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. This competition is part of the SEMFA Fall Festival. Please plan to attend the entire day the SEMFA Festival on October 15, 2022

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, second, and third prize winners will perform in a masterclass for Amy Porter, our featured Guest Artist.


Recorded Preliminary Round (audio only): 

Winter Spirits by Katherine Hoover (Papagena Press)

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. Winter Spirits by Katherine Hoover (Papagena Press)

● 2. A piece of your choice (if an accompanied piece, with piano)


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

● The final round is open to the public.

Finalists must provide their own accompanist. Here is a list of several local pianists to contact:

Finalists agree to appear at the SEMFA Festival at their own expense.


To Apply

● Prepare one UNEDITED HIGH QUALITY mp3 recordings of your performance to be submitted via Google Form. Edited recordings will be disqualified. 

● Fill out the Google Form

● 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.) 

● 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 23, 2022 at 11:59pm

All Materials must be uploaded by midnight ON or BEFORE the deadline date. Finalists will be notified by October 1, 2022. Please contact James Brinkmann with any questions: Link - – “SEMFA HSYAC” in subject line.


HSYAC Application Fee

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