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High School Flute Choir Competition

2023 Competitions are now closed. Thank you to all who entered!

The High School Flute Choir Competition will select high school flutists to perform in the High School Flute Choir at the 2023 NFA Convention in Phoenix. All entrants must have been full-time students enrolled in an accredited institution during the 2022-2023 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.

The 2023 High School Flute Choir will be conducted by Charles Fernandez.

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, 2023. 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 14, 2023.

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: Francis Poulenc, Sonata FP 164, I. Allegro malinconico & II. Cantilena (Chester Music).

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

  • Piccolo: Vincent Persichetti, Parable for Solo Piccolo, Op. 125 (Parable XII) (Theodore Presser Company).
  • Alto: Valerie Coleman, Legends, I. Lin-Fa (The Lotus Lily) ( Record this selection without accompaniment.
  • Bass: Valerie Coleman, Legends, II. Dagda’s Harp ( Record this selection without accompaniment.
  • Contrabass: Johann Sebastian Bach, Partita in A Minor, BWV 1013, III. Sarabande (any edition). Perform without repeats.

All Recorded Round repertoire must be recorded WITH piano accompaniment unless otherwise specified.

* Competitions are subject to all rules and regulations on this page as well as the 2023 General Competition Information and Rules and Regulations. Incomplete entries will be subject to disqualification.



Lindsay Leach Sparks


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