The Graduate Research Competition promotes the value of research and exposes new and important scholarly work to an interested audience. A panel will select up to two winners for their outstanding contributions to flute study based on the quality of their research, abstract, and proposal. Entrants must have a completed graduate degree at the time of entry, earned no more than five years prior to the convention. Projects submitted for consideration must be original research and not previously published. Applicants who have previously presented or applied to present materials from their graduate research at an NFA convention must submit a proposal that is significantly different from their previous presentation. The proposal should note the other presentation and explain how this one differs. Each winner will be invited to give a 25-minute presentation summarizing the important contributions of their dissertation/thesis/treatise/project during the 2021 NFA Convention. The winners’ abstracts will be published in The Flutist Quarterly. Each dissertation/thesis/treatise will be deposited in the NFA Music Library at the University of Arizona after review.
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, January 12, 2021.