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Jazz Flute Masterclass Competition

The biennial Jazz Flute Masterclass Competition will select three jazz flutists to perform for prominent jazz performer and composer/arranger Marc Adler at the 2022 NFA Convention in Chicago. This competition is open to all flutists. Entrants may play either piccolo, C flute, alto flute, or bass flute on their recordings. Each selection must include one or two improvised choruses. Audition repertoire should be played with a play-along recording (ie. Aebersold, Band-in-a-Box, iRealb).

Competition Requirements*

  • NFA membership - all flutists must be current NFA members at the time the entry is submitted (nfaonline.org/signup) 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.
  • Completed entry
  • $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.

  • Herbie Hancock, “Maiden Voyage” from Tunes You Thought You Knew, Volume 85 (Jamey Aebersold Jazz)
  • Charlie Parker, “Yardbird Suite” from All Bird, Volume 6 (Jamey Aebersold Jazz)
  • George Fragos / Jack Baker / Dick Gasparre, “I Hear a Rhapsody” from Tunes You Thought You Knew, Volume 85 (Jamey Aebersold Jazz)

Recorded Round repertoire should be played with a play-along recording (ie. Aebersold, Band-in-a-Box, iRealb).

* 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

Kimberly Strickland
kstrickland@asfa.k12.al.us