2018 Competition Information
Opportunities for beginning through undergraduate flutists
GENERAL COMPETITION INFORMATION
Competitions are open to all students, 12th grade and younger, and undergraduate collegiate flutists who have registered for the Wisconsin Flute Festival. Each competitor must pay the competition fee in addition to the Festival registration fee. Proper registration is the responsibility of each participant. Failure to fully and properly register by listed deadlines will result in the forfeiture of your spot in the competition. All fees are non-refundable. See below for general procedures, deadlines and details on each competition.
General Procedures and Deadlines:
- First-place winners of a competition may not compete again in the same competition for a period of one year. This restriction does not apply if a winner of the previous year qualifies for a higher level competition.
- If your piece(s) has a piano part, you are required to perform with a pianist. Competitors are responsible for arranging for their own pianist. A list of recommended, local pianists, is available upon request.
- All pianists, family and friends accompanying a competitor must also be registered as non-flutist participants at the Festival ($5.00 each)
- Competitors are responsible for their own travel and expenses.
- All applications and fees must be submitted by 11:59PM (CT) on February 1, 2018.
- By participating in the competition you agree to accept all judges' decisions as final.
JUNIOR ARTIST COMPETITION
Exclusively sponsored by Wisconsin Youth Symphony Orchestras
1st place - $250
2nd place - $150
3rd place -$100
The Wisconsin Flute Festival Junior Artist Competition is for flutists in 8th grade or younger. No preliminary recording is required to enter the competition. Please be prepared to play a solo that is a maximum of 6 minutes long. For best consideration, we recommend selecting a piece with difficulty level minimally comparable to WSMA Class B selections, however this is not required and we encourage flutists of all ability levels to enter the competition. If you wish to perform a solo not currently included on the WSMA Class B or A list, please contact us to request approval of your selection prior to registering for the competition.
YOUNG ARTIST COMPETITION
Exclusively sponsored by Heid Music
1st place - $500
2nd place - $300
3rd place - $200
The Wisconsin Flute Festival Young Artist Competition is for flutists who are in grades 9-12. No preliminary recording is required to enter the competition. Please be prepared to play a solo that is a maximum of 8 minutes long. Pieces should be selected from the WSMA Class A list or be of a comparable level of difficulty. If you wish to perform a solo not currently included on the WSMA Class A list, please contact us to request approval of your selection prior to registering for the competition.
COLLEGIATE ARTIST COMPETITION
Sponsored by Eric & Tobi Breisach, Karl Sandelin in memory of Joyce Sandelin and Flute Specialists
1st place - $1000
2nd place - $750
3rd place - To be announced pending funding
The WIFF Collegiate Artist Competition is designed for flutists who are currently enrolled in undergraduate studies. The competition consists of a recorded preliminary round from which competitors will be chosen to advance to the live round at the Wisconsin Flute Festival. Please read all the information below.
Applicants must submit a high-quality, unedited recording (mp3 or Wav only) of one of the following pieces.
Henri Büsser – Prélude et Scherzo, Op. 35
Cécile Chaminade – Concertino for Flute and Piano, Op. 107
Georges Enesco – Cantabile et Presto
Gabriel Fauré – Fantasie, Op. 79
Louis Ganne – Andante et Scherzo
Philippe Gaubert – Nocturne et Allegro Scherzando
Paul Taffanel – Andante Pastoral et Scherzettino
Final (Live) Round:
Applicants must select and submit their final round program with their application. The program should not exceed 15 minutes in total length, including time to get on and off stage. It is strongly recommended that the program represent contrasting styles and time periods. Performance of a single movement, omitting repeats and cutting piano-only sections is permitted. Any other cuts must be approved in advance by the Wisconsin Flute Festival Competitions Committee. Contact us here.