Adult Amateur Convention Performer Competition

The Flute Society of Washington, Inc.

2020 Competitions

Held at the Mid-Atlantic Flute Convention

February 15-16, 2020

General Competition Rules, applies to all competitions:
  • All applicants must be current FSW members (the membership must be current through November 2019). Note: Young Artist Competition requires a full membership. You may join or renew at
  • All applicants must complete an online application through The application must be submitted by Thursday, November 1, 2019 at 5:00 pm EST. Online applications accepted beginning August, 1, 2019. No late entries will be accepted.
  • If entering more than one competition, a separate application must be completed for each competition.
  • Recording MUST be an mp3, mp4 or wav file. Video recordings not accepted.
  • The recording should demonstrate the highest possible audio quality so your performance can be evaluated successfully. No speaking on the 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 Monday, January 6, 2020.
  • Accompanists are the responsibility of the finalists for competitions. Master class 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).



The Adult Amateur Performer Competition is for flutists, over the age of 25 (as of February 1, 2020), who study flute only as a hobby and reside in a Mid-Atlantic state as defined above. Applicants must not regularly receive income from playing or teaching the flute and not hold or be currently pursuing a degree in flute performance or music education above the bachelor's degree. Flutists will be selected on the basis of their recorded audition to perform at the convention. All works for flute and keyboard must be recorded using both instruments. Some flutists, at the discretion of the committee, may also be selected to perform other works. Staff accompanist will be provided at no fee to the selected performers.

    1. Application fee $25
    2. Submit a recording containing music the applicant wishes to perform in recital, if selected, not to exceed ten (10) minutes.