2021-2022 Season Events

Because of continuing concerns about COVID-19, RAFA is evaluating whether 2021-2022 season events will be in-person or virtual. Details about each event will be available on this page as these decisions are made.

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

Nov 7, 2021   Review and Contest
Nov 2021   RAFA Artist Competition
Nov 13, 2021   RAFA Flute Fair
Feb 6, 2022 (rescheduled from Sept 19, 2021)   MasterSession: Music of Daniel Dorff
April 2022   Solo and Ensemble Fest
May 15, 2022   RAFA Members’ Recital
Sept 2021 – May 2022   Flute choirs


Review and Contest (37th annual)

VIRTUAL EVENT – Sunday, November 7, 2021

Flutists of all ages submit video recordings of solos for judges’ comments. Contest winners receive scholarships and have the opportunity to submit video recordings for the Student Showcase recital at the virtual Flute Fair on Saturday, November 13.

See the Review and Contest page for a list of 2021 Review and Contest winners.

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RAFA Artist Competition (6th annual)

November 12-13, 2021
Highland United Methodist Church
1901 Ridge Road
Raleigh, NC

National-level competition for advanced flutists age 17 and above; $1750 in prizes.

See the Artist Competition page for details.

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RAFA Flute Fair (33rd annual) with guest artist Jennifer Grim

Jennifer Grim

VIRTUAL EVENT – Saturday, November 13, 2021
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

All current RAFA members will be emailed Zoom access information on November 11; please check your inbox at that time. If your RAFA membership has lapsed, please renew or join RAFA at the Membership page by noon on November 11 to receive the event access details in time. Not sure if your membership is up-to-date? Contact us at info@rafaflutes.org.

This virtual event will feature guest artist Jennifer Grim (Associate Professor at the Frost School of Music at the University of Miami and Program Chair of the 2021 NFA Convention) in a workshop (“Baroque Performance Practice on the Modern Flute”), masterclass, and concert. The day’s offerings will also include the Final Round of the 6th annual RAFA Artist Competition (live, in-person — see below) and the pre-recorded Student Showcase recital featuring winners of the 2021 Review and Contest.

9:00 – 10:00 a.m. – Baroque Performance Practice on the Modern Flute – led by Jennifer Grim (via Zoom)

10:00 – 11:00 a.m. – Masterclass – led by Jennifer Grim (via Zoom)
Carl Reinecke, Ballade – Performed by Kamerin Hull (UNC Greensboro)
Carl Nielsen, Concerto, Mvmt 1 – Performed by Sarah Tan (Duke University)
Georges Enesco, Cantabile et Presto – Performed by Divya Narayanan (UNC Chapel Hill)

1:00 – 2:30 p.m. – RAFA Artist Competition Final Round (in person at Highland United Methodist Church)
Three semi-finalists will each perform a 20-minute program of their choice.
Note: This 1:00 event is IN PERSON at Highland United Methodist Church, 1901 Ridge Road, Raleigh. Masks are required, and social distancing will be observed.

3:00 – 4:00 p.m. – Concert (via Zoom)
Jennifer Grim (flute) and Michael Sheppard (piano)
Alma, Tania León (b. 1943)
Argoru III, Alvin Singleton (b. 1940)
Klatka Still, David Sanford (b. 1963)
Wish Sonatine, Valerie Coleman (b. 1970)
Suite, William Grant Still (1895-1978)
     African Dancer
     Mother and Child
     Gamin

Program and performer biographies

Student Showcase videos featuring 2021 Review and Contest winners will also be available for viewing throughout the day.

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MasterSession: Music of Daniel Dorff

VIRTUAL EVENT – Sunday, February 6, 2022 (rescheduled from September 19, 2021)
2:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Featuring flutists Ruth Washington Mayhew and Cindy Anne Broz and composer Daniel Dorff

Musical MasterSessions offer unique masterclass-style opportunities to learn and musically develop through the study of choice pieces by a featured composer. Flutists Ruth Washington Mayhew (Bloomington, IN) and Cindy Anne Broz (San Diego, CA) join composer Daniel Dorff to lead virtual sessions for advanced musicians, amateur adult flutists, and younger students.

Repertoire list

2:00   MasterSession on the music of Daniel Dorff (advanced musicians)
4:00   Session for younger students: How to practice a new piece of music
4:30   Session for amateur adults: Prepare a page or section from the repertoire list

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Solo and Ensemble Fest (18th annual)

April 2022

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

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RAFA Members’ Recital

Sunday, May 15, 2021
3:00 PM

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

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Flute choirs

September 2021 – May 2022

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)

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