Contests

For Students and Amateurs


Review & Contest
Sunday, November 5, 2017
1:30 – 5:30pm
Highland United Methodist Church
1901 Ridge Rd, Raleigh

Scholarship competition for flutists of all ages. Contest winners will perform at the Flute Fair on Saturday, November 12. Entrants may choose to participate in the Review & Contest or just the Review category, in which case they will receive critique and comment sheet but not be eligible for the Winners’ Concerts at Flute Fair.

Solo & Ensemble Fest
April 2018 (date TBA)
​1:00pm – 5:00pm
Wainwright Music Building
Meredith College

Graded repertoire examinations for all ages; participants can choose to enter the solo and/or ensemble category. 

For Professionals and Advanced Students


Artist Competition
​November 10-11, 2017
Highland United Methodist Church
1901 Ridge Road, Raleigh, NC
Preliminary recordings and entry applications due between August 17-September 15.

A recorded preliminary round is submitted to our judges to determine semifinalists, who are asked to prepare International competition for advanced flutists ages 17 and above. Six semi-finalists chosen from the recorded preliminary round will perform for a panel of judges and the general public on Friday, November 10, 2017. Up to 3 finalists will be selected to perform for a panel of judges and the Flute Fair audience on Saturday, November 11, 2017, competing for cash prizes.

The first place winner will receive a cash prize of $1000 and will be invited to present at a future RAFA event. The second place winner will receive a cash prize of $500. The third place winner will receive a cash prize of $250. 

Semi-final round: 6:30pm, November 10, 2017 (Open to the public. Free admission.)

Final round: November 11 (during the Flute Fair).


Also consider joining one of our Flute Choirs if you enjoy playing in a flute ensemble, or if you haven’t but would like to try! We have student levels (2 years’ experience or more), adult amateur and performance anxiety support meetings, and advanced groups.