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.

Six semi-finalists chosen from the recorded preliminary round will perform for a panel of judges and the general public on Friday, November 8, 2024.

Up to 3 finalists will be selected to perform for a panel of judges and the Flute Fair audience on Saturday, November 9.

  • 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 2024-2025 season.
  • The second place winner will receive a cash prize of $500.
  • The third place winner will receive a cash prize of $250.

2024 RAFA Artist Competition Semi-Final Round
Friday, November 8, 6:30 p.m.
Highland United Methodist Church
1901 Ridge Road, Raleigh, NC
 
Our 6 semi-finalists will perform 20-minute programs of unaccompanied music for a panel of judges and for the general public.
 
Open to the public
Free admission

2024 RAFA Artist Competition Final Round
with pianist Kenneth Grigg

Saturday, November 9, 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. (during the RAFA Flute Fair)
Highland United Methodist Church
1901 Ridge Road, Raleigh, NC
Flute Fair: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
 
Up to 3 finalists chosen from the Semi-Final round will perform 20-minute programs with piano for a panel of judges and the Flute Fair audience.

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 2025-2026 season. The second place winner will receive a cash prize of $500. The third place winner will receive a cash prize of $250.

We hope you will attend both events!

Preliminary recorded round repertoire:

  • G.P. Telemann: Fantasia No. 7 in D Major
  • A. Harberg: Don’t Forget to Write

Electronic submission deadline: 11:59 p.m., Saturday, September 14

Semi-final round:
November 8, 6:30 p.m.
Highland United Methodist Church
1901 Ridge Road, Raleigh, NC 27607

Final round:
November 9 (during the RAFA Flute Fair)
Highland United Methodist Church

2024 RAFA Artist Competition official rules
2024 RAFA Artist Competition PDF flyer

For more information, contact Kelly Nivison, Artist Competition Coordinator
rafa.artist.competition@gmail.com

Registration is now closed.