Sonata Competition 2023

March 10, 2023
Jewett Center for the Performing Arts (Westminster College)

Registration open: September 1, 2022– February 11, 2023.
Location: Westminster College, Jewett Center for the Performing Arts
Qualifications: This event is for Utah residents only. To qualify to participate in this event, you must be a current Utah resident, or be enrolled in a university or college in the state of Utah.
Winners’ Recital: March 25, 2023
Winners’ Recital required dress rehearsal: March 24th, 2023, 4:30-7:30

Registration now closed

2023 UFA Sonata Competition Repertoire List

Bach and Friends

* Note – you can choose to compete with one or both pieces in your category *


Chorale from Cantata No. 147 – JS. Bach – Solo Pieces for the Beginning Flutist; Mel Bay
Gavotte from Sonata No. 10, Op. 5 – Arcangelo Corelli – Solo Pieces for the Beginning Flutist; Mel Bay

4-6 Novice

Polonaise (#32) – J.S. Bach – 40 Little Pieces, G Schirmer
Gavotte (#18) – G.F. Handel – 40 Little Pieces, G Schirmer

4-6 Intermediate

Musette (#37) – J.S. Bach – 40 Little Pieces, G Schirmer
Largo from Winter Concerto, No. 4, Op. 8 – Antonin Vivaldi – Solo Pieces for the Beginning Flutist; Mel Bay

7-9 Novice

Giga from Sonata in F Major – G.F. Handel – 36 Standard Repertoire Pieces
Sonata in C Major HWV 365, A tempo di Gavotti – G. F. Handel

7-9 Intermediate

Arioso (Largo from Concerto for Harpsichord and String Orchestra) – J.S. Bach – Solos for Flute” 36 Standard Repertoire Pieces
Sonata I in F major, Allegro – Movement 2, in 4/4 –  Benedetto Marcello – 36 Standard Repertoire Pieces


Hamburger Sonata, I. Allegretto – CPE Bach
Sonata in D Major, Op. 2 No. 5, La Chauvet, Largo, Allegro – Michel Blavet

Adult Amateur 

***Adult Amateur competitors may enter only one piece. Please select the most appropriate piece for your playing level.

Intermediate – Suite in A Minor, Overture & Minuette II -Telemann
Advanced – Sonata in E Flat Major, BVW 1031, II. Siciliano, III. Allegro – you may select your preferred source for this sonata. 

College Undergraduate

Sonata No. 2 in D, Largo-Allegro – Pietro Locatelli
Flute Part
Full Score
Sonata in E Minor, BVW 1034, I. Adagio ma non tanto II. Allegro – J.S. Bach – You may select your preferred source for this sonata.

Introducing New Category:

UFA Artist Performer

Registration Now Closed

Piece: Partita in A Minor, Allemande and a movement of your choice. – J.S. Bach
Cash Prize: $300

In an effort to highlight the many fabulous flutists and teachers in Utah, and with the support of our generous anonymous donor, we have created a new category for our sonata competition. 

The UFA Artist Performer competition is open to anyone with a completed undergraduate degree in music major. Performers will submit an audio (only) recording of the assigned piece by January 22, 2023. Three finalists will be selected to compete at the festival on March 11th. The winner will be announced at the final concert of the festival along with all other Sonata Competition winners.  The winner will perform at our Sonata Competition Winner’s Recital at 1pm on March 25th 2023, at Zion Lutheran Church on Foothill Drive in Salt Lake City.

* In an effort to highlight the many great professional flutists in  Utah, prior winners of the Artist Performer Competition must wait 5 years to compete again. This rule ONLY applies to the Artist Performer Category, and not other category of the Sonata Competition. *

Competition Entry Fees


1 Piece- $15
2 Pieces – $20

4-6 & 7-9 (both intermediate and advanced)

1 Piece – $20
2 Pieces – $25


1 Piece – $20
2 Pieces – $25

Adult Amateur

1 Piece – $25


1 Piece – $25
2 Pieces – $30

Artist Performer

1 piece – $25


Category1st Place2nd Place3rd Place
Adult Amateur$75$50$25
College Undergraduate$100$75$50
Artist Performer$300

The Utah Flute Association Sonata Competition and High School Scholarship Competition is largely funded through the donation of an anonymous donor. This competition would not be possible without their ongoing generosity. Our donor has graciously supported the rising generation of Utah flutists and the Utah Flute Association for almost 10 years, and we cannot thank them enough.