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 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 (afternoon)
Carswell Recital Hall, Meredith College, Raleigh
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.
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.
RAFA Artist Competition (7th annual)
Friday-Saturday, November 11-12, 2022
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.
RAFA Flute Fair (34th annual) with guest artist Ebonee Thomas
Saturday, November 12, 2022
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
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.
Flute Choir Day
March 2023 (date and venue TBD)
Solo and Ensemble Fest (19th annual)
April or May 2023 (date and venue TBD)
Graded repertoire examinations for all ages; participants can choose to enter the solo and/or ensemble category.
This will be an in-person event with an option to submit videos for those who choose not to appear in person. Stay tuned for additional details as they are determined.
Participants can choose to enter the solo and/or ensemble category. Each solo participant is asked to prepare a solo and etude from their chosen division, as well as the specific required scales. Ensemble participants prepare one ensemble piece; no etude or scales are required for ensembles.
RAFA Members’ Recital (outdoor event)
Sunday, May 14, 2023 (afternoon)
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.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.
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.