Application Deadline : February 15th, 2022
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.
Preliminary Round: Submit a YouTube link to your unedited audition video by February 15, 2022.
Masking and vaccination/testing requirements apply to all in-person events.
UMFA will continue to monitor the COVID situation and update policies and format as appropriate.
To view the current policies, visit the COVID-19 page.
Final Round: Two competitors in each age division will be selected to perform in the final round at Flute Fest, held in Minneapolis on April 2, 2022.
7th & 8th Grade division: $100 (winner), $75 (runner-up)
9th & 10th Grade division: $125 (winner), $100 (runner-up)
11th & 12th Grade division: $150 (winner), $125 (runner-up)
- A Current UMFA members in grades 7 through 12 are eligible to compete. (If you are not currently an active member, please visit UMFA Membership Page.)
- A competitor may only place first once per grade division and may compete only in his/her grade division.
* Contestants are encouraged to perform repertoire by BIPOC (black, indigenous, and people of color) composers. *
7th & 8th Grade Division
Perform 1 or 2 pieces of your choice. The total performing time needs to be more than 4 minutes but less than 8 minutes.
9th & 10th Grade Division
Perform 2 pieces of your choice. The pieces must be contrasting in style, from differing musical time periods, or be composed by different composers. The total performing time needs to be more than 6 minutes but less than 10 minutes.
11th & 12th Grade Division
Perform 2 pieces of your choice. The pieces must be contrasting in style, from differing musical time periods, or be composed by different composers. The total performing time needs to be more than 8 minutes but less than 12 minutes.
To all Contestants:
Pieces written with accompaniment are required to be performed with an accompanist. UPDATE (1/16/22): Accompaniment is optional for the preliminary round.
- Memorization of the repertoire is not required but encouraged.
- Do not provide a copy of the music to the judges.
- The result and comment sheet of the prelims will be sent no later than February 28, 2022 by email.
- The same pieces must be used for the Final round.
How to apply:
- Be a UMFA member. -> Visit UMFA Membership Page
- Complete the registration form by clicking "Registration" Button at the left side.
- Upload an unedited Video recording via YouTube. Recordings will be coded and sent to a panel of judges.
Contestants, parents and teachers must agree to these rules:
- Must agree to the judge’s decision – judges are not required to award a winner if flutists do not meet UMFA standards
- Must perform the repertoire on the application.
Must perform with an accompanist if the piece is written with accompaniment.
Must be at the site ready to perform 15 minutes before assigned time.
Must provide your own accompanist for finals.
- Applications and fees must be submitted by February 1st, 2022.
The following will result in disqualification: Contest fees will not be returned to disqualified competitors.
- If competitor changes repertoire after registration.
- If competitor is not ready to perform 15 minutes before scheduled.
- If finalist is not present for awards ceremony. The ceremony will follow the contest as soon as the judges make their decision.
- If pieces are performed without accompaniment when the pieces required.
- If application and fees are not submitted by February 15, 2022.
- If contestant performs different repertoire than on the application
- If the application is incomplete
APPLICATION AND RECORDINGS MUST BE SUBMITTED BY 11:59 PM ON FEBRUARY 15th, 2022.
For questions regarding the Laudie Porter Competition, please contact Christian Lampkin.