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


2020 FSGP YOUNG ARTIST COMPETITION
for flutists ages 18-30 as of March 7, 2020

Live Final Round Competition: Friday, March 6, 2020

Winners' Recital: Saturday, March 7, 2020

West Chester University

Wells School of Music - Swope Music Building

817 South High Street, West Chester, PA 19383


PRIZES

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

COMPETITION GUIDELINES AND REGULATIONS

FEES, ELIGIBILITY, REQUIREMENTS, AND OBLIGATIONS

  • Competition Entry Fee is $55 (does not include FSGP Membership Fee).
  • All fees (Entry and Membership) are non-refundable.
  • The FSGP Young Artist Competition is open to flutists age 18-30 (as of March 7, 2020). There is no residential requirement.
  • All entrants must be members of the Flute Society of Greater Philadelphia (may join with entry).
  • First Place Prize Winners of the FSGP Young Artist Competition from previous years are not eligible.
  • Finalists (and their pianists) must be available to perform for the adjudication panel on March 6, 2020.
  • First, Second, and Third Place Prize winners (and their pianists) must also be available to perform on March 7, 2020 (1:45pm - 3:00pm) at the Flute Society of Greater Philadelphia's Flute Fair Winners' Recital. **We strongly encourage all competition participants to remain for the Winner's Recital as a matter of etiquette.** If you are selected as a First, Second, or Third Place Prize Winner, your performance at the Winners' Recital will be an inspiration to other competition participants. 
COLLABORATIVE PIANISTS AND SCHEDULING
  • Finalists are responsible for arranging and providing payment for their own pianists. The FSGP will provide a list of local pianists to Finalists and Alternates per request. 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 directly with their pianists. 
  • Finalists and their pianists who wish to rehearse in the theater where the competition performance will take place must be available from 9:00am to 2:30pm on March 6, 2020 (45-minute rehearsal slots will be set up by the FSGP, and we cannot accommodate specific time slot requests for these rehearsals).
  • We are fortunate to have secured Vahan Sargsyan as our collaborative pianist for the 2020 FSGP Young Artist Competition Final Round. While Finalists are free to use any pianist of their choosing, those who wish to use Mr. Sargsyan's services must contact him directly via email (apejan2002@yahoo.com) promptly after submitting their "Confirmation of Intent and Agreement to Terms and Conditions" form. 

REGISTRATION AND DEADLINES

  • Before you can register, you must first create an account and become an FSGP member. 
  • Complete the online registration form by January 5, 2020 by 10:00pm (EST).
  • Upload preliminary recordings with your application by January 5, 2020 by 10:00pm (EST).  IMPORTANT NOTE:  It is the entrant's responsibility to adjust format and file size so each movement from the respective compulsory pieces can be uploaded as MP3 or M4A Audio Files. WAV files, video files, and files submitted/uploaded via cloud links, such as GoogleDrive, Box, Dropbox, etc. will not be accepted. 
  • Finalists (up to six) and Alternates (up to two) will be notified by January 20, 2020 by 10:00pm (EST).
  • Finalists are required to submit the completed "Confirmation of Intent and Agreement to Terms and Conditions" form by January 25, 2020 by 10:00pm (EST). This form will be made available in an online format to Finalists and Alternates.
  • Finalists are required to submit the name and contact information of their pianists for the Live Final Round to Cindy Anne Broz by February 6, 2020. 
  • The Live Final Round will be held on March 6, 2020.

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

RECORDED ROUND REPERTOIRE AND REQUIREMENTS

Entrants are to submit audio recordings of the following compulsory pieces:

  • MARIN MARAIS – LES FOLIES d’ESPAGNE FOR SOLO FLUTE (EDITION: BÄRENREITER)
    VARIATIONS: I, III, VI, X, XIII, XVIII, XIX, XXIII, XXIV, I (must be played in the order listed; include Baroque ornamentation as desired)
  • JOHN LA MONTAINE – SONATA FOR SOLO FLUTE (EDITION: BROUDE BROTHERS LTD.)
    COMPLETE SONATA

Recordings must be in MP3 or M4A format and uploaded with your application no later than January 5, 2020 (by 10:00pm EST). 
For identification purposes, please name your files per the following instruction: Entrant's first initial and last name followed by the composer’s last name (i.e. CBroz.MarinMarais; CBroz.LaMontaine).

  • Though entrants may turn the microphone off between movements, EACH PIECE must be submitted/uploaded as a single MP3 or M4A file.
  • Recordings must be complete and unedited. 
  • Please do not talk or identify yourself in any way on your submitted recordings.
  • All recorded files will be coded for anonymity before being submitted to the Recorded Round adjudication panel.

    LIVE FINAL ROUND REPERTOIRE/PROGRAM

    Finalists will perform all of the following:

    • MARIN MARAIS – LES FOLIES d’ESPAGNE FOR SOLO FLUTE (EDITION: BÄRENREITER): 
           VARIATIONS: I, VI, X, XIII, XIX, XXIII, XXIV, I (must be played in the order listed; include Baroque ornamentation as desired)
    • JOHN LA MONTAINE – SONATA FOR SOLO FLUTE (EDITION: BROUDE BROTHERS LTD.): 
           I. QUESTIONING and  IV. RAKISH
    • CHOICE OF ONE OF THE FOLLOWING (IN ITS ENTIRETY):
      CHARLES GRIFFES – POEM FOR FLUTE AND PIANO (EDITION: SCHIRMER)
      ANDRÉ JOLIVET – CHANT DE LINOS FOR FLUTE AND PIANO (EDITION: LEDUC)
      FRANK MARTIN – BALLADE FOR FLUTE AND PIANO (EDITION: UNIVERSAL)

    The Final Round performances are *not* open to the public: only you, your 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 7, 2020. 

    Should you have any questions or require further information, please contact Cindy Anne Broz, 2020 FSGP Young Artist and Collegiate Artist Competition Chair, via email.

    FSGP Membership is required for all entrants. 

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