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Junior Soloist Competition

Next Steps for the Junior Soloist Competition

Entrants will be notified by Thursday, April 30, 2020 of the judges' decisions. Three 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 will receive cash prizes of $500, $250, and $100 respectively. Upload your video recording here by Monday, August 3, 2020, 11:59 p.m. EDT. In addition, these flutists will receive online instruction from JeeYoung Rachel Choe.

Please contact coordinator Brittany Trotter with any questions you may have.


The Junior Soloist Competition is open to outstanding young flutists. Finalists will be selected based on their recorded round audition to compete at the 2020 NFA Convention. Cash prizes of $500, $250, and $100 will be awarded to the finalists.

In addition to the finalists, flutists will be selected from the recorded round to participate in the Junior 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:

  • have been full-time students enrolled in an accredited institution during the 2019-2020 academic year in grades 6-8 or the equivalent.
  • be between the ages of 11-15 on the first day of the convention. Entrants will be required to show proof of age at the convention.

Competition Requirements*

  • All flutists must be current NFA members at the time the entry is submitted. If chosen to perform or present at the convention, flutists must also be current members at the time of the convention and register for the convention by July 1, 2020. 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. Eastern Standard Time, Tuesday, February 18, 2020.


Recorded Round Repertoire 

Each piece should be uploaded as a separate file in the following order. Movements may be uploaded separately if you choose. All uploaded files must be audio recordings. No videos are allowed.

  • Georg Philipp Telemann, Sonata in F Major TWV 41:F2, I. Vivace (no repeats) (any edition)
  • Christoph Willibald Gluck, Minuet and Dance of the Blessed Spirits (no repeats) (any edition)

Accompanied repertoire must be recorded with piano accompaniment.

Final Round Repertoire

    This repertoire will be presented at the 2020 NFA Convention in the order of the finalist’s choosing.

    • Eugénie Rocherolle, Sonata No. 1, I. Allegro moderato (Hal Leonard)
    • Benjamin Godard: Suite de Trois Morceaux, Op. 116, I. Allegretto (Zimmermann)


    * Competitions are subject to all rules and regulations on this page as well as the 2020 General Competition Information and Rules and Regulations. Incomplete entries will be subject to disqualification.


    Brittany Trotter

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    The Junior Soloist Competition is sponsored by Flute Specialists Inc.