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Flute Fest

UMFA will host its next flute Fest in Saint Paul, MN on April 27, 2024 with guest artist Dr. Rachel Haug. To view COVID policies for this event, visit our COVID page.

UMFA is excited to welcome Dr. Rachel Haug as the featured guest artist for Flute Fest 2024!

Rachel Haug is a freelance flutist, orchestral musician, and private instructor in the Minneapolis area. In addition to her responsibilities as Director of Flute Sales and Specialist at Schmitt Music, she is the Flute Instructor at Winona State University, where she teaches applied flute lessons, flute choir, and woodwind techniques. Additionally, she maintains an active private flute studio in the Twin Cities, and her students are frequently accepted to All-State Band and Orchestra, summer festivals, and other honors ensembles. Dr. Haug also serves as Principal Flute with the Rochester Symphony Orchestra, Principal Flute with the Winona Symphony Orchestra, and is the first-call substitute flute with the La Crosse Symphony Orchestra.

In addition to orchestral performing, Dr. Haug enjoys an active solo career. She has performed as a featured soloist at the Minnesota Marine Art Museum (2023), the Minnesota Music Educators Convention (2023), with the Plymouth Concert Band (2022), at the National Band Association—Wisconsin Chapter Convention (2020), and with the Winona Symphony Orchestra (2018), among others. In 2022, she also performed Julia Wolfe's Oxygen as a member of a 144-piece flute choir at the National Flute Association Convention.

Dr. Haug earned her DMA and MM in flute performance from The Ohio State University, where she studied with Katherine Borst Jones, and BA from Luther College under the instruction of Dr. Carol Hester. Her research, An Introduction to Twentieth-Century Flute Music by Norwegian Composers: With Emphasis on Øistein Sommerfeldt and Publications by Norsk Musikforlag, seeks to broaden awareness of the available flute repertoire. Dr. Haug is featured on the Naxos recordings Network and Rest, and in the 2008 Emmy Award-winning production, Christmas at Luther. She has toured with ensembles throughout the United States, Europe, and Japan.

Masterclass with Dr. Rachel Haug

Rachel will conduct a 90-minute masterclass featuring three performers at Flute Fest. Apply to be one of three performers in this masterclass. Applications will be accepted through March 24, 2024

Competitions for flutists of all ages

Cash prizes will be awarded for the Laudie Porter Competition (grades 7-12). Applications will be accepted through March 24, 2024.

Cash prizes will be awarded for the Young Artist Competition (ages 18-30). Applications will be accepted through March 8th, 2024. 

Cash prizes will also be awarded for the NEW Adult Amateur Competition (18+). Applications will be accepted through March 24, 2024.

Flute Fest Proposals

UMFA Members will be featured in competitions, workshops, and performances at Flute Fest. Proposals will be accepted through March 1, 2024. 

2024 UMFA Flute Fest with guest artist Dr. Rachel Haug

Macalester Plymouth United Church 

1658 Lincoln Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55105

Saturday, April 27, 2024

Flute Fest 2024 Schedule: Flute Fest 2024 Schedule.pdf

Register Here

Registration Fees (advance registration)
  • Adult Member – $40.00
  • Senior Member (ages 55 and over) – $35.00
  • Student Member (ages 12 and under) – $20.00
  • Student Member (ages 13 and over) – $25.00
  • Volunteer - $30.00

* Volunteer for 90 minutes at Flute Fest for a reduced entry fee. Our volunteer coordinator will contact you to schedule a shift.

*Register by April 27th to receive advance registration pricing. Registration fees will increase by $5 on the day of the event.

All Flute Fest events require a current UMFA membership plus event registration. Click below to learn about all the benefits of membership, or to renew.

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UMFA will continue to monitor the COVID situation and update masking and vaccination/testing policies as appropriate.

To view the current policies, visit the COVID-19 page.  

For Exhibitors:

The exhibit hall will be open from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm. The fee for exhibitors is $50 (includdes one 8-foot table). Additional tables are available for $25. You can register and pay for space at:

Please contact with any questions.

Flute Fest is an annual UMFA event dedicated to our love of the flute. Each year we feature an inspiring guest artist, and host the final rounds of the Young Artist Competition and Laudie Porter Memorial Scholarship Competition for junior high and high school students. There are also masterclasses, discussions and workshops, as well as opportunities for participation, so bring your flute! It is a fabulous day to shop for flutes and flute music from our many knowledgeable exhibitors. Those who prefer to spend the day listening, will delight in the concerts and recitals, including our Rising Stars Recitals, dedicated to our youngest students. Join our flute community! We welcome all ages and ability levels to join us!

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