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Competition Opportunities

UMFA offers various competition and performance opportunities for students.  Here are links to details about each of them.

Performance Opportunities

  • Rising Stars Festival - for flutists of all ages.  Students perform solo and ensemble pieces in a friendly, non-competitive environment at the annual UMFA flute festival.  They receive a certificate of participation and constructive comments from a professional flutist.
  • Suzuki Flute Choir - for students of all levels.  Students will have opportunities to premiere new flute choir works in the 2015 Marathon Concert, Flute Choir Showcase, and Flute Fest.
  • Honors Flute Choir - for outstanding Junior and Senior High School students.  Students must audition to participate in the choir.  Selected students rehearse together for a day and perform a concert for family and friends.
  • UMFA Parlor Concerts - for all ages and levels.  UMFA members perform for a small, friendly audience in concerts hosted at peoples' homes.  Performances are usually followed by delicious food and a flute choir reading session!
  • Check out our Summer Flute/Music Camps page for more performance opportunities.

UMFA maintains a list of competition opportunities for flute students in the Upper Midwest.  If you’d like to submit an item for the list, please email admin@umfaflutes.org with the competition’s name, website, and age range/level.

Competition  Website  Age Range
UMFA Laudie Porter Competition

www.umfaflutes.org/LaudiePorter Grades 7-12
UMFA Young Artist Competition

www.umfaflutes.org/YoungArtistCompetition 18 - 30 years
UMFA Honors Flute Choir

Junior High and High School
UMFA Flute Fest Master Class Performers Competition

www.umfaflutes.org/MasterClassCompetition All ages and levels
St. Cloud Symphony Young Performers Competition

http://www.stcloudsymphony.com/young-performers-competition.html School age division: 12-17 years
College age division: 18-25 years
La Crosse Symphony Rising Stars Concerto Competition http://www.lacrossesymphony.org/pages/index.php3?page=risingstars.html

14-18 years
Mankato Symphony Young Artist Competition


College Division - Undergraduate students
Senior Division - Grades 9-12
Junior Division - Grades 5-8
Open Division - K - Grade 12

Chippewa Valley Symphony Orchestra: Kristo Orthodontics Young Artist Competition

https://sites.google.com/a/cvsymphony.org/cvso/education-programs/kristo-orthodontics-young-artist-competion  14-18 years
WAMSO Young Artist Competition

http://www.wamso.org/yac.html 25 years and younger
Schubert Club Bruce P. Carlson Student Scholarship Competition http://www.schubert.org/competition/ Winds: 
Senior High: Grades 10-12
College/Graduate: Freshman through age 24
Thursday Musical Young Artist Scholarship Competition 
http://www.thursdaymusical.org/scholarship-competition/ Winds: 
Junior/Senior High: Grades 7-12
College: 25 years or younger
Minnesota Varsity (MPR)
At least 9th grade OR 14 years to at most 12th grade OR under 18 years

Minnesota Federation of Music Clubs: List of scholarships and competitions


Twin Cities Musicians Union: List of scholarships and competitions


Bonnie and Lee Malmed Young Artist Competition (Skokie Valley Symphony Orchestra, Illinois)  www.svso.org  16-22

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