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2023 Rising Star Scholarship Competition

  • Saturday, April 22, 2023
  • In-Person at Spring Festival


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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.


  • 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. 

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 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.
  • Submit each piece as a separate audio file.
  • 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.

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