General Competition Information and Rules, applies to all competitions.

  • An applicant must be a current FSW member at the time the entry is submitted.
  • Required membership level for each competition:
    • Young Artist - full or life membership
    • Collegiate Soloist - student membership
    • Honors Competition - student membership
    • Mid-Atlantic High School Choir - student membership
    • Guest Artist & Piccolo Master Classes - full, life or student membership
  • If chosen as a finalist, the applicant must be a current FSW member at the time of the convention and registered for the convention no later than January 20, 2023.  Join or renew the Flute Society of Washington.
  • All competitions EXCEPT the Young Artist Competition are limited to performers who live or attend school in the following Mid-Atlantic states: Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, North Carolina, West Virginia, Washington, DC, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania.
  • For each competition an applicant must complete the online application which includes a fee payment and a uploaded audio file. The application, fee payment and audio file must be submitted by November 1, 2022 at 5:00 pm EDT. No late entries accepted. Online applications open August 8, 2022, 9:00 am EDT.
  • If entering more than one competition, a separate application, fee and recording is required for each competition.
  • Audio recordings MUST be an mp3, mp4a, m4a or wav file format. No video recordings accepted. Do not use ANY special characters in naming your file, such as  " * : < > ? / \ | ' . Multiple files can be uploaded.
  • Recordings should demonstrate the highest possible audio quality so the performance can be evaluated successfully. No speaking on the recording. Only a continuous performance of a movement or work is allowed. By uploading an audition file, the applicant agrees the recording is continuous and unaltered.
  • Results will be available online on the FSW website on December 20, 2022.
  • Flutists may enter more than one competition but can only perform in one event or competition.
  • A preliminary or final round performance in excess of the maximum performance time allotted in any round WILL disqualify the flutist.
  • Incomplete applications will be subject to disqualification.
  • Application fees and membership dues are not refundable. Read and review all rules and requirements carefully.
  • The decision of the judges is final.

Updated 7/31/2022