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Orchestral Audition & Masterclass Competition

The Orchestral Audition & Masterclass Competition will select three finalists to perform a mock audition and perform in a masterclass for an orchestral flutist and pedagogue at the 2024 NFA Convention in San Antonio. Cash prizes of $1,000, $750, and $400 will be awarded. Previous first-place winners of this competition are ineligible to compete.

This application closed on February 14th, 2024 at 11:59pm Central US Time.

Competition Requirements*

  • AGE REQUIREMENT: 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, 1993). Entrants may be required to show proof of age. 
  • 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, 2024. To join or renew, go to
  • Completed entry
  • Uploaded files
  • $65 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, Wednesday, February 14, 2024.

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.

  • Ludwig van Beethoven, Symphony No. 3, Mvt. 4, m. 172 - 200
  • Igor Stravinsky, Firebird Suite (1919 Version), Variation de L’oiseau de feu, complete variation
  • Johannes Brahms, Symphony No. 4, Mvt. 4, m. 89 - 105
  • Dmitri Shostakovich, Symphony No. 5, Mvt. 1, rehearsal 39 to measure 2 of rehearsal 41
  • Dmitri Shostakovich, Symphony No. 5, Mvt. 2, one beat before rehearsal 59 through measure 8 of rehearsal 60

All Recorded Round repertoire for this event must be recorded WITHOUT any form of accompaniment.

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


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