, and unaccompanied pieces. It is not necessary to perform all movements of a single work. An Individual movement of a work needs to be performed in its entirety, but cuts may be made in the accompaniment and repeats may be deleted. The Final Round repertoire can include preliminary round repertoire, or can be an entirely new program. 


Preliminary Round Recordings:

  • Recordings must be in mp3/m4a/wav/aiff audio format (no videos will be accepted as this is an anonymous round). 
  • For identification purposes, name your files as your first initial and last name followed by the composer’s name (i.e. S.Smith.Bach.mp3)
  • Please do not talk or identify yourself in any way on your submitted recordings.
  • The two pieces must be submitted as one audio file each. 
  • Recordings must be complete and unedited (recording breaks between movements are acceptable).

Note: All recorded files will be coded and numbered for anonymity before being submitted to the Preliminary Recorded Round adjudication panel.

Enter the Rising Star Competition

Should you have any questions or require further information, feel free to contact SDFG Competition Coordinator at competitions@sandiegofluteguild.org.

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