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September 6 – 11, 2022
New York City

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This competition is open to classical saxophonists of every nationality.
The competitors may not be under the age of 18 or more than 32 years of age.
(You must not have received your 33rd birthday on or before September 6, 2022.)

First Prize: $25,000; 2 fully subsidized New York recitals; a commissioned work
Second Prize: $15,000
Third Prize: $10,000


Applications and a recording of no more than 30 minutes of excellent audio quality or in a YouTube format must be received at the Naumburg Office no later than July 25, 2022.

$125 application fee is required.

If you are unable to apply using the above Google Form due to international restrictions, you may download a PDF copy of the application below and email it to

The Naumburg Foundation is not responsible for VISAS for musicians who reside abroad.


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