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Collegiate Flute Choir Competition

Next Steps for the Collegiate Flute Choir Competition

Entrants will be notified by Thursday, April 30, 2020 of the judges' decisions. Flutists chosen to advance will participate in the Collegiate Flute Choir during the 2021 NFA Convention in Washington, D.C. Flutists that are no longer college students during the 2020-2021 school year will be given the option to perform with the Collegiate Flute Choir or audition for the Professional Flute Choir. Those choosing to audition for the Professional Flute Choir will be ineligible to perform with the Collegiate Flute Choir.

Please contact coordinator Sonja Giles with any questions you may have.

The Collegiate Flute Choir Competition will select college flutists to perform in the Collegiate Flute Choir conducted by Lisa Garner Santa at the 2020 NFA Convention. All entrants must be full-time undergraduate students enrolled in an accredited college, university, or conservatory during the 2019–2020 academic year.

All entrants must play the C flute selection. Those wishing to perform on piccolo, alto flute, bass flute, or contrabass flute should include the corresponding repertoire below.

Competition Requirements*

  • 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, 2020. To join or renew, go to nfaonline.org/signup.
  • Completed entry
  • Uploaded files
  • $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 18, 2020.

 

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: Jacob Gade, Tango Fantasia (Edition Wilhelm Hansen - Copenhagen)

Entrants wishing to perform on piccolo, alto flute, bass flute, or contrabass flute in the flute choir must also add the following to their audition recording.

  • Piccolo: Dana H. Joras, Quirks of Quarks, 1. Up, 3. Charm, & 5. Top (ALRY Publications)
  • Alto Flute: Catherine McMichael, Three Philosophies, Compassion (ALRY Publications)
  • Bass Flute: Catherine McMichael, Three Philosophies, Insight (ALRY Publications)
  • Contrabass Flute: Catherine McMichael, Three Philosophies, Essence (ALRY Publications)

Accompanied repertoire must be recorded with piano accompaniment.

 

* Competitions are subject to all rules and regulations on this page as well as the 2020 General Competition Information and Rules and Regulations. Incomplete entries will be subject to disqualification.

 

COORDINATOR
Sonja Giles
sgiles@iastate.edu

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