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Junior Soloist Competition

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

The Junior Soloist Competition is open to outstanding young flutists. Three finalists will be selected based on their recorded round audition to compete at the 2023 NFA Convention in Phoenix. Cash prizes of $500, $250, and $100 will be awarded to the finalists.

In addition to the finalists, flutists will be selected from the recorded round to participate in the Junior Masterclass led by Daniel Pardo at the 2023 NFA Convention in Phoenix. 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 meet BOTH of the following requirements:

  • have been enrolled and in good standing as full time students in grades 6-8 or the equivalent during the 2022-2023 academic year.
  • be between the ages of 11-15 on the first 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 in this event.

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. Movements may be uploaded separately if you choose. All uploaded files must be audio recordings. No videos are allowed.

  • Valerie Coleman, Legends, III. Gaia and IV. El Encierro (
  • Johann Sebastian Bach, Sonata in Eb Major BWV 1031, II. Siciliano (Breitkopf Urtext)

All Recorded Round repertoire must be recorded WITH piano accompaniment.

Final Round Repertoire

    This repertoire will be presented at the 2023 NFA Convention in Phoenix in the order of the finalist’s choosing. The NFA will provide a pianist for the final round, although winners may bring a pianist at their own expense.

    • Èmile Pessard, Bolero Op. 28, No. 2 (any edition)
    • Jacques Ibert, Pièce pour flûte seule (Alphonse Leduc)

    * 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.


    Brittany Trotter