2022-2023 Season Events

Mark your calendar and plan to join us for another exciting season of flute events!

Sept 25, 2022   Concert/Class with Jennifer Parker-Harley
Nov 3-6, 2022   Review and Contest
Nov 11-12, 2022   RAFA Artist Competition
Nov 12, 2022   RAFA Flute Fair
March 26, 2023   Flute Choir Day
April or May 2023   Solo and Ensemble Fest
May 14, 2023   RAFA Members’ Recital
Sept 2022 – May 2023   Flute choirs

Concert/Class with Jennifer Parker-Harley

Sunday, September 25, 2022
3:00 p.m.
Carswell Recital Hall, Wainwright Music Building, Meredith College
3800 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh
, NC

Guest artist Jennifer Parker-Harley, Professor of Flute at the University of South Carolina in Columbia, will present a concert followed by a class in mindfulness meditation to help address the mental and emotional aspects of performance and practice.

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Review and Contest (38th annual)

VIRTUAL EVENT – November 3-6, 2022

Flutists of all ages submit video recordings of solos for judges’ comments. Contest winners receive scholarships and have the opportunity to participate in the Student Showcase recital at the RAFA Flute Fair on Saturday, November 12.

See Review and Contest for the guidelines, repertoire lists, and registration.

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RAFA Artist Competition (7th annual)

Friday-Saturday, November 11-12, 2022
Highland United Methodist Church
1901 Ridge Road, Raleigh, NC

National-level competition for advanced flutists age 17 and above; $1750 in prizes. Friday evening’s semi-final round is open to the public. The final round will be held during the Flute Fair on Saturday, November 12.

See RAFA Artist Competition for details.

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RAFA Flute Fair (34th annual) with guest artist Ebonee Thomas

Saturday, November 12, 2022
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Highland United Methodist Church

1901 Ridge Road, Raleigh, NC

Hailed for her “verve and pizazz” and the “gleaming purity” of her artistry, Ebonee Thomas performs with The Dallas Opera and serves as Assistant Professor of Flute at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. She will be featured in a concert and participatory class. The day’s offerings will also include the Final Round of the 7th annual RAFA Artist Competition and the Student Showcase recital featuring winners of the 2022 Review and Contest.

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Flute Choir Day with guest artist Ian Clarke

Sunday, March 26, 2023
1:30 to 6:30 p.m.
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
221 Union Street, Cary, NC

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Solo and Ensemble Fest (19th annual)

Saturday, April 22, 2023
12:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Ravenscroft School

7409 Falls of Neuse Road, Raleigh

Graded repertoire examinations for all ages; participants can choose to enter the solo and/or ensemble category. Each solo participant prepares a solo and etude from their chosen division, as well as specific required scales. Ensemble participants prepare one ensemble piece; no etude or scales are required for ensembles.

This will be an in-person event with an option to submit videos for those who choose not to appear in person. See 2023 Solo and Ensemble Fest for the guidelines, repertoire lists, and registration.

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RAFA Members’ Recital (outdoor event)

Sunday, May 14, 2023
4:00 p.m.
Rotary Shelter at Ritter Park

301 W. Lochmere Drive, Cary

This end-of-year recital features RAFA members performing in solos, small ensembles, and flute choirs. Invite family and friends, and enjoy an afternoon of music.

Note that the deadline to sign up has been extended to May 6. Interested performers should send an email to info@rafaflutes.org by May 6. A piano is not available, but feel free to be creative and include other instrumentation (such as guitar). All participating flutists must be current (dues-paying) members of RAFA for the 2022-2023 season. Other participating instrumentalists do not have to be RAFA members.

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Flute choirs

September 2022 – May 2023

RAFA offers five flute choirs in the Triangle:

Silver Fantasy (advanced level in Raleigh)
Flutastix (intermediate level in Raleigh)
Silver Winds (multi-level in Raleigh)
Flute Cocktail (multi-level in Chapel Hill)
Durham Flute Choir (multi-level in Durham)

See Flute Choirs for information.

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