UMFA 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.

For questions regarding the Young Artist Competition, please contact Barb Leibundguth at

Congratulations to the 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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