The Flute Society of Greater Philadelphia is pleased to announce the following: 

(For flutists ages 18 - 30 as of March 3, 2018)

Live Final Round Competition: Friday, March 2, 2018

"Winners' Recital" Date: Saturday, March 3, 2018

Location: Swope Hall, 817 S. High St. West Chester University, West Chester, PA 


First Place Prize: $1000 / Second Place Prize: $500 / Third Place Prize: $250

The Murray Panitz Memorial Scholarship Award: $500 (awarded to one of the six finalists who displays exceptional musicality)



  • Competition Entry Fee is $50 (does not include FSGP Membership Fee).
  • All Fees (Entry and Membership) are nonrefundable.
  • The FSGP Young Artist Competition is open to flutists age 18-30 (as of March 3, 2018).
  • All entrants must be members of the Flute Society of Greater Philadelphia (may join with entry).
  • First Place Prize Winners from previous years are not eligible to enter this competition.
  • Finalists (and their pianists) must be available to perform for the adjudication panel on March 2, 2018.
  • First, Second, and Third Place Prize winners, as well as the Murray Panitz Memorial Scholarship Prize recipient (and their pianists) must also be available to perform on March 3, 2018 at the Flute Society of Greater Philadelphia's Flute Fair  "Winners' Recital." 
  • Finalists are responsible for arranging and providing payment for their own pianists. Upon entry, the FSGP will provide a list of local pianists. It is each finalist’s responsibility to contact, determine availability for rehearsals and performances, and approve (for their own use) any pianists on the provided list. Finalists are also responsible for setting up any and all rehearsals with their collaborative pianists. Philadelphia pianist, Christina Emata, is available to provide collaborative services for Finalists ("Final Round" and "Winners' Recital"). Finalists who wish to secure Ms. Emata's collaboration need to contact her directly via email: to arrange rehearsal(s) and fee(s). Payment should be made directly to Ms.Emata by the Finalist.


  • Before you can register, you must first create an account and become a FSGP member.
  • Complete the online registration forms by January 14, 2018 (midnight EST) deadline.
  • Upload preliminary recordings with your application by January 14, 2018 (midnight EST) deadline.
  • Finalists (up to six) and Alternates (up to two) will be notified by January 29, 2018.
  • Finalists are required to submit the completed Confirmation of Intent and Agreement to Terms and Conditions form by January 31, 2018 (midnight EST). This form will be made available in an online format
  • Finalists are required to submit the name and contact information for their collaborative pianists for the live Final Round to Cindy Anne Broz by February 16, 2018.
  • The Final Round will be held on March 2, 2018.
  • The "Winners' Recital" will be held on March 3, 2018 during the FSGP Flute Fair.

*Failure to meet any of the above deadlines may result in forfeiture.


Entrants are to submit an audio recording of the following compulsory pieces:

J.S. Bach - Partita in A Minor for Solo Flute (Edition: Bärenreiter or Schott-Universal)
I.  Allemande 
III. Sarabande
*I. Allemande (no repeats); III. Sarabande (first repeat only)

Robert Muczynski - Three Preludes Op. 18 for unaccompanied flute (Edition: Schirmer)
1. Allegro  
2. Andante molto 
3. Allegro molto
*All three movements

  • Recordings must be in MP3 or M4A format and uploaded with your application no later than January 14,  2018 (midnight EST).
  • It is the entrant's responsibility to adjust format and file size so each movement from the respective compulsory piece can be uploaded. 
  • For identification purposes, please name your files per the following instruction: Entrant's first initial and last name followed by the composer’s name and title of the movement (i.e. CBroz.Muczynski.Allegromolto; CBroz.JSBach.Allemande, etc.).
  • Recordings must be complete and unedited.
  • Please do not talk or identify yourself in any way on your submitted recordings.

*Recorded files will be coded for anonymity before being submitted to the Recorded Round adjudication panel.


All Finalists will perform the following:

  • J.S. Bach - Partita in A Minor for Solo Flute
III. Sarabande (Finalists must take *both* repeats)
  • Robert Muczynski - Three Preludes Op. 18 for unaccompanied flute
1. Allegro  
2. Andante molto 


Finalist's choice of one of the following pieces (in its entirety):

  • Henri Dutilleux - Sonatine pour Flûte et Piano (Edition: Leduc)
  • Darius Milhaud - Sonatine pour Flûte et Piano (Edition: Durand)
  • Pierre Sancan - Sonatine pour Flûte et Piano (Edition: Durand)

The Final Round performances are not open to the public: only you, your collaborative pianist, room proctor(s), and the adjudication panel will be allowed in the room during your performance. Please do not post or announce any information regarding your performance on social media until after the competition is completed and the winners are announced by the FSGP. Finalists’ and Alternates’ names and bios will be posted on the FSGP website and FB page on March 3, 2018. 

Should you have any questions or require further information, feel free to contact Ms. Broz, 2018 FSGP Young Artist Competition Coordinator, via email or by phone: 951-240-0448.

FSGP Membership is required for all entrants. 

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