Next Steps for the Piccolo Artist Competition
Entrants will be notified by Thursday, April 30, 2020 of the judges' decisions. Six semifinalists will be selected to submit a video recording of the semifinal round repertoire. Please refer to the Recording Guidelines on the NFA Competition Information page. Upload your video recording here by Monday, August 3, 2020, 11:59 p.m. EDT. Following the semifinal round, three finalists will be chosen to advance and will compete during a final round at the 2021 NFA Convention in Washington, D.C.
Please contact coordinator Rachel Ordaz with any questions you may have.
The biennial Piccolo Artist Competition is for outstanding players of the piccolo. Six semifinalists will be selected to compete at the 2020 NFA Convention based on their recorded audition. Three of the semifinalists will then be chosen to perform in a convention recital. The NFA will provide a pianist for the semifinal and final rounds, although contestants may bring a pianist at their own expense.
Cash prizes of $1500, $750, and $400 will be awarded to the finalists, as well as $100 to each semifinalist not chosen as a finalist. A $100 award will be given to the competition finalist who gives the best performance of the newly commissioned work.
All entrants must be 30 years of age or younger by the last day of the convention (born on or after August 10, 1989). 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. Movements may be uploaded separately if you choose. 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.