Masterclass Performers Competition

The Masterclass Performers Competition will select college flutists to perform in masterclasses for András Adorján and Walfrid Kujala at the 2018 NFA Convention. This competition is open to any flutist who has been a full-time undergraduate or graduate student enrolled in an accredited college, university, or conservatory during the 2017-2018 academic year.

Competition Requirements*

  • NFA membership - all flutists must be current NFA members at the time the entry is submitted (
    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 (
  • $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.P.E. Bach, Sonata in A Minor for flute alone, I. Poco Adagio, III. Allegro (no repeat) (any edition)
  • Paul Hindemith, Sonata for flute and piano, I. Heiter Bewegt (Schott Music)

Accompanied repertoire must be recorded with piano accompaniment.

Masterclass Repertoire
Each entrant must include three choices for masterclass repertoire, in order of preference, to perform should they be selected as a winner of the competition. Titles, movements, composer names, composer’s dates, and exact timings must accompany the application. Participants will be bound by their original selections.

* 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.

Rebecca Dunnell

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.