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Collegiate Soloist Competition

The Flute Society of Washington, Inc.

2021 Competitions (updated 10/15/2020)

Mid-Atlantic Flute Convention

February 20-21, 2021

General Competition Rules, applies to all competitions:
  • All applicants must be current FSW members at the time the entry is submitted. If chosen as a finalist or to perform at the convention, applicants must also be current members at the time of the convention and register for the convention by January 25, 2021. To join the FSW or renew membership, go to fsw.net/membership/join-the-society. Note: The Young Artist Competition requires a full membership.
  • All applicants must complete an application which includes an audio file through fsw.net. The application including audio file must be submitted by November 1, 2020 at 5:00 pm EST. No late entries will be accepted. Online applications accepted beginning August 1, 2020, 9:00 am EDT.
  • If entering more than one competition, a separate application and recording must be completed for each competition.
  • Audio recordings MUST be an mp3, mp4a, m4a or wav file. The final round for the 2021 Young Artist, Collegiate Soloist and the Student Honors competitions will be by video recording.
  • The link to upload audio file(s) can be found on the registration confirmation email sent after the application has been submitted and fees paid.
  • 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 the entire work or movement is allowed. Recordings must not be edited or contain studio-produced effects. By uploading an audition file, applicants agrees the recording is continuous and unaltered.
  • Results will be available online on the FSW website on or before January 6, 2021.
  • Accompaniment is not required for any of the 2021 competitions. Performers should observe any rest under two complete measures, but rests longer than two measures may be omitted. 
  • Flutists may enter more than one competition but can only be selected to perform in one event or competition.
  • 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). 

Collegiate Soloist

The Collegiate Soloist Competition is for outstanding flutists under the age of 28 (as of February 1, 2021), 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. Only student membership level can apply for this competition. Three selected finalists will be chosen to submit video recordings of their final round repertoire. These recordings may be streamed at the 2021 Virtual Mid-Atlantic Flute Convention. The video recording submission must be recorded in one continuous take. Cash prizes ($300, $200, and $100) will be awarded. Previous first prize winners are not eligible to participate. Accompaniment is not required for the 2021 competition.

  1. Application and fee, $25
  2. A preliminary round recording containing Jean Rivier, Concerto for Flute, movements 2 & 3.
  3. Final round repertoire: CPE Bach, Sonata in A minor for solo flute, ll. Allegro, Wq. 132 and Pierre-Octave Ferroud's Trois piecès pour flûte.