The San Diego Flute Guild invites you to compete in our highly esteemed Young Artist Competition.
|Preliminary Recorded Round Deadline
||Thursday, April 1st, 2021
Final Video Recorded Round Deadline
|Monday, May 1, 2021
||Sunday, May 23, 2021
Cash PrizesFirst 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 May 22nd, 2021).
- 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 must be available to perform live for the adjudication panel on Saturday, May 22, 2021.
- First, Second, and Third Place Prize Winners must also be available to perform on Sunday, May 23, 2021 at the San Diego Flute Guild Spring Festival Winners’ Recital.
- Entrants currently enrolled in an undergraduate program who are not finalists for the Young Artist Competition may register for the Collegiate Artist Competition at no additional fee.
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 April 1, 2021 (11:59 PM PDT) deadline to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Six Finalists and two Alternates will be chosen, and all competitors will be notified by April 15, 2021 with results.
- Finalists are required to submit a completed Confirmation of Intent and Agreement to Terms and Conditions by April 20, 2021 (11:59 PM PDT) via email.
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:
A. Piazzolla - Tango Étude No. 2 pour flûte solo, with repeat (Lemoine)
J.S. Bach - Partita in A minor for Solo Flute, III. Sarabande & IV. Bourreé Angloise, with repeats (Bärenreiter)
Final Round Repertoire & Program
If selected to perform in the live final round, contestants will play both recorded round selections as listed above, plus the choice of *one* of the following pieces (in its entirety) to perform live:
V. Coleman - Danza de la Mariposa for solo Flute (Presser)
L. A-Ahmad - Two Skazkas for solo Flute (Presser)
S. Karg-Elert - Sonata Appassionata (Zimmermann)
HEADSHOT & RECORDING REQUIREMENTS
Headshots and recordings should be submitted via email to Farah Zolghadr, SDFG Competition Coordinator, (email@example.com), no later than April 1st, 2021 (11:59 PM PDT).
- 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/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. The movements of the Bach may be submitted as one or two separate tracks.
- 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.
Final Round Recordings:
Video recordings should be submitted via email to Farah Zolghadr, SDFG Competition Coordinator, (firstname.lastname@example.org), no later than May 1st, 2021 (11:59 PM PDT).
Should you have any questions or require further information, feel free to contact Farah Zolghadr, SDFG Competition Coordinator, at email@example.com.
- Finalists must submit an unlisted YouTube recording link.
- Video recordings must be complete, unedited, and from a single camera. The video recording should include the entire program (recital style).
- Please do not talk or identify yourself in any way on your submitted recording.
- These videos should not be shared on social media.
- If selected as prize winner, a portion of your video will be used for the virtual Winners' Recital.