HIGH SCHOOL SOLOIST COMPETITION 2020 Application and recording due: January 24 Required Repertoire: one piece not exceeding 5 minutes
The Mid-South Flute Festival High School Soloist Competition is open to High School flutists enrolled in grades 9-12. Competition applicants must submit an online application, preliminary round recording, and fees by Jan. 24, 2020 to be considered.
REPERTOIRE Candidates should choose up to five minutes of music that will best display their ability. Single movements, or editing to fit time limit are acceptable. Piano accompaniment is not required for the preliminary round recordings; however, pieces written with accompaniment must be performed with accompaniment in the final round. Mid-South Flute Festival will provide a staff accompanist for the competition. Competitors may elect to bring their own accompanists at their own expense.
PRIZES Winners will be awarded the following prizes: First place winner $150.00* Second place winner $100.00 Third place winner $50.00 *First place winner will be featured at the Saturday evening gala concert! Steps for the Application: 1. Please pay your registration fee ($35) 2. Fill out the application form. 3. Record your entire piece in an individual file using either wave or m3 format. Piano accompaniment is not required for the preliminary round. 4. Label your file with your last name and title of the pieces (e.g. smithballade.mp3) 5. Email your recording file to this email address: HSCompetition@midsouthflute.org 6. If you have issues emailing the recording, you can upload it to Dropbox and share the dropbox files with the email address listed above.
Rules -The first place winner may be given the option of performing on the Saturday evening gala concert. - Previous first prize winners are not eligible. - Previous contestants may not reuse pieces. - To be eligible, applicants must be currently enrolled in grades 9-12 (or home school equivalent) and not have a high school diploma. - Five finalists will be selected to compete in the live final round during the Mid-South Flute Festival on Saturday, March 7th. - Entrants will be notified by Feb. 1st about final round qualification. - Preliminary round recordings will be limited to five minutes. Single movements or editing to fit the time limit are acceptable. Final round performances will be stopped after six minutes. - Pieces written with accompaniment must be performed with accompaniment in the final round. (Piano accompaniment is not required for preliminary round recordings.) - Mid-South Flute Festival will provide a staff accompanist for the competition. Competitors may elect to bring their own accompanist at their own expense. -Judges' decisions are final. - Entry fee will include Festival entry, Mid-South Flute Society membership, and services of the festival accompanist if needed.
Preliminary Round Deadline: January 24, 2020.
PLEASE DIRECT INQUIRIES TO: Dr. Brittney Patterson The University of Montevallo Station 6670, Davis Hall Montevallo, AL 35115 Phone: 731-343-3791 Email: HScompetition@midsouthflute.org
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