Every year the Queensland Flute Guild Inc. presents the prestigious James Carson Memorial Trophy and Scholarship Competition with the support of the Queensland Conservatorium of Music, Griffith University.

This major flute event is held in memory of the Flute Guild’s founder, James Carson, who was Principal Flautist of the Queensland Symphony Orchestra for 23 years and Lecturer in Flute at the Conservatorium from 1957 until his death in 1979.

This year the Guild is proud to showcase the cream of Queensland’s most talented young flautists, who will demonstrate their expertise by competing for the Carson Trophy and a 

 $1000 cash prize.

Please read below for dates, times and repertoire

By applying for this scholarship, you are agreeing to the following Terms and Conditions.

1    All competitors in the James Carson Memorial Competition must be current financial members of the Queensland Flute Guild Inc.

2    The competition is open to advanced students of flute, aged up to and including 31 years as at May 19, 2018, of all nationalities. It is not open to professional players, ie persons who earn a significant proportion of their income from performing as a flautist. Any eligible person may enter the competition.

3    The Queensland Flute Guild reserves the right to refuse any entry.

4    Late entries may be accepted or rejected at the discretion of the QFG committee. If accepted, a late fee of $5.00 will apply.

5    Entrants in the Carson Memorial Competition are responsible for obtaining their own original music for the set work and all other pieces performed in the course of the competition. Photocopies may be used for page-turning or similar purposes only. Any entrant who performs a piece entirely from photocopies may be barred from the competition. 

6    Competitors are responsible for providing their own accompanist in both rounds of the competition. 

7    The Q.F.G. reserves the right to amend the program of the Final Round and to vary the order of the competitors.

8    The adjudicators’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.


Dates and Times


May 4, 2018                Applications Close

May 14, 2018   7pm   Preliminary Round, Opera Studio, Queensland Conservatorium of Music, Grey St, Southbank

May 19, 2018   6pm     MacGregor State High School, MacGregor


Repertoire List


Round 1 (preliminary round)

Andersen - Study No. 3 from Opus 15

K. Hoover - Kokopelli


Round 2 (final round)

Karg-Elert - Sonata Appassionata Opus 140 AND
Own Choice piece of no more than 10 minutes

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James Carson Memorial Scholarship 2018

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