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 are featured in the Student Showcase at the RAFA Flute Fair.

Participants in the Review and Adult Review receive written evaluation by the judges but are not eligible for scholarship prizes.

2024 Review and Contest

Date, time, and venue TBD

2023 Review and Contest results

  • Division 1 Elementary
    Winner: Natalia Rivera
    Honorable Mention: Helen Howes
  • Division 1 Middle/High School
    Winner: Sophia Bermudez
  • Division 2 Elementary
    Winner: Sitara Shivkumar
    Honorable Mention: Katie Yu
  • Division 2 Middle/High School
    Winners: Shreyas Rahalkar, Aarav Srivastava
    Honorable Mention: Katelyn Kwark
  • Division 3 Middle/High School
    Winners: Sonnet Carter, Elizabeth Hsu, Lillian Yang
    Honorable Mention: Ishita Biyala, Emily Felten, Ian Greene, Nora Snowden
  • Division 4 Middle/High School
    Winners: Makayla Herriott, Caroline Huang, Buvan Praveen
    Honorable Mention: Ankit Durbha, Krithi Saravanan, Emma Yu
  • Division 5 Middle/High School
    Winners: Qingxin Clare Liu, Sua Moon, Samantha Wang
    Honorable Mention: Abigail Lee, Kevin Teristi, Julie Ye
  • Division 6 Middle/High School
    Winners: Allen Li, Gauri Menon, Evan Zhu
    Honorable Mention: Sylvia Tong
  • Division 7 Middle/High School
    Winners: Ashley Kim, Orion Song
    Honorable Mention: Leo Molinoff
  • Division 8 Middle/High School
    Winner: Emma Belledin
  • Division 5 Undergraduate
    No winner
    Honorable Mention: Mia Kaarls
  • Division 6 Undergraduate
    Winner: Trisha Santanam
    Honorable Mention: Connor Thorne
  • Division 8 Undergraduate
    Winner: Maximilian Goolsbey
    Honorable Mention: Annie Cui
  • Graduate Division
    Winner: Shitian Ye

Student Showcase at the 2024 RAFA Flute Fair

Date and venue TBD


The 2024 Review and Contest guidelines will be posted here.

Repertoire Lists

Select your pieces from the 2024 list only. Note that the Division 6 repertoire lists for 2024 and 2025 have changed. Repertoire lists for 2025-2027 are subject to change. The list for 2024 will not have any additional changes this year.



Review and Contest registration will be posted here.