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Convention Performers Competition

2023 Competitions are now closed. Thank you to all who entered!

The Convention Performers Competition is open to all professional flutists and flute teachers. Winners will be featured in a concert at the 2023 NFA Convention in Phoenix on a program devoted to music that has been published within the past year and pre-selected from winners of the Newly Published Music Competition. The NFA will provide a pianist for the convention performance, although winners may bring a pianist at their own expense. Entrants are eligible to win this competition a maximum of two times.

All entrants must be 22 years of age or older by the first day of the convention (born on or before August 3, 2001). Entrants may be required to show proof of age.

Competition Requirements*

  • All flutists must be current NFA members at the time the entry is submitted. If chosen to perform or present during the convention, flutists must also be current members at the time of the convention and register for the convention by July 1, 2023. 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 14, 2023.

Recorded Round Repertoire

Each piece should be uploaded as a separate file in the following order. All uploaded files must be audio recordings. No videos are allowed.

  • Jin Ta, Flute Sonata “Mongol” Op. 6, I. Grassland (Tu & Du)
  • Adolphus Hailstork, Yuhwa (Theodore Presser)

All Recorded Round repertoire must be recorded WITH piano accompaniment.

* Competitions are subject to all rules and regulations on this page as well as the 2023 General Competition Information and Rules and Regulations. Incomplete entries will be subject to disqualification.


James Miller