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Piccolo Orchestral Audition & Masterclass Competition

The biennial Piccolo Orchestral Audition & Masterclass Competition is open to flutists who will be 30 years of age or younger by the last day of the convention (born on or after August 5, 1988). Entrants will be required to show proof of age at the convention. Three finalists will be chosen to perform a mock audition and perform in a masterclass for Peter Verhoyen at the 2019 NFA Convention. Cash prizes of $1,000, $750, and $400 will be awarded. Previous first-prize winners in this competition are ineligible to compete.

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.

  • Benjamin Britten, The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra, Fugue, beginning to downbeat of rehearsal E
  • Gioacchino Rossini, Overture to Semiramide, 5 measures after rehearsal G through rehearsal H & 14 measures after rehearsal T through rehearsal U
  • Dmitri Shostakovich, Symphony No. 10, Movement I, rehearsal 69 to the end (of piccolo part)
  • Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Symphony No. 4, Movement III, second measure of rehearsal E through 3 measures before rehearsal G

Accompaniment is not required for this competition.

* 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.


Zachariah Galatis

Those entering this competition may also may also be eligible to apply for the Frances Blaisdell Scholarship, which provides $1000 toward NFA convention expenses.