The triennial Alto Flute Artist Competition is for outstanding players of the alto flute, who may also choose to include a piece(s) performed on the bass flute. Six entrants will be chosen to compete at the 2025 NFA Convention. The NFA will provide a pianist, although contestants may bring a pianist at their own expense. A floor microphone will be available for pieces performed on the bass flute. All repertoire must be performed on alto flute or bass flute. Cash prizes of $1,500, $750, and $400 will be awarded to the top three finalists.
All entrants must be 22 years of age or older by the first day of the convention. Entrants will be required to show proof of age at the convention. Previous first-place winners of this competition are ineligible to compete again.
All entrants must submit their entry, upload recordings/supplemental materials, and pay competition and membership fees by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, TBA.
Each piece should be uploaded as a separate file in the following order. All uploaded files must be audio recordings. No videos are allowed.
Select two pieces from the following list:
This repertoire will be presented at the 2022 NFA Convention. Each program should be a maximum of 20 minutes. Please time your program carefully, as all contestants will be stopped after 20 minutes. Final round repertoire, including titles, movements, exact timings, composer’s dates, and publishers, must be included with your competition entry. Finalists will be bound by their original selections.
Select two or three pieces from the following list. For one of your pieces, you may choose to improvise on solo alto flute or solo bass flute in any style.
Deborah Rebeck Ash