Every season, the Seattle Flute Society organizes two competitions (Horsfall and Young Artist) and at least one masterclass. Masterclasses are arranged with a featured guest artist at an SFS event and usually take place at the October event. The Horsfall Competition is open to flute students in grades 6-9 and is held every January. The Young Artist Competition is open to flutists age 30 and under and is held at the Flute Festival every April. A preliminary recorded CD is required for all competitions and masterclasses.