2018 Artist Competition

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

Up to six semi-finalists chosen from the recorded preliminary round will perform for a panel of judges and the general public on Friday, November 9, 2018.

Preliminary round recorded repertoire

  1. G.P. Telemann: Fantasia No. 8 in E Minor (complete, with repeats)
  2. Sigfried Karg-Elert: Sonata Appassionata, Op. 140

Entry Deadline: 11:59pm, Friday, September 14 (electronic submission)

2018 Official Artist Competition Rules

2018 RAFA Artist Competition Flyer

Up to three finalists will be selected to perform for a panel of judges and the Flute Fair audience on Saturday, November 10.

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 9, 2018
Highland United Methodist Church
Open to the public.
Free Admission.

Final round: November 10 (during the Flute Fair)
Highland United Methodist Church

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


To enter the RAFA Artist Competition, you will complete the online application form. Please read all of the competition rules carefully before completing your application.

-2018 Application will be activated in August!
-2018 Official Artist Competition Rules (pdf)

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.

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 19)
  • Required recordings Please record and upload .aiff or .wav format files (44100 Hz sample rate, 16-bit sample format) of required pieces.
    • Telemann, Fantasy No. 8 in E Minor
    • Karg-Elert: Sonata Appassionata, Op. 140
  • Credit or debit card for fee payment (if paying online)

Take me to the registration form! (Active August 2018)

Registration, recordings, and all supporting information is due by 11:59pm, ET, Friday, September 14, 2018.

Congratulations to our finalists who performed at Flute Fair 2017!

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

See the 2017 winners.

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