Southeast Michigan Flute Association

High School Young Artist Competition

The HSYAC is open to any flutist in grades 9–12 who has not previously won the first prize. The applicants must be a SEMFA member and be available to perform virtually over Zoom at the SEMFA Festival on October 10, 2021

Six finalists will be selected on the basis of recorded auditions. Judges will award, at their discretion, first, second and third cash prizes in the amounts of $400.00, $250.00 and $100.00. The first prize winner will perform in a masterclass for Sarah Frisof, our featured Guest Artist.


Recorded Preliminary Round (audio only): 

Short Stories for solo flute (movements 1 and 5) by Gary Schocker

Final Round (video and audio) 

Six (6) finalists will be chosen. Repertoire for the program not to exceed 15 minutes. 

You may use the edition of your choice. 

● 1. Short Stories for Solo Flute (movements 1 and 5) by Gary Schocker

● 2. ONE of the following pieces: 

Danse de la chèvre by Arthur Honegger OR 

Memory for Solo Flute by Chen Yi OR 

Flute Set for Solo Flute (movements 1 and 3) by Adolphus Hailstork


● Previous first place winners of the HSYAC are ineligible for this competition. 

● The 6 finalists will submit video recordings of the final round repertoire. First place in the live round will play in a Zoom masterclass with Guest Artist Sarah Frisof. 

● This competition is part of the SEMFA Festival. The $40.00 application includes festival registration.

To Apply

● Prepare UNEDITED HIGH QUALITY mp3 recordings of your performances to be submitted via email. Edited recordings will be disqualified. No speaking on the recording. 

● Pay $40.00 non-refundable application fee (along with $15 student SEMFA membership dues if you are not currently a SEMFA member) by PayPal. (The $40.00 application fee includes festival registration.) 

● Click here for online application:

● On application, submit a 100-120 word bio and your final round repertoire choice.

Apply Online 

Application Payments Accepted by PayPal: (see button above) 

Deadline: September 5, 2021 

All Materials must be uploaded by midnight ON or BEFORE the deadline date. Finalists will be notified by September 12, 2021. Finalists’ videos are due October 3, 2021. Please contact Laura Kellogg with any questions: – “SEMFA HSYAC” in subject line.


HSYAC Application Fee

$40.00 Application Fee for the High School Young Artist Competition.