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2024 Young Artist Competition - Junior & Senior Divisions

Senior Division Winners

1st Place: Ayush Wynkoop

2nd Place: Emily Wen

3rd Place: Jadelyn Donoho

Honorable Mention: Jaeden Sanchez

Junior Division Winners

1st Place: Owen Williams

2nd Place: Alaina Goff

3rd Place: Marilynn Ruthruff

To learn more about the competition and this year's participants, please click here: 

Young Artist Participants 2024.pdf


  • There are two competition divisions: Junior Division (middle school) and Senior Division (high school).
  • The competition will be held on 4/13/24, 9:00 - noon, at Clackamas Community College in Gregory Forum.
  • Music should be performed with piano accompaniment, arranged by you. You may also decide to perform one of the many flute alone solos in our repertoire.
  • Only 8 middle and 8 high school performer applicants will be accepted. First to apply are first to be accepted and others will be put on a waiting list. 
  • Performers are expected to dress appropriately for the event - look nice, not casual.
  • All competitors will receive detailed comments from our adjudicators: Junior and Senior Competition Adjudicators are Adam Eccleston & Anna Conigliari. Learn more about Adam and Anna below.
  • Prize details and application procedures below.
  • Those with questions should contact Emily Stanek -
    1. Complete the online registration form on or before Monday, March 6th. The entry fee is FREE for GPFS members and you must be a member to apply. First, join GPFS for $15 for a student membership - join here, and then return to this page to apply for the competition. Joining will give you the  benefits of membership for the remainder of this program year, giving you free access to the 4/13/24 Flute Fair and all the other benefits of membership!)
    2. Competition applicants must be able to attend live on the date, time and location. More information will be provided to you closer to the event.
    3. Note - If you want to attend Flute Fair on 4/13 you must also register for this event at Flute Fair. It is FREE for members and quite a great day! Stay on after your competition and enjoy all the workshops, performances, and music/flute vendors!

    Prizes will be awarded as follows: 

    Junior Division Prizes

    • First prize: $200
    • Second prize: $100
    • Third prize: $50 gift certificate from a music company. For the 2024 Fair, this has been donated by 

    Senior Division Prizes

    • First prize: $250
    • Second prize: $150
    • Third prize: $75 gift certificate from a  music company. For the 2024 Fair, this has been donated by 

    Winners will be announced at Flute Fair 2024 and broadly advertised to GPFS followers.

    Junior and Senior Competition Adjudicators:

    Adam Eccleston & Anna Conigliari

    Adam Eccleston has gained international recognition as a soloist, recitalist, chamber and orchestral musician. At 19 years old, he made his solo debut with an orchestra in New York at the Performing Arts Center. He is the winner of multiple awards including the New York Flute Club Competition and has been featured at Carnegie Hall, Kurhaus Wiesbaden and Kursaal Switzerland. A native of New York City, Adam grew up in Germany where he studied with Eric Lamb and Thaddeus Watson at Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende. He was hand selected by James Galway to study with him in Switzerland and was also selected by flutist William Bennett to study with him and his wife Mitchie Bennett in England at the age of 15. A firm supporter of arts education, Adam Eccleston has worked extensively with social change organizations such as, BRAVO Youth Orchestras and is a faculty member of the Global Leaders Institute that empowers arts changemakers to grow organizations that impact communities. Adam is a Powell flute artist and principal flutist of the Portland Columbia Symphony. He is also a Radio Host and Producer for All Classical Radio where he is the Artist in Residence Emeritus and currently sits as Chair of the Recording Inclusivity Initiative. He also teaches flute and chamber music at Reed College. Adam holds two masters degrees and studied at SUNY Purchase with Tara Helen O’Connor and Paula Robison at New England Conservatory of Music.

    Anna Conigliari is a professional flutist, educator, and certified coach with the International Coaching Federation (ICF). Anna won the 2nd flute position with the Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra where she performed for over 5 years until relocating to New York. In New York, Anna was appointed as a Signature Series Artist with Midori & Friends, a nonprofit that provides music programs and concerts throughout NYC. In March of 2021, she was chosen as the featured artist for Women’s History Month, curating an online virtual experience showcasing the importance of female composers. Anna is also the recipient of the prestigious Kenan Fellowship Award at Lincoln Center Education where she was trained as a Teaching Artist. While there, she debuted an interactive recital featuring a live painter for audience members to access music in a new and exploratory way. An advocate for education, Anna teaches and trains musicians by way of coaching techniques, which yields greater performance results, practice efficiency, motivation, career enhancement, and satisfaction. She has given over a dozen masterclasses in the last five years on high performance and performance anxiety at universities and flute festivals throughout the country. Her clients have gone on to win professional playing jobs, full music scholarships, entrances into top conservatories, successful concerto appearances, and have secured top leadership positions at major conservatories. Anna is an Altus Performing Artist.

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