The Austin Flute Society
2020 Young Artist Competition: Junior & Senior
Final round held at the AFS Festival on April 3-4, 2020
ELIGIBILITY & AWARDS
The contestant's flute teacher must be a current member of the Austin Flute Society. YAC applications will be processed only after the teacher's dues are current. The contestant may not be a former first place winner in the same division. All prizes will be in cash.
• Junior Flute Division (grades 8-9) $200 (1st), $150 (2nd), $100 (3rd)
• Senior Flute Division (grades 10-12) $350 (1st), $250 (2nd), $150 (3rd)
Students are encouraged to choose a piece highlighting extended technique.
Memorization of chosen solo is mandatory only for Senior Flute Division entrants, but encouraged in all divisions.
• Senior Flute Division - Contestants will perform a solo of their choice as well as the required piece: Honegger Danse de la Chèvre
Round 1 of the competition will be held Friday evening, April 3rd, 2020, 6pm-10pm. You will be notified in advance of your playing time with details of where to report. Except for the required piece, works should be cut to comply with the audition time limit of 10 minutes. If the contestant goes over the time limit, they will be stopped by the room monitor and may adversely affect the score.
Round 2 of the competition will be held on Saturday, April 4th. You will be notified Friday night if selected to advance.
The final round will be performed live in front of an audience and the judges panel during the festival.
Three (3) copies of the selected repertoire must be provided for the judges. Do not write your name on the copies. Copies will not be returned unless requested. Measures must be numbered on all copies. You do not need to provide copies of the required selection.
The entrant must provide their own pianist for the audition and competition winners must provide their own pianists. All accompanied pieces must be performed with piano.
Do not say your name to the judges, all performers should remain anonymous. While the judges will be facing you, they will know you only by your assigned performance number, which will be on a badge you wear during the audition.
All contestants will be judged on their overall performance which includes musicality, tone, technical proficiency, and stage presence. The judges reserve the right to withhold any or all of the prizes as well as dismiss a participant.
There is a non-refundable application fee of $45 per entry, plus $20 membership fee, if entrant is not a current AFS member. Payment can be made online at
Your flute instructor’s membership dues of $30 and membership form must also be submitted at this time, if not already paid.
Applications and fees must be submitted electronically by March 1, 2020 Late fees: A $40 late fee must accompany any application not submitted by the deadline. Late applications will be processed in the order in which they are received, based on remaining availability. There are no refunds.
Questions pertaining to the application process, music selection, or rules and regulations should be referred to the Young Artist Committee: