Colorado Flute Association

Promoting collaboration, inspiration, and participation for flutists throughout the state of Colorado

Colorado Flute Association Young Artist Competition
Saturday, October 20, 2018
Colorado State University, University Center for the Arts, Fort Collins, CO


  • Early registration before September 15: $50
  • Late registration until October 1: $75
  • Registration will close at 11:59pm MST on October 1, 2018. 


1st place $1,000

2nd place $600

3rd place $300


For more information, or if you have any questions, please contact our Competition Coordinator at [email protected]


Round 1

Unaccompanied (both required)

Sonata in A Minor, H. 562, for solo flute by CPE Bach 


Sonata Appassionata in F# minor, Op. 140 by Sigfrid Karg-Elert

Round 2

French Conservatory AND contemporary piece (both required)

Choose 1 French Conservatory piece from the following list:

  • Cantabile et Presto by Georges Enesco
  • Fantasie by Gabriel Faure
  • Andante et Scherzo by Louis Ganne
  • Concertino by Cécile Chaminade
  • Nocturne et Allegro Scherzando by Philippe Gaubert
  • Andante Pastoral et Scherzettino by Paul Taffanel


Danza de la Mariposa by Valerie Coleman


  • You can access the competition registration by logging in to the CFA Member's Section of this website and accessing the application from the Current Member Content page. Registration closes on October 1, 2018. No late applications will be accepted.
  • The competition will take place during the 2018 Colorado Flute Fair on Saturday, October 20, at Colorado State University in Ft. Collins, from 9am to 12pm. You will receive an email from the Competition Coordinator on or before October 10 with your performance time.
  • There is a non-refundable application fee of $50 ($75 if registering on or after September 15), to be paid at the time you register for the competition.
  • Each competitor must have three copies of their scores for the competition adjudicators (unaccompanied pieces included). This is an absolute requirement for this competition. Our adjudicating panel has a right to disqualify you should you not provide scores. Plan ahead, and make your copies before the day of the competition.
  • You must have an original score with you for the performance. You may keep the original with you or perform with it – it is your choice. Copyright laws state that you must have an original copy of the work present when you perform.
  • Applicants must be age 30 or under by October 20, 2018. Proof of age may be required on the day of the competition.
  • Current CFA membership (for 2018-19 membership year beginning on September 1, 2018) at the time of competition application is required.
  • CFA will provide a pianist for Round 2 at no additional charge, or entrants may bring a pianist at their own expense. Students will have the opportunity to rehearse with the pianists briefly on the day of the competition. If a student wishes to rehearse with a competition pianist before the competition, it is his or her responsibility to contact the pianist, schedule rehearsals, and pay for these rehearsals accordingly.
  • First-place winners of this competition will be ineligible to compete in future years.
  • All performances are open to the public.
  • All judges' decisions are final, and not all prizes need be awarded.