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Members enjoy:

  • Free admission and one or more 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 

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Welcome to the New York Flute Club

Flute Fair 2021: A Virtual Toolbox INFO  PROGRAM BOOK

Nancy Toff
President, NYFC

Dear friends,

A big thank you to flute fair program chair Deirdre McArdle, co-chair Jeff Mitchell, guest artist Julien Beaudiment, and all the performers, presenters, and volunteers who gave us such a useful and enjoyable New York Flute Fair 2021: A Virtual Toolbox. For those of you who missed it, most of the sessions are now available on our Youtube channel; direct links are on each presenter page.

It’s May, but we’re not done: we have three events this month. On Thursday, May 6 at 7:30 pm, flutist-composer Gary Schocker will give a masterclass. He’ll work with Coreisa Lee, Jenn Forese, Elsa Nilsson, Robbie Strauss, and Elyse Knobloch, on baroque works, choros, and one of his own compositions.

On Thursday, May 13 at 7:30 pm, we present the winners of our first Career Challenge. Martha Long and Jeffrey Mitchell took the challenge and succeeded! They will perform in a virtual recital that will include Valerie Coleman's Danza de la Mariposa and Bozza's Image

And on Thursday, May 27 at 7:30 pm, the final installment of this season’s Solo Series will survey the music of Samuel Adler, with performances by Bonita Boyd, professor of flute at the Eastman School of Music. I’ll talk with both Sam and Bonnie about the challenges and opportunities of writing solo music for a variety of flutists.

Finally, save the date for our annual meeting, Sunday, June 13 at 5:30 pm, when we’ll elect officers and directors for next year. Zoom details TBA.

Nancy Toff

News and Updates

Career Challenge Results

Martha Long and Jeffrey Mitchell took the challenge and succeeded! They will perform in a virtual recital on May 13th. 

2021 NYFC Competition Results

1st prize: Min Ha Kim
2nd prize: Tyler Martin
3rd prize: Cameron Cullen

We would like to thank competition coordinator Kaoru Hinata and judges Sara Andon, Maria Harding, Christina Smith, and Ebonee Thomas. Special thanks to Phil Unger and the Flute Center of New York for sponsoring the first prize. Details here.

2021 Young Musicians Contest Results

  • Umi Shirai da Costa (8 and under) 
  • Siyeon Park (9-11) 
  • Melody Shen (12-14)
  • Sadie Goodman and Celine Hong (15-18)

Thanks to YMC coordinator Caroline Sonett-Assor and judges Kellie Henry, Alexander Ishov, Lily Josefsburg, Eric Maul, Adam Sadberry, and Joanna Wu. Details here.

Our 2020-2021 season of concerts and events

Click here for the season details page. Click here for the postable flyer. Click here for the join/renew brochure.

Web links will updated in the table below a few days prior to each event and will be emailed to current NYFC members.

S = Solo Series (Thursdays at 7:30 pm), C = Concert (Sundays at 5:30 pm)  E = Education/Enrichment

** Calendar link has connection details

October 22, 2020 ** S Patricia Spencer on Da Costa's Blue-Tune Verses and Debussy's Syrinx
October 25, 2020 ** C Gabriela Lena Frank program with Carol Wincenc and Demarre McGill
November 5, 2020 ** S The Evolution of Edgard Varèse's Density 21.5 with Molly Barth
November 12, 2020 ** 7:30 pm E Panel discussion on virtual teaching, chaired by Jeff Mitchell, with Leone Buyse, Tereasa Payne, and Ransom Wilson
November 15, 2020 ** C Claire Chase and the Density 2036 Project
December 3, 2020** S John Heiss on his Etudes, interviewed by Meg Griffith
December 13, 2020** C 2020 NYFC Competition Winners (rescheduled from April 2020)
January 14, 2021** S Emily Beynon on the flute works of Marius Flothuis
January 24, 2021** C Janet See, baroque flute
February 25, 2021** 7:30 pm E Robert Dick masterclass
February 28, 2021** C Solo Flute Spectacular with Lisa Bost-SandbergBonita BoydStephanie JuttAlexa Still, and Paul Taub
March 11, 2021** S Mary Oleskiewicz on the Bach Partita in A Minor
March 18, 2021**
7:30 pm
E Best Foot Forward: Katherine Borst Jones on performance enhancement
March 21, 2021** C Adam Sadberry, acting principal flute, Memphis Symphony
April 10-11, 2021   New York Flute Fair 2021: A Virtual Toolbox
April 11, 2021 5:00 pm   2021 NYFC Competition Winners
May 6, 2021 7:30 pm** E Gary Schocker masterclass
May 13, 2021 7:30pm**   Career Challenge Winners Concert (Martha Long and Jeffrey Mitchell)
May 27, 2021 S Bonita Boyd and the Flute Music of Samuel Adler
June 13, 2021 5:30 pm   2021 Annual Meeting

Become a Member

The New York Flute Club offers our Ensemble Program, our Education and 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

Career Challenge Winners Concert

Thursday, May 13, 2021

Career Challenge Winners Concert
For more info.

Bonita Boyd and the Flute Music of Samuel Adler

Thursday, May 27, 2021

Bonita Boyd and the Flute Music of Samuel Adler
For more info.

Annual Meeting 2021

Sunday, June 13, 2021

Annual Meeting 2021
For more info.


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