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Jazz Flute Masterclass Competition

The biennial Jazz Flute Masterclass Competition will select three jazz flutists to perform for prominent jazz performer/teacher, Holly Hofmann, at the 2019 NFA Convention. This competition is open to all flutists. Entrants may play either piccolo, C flute, alto flute, or bass flute on their recordings. Each selection must include one or two improvised choruses. Audition repertoire should be played with jazz piano, guitar, or full rhythm section accompaniment, OR with a play-along recording (ie. Aebersold, Band-in-a-Box, iRealb).

Competition Requirements*

  • NFA membership - all flutists must be current NFA members at the time the entry is submitted (
    Entrants chosen to perform or present at the convention must renew their membership (for the membership year beginning August 1, 2019) and register for the convention by July 1, 2019.
  • Completed entry
  • $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. Eastern Standard Time, Tuesday, February 19, 2019.

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.

  • B. Kaper/N. Washington, “On Green Dolphin Street” from What’s New: Volume 93 (Jamey Aebersold Jazz)
  • Harry Warren, “There Will Never Be Another You” from What’s New: Volume 93 (Jamey Aebersold Jazz)
  • Charlie Parker, “Ornithology” from What’s New: Volume 93 (Jamey Aebersold Jazz)

* Competitions are subject to all rules and regulations on this page as well as the 2019 General Competition Information and Rules and Regulations. Incomplete entries will be subject to disqualification.

Ernesto Fernandez