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Do you have an upcoming recital, concert, workshop, masterclass, or other flute event you would like listed on our website and promoted on our social media pages? Submissions are accepted from current UMFA members of all ages and levels. Entries are subject to review for relevance to the membership and must be received at least 2 weeks prior to event date. Submit your entry using the form below or email event information to marcom@umfaflutes.org.

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Upcoming events

    • 02/08/2020
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Weber Music Hall, 1151 University Dr, Duluth, MN 55812

    The 7th Annual Flute Day is coming up fast  at the University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) on Saturday, February 8, 2020. This year we will feature works which include contrabass flute. Registration and Event is free!

    Hosted by the UMD Department of Music - the 7th Annual Flute Day is an event geared towards advanced middle school. high school students and adults.  The event will feature a flute choir, masterclass and performance by Dr. Paula Gudmundson, Assistant Professor of Flute at the University of Minnesota Duluth. 

    The day concludes with a free concert  at 4pm open to the public.

    Learn more and RSVP at:



    • 02/16/2020
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • 2250 Mounds Ave, New Brighton, MN

    This is a free sponsored series of informal member recitals. This is modeled after Nineteenth-century Schubertiades, where Franz Schubert and his friends performed for each other in their homes. The Parlor Concert Series provides a friendly and relaxed setting for performers and audiences alike. 

    Concerts held in member's homes are the perfect venue to try out a new piece, have a dry run before a recital or jury, or simply enjoy the music and the company of fellow flutists. UMFA members of all ages and abilities are welcome to perform and friends or family are welcome to listen in the audience.

    Here is how it works

    • UMFA provides a pianist for the event with brief rehearsal time available just before the Parlor Concert at 1-2pm

    • We also welcome works that don't require a piano, either solos or small chamber ensembles. 

    • We usually finish with a flute choir reading session and enjoy light refreshments.

    February 2 is the deadline to submit music if you would like to play with the accompanist. 

    All performers must register by February 9.

    To register, email copy of piano part (optional), title, composer and name of performer(s) to Paula Gudmundson, UMFA Director of Development at paula.gudmundson@gmail.com.

    • 02/29/2020
    • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Immanuel Lutheran Church 16515 Luther Way, Eden Prairie, MN 55346

    A day-long event with performances by area flute choirs of all ages, sizes, and levels, including the Honors Flute Choir comprised of students in grade 7-12. In addition to the performances, there will be a flute choir music reading session.  

    The 2020 Flute Choir Showcase will be held on Saturday, February 29th at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Eden Prairie from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

    New for 2020, admission is FREE for performers and attendees! Your generosity through a Free Will Donation is truly needed and appreciated to cover expenses and ensure the future of Flute Choir Showcases.

    Flute choirs interested in performing at the Showcase are required to have at least one active UMFA member to participate. Members are invited to submit a Flute Choir Showcase Registration Form online by 11:59 PM on Friday, January 31, 2020.

    Questions may be directed to Cindy Farrell, Flute Choir Coordinator: flutemama22@gmail.com

    • 02/29/2020
    • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Immanuel Lutheran Church 16515 Luther Way, Eden Prairie, MN 55346

    An opportunity for 7th through 12th grade flute students to perform in a flute choir setting which utilizes all members of the flute family. Music is divided up among all Honors Flute Choir members so that everyone has an opportunity to play different parts. Members receive their music in advance and are expected to perform after one rehearsal earlier on the day of the Concert at the Flute Choir Showcase.

    The Honors Flute Choir Rehearsal is scheduled for Noon with the Concert to be held at 3:00 PM on Showcase Saturday, February 29, 2020. Dr. Paula Gudmundson, Assistant Professor of Flute at the University of Minnesota Duluth will be the 2020 Honors Flute Choir Conductor.

    Alto, Bass, and Contrabass flutes are provided at the Honors Flute Choir Rehearsal for student use. Students who would like to play these Low Flutes receive instruction about them before the start of rehearsal.

    No audition is required, but students should be at an advanced playing level. Students are required to have an active UMFA membership + pay a $15 registration fee to participate in the Honors Flute Choir.

    UMFA Teachers are invited to nominate interested students by submitting the online Honors Flute Choir Registration Form by 11:59 PM on Friday, January 31, 2020.

    Questions may be directed to Deb Metz, Honors Flute Choir Coordinator: honorsflutechoir@gmail.com

    • 04/04/2020
    • Plymouth Congregational Church 1900 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403

    Flute Fest 2020 Guest Artist Christina Jennings: Masterful Musician, Collaborator and Mentor

    UMFA’s featured Flute Fest guest artist on April 4 will be Christina Jennings. In demand as a performer and teacher, Christina is a Powell Flute Artist and will be presenting a recital with pianist Matthew McCright, a flute master class (audition details coming soon!) and “The Moveable Flutist,” a fun interactive class for all ages and abilities.

    Learn more at umfaflutes.org/flutefest

    • 04/04/2020
    • Plymouth Congregational Church 1900 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403

    • 04/04/2020
    • Plymouth Congregational Church

    Application Deadline : February 1, 2020

    Flutists ages 18-30 are invited to compete in the Upper Midwest  Flute Association (UMFA) Young Artist Competition. For 2020,  the competition is open only to flutists and students from MN, IA, SD, ND, and WI. Preliminary auditions are by audio recording. Finals  will be held on Saturday, April 4, 2020, at UMFA Flute Fest. Winners will receive cash prizes of $600, $400, and $200.


    1. All who enter the competition must be current members or must join the Upper Midwest Flute Association. If you are not currently a member, please join UMFA first by becoming a member.

    2. The competition fee is $40. This fee is in addition to the membership fee.

    3. For the live final round, finalists are responsible for hiring an accompanist and paying them directly.

    4. The competition is open to flutists ages 18-30, who have not reached their 31st birthday before April 4, 2020.

    5. Finalists must be available to perform on April 4, 2020, at UMFA's Flute Fest at Plymouth Congregational Church, 1900 Nicollet Ave. South, Minneapolis, MN. Travel and accommodations must be paid by the participant.

    Preliminary Repertoire:

    Applicants will submit (via Dropbox upload) an unedited audio recording of two works, one from the Baroque era, and one piece from Flute Music by French Composers, ed. Louis Moyse (Schirmer), both with accompaniment where required. Individual movements from larger works will be accepted for the Baroque selection. Total playing time must be a MAXIMUM OF 15 MINUTES. Recordings will be coded and sent to a panel of judges.

    Please also include a short biography with your recording submission in your Dropbox upload.

    Finals Repertoire:

    Each finalist will perform a 25-minute program of his/her choice, live in Minnesota, on April 4, 2020, as part of Flute Fest. Finalists must submit their program to the Young Artist Coordinator by February 20, 2020. The final round is open to the public.

    Applicants will receive notification of competition results by February 15, 2020.

    For questions regarding the Young Artist Competition, please contact Barb Leibundguth at barb@toeprint.com

    • 04/04/2020
    • Plymouth Congregational Church 1900 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403

    The Laudie Porter Memorial Competition provides an opportunity for students in grades 7 through 12 to compete in a solo competition and receive scholarships.  Current UMFA members (may join with competition application) in grades 7 through 12 are eligible to compete.  A competitor may only place first once per grade division and may compete only in his/her grade division. The contest fee is $15 plus current UMFA membership. 

    Deadline to register: Applications and fees must be submitted by March 6th, 2020

    Preliminaries: Applicants will upload an unedited audio recording (via Dropbox upload). Recordings will be coded and sent to a panel of judges.

    Finals: Saturday April 4th, 2020 at Flute Fest

    Learn more at umfaflutes.org/LaudiePorter

Past events

01/18/2020 Minnesota All-State Audition Boot Camp
11/24/2019 The Musical Offering - Jazz and Romance
11/24/2019 Cabrini Flute Choir Habitat Benefit Concert
11/16/2019 Schmitt Music Flute Gallery’s 5 Year Anniversary Celebration
10/28/2019 Minnesota Bach Ensemble
10/26/2019 Minnesota Bach Ensemble
10/26/2019 2019 Marathon Flute Concert
09/20/2019 Paula Gundmundson, Resident Artist Recital
03/23/2019 Julia Bogorad-Kogan Workshop
03/23/2019 2019 Rising Stars Festival
03/23/2019 Flute Fest 2019
03/23/2019 Mark Sparks Masterclass
03/23/2019 2019 Young Artist Competition
02/23/2019 Laudie Porter Preliminaries 2019
10/27/2018 2018 Marathon Flute Concert
07/15/2018 Fall Scholarship Application Deadline
06/06/2018 Dalcroze Teacher Workshop
06/05/2018 Introduction to Suzuki: Every Child Can
04/29/2018 Parlor Concert - April 29 (CANCELLED)
04/07/2018 Flute Fest 2018
04/07/2018 Rising Stars Festival
04/07/2018 Rhonda Larson Master Class
02/10/2018 Flute Choir Showcase
11/16/2017 St. Thomas Chamber Winds Symposium
11/16/2017 Give to the Max Day
11/01/2017 UMFA Student Scholarship Deadline
10/28/2017 2017 Marathon Flute Concert
10/21/2017 Bemidji State Woodwind and Piano Day 2017
09/30/2017 Deadline for Marathon Flute Concert Applications
08/10/2017 National Flute Convention
08/09/2017 William Bennett Pre-NFA Convention Master Class
05/07/2017 Parlor Concert (05/2017)
03/25/2017 Flute Fest 2017
03/25/2017 2017 Young Artist Competition
03/25/2017 2017 Laudie Porter Competition
03/15/2017 UMFA Student Scholarship Deadline
01/29/2017 Parlor Concert (1/29/17)
11/21/2016 University of Minnesota Faculty & Guest Recital: Immanuel Davis
11/05/2016 2016 Flute Choir Showcase/Honors Flute Choir
10/29/2016 UMFA Marathon Flute Concert 2016
10/27/2016 FluteSpiration Quartet
10/23/2016 Encore Wind Ensemble - 20th Anniversary Celebration Concert
10/20/2016 Trudi Anderson & Bethel Chamber Orchestra
10/16/2016 Parlor Concert (10/2016)
05/24/2016 Paul Edmund-Davies
05/01/2016 Spring Parlor Concert
04/17/2016 Julia Bogorad-Kogan Recital
04/09/2016 Flute Fest 2016
04/03/2016 FluteSpiration
02/21/2016 Winter Parlor Concert
02/20/2016 February Fiesta
11/07/2015 Flute Choir Showcase
10/11/2015 Fall Parlor Concert
07/27/2015 Flute and Clarinet Camp
07/18/2015 Hopewell Music presents Alexander Technique with Tully Hall
07/13/2015 The Whole Flutists (High School)
07/13/2015 "Complete Flutist" at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
06/22/2015 The Whole Flutists (Middle School)
06/17/2015 Lake Sylvia Suzuki Flute Camp
06/17/2015 Flute Workshop at University of Minnesota Duluth
06/12/2015 Free Flute and Clarinet Master Classes
05/30/2015 Alexander Technique with Tully Hall
05/17/2015 "Vernal Voices" with the Esperanza Ensemble
05/17/2015 Spring Parlor Concert
05/10/2015 Saint Paul Civic Symphony: Annual Mothers' Day Concert
04/25/2015 Flute Fest 2015
04/24/2015 "Nordic Journey" featuring Schaafritz
04/14/2015 Guest/Faculty recital: Christina Smith and Immanuel Davis
04/11/2015 Hopewell Music Cooperative North: Founders Day
04/10/2015 FluteSpiration Quartet on Music at Wayzata Concert Series
03/21/2015 Scotty Horey's "Signs of New Vitality"
03/21/2015 Laudie Porter Competition: Prelims
03/15/2015 Winter Parlor Concert
02/28/2015 Flute Choir Showcase
02/26/2015 Recital: Paula Gudmundson, Flute and Tracy Lipke-Perry, Piano
02/20/2015 Recital: Catherine Ramirez and Eva Beneke
02/20/2015 Esperanza Ensemble: February Fancies
02/07/2015 Flute Choir Day at the University of Minnesota Duluth
01/31/2015 Flute Marathon Concert
11/18/2014 Flute Masterclass: Greg Milliren
11/15/2014 Hopewell Music Flute Concert
11/14/2014 Lowertown Classic No. 7
11/09/2014 Fall Parlor Concert
11/02/2014 The Esperanza Ensemble presents: Surprises Old and New
10/25/2014 Hopewell Music Cooperative North presents the 3rd annual "Bach and Chocolate"
10/24/2014 Recital: Linda Chatterton, flute, and Matthew McCright, piano
07/16/2014 2014 World Flute Society Convention
07/10/2014 Sir James Galway in Recital
06/26/2014 Adam Kuenzel performs with the Minnesota Bach Ensemble
06/10/2014 Flute Spa, a week with Patricia George at Lake Sylvia Flute Camp
05/11/2014 The Esperanza Ensemble presents Music of Today
05/02/2014 Echoes of History: Osmo Vanska and The Musicians of the Minnesota Orchestra
04/27/2014 Parlor Concert
04/12/2014 Cavatina Duo, Classical Guitar & Flute
04/12/2014 UMFA Flute Fest with guest artist Jim Walker
04/10/2014 Pedagogy Chat
04/05/2014 Hopewell Music Cooperative North: Founders' Day Funder
03/27/2014 Composer Master Class I: Brian Ferneyhough
03/11/2014 Wilbert Hazelzet and Immanuel Davis, Baroque Flutes in Recital
03/08/2014 Deb Harris with the Concordia Choir and Excelsior! Trio
02/23/2014 Central Lakes Symphony presents Mozart's "The Magic Flute"
02/22/2014 Flute Choir Showcase Day / Honors Flute Choir
02/02/2014 Parlor Concert
02/01/2014 Nominations due for Honors Flute Choir
12/21/2013 Riverside Chamber Orchestra/Young Musicians of Minnesota Orchestra Concert
12/14/2013 Eiji Oue and the Musicians of the Minnesota present "A Tchaikovsky Spectacular!"
11/23/2013 Sandra Statz in Concert
11/16/2013 Patricia George "Flute Spa" and Concert featuring the Flutists of the Minnesota Orchestra
11/16/2013 Flute Choir Day at the University of Minnesota-Duluth
11/09/2013 2nd Flute and Clarinet Day at the University of Minnesota
10/27/2013 Winona Symphony Orchestra with Bethany Gonella, soloist
10/25/2013 Chamber Music Concert: Trio Matisse at Good Shepherd
10/19/2013 Hopewell Music Cooperative North presents "Bach and Chocolate"
09/28/2013 Dick Reed Memorial Concert
09/18/2013 Rhonda Larson in Concert
09/15/2013 FluteSpiration Quartet in Concert
09/13/2013 FluteSpiration Quartet in Concert
08/20/2013 Community forum hosted by Orchestrate Excellence
08/01/2013 Inspiration: Notes from the Head, Music from the Heart
07/27/2013 Riverside Chamber Orchestra/Young Musicians of Minnesota Orchestra Concert
06/07/2013 Drelinger Headjoint Company Annual Visit
06/02/2013 The Esperanza Ensemble presents Chamber Music of Justin E.A. Busch
06/01/2013 Ensemble 61, with Linda Chatterton flute
05/19/2013 Spring Parlor Concert
05/19/2013 Ladyslipper Baroque, with Barbara Leibundguth flute
05/11/2013 Minnesota Bach Ensemble Spring Concerts
05/10/2013 Minnesota Bach Ensemble Spring Concerts
04/20/2013 Flute Fest 2013: Stars & Rising Stars
04/14/2013 FluteSpiration Quartet Recital
04/13/2013 Hopewell Music Cooperative North: Founders' Day Funder
04/12/2013 J. S. Bach Brandenburg Concerto No. 5
04/07/2013 Instruments for Peace - a Benefit Concert for Bright Stars of Bethlehem, featuring The Legacy Ensemble
04/07/2013 A La Carte Soloists, with Barbara Leibundguth flute
04/04/2013 The Schubert Club: Immanuel Davis and Tim Lovelace in Concert
03/10/2013 Flutist Shantala Subramanyam/ Indian Music Society of MN
03/02/2013 Flute Flash Mob!
03/02/2013 Flute Choir Showcase Day
02/21/2013 James DeVoll, Gustavus Friends of Music at the American Swedish Institute
02/20/2013 St Olaf College Dept of Music presents the International Contemporary Ensemble
02/17/2013 Bell'Alma Duo in Concert
02/17/2013 Barbara Leibundguth Recital
02/17/2013 Winter Parlor Concert
02/10/2013 The Isles Ensemble in Concert
01/24/2013 Musicians of the SPCO Concert
12/21/2012 A Slightly Wigged-out "Last Day on Earth" Holiday Concert
12/21/2012 Handel's "Messiah" - Musicians of The SPCO, MN Opera Soloists, MN Chorale, Hugh Wolff
12/20/2012 Handel's "Messiah" - Musicians of The SPCO, MN Opera Soloists, MN Chorale, Hugh Wolff
12/20/2012 (LO)MOMO perform at Cadenza Music
12/15/2012 Ode to Joy – Special Holiday Concert!
12/06/2012 Pedagogy Chat
12/05/2012 Haynes Day with Alan Weiss
12/02/2012 Pinchas Zukerman and the Musicians of the SPCO
11/16/2012 James Hall Recital and Master Class -- UMN
11/15/2012 James Hall Visiting Artist --UM Duluth
11/04/2012 Fall Parlor Concert
11/02/2012 Barthold Kuijken and Friends Concert
11/01/2012 Barthold Kuijken Master Class
10/19/2012 Hopewell Music Cooperative North presents "Bach and Chocolates"
10/16/2012 CANCELLED: "La Folia" Music for flute and harpsichord
10/13/2012 Native American Flute Workshop with Suzanne Teng
09/30/2012 Linda Chatterton, Flute, and Matthew McCright, Piano
09/12/2012 St. Olaf "Fundraiser Flute Concert"
09/01/2012 Time to renew your membership!
07/18/2012 UMFA Board Meeting (open to all members)
05/12/2012 Bell'Alma Duo Concert (Flute and Harp)
05/09/2012 UMFA Board Meeting (open to all members)
04/22/2012 Spring Parlor Concert
04/21/2012 Honors Flute Choir (Concert at 3:30 pm)
03/24/2012 PROJECT Trio and The Orange Mighty Trio
02/19/2012 Winter Parlor Concert
12/04/2011 Encore Wind Ensemble "Sounds of The Season" concert
12/04/2011 Flute and Clarinet Clinic and Concert
11/05/2011 2011 Flute Fest
10/23/2011 Parlor Concert
10/07/2011 Flute Recital - Dr. Melissa Krause, St Cloud State University
09/28/2011 Flute Recital - Catherine Ramirez, St Olaf College
05/15/2011 Parlor Concert
03/19/2011 Flute Choir Showcase
01/30/2011 Parlor Concert
10/03/2010 Parlor Concert
03/20/2010 Flute Recital presented by the Leibundguth/Witt Duo
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