The National Flute Association holds 19 competitions to reward outstanding performers, composers, publishers, scholars, and entrepreneurs.
Among these are 15 performance competitions to select outstanding flutists to perform at the NFA convention as well as 4 non-performance competitions.
|Competitions||Next Held||Entry Fee||Competition Prize|
|Baroque Flute Artist||2018||-||$1,500, $750, $400|
|High School Soloist||2016||$55||$500, $250, $100,
Geoffrey Gilbert Scholarship, Deveau Scholarship
|Piccolo Artist||2016||$70||$1,500, $750, $250|
|Young Artist||2016||$85||$5,000, $2,500, $1000|
|Orchestral Audition||2016||$70||$750, $500, $250|
|Jazz Flute Big Band||2017||-|
|Flute Choir Composition||2016||$20||$2,000|
|Newly Published Music||2016||n/a|
The NFA will hold 14 competitions for its 44th annual convention in San Diego, CA, August 11-14, 2016. Please review the general competition information below as well as the information for the specific competition that you wish to enter.
All flutists must be current NFA members (the membership year ending July 31, 2016). Teachers of flutists who are entering the High School Artist, Collegiate Flute Choir, High School Flute Choir, Performers Masterclass, and Piccolo Masterclass competitions must also be current NFA members. You may join or renew at nfaonline.org/membership. Entrants chosen to perform or present at convention will be required to renew their membership (the membership year beginning August 1, 2016).
All entrants must complete an application through DecisionDesk. The link will be available December 1, 2015. The application form, recordings/supplemental materials, and fees must be submitted by Tuesday, February 16, 2016 at 11:59 pm EST. No late entries will be accepted.
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Competition Recordings/Supplemental Materials
Recordings must not be edited or contain studio-produced effects.
To ensure the anonymity of your entry, do not include your first name, last name, or initials when naming files you plan to upload. In addition, no competition recordings/supplemental materials may be posted on social media sites (Facebook, YouTube, etc.) prior to May 1, 2016. Failure to comply with these requirements will result in disqualification.
No repertoire substitutions will be accepted. Carefully read all details related to required selections, including keys, opus numbers, movements, and publishers.
Entrants entering multiple competitions must complete a separate application for each competition.
Prize monies (where applicable) will be paid by check in U.S. dollars, not by wire transfer, or by other specialized financial services. Conversion of funds is the responsibility of each prize winner.
Competitions are subject to all rules and regulations on this page as well as each individual competition page. Incomplete applications will result in disqualification.
Decisions of the judges are final.
Competition entrants will be notified by e-mail in late April concerning their application status.
General Competitions Coordinator
Past Competition Information