Louisiana Flute Society

Middle School and High School Young Artist Competition


The Orchestral Master Class Competition is open to all flutists. Two or three winners will be selected to play for our guest artist, Rachel Ciraldo, principal flutist of the Baton Rouge Symphony. The master class will be open to all registered festival attendees. Applicants will be judged based on the accuracy of rhythm, intonation, and technique and overall interpretation and musicianship. Winners of the Orchestral Master Class Competition will prepare the recorded excerpts for the master class in addition to excerpts decided upon with the guest clinician prior to the festival. 


The Middle School Young Artist Competition is open to all aspiring flutists in grades 6-8. The High School Young Artist Competition is open to all aspiring flutists in grades 9-12. Pre-registration is recommended for these competitions. There will be two parts to these competitions.

Part One - Competition:

On the day of the festival, applicants will perform live for a panel of judges and may play repertoire of his or her choice. The selection must be no longer than 10 minutes. Piano accompaniment is not provided but is strongly encouraged when appropriate. One winner and one runner-up will be selected from each competition, and each will receive a cash prize: First prize: $100 Second prize: $50.

Part Two - Master Class:

The winners of the competition will have the opportunity to perform in the Winner’s Master Class with our guest clinician. If the winner does not choose to play in the master class, the opportunity will be offered to the runner-up. The winners of the competition will be announced at the start of the Guest Artist Master Class.



Solo Master Class Competition


The Solo Master Class Competition is open to all flutists currently enrolled in a college or university.  There will be two categories for this competition: undergraduate and graduate.  Each applicant may record any solo work or movement of a solo work of their choice.  Applicants will be judged based on accuracy of rhythm, intonation, and technique and overall interpretation and musicianship.  There will be one winner chosen from the graduate applicants, and three winners chosen from the undergraduate applicants.  The winners will perform the work of their choice for the 2018 guest artist, Jim Walker, in the Solo Master Class, on April 7, 2018.  The master class is open to all registered festival attendees



Piccolo Master Class Competition


The Piccolo Master Class Competition is open to all piccoloists. Two or three winners will be selected to play for our guest clinician, Patti Adams, piccoloist for the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra. The master class will be open to all registered festival attendees. Applicants will be judged based on the accuracy of rhythm, intonation, and technique and overall interpretation and musicianship. Winners of the Piccolo Master Class Competition will prepare the recorded excerpts for the master class in addition to excerpts decided upon with the guest clinician prior to the festival. 



Orchestral Master Class Competition


The Orchestral Master Class Competition is open to all flutists. Two or three winners will be selected to play for our guest artist, Rachel Ciraldo, principal flutist of the Baton Rouge Symphony. The master class will be open to all registered festival attendees. Applicants will be judged based on the accuracy of rhythm, intonation, and technique and overall interpretation and musicianship. Winners of the Orchestral Master Class Competition will prepare the recorded excerpts for the master class in addition to excerpts decided upon with the guest clinician prior to the festival.