High School Flute Choir Competition

The High School Flute Choir Competition will select high school flutists to perform in the High School Flute Choir with conductor George Pope at the 2018 NFA Convention. All entrants must have been full-time students enrolled in an accredited institution during the 2017-2018 academic year in grades 9-12 or the equivalent and between the ages of 14 and 19 on the first day of the convention. Entrants will be required to show proof of age at the convention. Students selected to participate in the High School Flute Choir may be required to attend a rehearsal on Wednesday (the day prior to the start of the convention).

All entrants must play the C flute selection. Entrants wishing to perform on piccolo must include the corresponding repertoire below. Entrants chosen to participate in the High School Flute Choir at convention may be requested to perform on alto and/or bass flute. Demonstrating proficiency on either or both instruments may increase your chances of being accepted into the ensemble. Accepted students will be asked to bring an alto or bass flute if they have access to one or if their private teachers have access to one. Please note that additional alto and bass flutes will be on hand for selected performers to use if necessary.

Competition Requirements*

  • NFA membership - all flutists must be current NFA members at the time the entry is submitted (nfaonline.org/register)
    Entrants chosen to perform or present at the convention must renew their membership (for the membership year beginning August 1, 2018) and register for the convention by July 1, 2018.
  • Completed entry (Link will be available December 1, 2017.)
  • $55 entry fee (paid during submission process)

All entrants must submit their entry, upload recordings/supplemental materials, and pay competition and membership fees by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Tuesday, February 13, 2018.

Recorded Round Repertoire
Each piece should be uploaded as a separate file in the following order. All uploaded files must be audio recordings. No videos are allowed.

  • C Flute: Eldin Burton, Sonatina for flute and piano, I. Allegretto grazioso (Carl Fischer)
  • C Flute: Joachim Andersen, 24 Etudes for Flute Op. 33, No. 19 in E-flat Major (no repeats) (any edition)

Entrants wishing to perform on piccolo in the flute choir must also add the following to their audition recording.

  • Piccolo:  Melvin Lauf, Jr., Angel of Victory, III. Flight of an Angel (Flute.Net Publications)

Entrants chosen to participate in the High School Flute Choir at convention may be requested to perform on alto and/or bass flute. Demonstrating proficiency on either or both instruments may increase your chances of being accepted into the ensemble.

  • Alto & Bass: Phyllis Avidan Louke, excerpts from Of Wizards and Witches, 3. Zoom Goes the Broom (Alry Publications)
    Applicants should play from measures 192-end, include all written cues (bass flute cues in the alto flute part at letter D) and skip any rests that are larger than a full bar. The tempo marking for these excerpts is Con moto, quarter note = 112.
               Link to the alto flute except
               Link to the bass flute excerpt

Accompanied repertoire must be recorded with piano accompaniment.

* Competitions are subject to all rules and regulations on this page as well as the 2018 General Competition Information and Rules and Regulations. Incomplete entries will be subject to disqualification.

COORDINATOR 
Dan Parasky
dan.parasky@gmail.com

Those entering this competition may also may also be eligible to apply for the Frances Blaisdell Scholarship, which provides $1000 toward NFA convention expenses.