We are pleased to announce the following: 


Competition Date: Friday, March 17th, 2017

"Winners' Recital" Date: Saturday, March 18th, 2017 

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



  • Entry Fee: $50 (does not include FSGP Membership Fee)
  • All Fees (Entry/Membership) are nonrefundable.
  • The FSGP Young Artist Competition is open to flutists age 18-30 (as of March 18th, 2017).
  • 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.
  • Young Artist Competition entrants may NOT also enter the Murray Panitz Memorial Scholarship Competition.
  • Finalists (and their pianists) must be available to perform for the adjudication panel on March 17th, 2017.
  • First, Second, and Third Place Prize Winners (and their pianists) must also be available to perform on March 18th, 2017 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 your own use) any pianists on the provided list. Finalists are also responsible for setting up any and all rehearsals with their collaborative pianists.


  • Before you can register, you must first create an account and become a FSGP member. When you fill out your membership profile, be sure to complete the "biography" field and upload your photo (this will be used in the program if you are selected as a finalist).
  • Complete the online registration forms by January 15th, 2017 (midnight EST) deadline.
  • Submit the preliminary recordings by January 15th, 2017 (midnight EST) deadline.
  • Finalists (up to six) and Alternates (up to two) will be notified by January 30th, 2017.
  • Finalists are required to submit the completed Confirmation of Intent and Agreement to Terms and Conditions form by February 5th, 2017 (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, along with their choice of sonata to  Cindy Anne Broz for the live Final Round by February 19th, 2017.
  • The Final Round will be held on March 17th, 2017.
  • The “Winners’ Recital” will be held on March 18th, 2017 during the FSGP Flute Fair.

Please Note: Failure to meet any of the above deadlines may result forfeitures of "Finalist" / "Alternate" positions should you be selected for the live "Final Round."


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

  • C.P.E. Bach - Sonata in A Minor for Flute Solo: I. Poco adagio; II. Allegro* (Edition: Universal) (Mvt. I - you may include a cadenza; Mvt. II - take BOTH repeats, and ornament per standard practice and period style)
  • P. O. Ferroud - Trois pièces pour flûte: III. Toan-Yan “La fête du Double-Cinq” (Edition: Salabert)


  • Recordings must be in MP3 or MP4 format and submitted via email to Cindy Anne Broz, 2017 FSGP Young Artist Competition Coordinator no later than January 15th, 2017 (midnight EST).
  • For identification purposes, name your files per the following instruction:
    • Entrant's first initial and last name followed by the composer’s name (i.e. CBroz.Ferroud)
  • The two movements from the C.P.E. Bach Sonata must be submitted as one audio file. 
  • C.P.E. Bach Sonata: Mvt. I - you may include a cadenza; Mvt. II - take BOTH repeats, and ornament per standard practice and period style
  • Recordings must be complete and unedited (recording breaks between the two movements in the C.P.E. Sonata are acceptable). 
  • Please do not talk or identify yourself in any way on your submitted recordings.

All recorded files will be coded and numbered for anonymity before being submitted to the Preliminary Recorded Round adjudication panel.


Finalists will perform both compulsory pieces from the Preliminary Recorded Round plus their choice of one of the following pieces (three most recent sonatas to win the “NFA Newly Published Music Competition”):

  • Samuel Adler - Sonata for Flute and Piano (full sonata)
  • Daniel Dorff  - Sonata (Three Lakes) for Flute and Piano (full sonata)
  • Eric Ewazen - Sonata No. 2 for Flute and Piano (full sonata)

Should you have any questions or require further information, feel free to contact Ms. Broz, 2017 FSGP Young Artist Competition Coordinator, via email or by phone: 951-240-0448.

FSGP Membership is required for all entrants. 

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2017 FSGP Young Artist Competition Fee: $50

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