Next Steps for the High School Soloist Competition
Entrants will be notified by Thursday, April 30, 2020 of the judges' decisions. Eight flutists will be selected to submit a video recording of the final round repertoire. Please refer to the Recording Guidelines on the NFA Competition Information page. The finalists will be ranked and the top three will receive cash prizes of $1,000, $500, and $300 respectively. Upload your video recording here by Monday, August 3, 2020, 11:59 p.m. EDT. In addition, three flutists will be selected as masterclass participants and receive online instruction from a master teacher.
Please contact coordinator Amy Tu with any questions you may have.
The 36th annual High School Soloist Competition will feature eight finalists (selected based on their recorded round audition) competing at the 2020 NFA Convention. Cash prizes of $1,000, $500, and $300 will be awarded to the finalists. In addition, the $400 Geoffrey Gilbert Scholarship will be awarded to the first-place winner, to be used for further flute study with any teacher who is a member of the NFA. The $100 Deveau Scholarship will be awarded to the finalist who gives the best performance of the new work commissioned by the NFA for this competition. All finalists must be available for the duration of the convention as the first-place winner will perform a recital on Sunday.
In addition to the eight finalists, three flutists will be selected from the recorded round to participate in the High School Masterclass at the 2020 NFA Convention. Other entrants may, upon unanimous recommendation from the recorded round judges, receive certificates of merit in recognition of the high quality of their work.
All entrants must:
Previous first-place winners of this competition are ineligible to compete.
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.
Each piece should be uploaded as a separate file in the following order. All uploaded files must be audio recordings. No videos are allowed.
Accompanied repertoire must be recorded with piano accompaniment.
This repertoire will be presented at the 2020 NFA Convention in the order of the finalist’s choosing.
The High School Soloist Competition is sponsored by Brannen Brothers Flutemakers, Inc.