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Flute Fest

UMFA will host its next flute Fest in Minneapolis on April 1, 2023 with guest artist Adam Sadberry. To view COVID policies for this event, visit our COVID page.

UMFA is excited to welcome Adam Sadberry as the featured guest artist for Flute Fest 2023.  Flutist and educator Adam W. Sadberry is a winner of Concert Artists Guild’s 2021 Victor Elmaleh Competition, and he is paving a distinctive career with his citizenry, creativity, and vibrancy both on and off stage. His upcoming concert engagements include debuts with Kaufman Music Center, Chamber Music Detroit, and Newport Classical. Adam’s ventures in education include upcoming residencies at Northern Michigan University and Lawrence University. He is currently enrolled in the Training Course at the Minnesota Center for The Alexander Technique, and he holds a Bachelor of Music and Performer’s Certificate from the Eastman School of Music.

Masterclass with Adam Sadberry

Adam will conduct a 90-minute masterclass featuring three performers at Flute Fest. Apply to be one of three performers in this masterclass. Applications will be accepted through f March 1, 2023

Competitions for flutists of all ages

Cash prizes will be awarded for the Laudie Porter Competition (grades 7-12). Applications will be accepted through March 15, 2023.

Cash prizes will be awarded for the Young Artist Competition (ages 18-30). Applications will be accepted through February 22, 2023. 

Cash prizes will also be awarded for the NEW Adult Amateur Competition (18+). Applications will be accepted through March 15th, 2023.

Flute Fest Proposals

UMFA Members will be featured in competitions, workshops, and performances at Flute Fest. Proposals will be accepted through February 15, 2023. 

2023 UMFA Flute Fest with guest artist Adam Sadberry

Plymouth Congregational Church
1900 Nicollet Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55403

Saturday, April 1, 2023


Single event tickets to Adam's recital will be available. Please use the link below to purchase a single event ticket. 

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Registration Fees (advance registration)
  • Adult Member – $40.00
  • Senior Member (ages 55 and over) – $35.00
  • Student Member (ages 12 and under) – $20.00
  • Student Member (ages 13 and over) – $25.00
  • Volunteer - $30.00

* Volunteer for 90 minutes at Flute Fest for a reduced entry fee. Our volunteer coordinator will contact you to schedule a shift.

  • Adam Sadberry Single Event Ticket (UMFA membership not required)  – $20.00

*Register by April 1st to receive advance registration pricing. Registration fees will increase by $5 on the day of the event.

We plan to live stream most Flute Fest sessions for those who are unable to attend in person. You will have the option to select remote participation when you register.

All Flute Fest events require a current UMFA membership plus event registration. Click below to learn about all the benefits of membership, or to renew.

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UMFA will continue to monitor the COVID situation and update masking and vaccination/testing policies as appropriate.

To view the current policies, visit the COVID-19 page.  

For Exhibitors:

The exhibit hall will be open from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm. The fee for exhibitors is $50 (includdes one 8-foot table). Additional tables are available for $25. You can register and pay for space at:

Please contact with any questions.

Flute Fest is an annual UMFA event dedicated to our love of the flute. Each year we feature an inspiring guest artist, and host the final rounds of the Young Artist Competition and Laudie Porter Memorial Scholarship Competition for junior high and high school students. There are also masterclasses, discussions and workshops, as well as opportunities for participation, so bring your flute! It is a fabulous day to shop for flutes and flute music from our many knowledgeable exhibitors. Those who prefer to spend the day listening, will delight in the concerts and recitals, including our Rising Stars Recitals, dedicated to our youngest students. Join our flute community! We welcome all ages and ability levels to join us!

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