2020-2021 Season Events

Due to growing concerns of COVID-19 and the exposure to people at community and group events, RAFA has decided to suspend all in-person activities until larger health risks caused by this issue are resolved. RAFA is dedicated to reducing risks and keeping our members healthy.

See our COVID-19 Update page for the newest information.

Mark your calendar now and plan to join us for another exciting season of flute events!

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9/20/20 Laura Stevens
11/8/20 Review & Contest
11/13/20 Artist Competition
11/14/20 Flute Fair
2/21/21 Pedagogy Colloqium
4/21 Solo & Ensemble Fest
5/21 Members’ Recital

Laura Stevens

Concert & Class featuring flutist Laura Stevens

Sunday, September 20, 2020

Laura Stevens, flute professor at UNC Chapel Hill, member of Elektra Winds and Salisbury Symphony, and principal flutist of Western Piedmont Symphony, will perform a concert with pianist Yumi Kita. A participatory class will follow the recital. 

2:00 – 5:00 pm

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Review and Contest (36th annual)

Sunday, November 8, 2020

1:30pm – 5:30pm

Review and Contest (36th annual) Sunday, November 8, 2020 1:30 – 5:30 PM Scholarship competition for local flutists of all ages. Contest winners will perform at the Flute Fair on Saturday, November 14. 

See R&C Page for full rules and registration.

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RAFA Artist Competition (6th annual)

Friday-Saturday, November 13-14, 2020

National-level competition for advanced flutists age 17 and above; $1750 in prizes. Friday evening’s semi-final round is open to the public. Final round will be held during Saturday’s Flute Fair (Nov. 14).

More information

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Molly Barth

RAFA Flute Fair (32nd annual) with guest artist Molly Barth

Saturday, November 14, 2020

8:30am – 5:00pm

Free for RAFA members (join or renew at the door!); $16 general admission.

The day’s events include a class and concert by guest artist Molly Barth (Grammy Award- winning flutist, clinician, and Vanderbilt University’s Blair School of Music professor of flute); exhibits of flutes, music and accessories; Student Showcase recitals featuring RAFA Contest winners; participatory workshops; recital by 2019 Artist Competition winner Amir Farsi; and the final round of the 2020 Artist Competition. 

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Pedagogy Colloquium

February 21, 2021 

RAFA teachers share their wisdom and experience.

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Solo & Ensemble Fest (17th annual)

April 2021 (date TBD)

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

More information

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RAFA Members’ Recital

May 2021 (date TBD)

Featuring RAFA members performing in solos, small ensembles, and flute choirs.

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