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Junior Soloist Competition

The Junior Soloist Competition is open to outstanding young flutists. Three finalists will be selected based on their recorded round audition to compete at the 2024 NFA Convention in San Antonio. Cash prizes of $500, $250, and $100 will be awarded to the finalists.

In addition to the finalists, flutists will be selected from the recorded round to participate in the Junior Masterclass at the 2024 NFA Convention in San Antonio. Other entrants may, upon unanimous recommendation from the recorded round judges, receive certificates of merit in recognition of the high quality of their work.

All entrants must meet BOTH of the following requirements:

  • have been enrolled and in good standing as full time students in grades 6-8 or the equivalent during the 2023-2024 academic year.
  • be between the ages of 11-15 on the first day of the convention. Entrants may be required to show proof of age.

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

Competition Requirements*

  • 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. Movements may be uploaded separately if you choose. All uploaded files must be audio recordings. No videos are allowed.

  • Lili Boulanger, Nocturne (any edition; can be found in Schott, Flute Music By Female Composers)
  • Johann Joachim Quantz, Alla Francese (Peters, Die Soloflote [The Solo Flute], Vol. 1: Baroque)

All Recorded Round repertoire must be recorded WITH piano accompaniment.

Final Round Repertoire

    This repertoire will be presented at the 2024 NFA Convention in San Antonio in the order of the finalist’s choosing. The NFA will provide a pianist for the final round, although winners may bring a pianist at their own expense.

    • Leopoldine Blahetka, Variationen Op. 39 (Schott, Flute Music By Female Composers). Take all repeats.
    • Phyllis Avidan Louke, Spirit of the Stallion, I. Warm Springs Serenade (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.


    Brittany Trotter