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2021 Festival & specialty divisions

The San Diego Flute Guild is hosting 12 Festival & Specialty Division Competitions.

Note: Youth Artist Finalists cannot enter a Festival division, but can enter one or more Specialty Divisions. Non-finalists may enter a Festival Division and/or one or more Specialty Divisions (Orchestral and/or Piccolo). 

Click below to jump to specific competitions:

Festival Division

Piccolo Division

Orchestral Excerpts Division

Festival Division

Levels:

  • Elementary (5th Grade and under)
  • 6th Grade
  • 7th Grade
  • 8th Grade
  • 9th Grade
  • 10th Grade
  • 11th Grade
  • 12th Grade
  • Collegiate Undergraduate
  • Adult Amateur (non-professionals)

Competition Submission Deadline:

May 8, 2021

Format:

Audio Recording, unedited


Repertoire:

  • There is no compulsory repertoire for the regular festival divisions.
  • Piano accompaniment is not required. 
  • The total performance time is not to exceed 8 minutes.

Awards:

Participants will be awarded Gold, Silver, and Bronze award medals or Participation certificates based on the quality of their performance instead of 1st, 2nd, 3rd places, and Honorable Mentions.

Judges may award as many respective medals as they deem appropriate based on the quality of the performances in each division.

    Youth Artist Finalists cannot enter a Festival division, but can enter one or more Specialty Divisions. Non-finalists may enter a Festival Division and/or one or more Specialty Divisions (Orchestral and/or Piccolo).

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    Piccolo Division

    This competition is open to piccolo players of all ages/grades. Judges will be informed of age/years playing and will comment and award medals/certificates accordingly.

    Repertoire:

    • There is no compulsory repertoire for the piccolo division.
    • Piano accompaniment is not required. 
    • The total performance time is not to exceed 8 minutes.
    Youth Artist Finalists cannot enter a Festival division, but can enter one or more Specialty Divisions. Non-finalists may enter a Festival Division and/or one or more Specialty Divisions (Orchestral and/or Piccolo).

    Awards:
    Participants will be awarded Gold, Silver, and Bronze award medals or Participation certificates based on the quality of their performance instead of 1st, 2nd, 3rd places, and Honorable Mentions.

    Judges may award as many respective medals as they deem appropriate based on the quality of the performances in each division.

    Competition Submission Deadline:

    May 8, 2021

    Format:

    Audio Recording, unedited

    Register here

    ORCHESTRAL EXCERPTS DIVISION

    This competition is for non-professionals of any age. Teachers and adults who make a living playing the flute are not eligible to compete, but are eligible to play and receive comments only.


    Repertoire:

    1. Select *one* of the following (must be performed without accompaniment):
    W.A. Mozart - Concerto No. 1 in G Major, I. Allegro maestoso (exposition only, (bars 31-91) (G. Henle Verlag)

    Please perform your Mozart unaccompanied.

    or

    W.A. Mozart - Concerto No. 2 in D Major, I. Allegro aperto (exposition only, bars 32-97) (G. Henle Verlag)
    Please perform your Mozart unaccompanied.


    AND

    2. The following 1st flute excerpts from J. Baxtresser’s Orchestral Excerpts for Flute (Theodore Presser Company)

    • J.S. Bach – St. Matthew Passion, No. 58: "Aus Liebe will mein Heiland sterben"

      Measures 1-19


    • G. Rossini – William Tell Overture

      Measures 176-226


    • J. Brahms – Symphony No. 4 in E minor

      Mvmt IV: Measures 89-105


    • R. Strauss – Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks

      1 before [3] to 7 after [8]


    Entrants must begin with the concerto exposition and then play the excerpts in the order listed.

    Awards:
    The top performers in the Orchestral Excerpts Division will be awarded 1st, 2nd, 3rd place, and Honorable Mention(s) per the judges’ discretion. If there are 3 or fewer entrants, only 1st place will be awarded.

    Competition Submission Deadline:

    May 8, 2021

    Format:

    Audio Recording, unedited

    Register here

    Email Us:
    SanDiegoFluteGuild@gmail.com

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