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 of the SEMFA Festival.

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

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High School Young Artist Competition

Recorded Preliminary Round

  • Syrinx by Claude Debussy (Any Standard Edition)

Live Round

  • Syrinx by Claude Debussy (Any Standard Edition)


  • Allegretto AND Idyll from Suite de Trois Morceaux op. 116 by Benjamin Godard (Any Standard Edition)

  • Andante in C K. 315 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (Any Standard Edition)


● 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) 


All Materials must be uploaded by midnight ON or BEFORE the deadline date. 


HSYAC Application Fee

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