Posting events

UMFA members can submit various flute related events to be posted in the event calendar, send an e-mail to with details of your event and a photo (if available).  The event is usually posted about 48 hr after submission.

Upcoming events

    • 02/23/2019
    • University of Minnesota School of Music | Ferguson Hall | 2106 4th Street South, Minneapolis, MN 55455

    Deadline to register
    Applications and fees must be submitted by February 1, 2019

    Saturday, February 23, 2019
    University of Minnesota School of Music
    Ferguson Hall
    2106 4th Street South, Minneapolis, MN 55455

    Saturday, March 23, 2019 at Flute Fest 


    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 the fee of a current UMFA membership.

    • Preliminary and Final rounds are live performances of solos with piano before judges. 

    • Only flutist and accompanying pianist are allowed in the contest room.
    • The same pieces must be used for the Final round.
    • Memorization is not required.
    • No music is given to the judges.
    • Please note that you will not be able to rehearse with your accompanist before you play at the prelims.
    • Competitors who advance to finals will be notified no later than March 1, 2019  by email.

    Repertoire Requirements

      7th & 8th Grade Division

      Perform 2 contrasting pieces from different periods, which must total at least 4 minutes and no more than 6 minutes. Two competitors may proceed to the finals.

      9th & 10th Grade Division

      Perform 2 contrasting pieces from different periods, which must total at least 6 minutes and no more than 8 minutes. Two competitors may proceed to the finals.

      11th & 12th Grade Division

      Perform 2 contrasting pieces from different periods, which must total at least 7 minutes and no more than 9 minutes. Three competitors may proceed to the finals.

      Competition Rules

      • Judges are not required to award a winner if flutists do no meet UMFA standards
      • Competitor must choose repertoire with piano accompaniment.
      • Competitor must perform the repertoire on the application.
      • Competitor must provide own accompanist for prelims and finals.
      • Competitor must be at onsite and  ready to perform 15 minutes before assigned time.
      • In case of cancellations, competitors may be asked to perform early.
      • Applications and fees must be submitted by  February 1, 2019

      The following will result in disqualification:
      Contest fees will not be returned to disqualify 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.
      • If application and fees are not submitted by February 1, 2019.
      • If contestant performs different repertoire than on the application
      • If the application is incomplete

      To receive your comment sheets by mail:

      To receive your prelim comment sheets by U.S. mail, please bring a stamped and self-addressed envelope (4 1/8 by 9 1/2) to the registration desk at prelims.

      • 03/23/2019
      • Plymouth Congregational Church

      Application Deadline : February 1, 2019

      Flutists ages 18-30 are invited to compete in the Upper Midwest  Flute Association (UMFA) Young Artist Competition. For 2019,  the competition is open to all flutists from around the world. Preliminary auditions are by audio recording. Finals  will be held on Saturday, March 23, 2019, 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, an accompanist will be secured by UMFA to be available for rehearsals and the performance, but finalists must pay the accompanist's fees.

      4. The competition is open to flutists ages 18-30, who have not reached their 31st birthday before March 23, 2019.

      5. Finalists must be available to perform on March 23, 2019, 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 March 23, 2019, as part of Flute Fest. Finalists must submit their program to the Young Artist Coordinator by February 20, 2019. The final round is open to the public

      Applicants will receive notification of competition results by February 15, 2019.

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

      • 03/23/2019
      • 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
      • Plymouth Congregational Church, 1900 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis, MN


      FLUTE FEST 2019
      "unleash your creativity"

      Date: Saturday, March 23, 2019
      Location: Plymouth Congregational Church | 1900 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403

      Featuring guest artist Mark Sparks 

      Interested in presenting at Flute Fest? Submit a proposal through our request for proposals form.

    Past events

    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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