Colorado Flute Association

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Check back soon for more information about the 2018 Flute Fair Competitions on October 20, 2018, at Colorado State University!

2017 Collegiate Competition
Sunday, October 8th 2017
9:00 AM - Noon
University of Colorado Boulder


Registration is open now through September 9, 2017 at 11:59PM.


The winner will receive $600. Second and third place winners will receive $400 and $200, respectively.


  1. Required piece: J.S. Bach Partita in a minor : Corrente & Sarabande (no repeats)
  2. Piece of applicant’s choosing, with a maximum duration of 10 minutes (no cuts in the flute part are allowed; cuts in the piano part are acceptable). Adjudicators may stop a performance in order to keep the competition running on schedule. Unaccompanied pieces are acceptable.


  • The 2017 Collegiate Competition application includes a pre-screening round. Your pre-screened submission must be an audio upload of the required piece, Partita in a minor (Corrente & Sarabande movements ONLY). We accept MP3 file formats only. You will be asked to upload your MP3 your file at the bottom of the application. Please submit only one file with both movements.
  • Pre-screening recordings are due September 9, 2017, when the competition application closes. Late submissions will not be accepted.
  • Our Competition Coordinator will notify all applicants of their status before September 12, 2017. Those who advance will find out their performance time on or before October 1, 2017.

Procedures and Deadlines

  • You can access the competition registration by logging in to the CFA Member's Section of this website and accessing the application from the Current Member Content page. Registration closes on September 9, 2017. No late applications will be accepted.
  • The competition will take place during the 2017 Colorado Flute Fair on Sunday, October 8, at the University of Colorado Boulder, from 9:00AM to 12:00PM. You will receive an email from the Competition Coordinator on or before October 1 with your performance time.
  • All applicants must be members of the Colorado Flute Association and undergraduate students currently enrolled in a degree program.
  • There is a non-refundable application fee of $50, to be paid at the time you register for the competition.
  • All performances are open to the public.
  • All judges’ decisions are final, and not all prizes need be awarded.
  • Competitors are responsible for hiring their own pianist, should their chosen piece require piano.They are also responsible for getting music to their pianist, scheduling rehearsals, and timely payments.
  • Each competitor MUST have three copies of their scores for the competition adjudicators (unaccompanied pieces included). This is an absolute requirement for this competition. Our adjudicating panel has a right to disqualify you should you not provide scores. Plan ahead, and make your copies before the day of the competition.
  • You must have an original score with you for the performance. You may keep the original with you or perform with it – it is your choice. Copyright laws state that you must have an original copy of the work present when you perform.

For more information, or if you have any questions, please contact our Competition Coordinator at [email protected]