The triennial Baroque Flute Artist Competition is for outstanding performers on baroque flute. Six entrants will be chosen to compete in this competition at the 2024 NFA Convention. All entrants must be 35 years of age or younger by the last day of the convention. Entrants may be required to show proof of age. Previous first-place winners of this competition are ineligible to compete again.
All repertoire must be performed on Baroque flute/traverso (with harpsichord when basso continuo is specified). All pieces should be played with repeats as written, with ornamentation at the performer's discretion.
Each finalist shall create a virtual program demonstrating artistic maturity, technical and tonal qualities, and knowledge of program design and balance excluding any repetitions of recorded round or semifinal round repertoire. Each program should be a maximum of 25 minutes (including time between movements, pieces, applause, etc.). Final round repertoire, including titles, movements, exact timings, composer's dates, and publishers must accompany the application. Finalists will be bound by their original selections.
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.