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2020 Competition Update

May 21, 2020, 09:21 AM by National Flute Association

2020 Competition Update

Although the 2020 NFA Convention is cancelled, the NFA is moving forward with all 2020 competitions to honor the time and effort put forth for the recorded round. Below are the results of each competition with a brief explanation of next steps.
Flutists for each competition are listed in alphabetical order.

Baroque Flute Masterclass Competition

The winners will participate in a masterclass during the 2021 NFA Convention in Washington, D.C.

- Nayoung Ham
- Emma Mellinger
- Eva Skanse

Collegiate Flute Choir Competition
The winners will participate in the Collegiate Flute Choir during the 2021 NFA Convention in Washington, D.C.

- McKayla Clements
- Savannah Ekrut
- Samantha Graham
- Elizabeth Hertzberg
- Elisabeth Holley
- Cindy Kaiser
- Nicole Kammer
- Samantha Kochis
- John Nguyen
- Frances Orteza
- Katelyn P. Popp
- Joseph Posler
- Sarah Potts
- Kaitlyn Suttles
- Anabel Torres
- Emily Warren

Convention Performers Competition

The winners will submit video recordings to be featured by the NFA. Repertoire will be selected from the winners of the Newly Published Music Competition.

- Bonnie Cochran
- Tia Jaynes
- Carmen Lemoine
- Emily Stanek
- Julie Kay Williams

C.R.E.A.T.E. Project Competition
The finalists will present their projects during a final round at the 2021 NFA Convention in Washington, D.C.

Finalists
- John Nguyen
- Adrienne Read
- Nicole Riccardo
- Stéphanie Superle

Flute Choir Call for Scores
The winning composition will be performed by the High School Flute Choir at the 2021 NFA Convention in Washington, D.C.

- Jonathan Cohen– Blueshift Red

Graduate Research Competition
The winners will submit a video recording of their presentation summarizing the contributions of their project, which will be featured by the NFA.

- Gillian Sheppard - The Modern Twig: Extended Techniques for Piccolo
- Brittany Trotter - Examining Musical Hybridity and Cultural Influences in Valerie Coleman’s Wish Sonatine and Fanmi Imèn

High School Flute Choir Competition
The winners will participate in the High School Flute Choir during the 2021 NFA Convention in Washington, D.C.

- Sungeun Bang
- Mamata Bhangale
- Lorien Britt
- Beneditto Caroccio
- Cate Collard
- Eileen Hung
- Ella Hursh
- Seohyun Kim
- Olivia O’Brien
- Lauren Radeschi
- Anny Shi
- Crystal Suk
- Smrithi Upadhyayula
- Audrey Yan
- Joyce Zhu

High School Soloist Competition
The finalists will submit a video recording of the final round repertoire. They will be ranked and the top three will receive cash prizes of $1,000, $500, and $300 respectively. 

Finalists
- Choyi Lee 
- Xiaoxi Li
- Ivy Liang 
- Fernando Perez 
- Erica Wang 
- Audrey Yang 
- Delia Zaleski 
- Ji Zhou

The following flutists have been selected as high school masterclass participants and will receive online instruction from a master teacher.

- Alanagh Bohan
- Anita Lin
- Sarah Park

Jazz Artist Competition
The finalists will compete during a final round at the 2021 NFA Convention in Washington, D.C.

Finalists

Lukasz Jankowski
Shun Katayama
- Joseph Melnicove

Junior Soloist Competition
The finalists will submit a video recording of the final round repertoire. They will be ranked and will receive cash prizes of $500, $250, and $100 respectively. The finalists will also receive online instruction from JeeYoung Rachel Choe.

Finalists
Macy Gong
- Sooah Jeon
- Ayne Park

Masterclass Performers Competition
The winners will participate in a masterclass during the 2021 NFA Convention in Washington, D.C.

Dana Crytser
- Daniel Fletcher
- Elise Kim
- Anna Murphy
- Natalie Smith
- Steven Wu

Newly Published Music Competition
The results of the 2020 Newly Published Music Competition can be found here

Select winning publications will be recorded by the winners of the Convention Performers Competition and the video recordings will be featured by the NFA. Due to current circumstances, the following categories will be announced in the fall of 2020: flute choir, low flute choir, and woodwind quintet.

Orchestral Audition & Masterclass Competition

The finalists will submit a video recording of the final round excerpts. They will be ranked and receive cash prizes of $1,000, $750, and $400 respectively. They will also receive online instruction from a master teacher.

Finalists
- Drew Powell
- Aaron Rib
- Chaz O. Salazar

Piccolo Artist Competition
The semifinalists will submit a video recording of the semifinal round repertoire. Following the semifinal round, three finalists will be chosen to advance and will compete during a final round at the 2021 NFA Convention in Washington, D.C.

Semifinalists
- Oihana Gimenez Infante
- Sarah Miller
- Mar Sala Romagosa
- Yidi Song
- Rebecca Tutunick
- Jona Venturi

Professional Flute Choir Competition
The winners will participate in the Professional Flute Choir during the 2021 NFA Convention in Washington, D.C.

- Linda Bailey
- Paula Bekker
- Laura Benning
- Jodi Boeddeker
- Laura Cooley
- Judy Diez d'Aux
- Emily Hutchinson
- Hal Ide
- Krista Jobson
- Yoon Hee Kim
- Lindsay Kimbley
- Adrienne Read
- Diana Sipes
- Erin Vivero
- Vincenzo Volpe  

Young Artist Competition
The quarterfinalists will submit a video recording of the quarterfinal round repertoire. Each subsequent round will also be done by video recording.

Quarterfinalists
- Peiyao Cheng
- Rachelle Crowell
- Abby Easterling
- Blair Francis
- Charles Gibb
- Nicholas Goodwin
- Hillary Horton
- Susan Kang
- Heidi Keener
- Christy Kim
- Kate Nichols
- Arin Sarkissian
- Yidi Song
- Chelsea Tanner
- Yi Xiang