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High School Flute Choir Competition

The High School Flute Choir Competition will select high school flutists to perform in the High School Flute Choir conducted by Christina Steffen at the 2022 NFA Convention in Chicago. All entrants must have been full-time students enrolled in an accredited institution during the 2021-2022 academic year in grades 9-12 or the equivalent and between the ages of 14 and 19 on the first day of the convention. Entrants may be required to show proof of age.

All entrants must play the C flute selection. Entrants wishing to perform on piccolo must include the corresponding repertoire below. Entrants chosen to participate in the High School Flute Choir at convention may be requested to perform on alto and/or bass flute. Demonstrating proficiency on either or both instruments may increase your chances of being accepted into the ensemble. Accepted students will be asked to play an alto or bass flute if they have access to one or if their private teachers have access to one.

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 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. 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.

Required repertoire for all applicants:

  • C Flute: Johann Sebastian Bach, Sonata in E Major, BWV 1035, III. Siciliano & IV. Allegro assai (Bärenreiter). Take no repeats in either movement.

Repertoire if entrant wishes to perform on piccolo, alto, bass, or contrabass:

  • Piccolo: Ulysses Kay, Suite in B for Oboe and Piano, I. Prelude (Prairie Dawg Press)
  • Alto: Lowell Liebermann, Eight Pieces, V. Hongroise (Presser)
  • Bass: Lowell Liebermann, Eight Pieces, I. Ophelia (original version) (Presser)
  • Contrabass: Lowell Liebermann, Eight Pieces, VI. Cypher (Presser) 

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.

Coordinator

Lindsay Leach Sparks
lalflute.leach@gmail.com

 

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

 

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