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!
Concert & Class featuring flutist Laura Stevens
Sunday, September 20, 2020
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 email@example.com 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”
Review and Contest (36th annual)
Sunday, November 8, 2020
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.
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.
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!
February 21, 2021
2:00pm – 5:00pm
RAFA teachers share their wisdom and experience.
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.
RAFA Members’ Recital
May 2021 (date TBD)
Featuring RAFA members performing in solos, small ensembles, and flute choirs.