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Collegiate Flute Choir Competition

The Collegiate Flute Choir Competition will select college flutists to perform in the Collegiate Flute Choir conducted by Gareth McLearnon at the 2022 NFA Convention in Chicago. All entrants must be full-time undergraduate students enrolled in an accredited college, university, or conservatory during the 2021-2022 academic year.

Participants of the virtual 2020 and 2021 High School and Collegiate Flute Choirs will have the opportunity to join a live ensemble of their own at the Chicago convention in 2022.  These participants, assuming they have remaining eligibility, may still audition for the appropriate 2022 flute choir, and they will be able to participate in both choirs if they are accepted into a 2022 ensemble.

Competition Requirements*

  • All flutists must be current NFA members at the time the entry is submitted. If chosen to perform or present during 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
  • 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. Central Standard Time, Tuesday, February 15, 2022.

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: Rhonda Larson, Be Still My Soul (Wood Nymph Music)

Entrants wishing to perform on piccolo in the flute choir must add the following to their audition recording in addition to the C-flute repertoire. 

  • Piccolo: Nicole Chamberlain, Death Whistle, III. #PiccolOhMyGod (Spotted Rocket)

Entrants wishing to perform on alto, bass, or contrabass in the flute choir need only submit a recording of the corresponding repertoire (C-Flute not required):

  • Alto Flute: Phyllis Louke, Big Sky, IV. Whitewater on the Blackfoot (Alry)
  • Bass Flute: Nicole Chamberlain, Imperial Topaz (Spotted Rocket). Perform on bass flute.
  • Contrabass flute: David Solomons, Delphine (

All Recorded Round repertoire must be recorded without piano accompaniment.


* Competitions are subject to all rules and regulations on this page as well as the 2022 General Competition Information and Rules and Regulations. Incomplete entries will be subject to disqualification.


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Those entering this competition may also may also be eligible to apply for the Frances Blaisdell Scholarship, which provides $1500 toward NFA convention expenses.