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Adult Amateur Competition

The Adult Amateur Competition is open to any person who engages in the pursuit of flute playing on an unpaid basis and who is not currently enrolled as a student at a university. Three winners (one from each category of repertoire) will be selected to perform in an online masterclass with a well-established professional member of the NFA. The purpose is to engage a broader range of the amateur flutist population in the NFA.

Applicants may enter one category per year.  Winners in the Novice and Intermediate categories may enter a more difficult category in the future, but winners of any category are ineligible to compete in that category again.

Competition Requirements*

  • All flutists must be current NFA members at the time the entry is submitted. To join or renew, go to
  • Completed entry
  • Uploaded files
  • $65 entry fee (paid during submission process)
  • Winners must be available to participate in the virtual masterclass which will take place on September 14, 2024 at 3:00 PM Central Standard Time.

All entrants must submit their entry, upload recordings/supplemental materials, and pay competition and membership fees by 11:59 p.m. Central Standard Time, Friday, March 15, 2024.

Recorded Round Repertoire

Each piece should be uploaded as a separate file. All uploaded files must be audio recordings. No videos are allowed. All Recorded Round repertoire must be recorded WITH accompaniment.

Novice Category

  • Ernest Bloch, Suite Modale, I. Moderato (Broude Brothers)
  • Germaine Tailleferre, Forlane (any edition)

Intermediate Category

  • Mélanie Bonis, Pièce Op. 189 (Schott)
  • Otar Taktakishvili, Sonata, I. Allegro cantabile (Associated Music Publishers)

Advanced Category

Required Repertoire:

  • Bohuslav Martinů, First Sonata, H. 306, I. Allegro moderato (Associated Music Publishers)

Select one piece from the following list:

  • Amanda Harberg, Feathers and Wax (Theodore Presser)
  • Shulamit Ran, Birds of Paradise (Theodore Presser)

* 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.


Christina Condon