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 13, 2020.

Up to 3 three finalists will be selected to perform for a panel of judges and the Flute Fair audience on Saturday, November 14.

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 2020-2021 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: November 13, 2020

Open to the public.
Free Admission.

Final round: November 9 (during the Flute Fair, time to be announced)

2019 RAFA Artist Competition Official Rules (PDF) link
2019 RAFA Artist Competition Flyer (PDF) link

For more information contact Catherine LeGrand, RAFA Artist Competition Coordinator:

2020 Application Form (not yet live)

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.

2019 RAFA Artist Competition Official Rules (PDF) link

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 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 17.)
  • Required recordings Please record and upload .aiff or .wav format files (44100 Hz sample rate, 16-bit sample format) of required pieces.
  • Credit or debit card for fee payment (if paying online)

Registration for the 2020 Artist Competition is not yet available.