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Young Artist Mentorship Program

The Spring 2024 YAMP application is now closed. Applications for Fall 2024 will open in July.

Through the Young Artist Mentorship Program, college students and recent graduates who identify as belonging to a marginalized cultural group (BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, flutists with disabilities, etc.) are paired with professionally established mentors from similar backgrounds. The flutists selected for this program represent the NFA as ambassadors and role models and are provided with career development resources, dedicated one-on-one guidance, and a supportive network of like-minded artists to share the journey with.

The Young Artist Mentorship Program is free to take part in and is supported by the NFA Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accessibility Committee.


The YAMP operates in two semesters—fall (September–December) and spring (January–May)—and consists of a group of three to four mentors and four to six mentees, meeting one-on-one monthly with their paired mentor and as a large group every month. Mentees are selected for one semester term only.

One-one-one meetings

Throughout each semester, mentors and mentees meet to engage in career development activities such as (but not limited to): discussing career goals, cultivating networking opportunities, creating a digital presence, exploring grant and proposal opportunities, building a flute studio, and other related topics. Mentees are encouraged to formulate questions and project ideas related to their mentors' experience. These meetings will not serve as supplementary lessons.

Large group meetings

Every month, the mentees meet as a group. Group meetings act as networking opportunities and safe spaces where mentees can share their current projects and connect with their fellow mentees as well as other YAMP mentors. These meetings involve two guest speakers, career development conversations, and discussions of individual mentee projects or strengths—a coming together where all involved benefit from the unique perspective and wisdom of the group as a whole. 

Application Requirements

Please read through the description above to ensure that you're suited to this program. In addition, each applicant must:

  1. Be a member of the NFA.
  2. Identity with a marginalized cultural group (BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, flutists with disabilities, etc.).
  3. Submit a 500-word essay on their qualifications for this program and how this program will benefit them in their musical career. (We encourage applications from individuals who are involved in career paths/fields of study beyond music performance, such as music therapy, administration, education, and business.)
  4. Submit video recordings of up to fifteen minutes, consisting of two contrasting works. While not required, diversity of repertoire is encouraged.
  5. Include contact information for two references who will be contacted for recommendation letters upon receipt of completed application.

The first group meeting will occur in early 2024. 

If you have questions about the Young Artist Mentorship Program, send an email to Dr. Hasan at