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Baroque Flute Artist Competition

All 2021 NFA competitions will be virtual!

The triennial Baroque Flute Artist Competition is for outstanding performers on baroque flute. Six entrants will be chosen to compete in this virtual competition. 

All entrants must be 35 years of age or younger by the last day of the convention (born on or after August 16, 1986). 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, 2021. 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. Central Standard Time, Tuesday, February 23, 2021.

      Recorded Round Repetoire

      • G.P. Telemann, ed. Barthold Kuijken, Fantasia No. 7 in D Major TWV 40:8 (take all repeats) (Musica Rara)
      • J.S. Bach, ed. Hans-Peter Schmitz, Sonata in E Major BWV 1035, III. Siciliano (take all repeats) (Barenreiter)
      • François Couperin, Quatrième Concert from Concerts Royaux, I. Prélude (gravement), II. Allemande (legerment), and IV. Courante à L’italiéne (take all repeats) (any edition)

      Due to the restrictions of COVID-19, all repertoire must be recorded without accompaniment.

      Semifinal Round Repetoire

      • Pietro Locatelli, Sonata in Bb, Op.2, No. 3, I. Andante and II. Largo (take all repeats) (any edition)
      • Joseph Bodin de Boismortier, Suite No. 6 in A Major from Six Suites de pièces, Op. 35, I. Prelude: Lentement and III. Ramage: Doucement, Gaiment (take all repeats) (any edition)
      • J.S. Bach, ed. Barthold Kuijken, Partita in A Minor BWV 1013, I. Allemande (only take the first repeat) (Breitkopf and Härtel)

      Final Round Repetoire to be chosen by finalists

      *Competitions are subject to all rules and regulations on this page as well as the 2021 General Competition Information, Rules and Regulations. Incomplete entries will be subject to disqualification.


      Leighann Daihl Ragusa


      Those entering this competition may also may also be eligible to apply for the Frances Blaisdell Scholarship, which provides $1500 toward NFA convention expenses.