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2020 Young Artist Competition

  • Saturday, April 04, 2020
  • Point Loma University


  • The SDFG Young Artist Competition is open to flutists age 18-30 (as of April 4, 2020).

    All entrants must be must be logged in as a member of the San Diego Flute Guild to register.

    “First Place” winners from previous years are not eligible.


The San Diego Flute Guild invites you to compete in our highly esteemed Young Artist Competition.

Cash Prizes

First Place Prize: $1500
Second Place Prize: $750
Third Place Prize: $500

Entry Fees, Eligibility, Requirements, & Obligations

  • The SDFG Young Artist Competition is open to flutists age 18-30 (as of April 4th, 2020).
  • Entry Fee: $55 (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).
  • First Place Prize Winners from previous years are not eligible.
  • Finalists (and their pianists) must be available to perform live for the adjudication panel on Saturday, April 4th, 2020.
  • First, Second, and Third Place Prize Winners (and their pianists) must also be available to perform on Sunday, April 5th, 2020 at the San Diego Flute Guild Spring Festival Winners’ Recital.
  • Finalists are responsible for arranging and providing payment for their own pianists. Upon entry, the SDFG will provide a recommended pianist. It is each finalist’s responsibility to contact, determine availability for rehearsals and performances, and approve (for your own use) any pianists on the provided list. Finalists are also responsible for setting up any and all rehearsals with their collaborative pianists.

Registration & Deadlines

Before you can register, you must first create an account and become a SDFG member. 

  • Complete the online membership and registration forms, and email your recordings and headshot by the February 1st, 2020 (midnight PST) deadline.
  • Six Finalists and two Alternates will be chosen, and all competitors will be notified by February 21st, 2020 with results.
  • Finalists are required to submit a completed Confirmation of Intent and Agreement to Terms and Conditions by March 1st, 2020 (midnight PDT) via email.
  • Finalists are required to submit the name and contact email of their collaborative pianists by March 8th, 2020 (midnight PDT).

Failure to meet any of the above deadlines may result in forfeiture of your Finalist position.

Preliminary RECORDED Round Repertoire

Entrants are to submit an audio recording of the following compulsory pieces:

M. Marais – Les Folies d’Espagne for solo Flute (Bärenreiter)


Must be played in order listed, no repeats, ornamentation as desired


J. La Montaine – Sonata for solo Flute  (Broude Bros.)

All movements

Final Round Repertoire & Program

Six finalists will perform the following selections from the recorded preliminary round:

M. Marais – Les Folies d’Espagne for solo Flute (Bärenreiter)


Must be played in the order listed; include Baroque ornamentation as desired

J. La Montaine – Sonata for solo Flute (Broude Bros.)

I: Questioning and IV: Rakish


In addition to the unaccompanied pieces above, contestants will choose *one* of the following pieces (in its entirety) to perform live with a pianist:

C. Griffes – Poem for Flute and Piano (Schirmer),

A. Jolivet – Chant de Linos for Flute and Piano (Leduc),

F. Martin – Ballade for Flute and Piano (Universal)


Headshots and recordings should be submitted via email to the SDFG Young Artist Competition Coordinator, no later than February 1st, 2020 (midnight PST).


  • Please send your photo as a square, high resolution, black and white .jpg file.  
  • Please use your first and last name as the file name. (i.e. Sally.Smith.jpg)


  • Recordings must be in MP3 or MP4 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.Bozza.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 (two tracks total).
  • 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.

Should you have any questions or require further information, feel free to contact San Diego Flute Guild.

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