The New York Flute Club sponsors:
- A professional concert series
- The New York Flute Fair
- An ensemble program
- A monthly newsletter
- An education and enrichment program
- Commissions of new music for flute
- A variety of publications and recordings
- Free admission and two guest tickets to monthly concerts
- Ensemble program
- Access to extensive member directory
- Free listing of members' events in our online and newsletter calendars
- Monthly newsletter
Welcome to The New York Flute Club
Enter NYFC's Composition Competition
The New York Flute Club is pleased to announce our Flute Composition Competition for the 2014-15 season, the second ever. The first competition, held in 1948, was won by Eldin Burton for his Sonatina, which is now part of our standard repertoire. In reviving the competition, we are seeking to encourage compositions for flute and to bring exciting new compositions to the flute community by recognizing outstanding new works.
The finalists’ compositions will be presented at next year's Flute Fair, and the performances will be recorded and featured on the Flute Club’s website and YouTube channel so that the entire flute community can discover and enjoy them.
Write a piece for us, or spread the word to your composer friends!
Prizes to be awarded: First prize: $1500, second prize: $1000, third prize: $500
Deadline for entries: September 15, 2014.
Interviews with the Met Flutists
Watch this two-part round table video interview created for the NYFC by Michael Parloff, retired 30-year Met principal flutist.
Part 1: Biographies. Topics include the flutists' geographically diverse backgrounds, early musical training, practice habits, and persistence in the face of discouragement.
Part 2: Life at the Met. "Shop talk" stories and conversation about the special challenges and rewards in being an opera flutist.
News and Updates
- Make Music NY, June 21. Join other New York flutists in an al fresco performance celebrating the 30th anniversary of Henry Brant’s Mass in Gregorian Chant's premiere for multiple flutes as part of Make Music NY on Saturday, June 21. MMNY is not only a great way to
meet fellow flutists, talk shop, make new friends, it is also a time to relax outside and enjoy making music together. Click here to sign up.
Mass in Gregorian Chant, written in 1984, was recorded by members of the New York Flute Club and conducted by Robert Aitken, as part of a CD entitled Henry Brant: Music for Massed Flutes (New World CD 80636-2). That disc presents the three landmark works for flute by the world’s leading composer of special music, whose music has been a fixture of flutists’ repertoire—and frequently performed at flute club concerts—since the Concerto for Flute and Flute Orchestra (later known as Angels and Devils) was debuted in 1932 by Georges Barrère and ten of his students. The New World CD includes the landmark 1956 recording of Angels and Devils with Frederick Wilkins as soloist.
- We thank the Friends of Flutes Foundation, Lifetime NYFC member Ardith Bondi, and other anonymous donors for their generous contributions to the Education & Enrichment Program.
Our 2013-2014 Concert Season
We were delighted to have these artists perform at our concerts this season. Our final concert at the Baruch Performing Arts Center on April 27 will feature the winners of the New York Flute Club Competition.
Be a Member of The New York Flute Club
You can join or renew your membership online and, with membership, be able to access our current newsletters, view our membership directory, edit your profile, and list your upcoming concerts in Member Events.
The New York Flute Club, Inc. is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of flute playing and the appreciation of flute music. It provides a common meeting ground for professional, student, and amateur flutists and offers performance opportunities for flutists and composers. We welcome as members musicians and music lovers who are interested in the flute and flute music. Founded in1920 by eminent flutist Georges Barrère, composer Lamar Stringfield, and a group of their associates, The New York Flute Club is the oldest such organization in the United States. Hear Georges Barrère in 1941 playing a transcription of the gamelan piece Lagu Ardja by Colin McPhee.