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New York Flute Club Competition

 The NYFC Competition has been recognizing rising artists for more than four decades. Previous winners have gone on to distinguished solo careers and positions in major orchestras, and they teach in top conservatories and colleges. 

Flutists ages 18-27 are eligible to compete in the annual New York Flute Club Competition. Preliminary and final rounds will be held on April 23, 2022, with the final round presented at the New York Flute Fair that day. Each prize winner wins a cash honorarium and will perform on the Flute Club's concert series in May. The application deadline is March 25, 2022.


  • First Place - $1,000
  • Second Place - $600
  • Third Place - $400

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Young Musicians Competition

The Young Musicians Contest, first held in 2008, was designed to foster the development of young local flutists by exposing them to a healthy competitive environment and allowing them to receive constructive comments from professional flutists.The contest is divided into four age groups for students playing the Western concert flute (Boehm flute in C): ages 8 and under, 9 to 11, 12 to 14, and 15 to 18 (in the last category, students must currently be in high school or the home schooling equivalent). Students who play non-Western flutes (e.g., pan flute, African harmonic flute, Chinese bamboo flute, shakuhachi) will be judged separately by judges who have experience with the students' instrument. 

This year, video entries for the Young Musicians Contest are due Sunday, February 13, 2022. Winners will be announced on or before Sunday, March 13, 2022. Winners will be invited to present their audition pieces IN PERSON at the 2022 NY Flute Fair, scheduled for Saturday, April 23, 2022.  


  • The winner in each age category will receive a winner's certificate and will perform in the winners' recital at the NYFC 2022 Flute Fair. The NYFC will cover the full cost of the piano accompaniment for the flute fair.


  • One piece written for either solo flute or flute and piano. Individual movements of multi-movement works are allowed but cuts or alterations are not. Pieces written with piano accompaniment must be performed without the accompaniment due to Covid safety precautions.