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. Student contest winners receive prizes of scholarship money and have the option to be featured in the RAFA Student Showcase at the RAFA Flute Fair.

Adult flutists (and students who choose not to compete in the contest portion) may enter the Review, where they receive written evaluation but are not eligible for scholarship prizes.

Congratulations to our 2020 participants and thanks to our volunteers and judges for making the first virtual Review and Contest a success!

2020 Review and Contest Results

Division 1 Elementary
Winner: Emily Felten
Division 1
Winner: Allen Li
Honorable Mention: Aviva Wang
Division 2 Elementary
Winner: Ankit Durbha
Division 2
Winners: Heloise Fratta, Bethany Hawthorne
Honorable Mention: Allison Platts
Division 3
Winners: Eric Feng, Jemma Lowi, Gauri Menon
Honorable Mention: Allen Liu, Buvan Praveen, Evan Zhu
Division 4
Winners: Emily Capell, Leo Molinoff, Dhanyaa Rajan, Qi Feng Wu, Serena Zhang
Honorable Mention: Hiya Das, Surya Krishnamurthy, Abigail Park, Rhoda Yakowenko
Division 5
Winners: Ethan Barnett, Maria Beisser, Emma Belledin, Annabella Carter, Samantha Mroz
Honorable Mention: Risheetha Bhagawatula, Elizabeth Diaz, Beth Fletcher, Sophia Hazuka, Elena Purcell, Anika Vaidya
Division 6
Winner: Sasha Murphy
Honorable Mention: Alice Cheng, Ashley Novak, Kate Sullivan
Division 7
Winners: Emily Wang, Sharon Wang
Honorable Mention: Kate Lennon
Division 8
Winner: Brennan Robbins-Pollack
Honorable Mention: Anya Frazer, Campbell Massengill
Division 5 Undergraduate
Winner: Siun Kang
Division 6 Undergraduate
Winner: Yuri Gang
Honorable Mention: Janelle Gillespie
Division 7 Undergraduate
Winners: Sarah Tan, Kyrese Washington
Honorable Mention: Annie Cui
Division 8 Undergraduate
Winner: Julia Yeh
Honorable Mention: Sunnie Li, Taylor Rook

2020 Review and Contest

Sunday, November 8, 2020

The 2020 virtual Review and Contest will be in the afternoon of Sunday, November 8. The deadline for registration is Friday, September 25. As usual, participants will be assigned audition times. However, instead of appearing in person, they will connect to their virtual audition rooms via Zoom teleconferencing. The judges will complete their evaluation sheets electronically. 

RAFA Student Showcase at Flute Fair

Saturday, November 14, 2020

The 2020 RAFA Flute Fair, on Saturday, November 14, will also be a virtual event. We will waive the requirement that contest winners perform in the Student Showcase at the Flute Fair. Contest winners will have the option of preparing video recordings on their own that will be available for viewing during the Flute Fair, but this will not be a requirement for winners to receive their scholarship money.


New policies and requirements have been adopted for this year’s virtual Review and Contest. Please read the following guidelines.  

2020 R&C Rules

The registration fee is $20 for Contest and $15 for Review. Registration has now closed.

Repertoire Lists 2020 – 2023

2020 R&C Repertoire Lists (all divisions)