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Piccolo Artist Competition

2021 competitions are now closed. Repertoire requirements for next year are scheduled to be announced in August.


All 2021 NFA competitions will be held virtually!

Three finalists chosen from the 2020 Piccolo Artist Competition will be performing in a final round during the 2021 NFA convention. 

The biennial Piccolo Artist Competition is for outstanding players of the piccolo. The next competition will take place in 2022. Six semifinalists will be selected to compete at the 2022 NFA Convention based on their recorded audition. Three of the semifinalists will then be chosen to perform in a convention recital. The NFA will provide a pianist for the semifinal and final rounds, although contestants may bring a pianist at their own expense.

Cash prizes of $1500, $750, and $400 will be awarded to the finalists, as well as $100 to each semifinalist not chosen as a finalist. A $100 award will be given to the competition finalist who gives the best performance of the newly commissioned work.

All entrants must be 30 years of age or younger by the last day of the convention (born on or after August 15, 1992 for the 2022 convention). 

Previous first-place winners of this competition are ineligible to compete.


Rachel Ordaz

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

Support provided by Keefe Piccolos