Review and Contest

The Review and Contest is an annual event sponsored by RAFA to further the education of RAFA member flutists. It is an opportunity for flutists of all levels of playing ability to perform for professionals who provide written comments and suggestions for improvement. Students (grades 1 through 12 or at least half-time students in college or graduate school) may enter the Review or Contest, and adults may enter the Adult Review. Each participant performs two pieces for evaluation by two judges.

Contest participants compete against other flutists in the same division and grade level. Contest winners receive prizes of scholarship money and perform in the RAFA Student Showcase at the RAFA Flute Fair on Saturday, November 9, 2019, at times to be announced.

Adult flutists and students who choose not to compete may enter the Review, where they receive written evaluation but are not eligible for scholarship prizes.

2019 Review and Contest Winners

The winners will perform in the Student Showcase recitals at the RAFA Flute Fair on Saturday, November 9, at Highland United Methodist Church, 1901 Ridge Rd, Raleigh. The two recitals (at 8:45 am and 2:45 pm) are open to the public at no admission cost.

Congratulations to all of the 2019 Review and Contest winners!

Division 1 Elementary
Winner: Grace Bardeen
Honorable Mention: Ankit Durbha, Alicia He

Division 1 Middle/High School
Winner: Jemma Lowi
Honorable Mention: Serena Zhang

Division 2 Elementary
Winner: Buvan Praveen
Honorable Mention: Joseph Wang

Division 2 Middle/High School
Winner: Isabella Pellom
Honorable Mention: Eric Feng, Monish Shah

Division 3 Middle/High School
Winners: Abigail Park, Qi Feng Wu, Leo Molinoff, Dorothy Zhang
Honorable Mention: Joey Craig, Surya Krishnamurthy, Mirabelle Sheuerle

Division 4 Middle/High School
Winners: Yixuan Che, Raghav Yelamanchili
Honorable Mention: Tiffany Meng

Division 5 Middle/High School
Winner: Ashley Novak, Emily Wang
Honorable Mention: Yitong Zhang

Division 6 Middle/High School
Winners: Andrew Cardona, Erin Secosky, Sharon Wang
Honorable Mention: Madeline Robeson

Division 7 Middle/High School
Winner: Campbell Massengill

Division 8 Middle/High School
Winner: Emily Qiu

Division 5 Undergraduate
Winner: Janelle Gillespie

Division 6 Undergraduate
Winner: Kyrese Washington
Honorable Mention: Eri Kakoki

Division 7 Undergraduate
Winner: Jess Chen
Honorable Mention: Sarah Tan

Division 8 Undergraduate
Winner: Katherine Grischow

2019 Review and Contest

Sunday, November 3, 2019
1:30 – 5:30pm
Highland United Methodist Church, 1901 Ridge Rd, Raleigh

RAFA Student Showcase at Flute Fair

Saturday, November 9, 2019
Highland United Methodist Church, 1901 Ridge Rd, Raleigh


Please read the following guidelines before registering for Review & Contest.

2019 Review and Contest Guidelines

Register here Registration has closed for 2019.

  • The registration fee is $20 for Contest and $15 for Review.
  • The deadline for registration is Friday, September 20, 2019, using the online registration form.

Repertoire Lists 2019 – 2022

Clarification in the 2019 Division 3 repertoire: Notice that the G.P. Telemann choice piece is Minuet II only (from Suite in A Minor).

2019 ALL DIVISIONS (great for teachers!)
Division 1
Division 2
Division 3
Division 4