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, Emily DePalma, principal flutist of the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra. The master class will be open to all registered festival attendees. Applicants will be judged based on 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 assigned by the guest clinician prior to the festival.  



Louisiana Flute Society

Solo Master Class Competition

The Solo Master Class Competition is open to all flutists currently enrolled in a college or university. There are two categories for this competition: Undergraduate and Graduate. The repertoire for each category is set, and applicants must record the selection from appropriate category listed below:

Undergraduate Competition:
Mozart Concerto in G Major, K.313, I. Allegro maestoso (Exposition Only) OR Mozart Concerto in D Major, K. 314, I. Allegro aperto (Exposition Only)

Graduate Competition:

Ibert Flute Concerto, III. Allegro scherzando (Beginning to Rehearsal #61)

Applicants will be judged based on accuracy of rhythm, intonation, and technique and overall interpretation and musicianship. The winners will perform the selected repertoire for the 2019 guest artist, Sharon Sparrow, in the Solo Master Class, on April 27, 2019. The master class is open to all registered festival attendees. 



Middle School and High School Young Artist Competition


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 required for these competitions. There are two components to each of the 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 for each division will be announced at the beginning of Competition Winners Masterclass.