RAFA Artist Competition

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

The 2021 RAFA Artist Competition Semi-Final and Final rounds will be held in-person at Highland United Methodist Church in Raleigh, NC, on November 12 and 13.

Because of COVID restrictions, live audiences will not be permitted at the Semi-Final and Final rounds. A quorum of judges will be in-person at both rounds. Plans are being made to livestream the event and to video record it for later viewing until November 27.

In the event that the RAFA Artist Competition must be converted to a virtual format because of COVID concerns, semi-finalists will upload recordings of both their Semi-Final round and Final round programs by 11:59 p.m. ET, Sunday, November 7, 2021. Video recording requirements and updated competition rules will be provided to semi-finalists if a change of format is needed.

Six semi-finalists chosen from the recorded preliminary round will perform in the Semi-Final round on November 12. Up to 3 finalists will be selected to perform in the Final round on November 13.

Semi-Final round
6:30 p.m., Friday, November 12

Final round
1:00 p.m., Saturday, November 13

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 2022-2023 season. The second place winner will receive a cash prize of $500. The third place winner will receive a cash prize of $250.

Preliminary Recorded Round Repertoire

  • Marin Marais, Les Folies d’Espagne (Bärenreiter), Theme and four variations of your choice 
  • Katherine Hoover, Winter Spirits

2021 RAFA Artist Competition official rules
2021 RAFA Artist Competition flyer

Applications are now closed.

For more information, contact:

Catherine LeGrand, RAFA Artist Competition Coordinator
rafa.artist.competition@gmail.com