The 43rd annual Young Artist Competition for outstanding flutists will include 15 qualifying round contestants chosen from the first virtual round of the competition. A panel of judges will select six of these contestants to compete in the semifinal round and will then choose three finalists to appear in a recital.
All entrants must submit their entry, upload recordings/supplemental materials, and pay competition and membership fees by 11:59 p.m. Central Standard Time, Tuesday, February 23, 2021.
Each piece should be uploaded as a separate file in the following order. Movements may be uploaded separately if you choose. All uploaded files must be audio recordings. No videos are allowed.
Due to the restrictions of COVID-19, all Recorded Round repertoire must be recorded without piano accompaniment.
Quarterfinalists will be asked to submit a video, due June 1.
Semifinalists will be asked to submit a video, due July 1. The Müthel and the Connesson will be performed with a virtual accompaniment that will be provided.
Each finalist shall create a program demonstrating artistic maturity, technical and tonal qualities, and knowledge of program design and balance, excluding any repetitions of recorded round, quarterfinal round, or semifinal round repertoire. Single-movement works originally written for flute with orchestra (e.g., Martin Ballade, Mozart Andante, Griffes Poem) may be performed, but all or part of multi-movement concerti (Ibert, Jolivet, or Nielsen concertos, for example) may not be included on the program. Each program should be a maximum of 25 minutes. Performers may omit repeats, long introductions or interludes in the piano score, or entire selected movements or variations. Otherwise, cuts are not permitted in the final round repertoire selection. Since the YAC is primarily a C flute competition, the vast majority of final round repertoire must be performed on C flute. Final round repertoire, including titles, movements, exact timings, composer’s dates, and publishers, must be included with your competition entry. Finalists will be bound by their original selections.
Finalists will be asked to submit a video of their program, due August 1. Virtual accompaniment will be provided for one piece of your choice, and the remaining works are to be played unaccompanied (or with electronics, if composed as such).