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 to 27 are eligible to compete in the annual New York Flute Club Competition. Preliminary and final auditions will take place on March 17, 2019. The preliminary round will be held at the Manhattan School of Music and the final round presented at the annual New York Flute Fair on the same day (this year at the Columbia University Faculty House in NYC). Each prize winner receives the certificate of the New York Flute Club, a cash honorarium, and perform at the spring Competition Winners Recital on Sunday, April 28, 2019. Applications must be postmarked or emailed on or before the February 15, 2019 deadline. See the NYFC Competition page for requirements.

Prizes:  1st Prize: $1,000, sponsored by the Flute Center of New York

2nd Prize: $600  •  3rd Prize: $400. 

Young Musicians Contest. The New York Flute Club also sponsors a Young Musicians Contest for flutists up to age 18. The contest, designed for pre-collegiate flutists, has four age categories: age 8 and under; 9 to 11; 12 to 14; and 15 to 18 years of age, with the requirement that the students must currently be in high school or the home equivalent. This year the contest will be held on Sunday, February 10, 2019 at the School for Strings on West 54th Street in NYC. The application deadline is January 18, 2019 for early applications and January 25, 2019 for regular applications.

The 2019 winners will play at the Flute Fair on Sunday, March 17, 2019.

Composition Competition. The New York Flute Club was pleased to announce the winners of the 2014-15 season of the NYFC's second Composition Contest. The composers and their works were featured in a recital at the 2015 New York Flute Fair and can be heard here on the NYFC site. Congratulations to the winners.


Past Winners: The names of past competition winners may be accessed here.