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Young Artist Competition

Flutists ages 18-30 are invited to compete in the Upper Midwest Flute Association (UMFA) Young Artist Competition. In even years, the competition is open only to residents and students in the Upper Midwest. (MN, SD, ND, IA, and WI) In odd years, the competition is open nationally. Finals are held during the annual Flute Fest located in the Twin Cities. Winners will receive cash prizes.

2022 Competition opens December 1st

2021 winners:

1st Place: 1. Blair Francis Paponiu

2nd Place: Yidi Song

3rd Place: Allison Parramore

2020 finalists (in alphabetical order):

(Final Round not Held)

Daniela Volkovinsky

Karen Baumgartner

Kendra Schimidt

2019 winners:

1st Place: Charles Gibb

2nd Place: Daniel Carlo

3rd Place: Samuel Williams

2018 winners:

Hannah Peterson Green (1st prize)

Joshua Weinberg (2nd prize)

Robert Wakeley (3rd prize)

2017 winners:

Jeiran Hassan (1st prize)

Elisa Moles (2nd prize)

Brian Allred (3rd prize)

2016 winners:

Ming-Hui Lin (1st prize)

Chia-Lin Ko (2nd prize)

Soojee Yoo (3rd prize)

2015 winners:

Sarah Shin (1st prize)

Hanna Lim (2nd prize)

Elizabeth Sperry (3rd prize)

2014 winners:

Alyssa Griggs (1st prize)

Hannah Peterson (2nd prize)

2013 winners:

Erin Torres (1st prize)

Amanda Fuerst (3rd prize)

Kristyn Son (3rd prize)

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