UFA 2022 Flute Festival

Join us for our largest annual event. Come see recitals, classes, and check out lots of flutes and other accessories in our exhibit area. 

Date: March 5, 2022
Time: 9am – 4pm
Location: Westminster College, Jewett Center for the Performing Arts.
– See Google map here!

Entrance Fees:

To help streamline checking participants into the event, please register online and bring your confirmation email as your ticket to get in.

Summerhays will be providing box lunches for participants who pre-register. Please complete your registration before February 19th, 2022 to sign up for your lunch. Due to the ongoing Covid situation, we will be complying with Westminster’s no food policy, and lunches will be boxed lunches and may not be eaten inside Westminster facilities.

  • All day Member: $15
  • Single Event Member: $5
  • All day non member: $25
  • Single event non member: $10
  • Masterclass Performer: $35 – FULL – registration closed

Struggling to afford to attend the festival? Email info@utahflute.org to find out how you can volunteer to help out at the festival to cover your event fee.

Schedule of Events

All three morning classes will be available both in person and online. Afternoon events, including the concerts, will only be available in person.

9:00 am: Meet the Vendors (In Person Only)
– Come try flutes and check out accessories from a wide variety of flute vendors.
9:30 am: Flute Repair Basics (In Person and Online)
– Join us to learn some basics for repairing and maintaining your instrument. 
10:30 am: Masterclass with Guest Artist, Lisa Bost Sandberg (In Person and Online)
– See program here!
11:30 am: In Pursuit: Creating Your Path in the Arts (In Person and Online)
12:30 pm: Lunch and visit the Vendors (In Person Only)
2:00 pm: High School Scholarship Competition Winners Recital (In Person Only)
– Three graduating seniors are selected annually for a scholarship to help them with their continuing education. The competition is held in January, and winners are celebrated in this performance.
– See program here
2:30 pm: Recital by Lisa Bost-Sandberg (In Person Only)
– See program here!
3:40 pm: Announcement of Winners for the Annual Sonata Competition (In Person Only)
Winners of the annual Sonata Competition are announced. 

Booths To Check Out

Looking for some gently loved music? Come check out our fundraiser music sale. Music will be heavily discounted from it’s new price. Come find your next project!We are collecting gently used flute music to be resold at the festival. If you wish to donate please email Sally Humphreys at sallyhumphreys@me.com to schedule a way to get your gently used music to us. We appreciate your donation!

The UFA is launching an all new summer festival for students ages 6-18. It will be held June 23-25, 2022 at the Waterford School in Sandy. Come check out our booth to learn more!

The Burkart name is trusted worldwide for extraordinary quality, compelling sound, and unsurpassed design. 

Skilled artisans and capable flutists make up our diverse team of highly specialized craftspeople. Together, our mission is to produce instruments that propel flutists towards their musical best, allowing them to push the boundaries of performance and craft a soulful and distinctive sound.

Dealer of Professional and Intermediate Flutes. Brands include: Miyazawa, Powell, Muramatsu, Altus, Sankyo, Haynes, Burkart, Azumi, Resona, Sonare, and many more.

Summerhays Music Center is the oldest established family music store in Utah. Founded in 1936, our commitment to music education and quality products has made us one of the finest music retail stores in the country.

We support school music programs throughout the Salt Lake valley and beyond and want to help you any way we can.

Covid Safety Precautions

In an effort to keep all performers, judges, and audience members safe, the Utah Flute Association requires that all performers present a Covid-19 vaccination card and respond to a health check at the entrance to the event. Non-vaccinated performers will be required to show a negative rapid test that is less than 2 days old. Failure to do so will result in the loss of the performance opportunity with no refund for any fees paid. Performers will be required to wear a mask regardless of vaccination status when not on stage.  Audience members will be required to wear a mask regardless of vaccination status. The Utah Flute Association will keep on top of current Covid-19 health trends and CDC recommendations, and we reserve the right to adjust our parameters if need be. 

Utah Flute Association Covid Policy
We are supremely grateful to Westminster College and the Florence J. Gillmor School of Music for their generosity in once again hosting the UFA Flute Festival after a 2 year hiatus! In order to comply with the requirements of the college, please be advised: Westminster is requiring all students, faculty and staff to be fully vaccinated.

Here are Westminster’s most recent rules as of February 21st:
– Masks are required in all indoor shared spaces, including classrooms. 
– No eating or drinking is allowed in classrooms. 
– Masks may be briefly removed to eat and drink in shared indoor spaces like the library.

And of special interest to flutists:

All performers are required to show a vaccination card, or a negative covid test that is less than 48 hours old, at the registration table. Anyone wishing to try flutes must also show a vaccination card or negative test at check in. A card will be given to you indicating that you are cleared to play instruments. If you are attending the festival, aren’t performing and do not wish to try instruments, you do not need to show any Covid documentation. Please keep your mask on at all times, in accordance with Westminster’s rules, listed above.

Dr. Lisa Bost-Sandberg

Dr. Lisa Bost-Sandberg is a flutist, composer, and improviser deeply committed to contemporary music as well as its rich roots in the classical repertoire. In demand as a soloist and chamber musician, she has performed throughout the United States and Europe, including National Flute Association conventions, new music festivals (SEAMUS, EMM, Pixilerations, Spark, and SCI), and guest appearances at universities. She performs as principal flute of the Greater Grand Forks Symphony Orchestra, has a long-standing collaboration with pianist Éva Polgár, and has recorded on the Albany, GIA, and North Texas Jazz labels. Recent engagements include performing as a featured flutist-composer on the New York Flute Club’s “Solo Flute Spectacular” concert, serving as guest recitalist and adjudicator for the 2020 Seattle Flute Society Horsfall Competition, and performing Mozart’s Concerto in G Major with the Greater Grand Forks Symphony Orchestra.

A dynamic and impactful teacher, Bost-Sandberg has taught masterclasses, presented lecture-recitals, and led workshops at numerous institutions and festivals. She is the Teaching Assistant Professor of Flute at the University of North Dakota and teaches at the International Music Camp. She has previously served on the faculties of the University of Mary, the University of North Texas, the University of Texas at Dallas, Clarke College, and the Great Neck Arts Center.

Her compositions have been performed at conferences of the American Trombone Workshop, World Saxophone Congress, North American Saxophone Alliance, National Flute Association, Society of Composers, and Iowa Composers Forum. A recent project, titled Chroma, is a series of eight movements of diverse instrumentations paired with paintings by artist and commissioner Marjorie Schlossman. Premiered at the Plains Art Museum in Fargo, North Dakota, the collaboration with Schlossman is the subject of a short film by Mary Trunk and Caren McCaleb. Bost-Sandberg’s works have been honored as prize-winners and finalists in composition competitions of the National Flute Association, the Flute New Music Consortium, and the American Trombone Workshop.

Currently serving the National Flute Association on the Board of Directors and as a member of the Archives and Oral History Committee, she has also chaired the New Music Advisory Committee. She serves on the Board of the Schmitt Music Flute Gallery and as an Associate Member of the International Music Camp Corporation.

A Montana native, Bost-Sandberg received her Doctor of Musical Arts degree in flute performance with a related field in composition from the University of North Texas as a recipient of the prestigious Masters and Doctoral Fellowship. She is also a graduate of New York University (Master of Arts) and The University of Iowa (Bachelor of Music). Her primary flute instructors include Terri Sundberg, Elizabeth McNutt, Robert Dick, Tadeu Coelho, and Tamara Thweatt. Bost-Sandberg’s primary composition instructors include Andrew May, Christopher Trebue Moore, Robert Dick, and Lawrence Fritts. She studied the Alexander Technique with Käthe Jarka of New York City and Pedro de Alcantara of Paris, France.


“Lisa Bost-Sandberg is one of the important composer-performers of her generation…[her] interpretations are infused with deep musicality, questing intelligence and a joyous spirit.” 

Robert Dick