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 September 16, 2013, 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


September 8, 2017                   Applications Close

September 11, 2017   7pm        Preliminary Round, Opera Studio, Queensland Conservatorium of Music, Grey St, Southbank

September 16, 2017   3pm        Ian Hanger Recital Hall, Conservatorium of Music, Grey St, Southbank


Repertoire List


Round 1 (preliminary round)

CPE Bach Sonata for Solo Flute in a minor - Movement One - Poco Adagio AND
Paganini Caprice No. 24 (IMC edition)


Round 2 (final round)

 Faure Morceau de Concours AND
Own Choice piece of no more than 10 minutes

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James Carson Memorial Scholarship

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