Review and Contest

Virtual event, November 3-6, 2022
Note that the registration deadline has been extended to October 14.

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 have the option to be 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.

2022 Review and Contest

November 3-6, 2022

The 2022 virtual Review and Contest will be completed on Sunday, November 6. Participants will submit video recordings for evaluation by the judges. The deadline for registration is Friday, October 14, and the deadline for video submissions is Wednesday, November 2. The judges will complete their evaluation sheets electronically, and Contest winners will be announced by the end of the day, November 6. For details, see the Review and Contest guidelines.

2022 Review and Contest results

  • Division 1 Elementary
    Winner: Saiah Park
  • Division 1 Middle/High School
    Winners: Nachiketa Tirumalaraju, Lillian Yang
  • Division 2 Middle/High School
    Winner: Emily Felten
    Honorable Mention: Ian Greene
  • Division 3 Elementary
    Winner: Aathmika Thanigai
    Honorable Mention: Avanthika Thanigai
  • Division 3 Middle/High School
    Winners: Ankit Durbha, Evie Felten, Makayla Herriott
    Honorable Mention: Ronak Novey, Grace Wan
  • Division 4 Elementary
    Winner: Abigail Lee
  • Division 4 Middle/High School
    Winners: Charlotte Huang, Qingxin Clare Liu, Sua Moon, Shawn Ye
    Honorable Mention: Yashashwi Sagar, Joseph Wang, Liliana Yi, Georgia Zazzaro
  • Division 5 Middle/High School
    Winners: Liam Browne, Gauri Menon, Serena Zhang, Zoe Zhang
    Honorable Mention: Bethany Hawthorne, Allen Li, Pranav Reddy, Emilee Yoo
  • Division 6 Middle/High School
    Winners: Ashley Kim, Leo Molinoff, Orion Song
  • Division 7 Middle/High School
    Winner: Emma Belledin
    Honorable Mention: Risheetha Bhagawatula, Rhoda Yakowenko
  • Division 8 Middle/High School
    Winner: Kate Sullivan
  • Division 5 Undergraduate
    Winner: Trisha Santanam
  • Division 6 Undergraduate
    Winner: Abby Poirier
    Honorable Mention: Maddy Robeson
  • Division 7 Undergraduate
    No winner
  • Division 8 Undergraduate
    Winner: Priscilla La
    Honorable Mention: Hylton Baker

Student Showcase at the 2022 RAFA Flute Fair

Saturday, November 12, 2022
Highland United Methodist Church
1901 Ridge Road, Raleigh, NC

The RAFA Flute Fair will be an in-person event. Participation in the Student Showcase will be optional. Each contestant who is declared a winner will have the option of playing one of his or her Contest pieces at the Flute Fair. Each Contest winner who chooses to participate in the Student Showcase is required to perform with accompaniment, if his or her piece is written with piano accompaniment. All winners will be eligible to receive scholarship money regardless of whether they participate in the Student Showcase.


Note that the registration deadline has been extended to October 14.
2022 Review and Contest guidelines

2022 Repertoire Lists

The 2022 Review and Contest repertoire list is now available. The Review and Contest repertoire committee is continuing to review the lists for subsequent years.

2022 Review and Contest repertoire lists (all divisions)


Registration is now closed.