Orchestral Audition Masterclass Competition

The Orchestral Audition Masterclass Competition is open to flutists who will be 30 years of age or younger by the last day of the convention (born on or after August 13, 1987). Entrants will be required to show proof of age at the convention. Three finalists will be chosen to perform a mock audition and perform in a masterclass for Sharon Sparrow at the 2018 NFA Convention. Cash prizes of $1,000, $750, and $500 will be awarded. Previous first-place winners of this competition are ineligible to compete.

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
  • $70 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.

  • Peter Ilyitch Tchaikovsky, Symphony No. 4 in F Minor, Op. 36, flute 1, Movement III, 17 measures before rehearsal E to 10 measures after rehearsal E
  • J.S. Bach, Mass in B Minor, flute 1, No. 7, Domine Deus, measure 1 through measure 20
  • Ludwig van Beethoven, Symphony No. 3 in E-flat Major, Eroica, flute 1, Movement IV, measure 173 through measure 200
  • Maurice Ravel, Boléro, flute 1, measure 5 through measure 21

Accompaniment is not required for this competition.

* 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.

Martha Long

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

Support provided by Brannen Brothers Flutemakers, Inc.