2020-2021 Season Events

Due to growing concerns of COVID-19 and the exposure to people at community and group events, RAFA has decided to suspend all in-person activities until larger health risks caused by this issue are resolved. RAFA is dedicated to reducing risks and keeping our members healthy.

See our COVID-19 Update page for the newest information.

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

You can download our season brochure here.

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9/20/20 Laura Stevens
11/8/20 Review & Contest
POSTPONED: Artist Competition
11/14/20 Flute Fair
2/21/21 Pedagogy Colloqium
4/21 Solo & Ensemble Fest
5/21 Members’ Recital


Laura Stevens

Concert & Class featuring flutist Laura Stevens

Sunday, September 20, 2020

1:00-3:00pm

This is a VIRTUAL EVENT. Those with current membership status for the 2020-2021 season will receive an email with login information to access the online concert and class. Join or renew your membership here. Contact info@rafaflutes.org or 919-781-3225 with questions.

Laura Dangerfield Stevens, flute professor at UNC Chapel Hill, member of Elektra Winds and Salisbury Symphony, and principal flutist of Western Piedmont Symphony, will perform a live-streamed concert with pianist Yumi Kita, followed by a presentation on how to make a great video and recording on any budget. 

1:00 – 2:15 PM Concert: #trendingladies

The concert by flutist Laura Stevens and pianist Yumi Kita will feature works by Eugénie Rocherolle, Katherine Hoover, Valerie Coleman, Anne Boyd, and Yuko Uebayashi.

2:30 – 3:30 PM Class/Presentation: “Making Audition Recordings in the Age of COVID: Tips on how to make a great video and recording on any budget” 

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Review and Contest (36th annual)

Sunday, November 8, 2020

Virtual Event

Review and Contest (36th annual) Sunday, November 8, 2020 1:30 – 5:30 PM Scholarship competition for local flutists of all ages. Contest winners will have the option to submit a pre-recorded solo as part of the virtual Flute Fair on Saturday, November 14. 

See R&C Page for full rules and registration.

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POSTPONED: RAFA Artist Competition (6th annual)

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 6th annual RAFA Artist Competition is postponed until the Fall of 2021.

More information

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Molly Barth

RAFA Flute Fair (32nd annual) with guest artist Molly Barth

Saturday, November 14, 2020

Virtual Event; 9:00am – 5:00pm

The online sessions will include a class and concert by guest artist Molly Barth (Grammy Award- winning flutist, clinician, and Vanderbilt University’s Blair School of Music professor of flute); exhibitor presentations; meet-up groups; workshops; Student Showcase pre-recorded performances by RAFA Contest winners; and a virtual recording by RAFA Flute Choirs!

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Pedagogy Colloquium

February 21, 2021 

2:00pm – 5:00pm

RAFA teachers share their wisdom and experience.

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Solo & Ensemble Fest (17th annual)

April 2021 (date TBD)

Graded repertoire examinations for all ages; participants can choose to enter the solo and/or ensemble category.

More information

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RAFA Members’ Recital

May 2021 (date TBD)

Featuring RAFA members performing in solos, small ensembles, and flute choirs.

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