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NFA Competition Information

 

The 2023 NFA Competition Repertoire is now available. 

Full details of all 2023 competitions will be updated on the NFA website no later than November 1, 2023.

 


The National Flute Association holds 22 competitions to reward outstanding performers, composers, publishers, scholars, and entrepreneurs. Among these are 18 performance competitions to select outstanding flutists to perform at the NFA convention and four non-performance competitions.

You can find full historical lists of all our competition winners here.

Competitions

Solo

Adult Amateur Flutist

Next Held: 2023
Entry Fee: $55

Alto Flute Artist

Next Held: 2025
Entry Fee: $55
Competition Prize: $1,500, $750, and $400

Baroque Flute Artist

Next Held: 2024
Entry Fee: $55
Competition Prize: $1,500, $750, $400, $100, $100, $100

Convention Performers

Next Held: 2023
Entry Fee: $55

High School Soloist

Next Held: 2023
Entry Fee: $55
Competition Prize: $1,000 + Geoffrey Gilbert Scholarship + NPR's From the Top automatic finalist, $500, $300.
$100 Deveau Scholarship for best performance of NFA commissioned work

Jazz Artist

Next Held: 2024
Entry Fee: $55
Competition Prize: $1,500, $750, $400

Junior Soloist

Next Held: 2023
Entry Fee: $55
Competition Prize: $500, $250, $100

Piccolo Artist

Next Held: 2024
Entry Fee: $55
Competition Prize: $1,500, $750, $400, $100, $100, $100

Young Artist

Next Held: 2023
Entry Fee: $85
Competition Prize: $6,000 + Career Enhancement Grant, $3,000, $1500, $100, $100, $100.
$100 for best performance of NFA commissioned work

Masterclass

Baroque Flute Masterclass

Next Held: 2023
Entry Fee: $55

Jazz Flute Masterclass

Next Held: 2023
Entry Fee: $55

Masterclass Performers

Next Held: 2023
Entry Fee: $55

Orchestral Audition & Masterclass

Next Held: 2023
Entry Fee: $55
Competition Prize: $1,000, $750, $400

Piccolo Orchestral Audition & Masterclass

Next Held: 2023
Entry Fee: $55
Competition Prize: $1,000, $750, $400

Flute Choir

Collegiate

Next Held: 2023
Entry Fee: $55

High School

Next Held: 2023
Entry Fee: $55

Jazz Flute Big Band Audition

Next Held: 2023
Entry Fee: $55

Professional

Next Held: 2023
Entry Fee: $55

Non-Performance

C.R.E.A.T.E. Project

Next Held: 2024
Entry Fee: $55
Competition Prize: $2,000

Flute Choir Call for Scores

Next Held: 2023
Entry Fee: n/a

Graduate Research

Next Held: 2023
Entry Fee: $20

Newly Published Music

Next Held: 2023
Entry Fee: n/a
Please note for this competition: Entries must be postmarked by January 11, 2022 and received by January 18, 2022.

2022 General Competition Information, Rules, and Regulations.

The NFA will hold 18 competitions for its 2022 convention. All recorded round materials must be performed without accompaniment unless otherwise specified. Live rounds at the 2022 NFA Convention in Chicago will be presented with accompaniment. Please review the information below as well as the information for the specific competition that you wish to enter.

NFA Membership and Convention Registration

All flutists must be current NFA members at the time the entry is submitted. If chosen to perform or present at the convention, flutists must also be current members at the time of the convention and register for the convention by July 1, 2022. To join or renew, go to nfaonline.org/signup

Submission Process 
Contestants must complete a separate entry for each competition they wish to enter.

The entry form, recordings/supplemental materials, and fees must be submitted by Tuesday, February 15, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. Central Standard Time unless otherwise specified on the individual competition page.

Competition Recordings/Supplemental Materials
Editing a recording, including studio-produced effects, or talking during a recording is strictly prohibited.

Do not post your competition recordings/supplemental materials on social media sites (Facebook, YouTube, etc.) prior to May 1, 2022.

No repertoire substitutions will be accepted. Carefully read all details related to required selections, including keys, opus numbers, movements, and publishers.

Competition Information
Convention recordings may become part of the NFA archives.

Contestants are expected to demonstrate the ability to represent the NFA in a professional manner and shall exhibit appropriate behavior, attitude, and demeanor toward judges, fellow contestants, and others and may be evaluated on those qualities.

Contestants may not contact or communicate in any way, directly or indirectly, with any competition judge before the competition commences or at any time prior to the announcement of the contest winners.

Competitions are subject to all rules and regulations on this page as well as the provisions stated on each individual applicable competition page.

Decisions of the judges are final.

NFA will notify competition entrants by e-mail in late April concerning their status.

Failure to abide by the rules and regulations above may result in disqualification from the competition.  

General Competitions Coordinator
John Lane
nfacompetitions@gmail.com

General Competitions Assistant Coordinator
Shauna Thompson
shauna.thompson@tcu.edu