Claire Johnson

Flute Soloist Competition

At A Glance

Claire Johnson Flute Soloist Competition 2020
Preliminary Round
Tuesday, June 30, 2020
Final Round
Saturday, July 18, 2020
Recorded preliminary round
Live virtual finals round

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January 13 - June 30, 2020
$55 ($45 with workshop registration)

At A Glance

Claire Johnson Flute Soloist Competition 2020
Preliminary Round
Tuesday, June 30, 2020
Final Round
Saturday, July 18, 2020
Recorded preliminary round
Live virtual finals round

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January 13 - June 30, 2020
$55 ($45 with workshop registration)

Please note our updated contest rules and deadlines.


About the CJFS Competition

The Claire Johnson Flute Soloist Competition honors excellence in flute performance and artistry in music making. The competition is open to all flutists through grade 12.

 

Awards

    1. All judges’ decisions are final.
    2. All entrants will receive comment sheets from the judges.
    3. First Place
      • Senior Division ($500)
      • Junior Division ($250)
      • Elementary Division ($100)
    4. Honorable Mention
      • Honorable Mention Winners will be named in each category at the judge’s discretion.
    5. Audience Favorite
      • Audience Favorite will win a Floot Fire book of your choice and Floot Fire swag.

Competition Dates

  1. All Preliminary Round entries must be received by 11:59 PM EST on June 30, 2020
  2. Finalist Announced July 12
  3. Live Final Round (virtual) July 18

Categories

Students may enter the appropriate division or may choose to compete one level higher.

  • Elementary Division (completed 6th grade or lower)
  • Junior Division (completed 7th, 8th, or 9th grade)
  • Senior Division (completed 10th, 11th, or 12th grade)

Preliminary Round

  1. Contestants must perform a piece for flute no longer than 6 minutes in length. (Please make cuts if necessary.)
  2. Contestants may perform a single movement from a piece or an entire work of their choice.
  3. Contestants will upload a video to their application (see instructions below).
  4. Finalists will be announced on July 12.

Final Round

  1. Finalists will perform a live final round (virtually) on July 18. (Instructions will be sent to all finalists on July 12)
  2. Works may be no longer than 10 minutes in length and must include the piece performed in the preliminary round. This allows students to remove cuts made in the preliminary round or add another short movement from the same work if they choose.

Cost to Enter

  • Floot Academy Participants $45
  • Non-Floot Academy Participants $55


Competition Rules

  1. The Claire Johnson Flute Soloist Competition is open to all flutists. You do not have to attend a Floot Fire workshop to participate.
  2. The competition consists of a preliminary round audition and a final round recital, both held virtually.
  3. Students may enter the appropriate division or may choose to perform one level higher.
  4. Floot Fire reserves the right not to pick a 1st place winner in a division.
  5. Flute entries only (no piccolo or low flutes).
  6. Contestants must make new recordings for this competition. Do not submit videos from previous performances or Floot Fire Competitions.
  7. US residents only.
  8. Void where prohibited.

Accompaniment

  1. Accompaniment is NOT required. Students may perform works for flute with or without accompaniment.
  2. If a piece is written for flute and piano you have three options:
    • Perform without accompaniment (please observe rests of two measures or less).
    • Perform with recorded accompaniment or SmartMusic.
    • Perform with accompaniment (live pianist, observing appropriate social distancing practices).
  3. There is NO penalty for performing without accompaniment.

Rules for Recording

  1. At the beginning of your recording you must say: “This is my entry for the Claire Johnson Flute Soloist Competition,” followed by your name, age, and title/composer of your piece.
  2. No editing! The recording must be done in one take.
  3. You may use whatever device is easiest for you with the best sound quality available: phone, tablet, or computer.
  4. Do not add reverb to your recording.
  5. Caption your video with your name and category. Examples: Rhonda Rose, Elementary or Sally Smith_Junior

Recording Tips

  1. Find a quiet space for your recording.
  2. Please limit visual distractions such as highly decorated walls and personal items.
  3. Dress nicely, you are on camera!
  4. Try to get as much of your body and instrument in the frame as possible. We want to see you perform!
  5. Use an external mic to improve your sound quality if possible. (not required)
  6. Listen to your recording before you hit submit!

Submission Procedures

  1. Click on the blue button on the left of this page and fill out the application on our website.
  2. Upload your video to any open source video sharing platform (YouTube, etc.). You may set your viewing options as PUBLIC or UNLISTED. Be sure that whatever setting you choose allows for a working shared link.
  3. Provide a link to your video on the application. Be sure it works!!!!!
  4. If possible, upload a scanned copy of the music score (the flute and piano part) to a file sharing platform (like Google Drive) and provide a link. This step is not required but helps our judges provide more thorough comments. We recommend you delete the file after the winners are announced.

Audience Favorite

Additionally, if you would like a chance to win Audience Favorite you may post your video to our Woobox contest gallery. This portion of the competition is not required; Audience Favorite is a separate honor. To participate in Audience Favorite you must first submit your solo entry on our contest website and pay all applicable fees.

How to Enter Audience Favorite *(Rules subject to change)

  1. You may post directly to our contest gallery on the Floot Fire homepage. www.flootfire.com
  2. You can also participate in Audience Favorite by posting your video on Instagram, Twitter , or Facebook and include the hashtags #flootfire #cjfloot
    • Instagram:
      1. Post to your page. Your video and Instagram account must be set to PUBLIC.
      2. You MUST include both of these hashtags to be eligible #flootfire #cjfloot
    • Twitter:
      1. Post to your page. Your video and Instagram account must be set to PUBLIC.
      2. You MUST include both of these hashtags to be eligible #flootfire #cjfloot
    • Facebook:
      1. Post your entry to the Floot Fire page https://www.facebook.com/flootfire/.
      2. You MUST include both of these hashtags to be eligible #flootfire #cjfloot

Voting for Audience Favorite *(Rules subject to change)

  1. Voting occurs at our Woobox contest gallery https://woobox.com/h98gcj
  2. You can share your unique video code on your social media pages.
  3. The video with the most likes wins!
  4. Only one vote per IP address.


Questions?

Please contact Ellen Kaner at ekaner@aol.com or (817) 691-7198 (cell).

 

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