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2024 Young Artist Competition

  • Friday, April 26, 2024
  • Recorded Preliminary Round


  • The SDFG Young Artist Competition is open to flutists age 18-30 (as of April 22, 2023).

    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.

Registration is closed


(Deadline extended)


Preliminary Recording

  • J. S Bach: Partita in A minor BWV 1013 for solo flute: II. Corrente and III. Sarabande (no repeats, any edition)
  •  Chen Yi: Memory for solo flute, ed. Mary Holzhausen (Theodore Presser)
  • Niccolo Paganini: Caprice No. 3 for solo flute (any edition)

Final In-Person 20 minute program

The program should feature a diverse selection of compositions encompassing various styles and historical periods, with at least one piece composed after the year 2000. 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 Recorded Round Deadline (audio) Wednesday, February 21, 2024; 11:59pm PST (Deadline Extended from 1st to 21st)
Finalists Notified TBA

Final Round (in-person)

Friday April 26th, Encinitas Community Center


First Place: $1500

Second Place: $750
Third Place: $500


  • The SDFG Young Artist Competition is open to flutists age 18-30 (as of the final round date, TBA Spring 2024).
  • 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.
  • Entrants will be chosen from the Preliminary Recorded Round to compete as finalists. Preliminary Recordings are due February 21, 2024 (Extended Deadline).  The entry form, recordings/supplemental materials, and fees must be submitted by Wednesday, February 21, 2024 at 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time.
  • Finalists will compete in person at the San Diego Flute Guild 2024 Spring Festival, date and venue TBA
  • 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prizes and Honorable Mention(s) will be awarded per the judges’ discretion. There are no ties. Judges' decisions are final.
  • The First Place Winner will have the opportunity to perform in the 2024 Spring Festival Winners Recital. 


Preliminary Recorded Round Deadline (audio) Wednesday, February 21, 2024; 11:59pm PST (Extended Deadline)

Final Round (in-person)

Friday April 26th


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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