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The International
Low Flutes Festival

June 16-19, 2022 - Online
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The Bass Flute Competition

Special Thanks to Our Bass Flute Competition Sponsors
First Prize Sponsor: The Flute Center of New York
Competition Sponsors: 
The Flute Pro Shop, Flute Specialists & Carolyn Nussbaum Music

The Bass Flute Competition will be a single recorded round. Applicants will submit recordings of 4 pieces for a total time of between 15 and 25 minutes of music. (see below for details on repertoire)

Open to all applicants 18 and older.

  • First Prize: $1000
  • Second Prize: $600
  • Third Prize: $300

Each Prize winner will also receive a $200 Gift Certificate to Carolyn Nussbaum Music. The videos of the three prize winners will be featured on the Festival's Thursday night concert.

Key Dates (Deadline Has Been Extended):

  • Video Submission Deadline – April 15th
  • Registration and Payment Deadline – April 15th

Competition Registration fee – $25

All competitors must also register for the Festival ($50)

You can submit all the pieces in one video file, or send four separate files, one for each category. Videos should be made on just one camera and each movement or piece be recorded in one take - no editing within a movement or piece.

Audio and video quality will be taken into consideration when choosing winners.


All Pieces with an accompanying instrument must submit a recording with that instrument

1. Required Piece

Two for Two; Tango - bass, piano - Katherine Hoover - publ. Papagena Press

2. Pick one of These Three Pieces

3. Pick one of These Four Pieces

    • Klezmer Suite; Dreams of Yesterday and Tomorrow – bass, guitar or piano - Carl Dimow - publ. ALRY
    • Small Sonata for a Large Flute (one or more movements) - bass, piano - Gary Schocker - publ. Falls House Press
    • Prière et Scherzo - bass, piano - Dan Kessner 
      Link to order a copy of Prière et Scherzo
    • Sonata: Spirit of the Hudson (one or more movements) - bass, piano - Daniel Dorff - publ. Presser

4. One Piece of Your Choosing (no longer than 8:00 minutes)

Registration opens on February 1st and closes on April 1st.

Have all your registration materials
(Video links to recording of your pieces, Bio and Typed Program)
ready when you register.

Register Here


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