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Professional Flute Choir Competition

Next Steps for the Professional Flute Choir Competition

Entrants will be notified by Thursday, April 30, 2020 of the judges' decisions. Flutists chosen to advance will participate in the Professional Flute Choir during the 2021 NFA Convention in Washington, D.C.

Please contact coordinator Eileen Yarrison with any questions you may have.

The Professional Flute Choir Competition is open to all professional-level flutists and flute teachers. A panel of judges will select a minimum of 14 flutists to perform in the Professional Flute Choir conducted by Jack Delaney at the 2020 NFA Convention.

Entrants who wish to perform on alto flute, bass flute, or contrabass flute in the flute choir need only submit a recording of the corresponding repertoire. Those wishing to perform on piccolo are required to submit both the C flute and piccolo selections.

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: Eldin Burton, Sonatina, Movement I (Carl Fischer)

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

  • Piccolo: Katherine Hoover, Three Sketches, I. Dusk (Papagena Press)

Entrants wishing to perform on alto flute, bass flute, or contrabass flute in the flute choir need only submit a recording of the corresponding repertoire. 

  • Alto Flute: Mike Mower, 2 Sonnets, No. 2 (Itchy Fingers)
  • Bass Flute: Lowell Liebermann, Eight Pieces, Movement I & Movement 6 (TheodorePresser)
  • Contrabass Flute: Lowell Liebermann, Eight Pieces, Movement I & Movement 6 (Theodore Presser)

Accompanied repertoire must be recorded with piano accompaniment.

 

* 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
Eileen Yarrison
eyarrison@aol.com