NYFC Centennial

The NYFC will celebrate its centennial season in 2019-20. Updates here.

The New York Flute Club sponsors:


Members enjoy:

  • Free admission and one guest ticket to monthly concerts
  • Ensemble program
  • Access to extensive member directory
  • Free listing of members' events in our online and newsletter calendars
  • Monthly newsletter 

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Welcome to the New York Flute Club

Nancy Toff
President, NYFC

Dear friends,

Please join us this coming Sunday, December 16 for a recital by Aaron Goldman, principal flutist of the National Symphony. The program opens on a historic note with the Gaubert Sonatine, which received its US premiere at the New York Flute Club 80 years ago, performed by Georges Barrère. That is followed by two ornithologically oriented pieces—not partridges in the pear tree, but Messiaen’s Le Merle Noir and Takashi Yoshimatsu’s Digital Bird Suite. Works of C.P.E. Bach, Casella, and Doppler complete the program. You can read about Aaron Goldman in our most recent newsletter.

Also, save the date for our next event: a concert of flute music by New York Jewish Composers, jointly sponsored by the Center for Jewish History and presented in the CJH auditorium on West 16th Street.

I also want to remind you of some other activities on our calendar:
• The ensemble program meets monthly; the next session is on Saturday, December 15. Click here for more information.
• Our education program is gearing up and welcomes your program suggestions and your time; if you’re interested, please contact education co-chairs Julietta Curenton or Amy Appleton.
• Details of the Young Musicians Contest are now posted on the website; please encourage your precollegiate students to participate. The application deadline is January 18, 2019 (early-bird) January 25, 2019 (regular deadline). Thanks to Barbara Siesel for running the contest this year.
• Details of the New York Flute Club Competition are also available. The application deadline is February 15, 2019. Kaoru Hinata is the competition coordinator.

We also need your help in a few key areas: expanding our social media presence, adding some features to our website, and a video project. If you or your students have expertise in any of these areas, please send me an email and join our merry crew.

Finally, I want to announce that I have exceeded my goal of swimming 100 miles for the Kincaid Centennial Challenge. Thanks to those members who have already contributed generously to our centennial fund; we have a long way to go, and those who would like to join the effort—which will support our centennial commission and various centennial concerts and activities—can contribute online (by paypal) or by check.

I look forward to seeing you on December 16. Happy holidays!

Nancy Toff, President

October 21, 2018 Harvey Sollberger 80th Birthday Celebration
November 11, 2018 Armistice Day Concert: Music of the World War I Era
December 16, 2018 Aaron Goldman
January 13, 2019 NY Jewish Composers (at Center for Jewish History)
March 3, 2019 Karl-Heinz Schütz
March 17, 2019 Flute Fair with Jeffrey Khaner
April 28, 2019 Winners of the 2019 NYFC Competition


Harvey Sollberger 80th Birthday Armistice Day Concert: Music of the WW I Era Aaron Goldman New York Jewish Composers Karl-Heinz Schütz  Jeffrey Khaner


News and Updates

Centennial commission

We are proud to announce that we have commissioned Gabriela Lena Frank to write a work for flute and piano to commemorate the centennial of the Flute Club. It will be premiered at a gala concert next season and will be published by G. Schirmer. Find more about Ms. Frank here.






Become a Member

The New York Flute Club offers our Ensemble ProgramEducation & Enrichment Program, and our annual competitions.

You can join or renew your membership online and, with membership, view our membership directory, edit your profile, and list your upcoming concerts in Member Events. More member benefits are listed on our membership registration page.

Our Mission

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.

Upcoming Events

New York Jewish Composers

Sunday, January 13, 2019

New York Jewish Composers
For more info.

Young Musicians Contest 2019

Sunday, February 10, 2019

Young Musicians Contest 2019
For more info.


View the full calendar of events