The 37th annual High School Soloist Competition will feature eight finalists (selected based on their recorded round audition) competing during the 2021 NFA Convention. Cash prizes of $1,000, $500, and $300 will be awarded to the finalists. In addition, the $400 Geoffrey Gilbert Scholarship will be awarded to the first-place winner, to be used for further flute study with any teacher who is a member of the NFA. The $100 Deveau Scholarship will be awarded to the finalist who gives the best performance of the NFA commissioned work.
In addition to the eight finalists, three flutists will be selected from the recorded round to participate in the High School Masterclass during the 2021 NFA Convention. Other entrants may, upon unanimous recommendation from the recorded round judges, receive certificates of merit in recognition of the high quality of their work.
All entrants must:
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. Central Standard Time, Sunday, February 28, 2021.
Each piece should be uploaded as a separate file in the following order. All uploaded files must be audio recordings. No videos are allowed.
Due to the restrictions of COVID-19, all repertoire must be recorded without piano accompaniment.
This repertoire will be presented at the 2021 NFA Convention in the order of the finalist’s choosing.
Finalists will be asked to submit a video of their program, due July 1st, 2021.