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New this year! The Collegiate Artist Competition is open to flutists enrolled in an undergraduate program at a college, university, or conservatory for the 2020-2021 academic year. 
  • Six entrants and two alternates will be chosen from the Preliminary Recorded Round to compete as finalists. Preliminary Recordings are due Thursday, April 15th, 2021
  • The live, online Final Round will take place on May 23, 2021. The final round will not be screened. 
  • In the Live Virtual Final Round, 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.
  • A recital featuring performances by the First, Second, and Third Place Winners of the Collegiate Artist Competition will be held approximately two weeks after the 2021 Spring Festival (date TBA). 

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Please note: the publishers provided are for reference only, and not required. Competitors may use their preferred edition, and judges will not consider the choice of edition in their deliberations.

Preliminary Recorded Round

J.S. Bach - Partita for solo Flute, III. Sarabande & IV. Bourreé Angloise, no repeats (Bärenreiter)

Final Round Repertoire / Program 

J.S. Bach - Partita for solo Flute, III. Sarabande & IV. Bourreé Angloise, all repeats (Bärenreiter)

Plus the choice of *one* of the following pieces:

V. Coleman - Danza de la Mariposa for solo Flute (Presser)


S. Karg-Elert - Sonata Appassionata (Zimmermann)


L. Liebermann - Eight Pieces, Op. 59: Ophelia, Etude, Forgotten Waltz, Etude, Hongroise, Cypher, Fanfares, March (Presser)

All movements must be performed on C flute and in the order listed.


A. Piazzolla - Tango Étude No. 2 pour flûte solo, with repeat (Lemoine)

Competition Dates:

Preliminary Recorded Round
Thursday, April 15th, 2021

Final Live Round

Sunday, May 23, 2021
Winners' Recital
To Be Announced

round formats:

Preliminary Round

1 Audio Recording, without edits. Submit as mp3/m4a/wav/aiff

Final Round
Live Online - Details To Be Announced
Winners' Recital
To Be Announced

Cash Prizes:

1st Place Prize: $500

2nd Place Prize: $200

3rd Place Prize: $100

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