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High School Flute Choir Competition

Next Steps for the High School Flute Choir Competition

Entrants will be notified by Thursday, April 30, 2020 of the judges' decisions. Flutists chosen to advance will participate in the High School Flute Choir during the 2021 NFA Convention in Washington, D.C. Flutists that are no longer high school students during the 2020-2021 school year will be given the option to perform with the High School Flute Choir or audition for the Collegiate Flute Choir (if eligible). Those choosing to audition for the Collegiate Flute Choir will be ineligible to perform with the High School Flute Choir.

Please contact coordinator Lindsay Leach Sparks with any questions you may have.

The High School Flute Choir Competition will select high school flutists to perform in the High School Flute Choir conducted by Melissa Colgin Abeln at the 2020 NFA Convention. All entrants must have been full-time students enrolled in an accredited institution during the 2019-2020 academic year in grades 9-12 or the equivalent and between the ages of 14 and 19 on the first day of the convention. Entrants will be required to show proof of age at the convention. Students selected to participate in the High School Flute Choir may be required to attend a rehearsal on Wednesday (the day prior to the start of the convention).

All entrants must play the C flute selection. Entrants wishing to perform on piccolo must include the corresponding repertoire below. Entrants chosen to participate in the High School Flute Choir at convention may be requested to perform on alto and/or bass flute. Demonstrating proficiency on either or both instruments may increase your chances of being accepted into the ensemble. Accepted students will be asked to bring an alto or bass flute if they have access to one or if their private teachers have access to one. Please note that additional alto and bass flutes will be on hand for selected performers to use if necessary.

Competition Requirements*

  • All flutists must be current NFA members at the time the entry is submitted. If chosen to perform or present at the convention, flutists must also be current members at the time of the convention and register for the convention by July 1, 2020. To join or renew, go to nfaonline.org/signup.
  • Completed entry
  • Uploaded files
  • $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 18, 2020.

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.

  • C Flute: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Concerto in D Major, KV 314, I. Allegro aperto, measure 32 through the end (include a cadenza, original or published, that is no more than 60 seconds in length) (any edition)

Accompanied repertoire must be recorded with piano accompaniment.

Entrants wishing to perform on piccolo in the flute choir must also add the following to their audition recording.

  • Piccolo: Melvin Lauf Jr., Angel of Victory, I. Victory Variation (no repeats) (FLUTE.NET Publications)

Accompanied repertoire must be recorded with piano accompaniment.

Entrants chosen to participate in the High School Flute Choir at convention may be requested to perform on alto and/or bass flute. Demonstrating proficiency on either or both instruments may increase your chances of being accepted into the ensemble.

Accompaniment is not required for the alto flute and bass flute excerpts.

* Competitions are subject to all rules and regulations on this page as well as the 2020 General Competition Information and Rules and Regulations. Incomplete entries will be subject to disqualification.

 

COORDINATOR 
Lindsay Leach Sparks
lalflute.leach@gmail.com

 

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