2017 Artist Competition

The RAFA Artist Competition was created to provide advanced flutists ages 17 and above an opportunity to compete on a worldwide level. 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.

Congratulations to our finalists, who performed at Flute Fair on November 11!

2017 Artist Competition Finalists (L to R): Winner Krisztina Der, 3rd Place Megan Makeever, 2nd Place Jeiran Hasan

2017 RAFA Artist Competition Finalists
Winner Krisztina Dér
2nd Place Jeiran Hasan
3rd Place Megan Makeever

2017 RAFA Artist Competition Semi-finalists
(in alphabetical order by last name)
Krisztina Der
Jeiran Hasan
Megan Makeever
Amelia Moore
Xin Peng
Philip Snyder

Hyunsu Yoon
Emma McCulloch

The first place winner will receive a cash prize of $1000 and will be invited to perform at an event during the Raleigh Area Flute Association’s 2018-2019 season. 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
Highland United Methodist Church
1901 Ridge Road, Raleigh, NC
Open to the public.
Free Admission.

Final round: November 11 (during the Flute Fair)
Highland United Methodist Church
1901 Ridge Road, Raleigh, NC

Please refer to the 2017 RAFA Artist Competition Official Rules for complete details.
2017 Official Artist Competition Rules (word document)
2017 Official Artist Competition Rules (pdf)

Questions? Contact Catherine LeGrand, 2016 RAFA Artist Competition Coordinator: rafa.artist.competition@gmail.com.


To enter the RAFA Artist Competition, you will complete this online entry form.

After your contest information and recordings have been uploaded, please select “Pay Entry Fee.” If you choose to pay online, you will be redirected to a page for payment. If your payment does not process, or an unsuccessful payment page is displayed, you must contact Catherine LeGrand at rafa.artist.competition@gmail.com  to resubmit payment either online or by check.

Once your online RAFA Artist Competition entry information has been received, you will see an automated confirmation response to your successful entry form submission. You should receive a separate email confirmation for payment. The deadline for payment and submission is 11:59pm DST, Friday, September 15, 2017.*

*Out of consideration for flutists across the South affected by Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma, the RAFA Artist Competition committee has voted to extend the 2017 RAFA Artist Competition entry deadline one week. The new deadline is 11:59 pm, Friday, September 22, 2017. 

What information do you need before you start this online form?

  • Short biography
  • Intended repertoire for the semi-final and final rounds. (Changes will be accepted from semi-finalists until October 20)
  • Required recordings Please record and upload .aiff or .wav format files (44100 Hz sample rate, 16-bit sample format) of

1. G. P. Telemann: Fantasia No. 4 in B-flat Major (complete, with repeats) Record all movements on one track.
2. P. Hindemith: Acht Stücke (movements 1, 2, 3, and 8) Record all movements on one track.

  • Credit or debit card for fee payment (if paying online)