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

IMG_3171The 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:

  • Video Submission Deadline – April 1st
  • Registration and Payment Deadline – April 1st
  • Registration will be open Feb 1st, 2022

Competition Registration fee – $25

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

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

Registration will open February 1st on the 2022 Festival Website