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2024 Rising Star Scholarship Competition

  • Friday, April 26, 2024
  • In-Person at Spring Festival


  • Register for the Rising Star Competition

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Rising Star Scholarship Competition 

(Extended Deadline)

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 2024.
  • 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 $1000 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)  Wednesday, February 21st, 2024; 11:59pm PST (Deadline Extended from 1st to 21st)
Finalists Notified  TBA

Final Round (in-person)

 April 26th


Preliminary Recording (Program should not exceed 10 minutes)

  • Ulysses Kay: Prelude for Unaccompanied Flute (Carl Fisher)
  • Contrasting movement(s)/work(s)

Accompanied pieces must be recorded with a pianist.

Final Round: 15-minute program 

The program should feature a diverse selection of compositions encompassing various styles and historical periods. The repertoire can comprise individual movements from larger works, such as sonatas, concerti, and solo compositions. While there is no obligation to perform every movement from a single work, if a movement is chosen, it must be played in its entirety. Modifying accompaniments and omitting repeats is permissible.

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.

*We are not able to guarantee personal scheduling accommodations. No refunds available for competition registration fees.

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

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