New York Flute Club Competition 2020

Kaoru Hinata Competition Coordinator

Flutists ages 18 to 27 are eligible to compete in the annual New York Flute Club Competition. Preliminary and final auditions will be held on February 29, 2020 at the Flute Fair venue, W83 Ministry Center, 150 West 83rd Street, NYC. Preliminary rounds will be held in the morning; final rounds will be presented at the New York Flute Fair later on the same day. Each prize winner receives a cash honorarium and a performance opportunity at the Club's April 19, 2020 concert.


1st Prize: $1000  •  2nd Prize: $600  •  3rd Prize: $400

The winners receive a monetary award and will perform at the Competition Winners Recital at Engelman Recital Hall, Baruch Performing Arts Center, 55 Lexington Avenue (entrance on 25th Street), New York City, on Sunday, April 19, 2020 at 5:30 pm.


  1. All entrants must be members of The New York Flute Club. If you are not currently a Club member,  you can join or renew online or by mail. The membership fee is $70.00 regular, $40.00 for full-time students.

  2. Complete and submit the competition application online or by mail. The deadline for submission is February 1, 2020 (for online submission and postmarked envelope). Late applications will not be accepted.

  3. The competition fee is $25, which includes entrance to the 2020 New York Flute Fair.

  4. You must provide and pay for your own accompanist for all stages of the competition.

  5. Eligible age is 18-27. You must not have reached your 28th birthday before April 19, 2020. You must provide proof of age with a valid photo ID (either a driver's license or a passport) when you arrive to play your first round at the competition.

  6. Winners must be available to perform at the New York Flute Club's Competition Winners Concert, Sunday, April 19, 2020 at 5:30 pm. International students: please make sure your visa allows you to perform.

  7. Required piece: The first movement of Gabriela Lena Frank's Five Andean Improvisations, to be played from memory, plus one work of your choice. It is not required to play the piece of your choice from memory. Potential contestants may request a copy of the required piece by following the instructions below. Please be prepared to play with your pianist as requested for 8-10 minutes in the preliminary round and 10-15 minutes in the final round. Plan to announce your name and selected piece.

  8. Be present and prepared to play with your accompanist 10 minutes before your scheduled audition time. Be aware that the final round is open to the public.

Instructions for obtaining the 2020 required piece: Fill out the REQUEST FORM with your name, email address, and date of birth (needed to verify your eligibility for the competition). Requests will be responded to as soon as possible after the piece's November 17, 2019 premiere.

Past winners: We are in the process of compiling a roster of past winners and their achievements. Past winners are urged to send biographical materials and photos to the Club's archivist for inclusion in the archives and this website.

To Apply                ONLINE          BY MAIL

  • By Mail.  Please complete an application, accompany it with a $25 check or money order made payable to The New York Flute Club, and send to Kaoru Hinata, Competition Coordinator, 30 Bogardus Place #3C, New York, NY 10040. Email: The deadline is February 1, 2020. All entries must be postmarked by this date. (If applying for membership by mail, the $40 or $70 membership fee may be included in the same check.)
  • Online. Your online application must be submitted no later than February 1, 2020. Payment is by PayPal. (If you have a problem submitting, please let us know.)