2022 Naumburg International Saxophone Competition

October 4 - 9, 2022
New York City

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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 August 8, 2022.)

First Prize: $25,000; 2 fully subsidized New York recitals; a commissioned work
Second Prize: $15,000Third 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 Sunday, August 8, 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.

This competition is open to classical saxophonists of every nationality.

Competition Dates

October 4 - 6

Preliminary Round

Thalia Theater
Symphony Space
(Closed to Public)

October 7

Semi Final Round

Greenfield Recital Hall
Manhattan School of Music
(Closed to Public)

October 9

Final Round

Neidorf-Karpati Hall
Manhattan School of Music
(Open to Public)

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