Southeast Michigan Flute Association

About the High School Young Artist Competition

The HSYAC is open to any Michigan flutist in grades 9 - 12 who is currently a SEMFA member and who has not previously won the first prize. The applicants must be available to perform at the SEMFA festival on November 12, 2016. 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 $300, $200, and $100. The first prize winner will also perform in a masterclass for our featured guest artist at the SEMFA festival.

High School Young Artist Competition Application

To Apply
1. Prepare two (2) UNEDITED HIGH QUALITY copies of your performance on CD or an mp3. Edited recordings will be disqualified.
2. Dowload the application form HERE.
3. Pay $30 non-refundable application fee (along with SEMFA membership dues if you are not currently a SEMFA member) by check or PayPal.
4. Mailed recordings should have the applicant’s  name and address on outer package only; no identification should be on the CD or CD case; no speaking is allowed on the recording.
Apply Online
Application payments accepted by PayPal: Email mp3/applications to: – “SEMFA Competition” in subject line.
Apply by Mail
Submit 2 CDs/Application/Payment to: Brandon LePage – SEMFA Competitions Coordinator 12358 Buckingham Southgate, MI 48195
Deadline: All Materials must be postmarked or emailed by the deadline date of October 22, 2016.  Semifinalists will be notified by November 4, 2016. 


Requirements and Regulations


  • Previous 1st place winners of the HSYAC are ineligible for this competition.
  • The final round is open to the public.
  • Finalists must provide their own accompanist.
  • Finalists agree to appear at the SEMFA Festival at their own expense.


1. REQUIRED PIECE:  Astor Piazzolla, Tango Etude #3 OR #4
2. One piece of applicant’s choosing
Recorded Preliminary Round:
Deadline October 22, 2016
Maximum length not to exceed 15 minutes. Please record movements of multi-movement works as separate tracks.
Final Round:
SEMFA Flute Festival November 4, 2016
Repertoire for the program not to exceed 15 min.
Same repertoire as Preliminary Round.
You may use any edition of your choice.
Live: Six (6) finalists will be chosen.