The Flute Society of Washington, Inc.

2018 Competitions & Flute Choirs

Held at the Mid-Atlantic Flute Convention

February 17-18, 2018

 

General Competition Rules, applies to all competitions:

  • All applicants must be current FSW members (the membership must be current through November 2017). Note: Young Artist Competition requires a full membership. You may join or renew at fsw.net.
  • All applicants must complete an online application through fsw.net. The application form, recording, and fees must be submitted by Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at 5:00m EST. No late entries will be accepted.
  • A link to upload your audio file can be found on your registration receipt, which is emailed once registration is complete.
  • If entering more than one competition, a separate application must be completed and audio file uploaded for each competition.
  • Recording MUST be an mp3, mp4 or wav file. Only ONE file per competition should be uploaded. If more than one requirement is listed, selections must be presented in the exact order listed. If you need help combining or converting music files, search online for a music file editor and/or converter/joiner. There are many online free programs.
  • Audio file MUST be named using your name as listed on the application.
  • The recording should demonstrate the highest possible audio quality so your performance can be evaluated successfully. No speaking on the recording. Never upload a video recording. Only a continuous performance of the entire work or movement is allowed. Recordings must not be edited or contain studio-produced effects. By uploading a music file, an applicant agrees their recording is continuous and unaltered.
  • Results will be available online on the FSW website on or before Friday, January 5, 2018.
  • Accompanists are the responsibility of the finalists for competitions. Masterclass performers may use the staff accompanist or provide one at their own expense. Use of staff accompanist must be selected on your application.
  • Flutists may enter more than one competition but can only be selected to perform in one event or competition at the flute convention.
  • A preliminary or final round performance in excess of the maximum performance time allotted WILL disqualify the applicant.
  • Incomplete applications will be subject to disqualification.
  • Application fees and membership dues are not refundable.
  • The decision of the judges is final.
  • All competitions EXCEPT the Young Artist Competition are limited to performers who live or attend school in the Mid-Atlantic States (Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, North Carolina, West Virginia, Washington, DC, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania).

 

Young Artist

The Young Artist Competition is for outstanding flutists, under the age of 30 (as of February 1, 2018), who have completed an undergraduate degree at a college, university, or conservatory.  Finalists for the Young Artist Competition will be selected, on the basis of their recorded audition, to compete on Saturday at the Mid-Atlantic Flute Convention. Cash prizes ($1,000, $750 and $500) will be awarded. Previous first prize winners are not eligible to participate. There is no residency requirement.

1.     Application fee $40.
2.     Preliminary Round - a recording containing the following selections:
a.  Vivaldi’s Il Pastor Fido, Sonata No. #6 in G Minor, Largo and Allegro ma non presto, (movements 3 & 4, with repeats). Applicants are required to provide original ornamentation, dynamics and articulations in Baroque style. and
b.  Repertoire of the applicant's choice, not to exceed 15 minutes. All works for flute and keyboard must be recorded using both instruments.
3.     Final Round Repertoire – Vivaldi Sonata from preliminary round and at least two selections of the applicant’s choice (may be different from preliminary round selections). The repertoire should cover at least two periods of music and begin with the required Vivaldi Sonata. The final repertoire submitted on the online application cannot be changed. Total maximum time is 20 (twenty) minutes including required music and time between movements.


Collegiate Soloist

The Collegiate Soloist Competition is for outstanding flutists, under the age of 28 (as of February 1, 2018), who are enrolled as an undergraduate at a college, university, or conservatory located in a Mid-Atlantic state as defined above, or have their residence of record in a Mid-Atlantic state as defined above. Finalists will be selected on the basis of their recorded audition to compete at the Convention. Cash prizes ($300, $200 and $100) will be awarded. Previous first prize winners are not eligible to participate.

1.     Application fee $25.
2.     Preliminary Round - a recording containing Mozart’s Concerto in G Major, exposition section (beginning up to measure 91, piano introduction may be shortened or deleted) followed by music for flute and piano of the applicant’s choice, not to exceed 10 minutes. Selections must be recorded with piano.
3.     Final Round Repertoire – Paul Hindemith’s Acht Stücke and JS Bach’s Corrente (second movement) from Partita for  solo flute in a minor, BWV 1013 (no repeats).

Student Honors

This competition is for outstanding flutists in grade 12 and under, who attend school or are homeschooled in a Mid-Atlantic state as defined above. Winners will be selected on the basis of their recording from each division: Senior (grade 10-12), Junior (grade 7-9) and Elementary (grade 6 or younger). Cash prizes will be awarded. Previous first prize winners are not eligible to participate in the same division. The decision of the judges is final. All works for flute and keyboard must be recorded using both instruments.

1.     Application fee $20

2.     Submit a recording containing:  

Elementary Division: E. Kronke’s Elegie, Op.113 (Romantic Music for flute and piano, Cavally, Book 1, Southern Music);

Junior Division: Andre Caplet’s Petite Valse;

Senior Division: Otar Taktakishvili’s Sonata, II. Aria: Moderato con moto and III. Allegro scherazando, (Associated Music Publishers, Inc).

 

Adult Amateur

The Adult Amateur Competition is for flutists who are age 30 and over (as of February 1, 2018) who study flute only as a hobby and reside in a Mid-Atlantic state as defined above. The applicant must not regularly receive income from playing and/or teaching the flute and not hold or be currently pursuing a degree in flute performance or music education above the bachelor's degree. Previous first prize winners are not eligible to participate. Finalists for the Adult Amateur Competition will be selected on the basis of their recorded audition, to compete at the Convention. All works for flute and keyboard must be recorded using both instruments. Cash prizes ($300, $200, $100) will be awarded.

1.     Application fee $25
2.     Preliminary round – a recording containing Louis Ganne’s Andante et Scherzo.
3.     Final round: Preliminary round selection and one selection of the performer’s choice, not to exceed an additional 10 minutes. Final round repertoire must be submitted with online application and cannot be changed.


Guest Artist Masterclass Performers

Flutists of the highest caliber will be selected to perform in the class at the Convention. Music written for flute and keyboard must be recorded using both instruments. Flutists performing on the 2017 guest artist Masterclass are not eligible to participate in the 2018 Masterclass. Applicants must reside or attend school in a Mid-Atlantic state as defined above.

1.     Application fee $15.
2.     Submit recording containing music the applicant wishes to perform in the class, if selected.

3. Recording must not exceed 10 minutes.


Student Masterclass Performers

Young flutists will be selected to perform for the class, taught by local artists and teachers, at the Convention. The class is open to all students in grade 12 and under who attend school or are home-schooled in a Mid-Atlantic state as defined above. Music written for flute and keyboard must be recorded with both instruments, piano or music accompaniment track. Flutists who performed in a student Masterclass at the 2017 convention are not eligible to participate in the 2018 class.

1.     Application fee $15.
2.     Submit a recording containing music of your choice, not to exceed 5 minutes.


Mid-Atlantic High School Flute Choir

The Mid-Atlantic High School Flute Choir is open to all high school students in grade 9-12 who attend school or are home-schooled in a Mid-Atlantic state as defined above. Members of this choir are selected on the basis of a recorded audition. The choir will rehearse during the Convention weekend, beginning Friday evening, culminating with a concert. Selected choir members are required to be in attendance at all scheduled rehearsals over the weekend, no exception. Music written for flute and keyboard must be recorded with both instruments, piano or music accompaniment track.

1.     Application fee $15.
2.     Submit a recording containing a chromatic scale, three octaves, sixteenth notes at metronome marking quarter note = 80; slur up the scale, tongue two/slur two down the scale and the required repertoire. Applicants wishing to perform on piccolo should include a recording with the required piccolo selection.

C Flute repertoire: J. Andersen’s Sérénade mélancolique    http://imslp.org/wiki/3_Pieces_for_Flute_and_Piano%2C_Op.57_(Andersen%2C_Joachim)                    and G.F. Telemann, Rejouissance from Suite in a minor, (no repeats). Both selections must be recorded by all applicants.

Piccolo repertoire: G.F. Telemann’s Rejouissance from Suite in a minor, (no repeats). All applicants wishing to play piccolo must record the Telemann on piccolo, as well as flute.

 

Convention Flute Choirs

The following flute choirs are open to flutists as described below. All participants must have an FSW membership current through February 2018 and register for the 2018 Mid-Atlantic Flute Convention. The Junior Choir and Festival Choir do not have any residency requirements.


Mid-Atlantic High School Flute Choir

 

See competitions.

 

Mid-Atlantic Junior Flute Choir

 

The Junior Choir offers advanced young flutists, who are in grades 6 through 8 and study privately, an opportunity to perform at the Mid-Atlantic Flute Convention as well as offer an introduction to the High School Flute Choir. The choir is limited to 30 members. Students will be nominated by the private flute instructor. Their instructor must have a current FSW membership. A link to the application and more information can be found on fsw.net by October 1, 2017. There is no residency requirement.

 

Mid-Atlantic Festival Flute Choir

 

The Festival Flute Choir is open to all convention attendees without audition. You MUST be able to attend both the Friday evening and the Saturday rehearsal the weekend of the convention to be eligible to participate. Flutists participating in the Junior or High School flute choir should not register. 

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