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2024 Young Artist Competition

  • 03/08/2024
  • ? - 11:59 PM
  • Online submission



Prelims Application Deadline : March 8th, 2024

Final Round : April 27, 2024

Flutists ages 18-30 are invited to compete in the Upper Midwest  Flute Association (UMFA) Young Artist Competition. For 2024,  the competition is open to flutists and students from any location in the U.S. Preliminary auditions are by video recording. Finals  will be held on Saturday, April 27, 2024, at UMFA Flute Fest in Saint Paul, MN.

Winners will receive cash prizes of $1,000, $500, and $300. First Place winner will also receive a guaranteed recital slot at Flute Fest 2025.

UMFA will continue to monitor the COVID situation and update policies and format as appropriate.


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 $45. 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 27, 2024.

5. Finalists must be available to perform on April 27, 2024, at UMFA's Flute Fest in Saint Paul, MN. Travel and accommodations must be paid by the participant.

Preliminary Repertoire: 

Sonata For Flute and Piano by Yuko Uebayashi - Movement I or IV

Contrasting piece of your choice

Applicants will submit a YouTube link to their unedited audition video of two works. Recordings will be coded and sent to a panel of judges. Please also include a short biography with your registration. Applicants will receive notification of preliminary competition results by March 15th, 2024

Each finalist will perform a live 30 minute program in Saint Paul, MN, on April 27, 2024, as part of Flute Fest. 

Finals Repertoire:

Asphyxia by Nicole Chamberlain

Contrasting Work(s) of your choice

For questions regarding the Young Artist Competition, please contact Rose Bishop at

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