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Professional Flute Choir Competition

2021 competitions are now closed. Repertoire requirements for next year are scheduled to be announced in August.

 

All 2021 NFA competitions will be held virtually!

The Professional Flute Choir Competition is open to all professional-level flutists and flute teachers. A panel of judges will select flutists to perform in the Professional Flute Choir during the 2021 NFA Convention.

Entrants who wish to perform on alto flute, bass flute, or contrabass flute in the flute choir need only submit a recording of the corresponding repertoire. Those wishing to perform on piccolo are required to submit both the C flute and piccolo selections.

Coordinated by Eileen Yarrison, the winners of the Professional Flute Choir Competition will have the opportunity to:

  • receive flute choir music in April 
  • attend virtual rehearsals in May/June
  • record and submit their individual videos 
  • be a part of the virtual NFA Professional Flute Choir during the 2021 NFA convention in August

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, 2021. 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, Sunday, February 28, 2021.

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: Valerie Coleman, Danza de la Mariposa (Presser) 

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

  • Piccolo: Carla Rees, Nightsong (Tetractys Publishing)

Entrants wishing to perform on alto flute, bass flute, or contrabass flute in the flute choir need only submit a recording of the corresponding repertoire.

  • Alto Flute: Phyllis Avidan Louke, As the Clouds Parted, alto flute and piano, I. Romance and II. Gallop (Alry)
  • Bass Flute: Rob Keeley, Low Life I (Tetractys Publishing)
  • Contrabass Flute: Nicole Chamberlain, Imperial Topaz (Spotted Rocket) 

Due to the restrictions of COVID-19, all repertoire must be recorded without piano accompaniment.

* Competitions are subject to all rules and regulations on this page as well as the 2021 General Competition Information and Rules and Regulations. Incomplete entries will be subject to disqualification.

Coordinator

Eileen Yarrison
eyarrison@aol.com

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