Laudie Porter was a driving force in forming UMFA. When serving as president from 1979 - 1981, Ms. Porter's inspiration, optimism, and persistent energy served as a catalyst in developing communication and camaraderie with Minnesota flutists. Her efforts put into motion many inventive programs and presentations that still exist today.
The Laudie Porter Memorial Flute Scholarship Competition was established in 1987 to honor Ms. Porter's generosity, warmth, compassion, and zest for learning, as well as her devotion to music, the flute, and the flute community.
Click here for information about the 2019 Laudie Porter Competition!
2018 Competition Results
Congratulations to all those who competed in this year’s Laudie Porter Memorial Competition. There was a great show of talent from these young and inspiring flutists! The results are as follows:
1st Place: Claire Isakson 1st Place: Nhulan Tran 1st Place: Tesslynn Lauer