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2017 NFA Convention Schedule & List of Works to be Performed

Schedule and works subject to change

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Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday

Amateur Flute Choir Low Flutes Scholarship/History
Career Development Flute Club Participatory Wellness
Competition Historical Flutes Pedagogy World Music
Flute Jazz Piccolo    
Wednesday
9 a.m. –9 p.m.



Exhibitor Registration Open
Registration and Badge Pick Up for Exhibitors
 
Wednesday
3 p.m. –



Instrument Security Room
Complimentary secure instrument storage will be available Wednesday 3:00 p.m. through Sunday 11:00 p.m.
 
Wednesday
3 –9 p.m.



Attendee Registration Open
Registration Open for All Attendees
 
Wednesday
3 –9 p.m.



Information Desk Open
Attendants will be available to provide directions to convention events and answer general inquiries. Located next to the NFA Registration desk.
 
Wednesday
4 –5:30 p.m.



10,000 Lakes Flute Orchestra Rehearsal
Rehearsal for the 10,000 Lakes Flute Orchestra, directed by Pamela Youngblood. Participating flutists must have completed advance registration and must commit to two rehearsals, warm-up, and the concert.
 
Wednesday
5 –10 p.m.

Solo Performance

Young Artist Competition Quarterfinal Round
Fifteen contestants perform a program of unaccompanied works for a panel of five judges. Six will then advance to the Semifinal Round.
 
Wednesday
6 –7 p.m.



Volunteer Welcome and Orientation
Hosted by Program Chair Leonard Garrison, and Volunteer Coordinators Townes Miller and Margaret Haik. All are welcome to join the convention’s volunteer team. We need you! Assignments and important information for all volunteers will be discussed.
 
Wednesday
7 –8 p.m.



Welcome Orientation
Whether you are a first-time attendee, visiting from overseas, or a convention regular looking for a head start on finding your way around, you’ll find what you’re looking for at this orientation. Make sure your Minneapolis experience starts off on the right foot! Hosted by 2017 Assistant Program Chair Jennifer Rhyne and 2018 Program Chair Francesca Arnone.
 
Wednesday
7 p.m. –



“Play It Forward” Outreach Benefit Concert
The Second Annual NFA/Flutopia Concert takes place at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1200 Marquette Avenue, a short walk from the Minneapolis Convention Center. Featured performers include the University of South Alabama Celtic Crúe; the Herrera-Register flute and guitar duo; and a flute ensemble tribute to Robert F. Cole. Admission is a free-will offering to benefit Downtown Congregations To End Homelessness (DCEH). Be a Flutopian! Help change the world, one concert at a time!
 
Wednesday
8 –10 p.m.



10,000 Lakes Flute Orchestra Rehearsal
See 4:00 p.m. listing for details.
 
Thursday



Instrument Security Room
Complimentary secure instrument storage will be available Wednesday 3:00 p.m. through Sunday 11:00 p.m.
 
Thursday
8 a.m. –6 p.m.



Information Desk Open
Attendants will be available to provide directions to convention events and answer general inquiries. Located next to the NFA Registration desk.
 
Thursday
8 –8:45 a.m.



10,000 Lakes Flute Orchestra Warm-up
 
Thursday
8 a.m. –6 p.m.



Exhibitor and Attendee Registration Open
 
Thursday
8:45 –10 a.m.

Flute Choir Performance

Opening Ceremonies
NFA 2017 Annual Meeting and 10,000 Lakes Flute Orchestra Concert. Meet your NFA officers, board members, and candidates for office, with President Kyle Dzapo presiding. A concert featuring the 10,000 Lakes Flute Orchestra follows, with Pamela Youngblood, conductor.
 
Thursday
9:30 –10:30 a.m.

Workshop

Baroque Music and Rhetoric: What We Can Learn from 18th-Century Acting Styles
In this lecture-demonstration, Jed Wentz introduces flutists to the basic principles of declamation and gesture as used by orators and actors in the 18th century and proposes ways in which musicians can find inspiration in the acting of the past.
 
Thursday
9:30 –10:15 a.m.

Workshop

The Minimalist Warm-Up: Experiences in Tension Free Flute Playing
Peter Schultz guides participants through "The Minimalist Warm-Up," based on the teaching of Eleanor Lawrence. As good technique is "the most effect for the least effort," the exercises are designed to minimize tension throughout the body. Breathing and the physical relationship of the player to the instrument will be examined. Come with or without your flute to participate!
 
Thursday
9:30 –10:30 a.m.

Workshop

Chunking the Excerpts
Patricia George reveals what chunking is, how it works, what the benefits are, and applies these concepts to excerpts by Debussy, Dvorak, Hindemith, and Mendelssohn. All are invited to bring your flutes!
 
Thursday
9:30 –10:30 a.m.

Chamber Performance

Floutes Ensemble
Floutes was founded in 2015 by a group of seven students from The University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. This event will feature quartets by Berthomieu, Bozza, Dubois, Ewazen, and Rozman.
 
Thursday
10 a.m. –1 p.m.



High School Soloist Competition Final Round
Eight finalists will perform for a panel of judges. Repertoire includes David Froom's "Ribbons" commissioned by the NFA for this event.
 
Thursday
10 –10:25 a.m.

Workshop

Exhibitor Showcase: Drelinger Headjoint Co.
Important features and services to consider before buying a headjoint.
 
Thursday
10 –11 a.m.

Workshop

Flute Choir Conducting Masterclass
Wendy Kumer, conductor of the Pittsburgh Flute Choir, and Uwe Grodd, orchestral conductor and flutist from New Zealand, answer questions on conducting a flute choir. Audience members are invited to conduct a short selection and be given feedback. The demo flute choir is the audience, so bring your questions and your flute!
 
Thursday
10 a.m. –5:30 p.m.



Exhibit Hall Open
Visit the convention’s famously vibrant exhibit hall, featuring more than 70 exhibiting companies with a wide variety of flutes, music, and flute-related merchandise—your “one-stop shop” for all things flute!
 
Thursday
10:30 –11:30 a.m.

Solo Performance

Made in America
Works by Melissa Keeling, William Grant Still, Shulamit Ran, Onovwerosuoke, Simmons, and Osterfield performed by Melissa Keeling, Deanna Little, Stephanie Rea, Wendy Hymes, and Hannah Leffler.
 
Thursday
10:45 –11:10 a.m.



Exhibitor Showcase: Drelinger Headjoint Co.
Sandy Drelinger discusses abilities required over 37 years since founding his company. Highlights innovation to hand making a single headjoint.
 
Thursday
11 a.m. –12 p.m.

Flute Choir Performance

Flute Choir Showcase No. 1
The West Michigan Flute Orchestra, Madison Flute Club, the Edina Chorale, and James Pellerite, Native American flute, perform works by Randall Snyder, Melvin Lauf, Theo Ndawillie II, Carmen Maret, Jonathan Cohen, and Peter Senchuk, and Jenni Brandon.
 
Thursday
11:15 a.m. –12:15 p.m.

Chamber Performance

Flute and Strings
Jan Boland, Cobus du Toit, Kimberly Reighley, Sonja Giles, and Kimberly Helton perform chamber works for flute and strings by Daniel Dorff, Nicole Chamberlain, Philip Wharton, Mark Hagerty, and Stephen Dodgsen.
 
Thursday
11:30 a.m. –12:30 p.m.



Graduate Research Competition Winners’ Presentation
Elizabeth Cary Ford, "The Flute in Musical Life in Eighteenth-century Scotland" (PhD, University of Glasgow, 2016) and Stacey Lee Russell, "The Prepared Flute: A Survey of its History, Techniques, and Repertoire" (DMA, University of South Carolina, 2016). Jessica Raposo, coordinator. Support provided by Gemeinhardt Musical Instruments, LLC.
 
Thursday
11:30 a.m. –12:30 p.m.

Workshop

Go Baroque! Historically Informed Performance for Modern Flutists
Every flutist knows the pleasure of performing the great Baroque masterpieces by J.S. Bach and others, but how would Frederick the Great or Jacques Hotteterre have played them? Leela Breithaupt looks at how Baroque performance practice can be translated to modern flute through an open masterclass format, short demonstration, and discussion. Students, professional flutists, and teachers are invited to join in.
 
Thursday
11:30 –11:55 a.m.



Exhibitor Showcase: Wenger Corporation
Sitting Well with innovative Ergonomics Musical inspiration meets leading edge innovation. Improve posture, breathing and performance with this revolutionary design. Come experience the latest in music posture technology.
 
Thursday
11:45 a.m. –12:30 p.m.

Solo Performance

2017 Myrna Brown International Scholarship Winner: Mark Fülep
Mark Fülep from Hungary performs a recital of Hungarian classical and folk music and demonstrates traditional folk instruments.
 
Thursday
12 –1:15 p.m.

Flute Choir Performance

Flute Choir Lunchtime Lobby Concert No. 1
Featuring the Heartland Community Flute Choir and Coro di Flauti and the Kansas State University Flute Ensemble.
 
Thursday
12 –1:30 p.m.

Workshop

NFA Piccolo Orchestral Audition and Masterclass
Three finalists from a recorded round are chosen to perform a mock audition and perform in a masterclass taught by Sarah Jackson, piccolo of the Los Angeles Philharmonic
 
Thursday
12:15 –12:40 p.m.



Exhibitor Showcase: ALRY Publications, LLC
The Music of Stephen Barr Join Kathy Melago, Cassandra Eisenreich, Matt Johnston and friends for a performance of Stephen Barr's "Sunburst Flights" for flute choir and "Prayer and Elegy" for flute, alto flute and piano. Following the presentation, copies of each of these pieces will be raffled off for free. Matt Johnston, Owner
 
Thursday
12:30 –1:30 p.m.

Lecture-Recital

Teaching and Performing the Copland Duo
Continuing his series of lecture/recitals on major flute repertoire, John Bailey discusses Copland's Duo for flute and piano. The logic of the piece comes alive only upon study of the interaction of the flute part with the piano part.
 
Thursday
1 –2 p.m.

Lecture-Recital

The Flute Music of Keith Gates: A Balm for the Soul
This event features the flute works of neo-romantic Louisiana native Keith Gates on the tenth anniversary of his death. Christine Erlander Beard and Judy Hand perform works by Gates with guitar and with piano.
 
Thursday
1 –2 p.m.

Chamber Performance

Celebration Concert with Ervin Monroe
A fabulous group of flutists including, Brandon LePage, Alice Lenaghan, Mihoko Watanabe, and current and former members of the Detroit Symphony including Sharon Sparrow, Jeffrey Zook, Amanda Blaikie, and the famed Erv Monroe himself in works by Anderson, Fauré, Gaubert, and more.
 
Thursday
1 –1:25 p.m.



Exhibitor Showcase: Yamaha Corporation of America
Do you ever feel lazy or bored, like you should practice harder, more, BETTER? Ellen will help you put back the “play” in your playing.
 
Thursday
1:15 –2:15 p.m.

Flute Choir Performance

Flute Choir Reading Session No. 1
Bring your flutes of all sizes to read music chosen by and conducted by Julie Sooy.
 
Thursday
1:30 –2:30 p.m.

Panel

Embracing our Races: Connecting with Communities of Color
Presented by the Cultural Outreach Committee, this panel shares the ways they connect with underserved communities. Panelists include Caen Thomason-Redus, Director of Community and Learning at the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Teresa Campbell, MacPahil Center for Music, Sarah Minette, faculty at South High School (MN), and Andrea Myers, Director of the Hopewell Music Cooperative (MN). Paula Gudmundson, moderator.
 
Thursday
1:45 –2:10 p.m.



Exhibitor Showcase: Carolyn Nussbaum Music Co.
Join Sir James Galway, the living legend of the flute, for a live video Q & A session hosted by Carolyn Nussbaum Music Co. as his new series of publications are introduced. Teachers and players of every level won’t want to miss this opportunity to participate in an open discussion with the Master Flutist!
 
Thursday
2 –3:30 p.m.

Lecture-Recital

Journey to Brazil -- New Music for Flute
This program juxtaposes a new concerto by Brazilian composer Alexandre Guerra with contemporary Brazilian compositions, including Choro, Bossa Nova, Baiao, and other popular styles. Bring your instruments and have fun playing with the Brazilian percussion grooves!
 
Thursday
2 –3:30 p.m.

Workshop

High School Masterclass with Nina Perlove
The NFA Pedagogy Committee presents a masterclass for high school students with Nina Perlove. The performers are selected alternates from the High School Soloist Competition applicants.
 
Thursday
2:30 –3:45 p.m.

Solo Performance

French Connections I
Mihoko Watanabe, Allison Gioscia, Nicaulis Alliey, and Linda Chatterton explore treasures of the French flute repertoire.
 
Thursday
2:30 –4 p.m.

Chamber Performance

Minnesota Composers I
Hosted by John Nuechterlein, President and CEO of the American Composers Forum, this concert features music by Kirsten Broberg, Robert Brownlow, Edie Hill, Melissa Krause, Jon Christopher Nelson, and David Evan Thomas.
 
Thursday
2:30 –2:55 p.m.



Exhibitor Showcase: Edition Svitzer
Henrik Svitzer performs Pastourelle by Gunnar Berg for solo flute, * Viva Verdi Fantasy upon "Il trovatore" for flute & piano by Toke Lund Christiansen and * Grande Fantasie by Franz Doppler for flute & piano (* US premier)
 
Thursday
3 –4 p.m.

Solo Performance

Traversing the Baroque
Leela Breithaupt, Immanuel Davis, and Adrianne Greenbaum perform music by J.S. Bach, W.F. Bach, and Telemann on period instruments.
 
Thursday
3 –4 p.m.

Chamber Performance

Tribute to Linda Mintener
During a career spanning almost 50 years, NFA Legal Advisor Linda Mintener has been a teacher, performer, and organizer of fundraising concerts for orphans who have lost parents to AIDS. Alexa Still, Jonathan Keeble, James Pellerite, the Madison Flute Club Chamber Ensemble, and others perform works by Marco Granados, Doppler, Loeb, Louke and others.
 
Thursday
3 –4 p.m.

Lecture-Recital

Ian Clarke: 1000 Sounds and Silence
Ian Clarke looks afresh at the sound palette of the flutist and performs his own Spiral Lament, Hatching Aliens, and Orange Dawn. He discusses our relationship to the instrument and the score, the astonishing combinatorics of possibility, and how the artistic mindset poses questions around our pedagogical approaches.
 
Thursday
3:15 –3:40 p.m.



Exhibitor Showcase: BG Franck Bichon
BG Flute Cleaning Products and Accessories Discover all options to maintain your flute in perfect cleaning and safe conditions . Free samples for attendees!
 
Thursday
4 –5 p.m.



Visit the Exhibit Hall
 
Thursday
5 –6 p.m.

Workshop

Record Your First Album: How to Make a CD from Start to Finish
Learn about the recording process and how to plan and budget for your first album. This workshop presentation from the NFA's Career & Artistic Development Committee explores repertoire selection, recording and production decisions, budgeting, funding, distribution, mastering, mechanical rights, and physical and digital production options. Presenters: Alice K. Dade, Michelle Stanley, and Shivhan Dohse. Bring your questions!
 
Thursday
5 –6 p.m.

Chamber Performance

Chamber Music Mixer I
This concert features works for duos with clarinet and with saxophone, a trio with horn and piano, and a flute quartet. Compositions by Wanamaker, Kauder, Melnik, Hayden, and Morawetz.
 
Thursday
5 –6 p.m.

Solo Performance

Piccolo Recital I
Mary Kay Fink, Jan Junker, Lois Bliss Herbine, Nan Raphael and the Raines Ensemble perform works by Ned McGowen, Alexina Louie, Gisle Krogseth, Michael Daugherty, Cynthia Folio, and Robert Cummings.
 
Thursday
5 –6 p.m.

Solo Performance

Irish Roots: Shannon Heaton and Gareth McLearnon
Shannon Heaton performs jigs, reels, airs, and marches on Irish 6-keyed wooden flute and whistle, and Gareth McLearnon performs Harty's "In Ireland" and traditional Irish tunes.
 
Thursday
5 –6 p.m.

Chamber Performance

Flute and Guitar
Leanna Keith, Krista Jobson, and Cathy Peterson perform works for flute and guitar by Christopher Caliendo, Sarah Perske, and Sergio Assad.
 
Thursday
5 –6 p.m.

Solo Performance

New Music from Europe
Karin de Fleyt, Elizabeth McNutt, Carla Rees, and Carmen Lemoine perform works by Sciarrino, Stockhausen, Donatoni, Dan di Maggio, and Lasse Thoresen.
 
Thursday
5:45 p.m. –



Myrna Brown Dine-Around
Nothing transforms strangers into friends quite like sharing a meal. More details to come.
 
Thursday
7 –7:45 p.m.

Flute Choir Performance

Pre-Gala Lobby Concert No. 1
The University of South Alabama Celtic Crúe, directed by Andra Bohnet, features unique arrangements of Celtic and Scandinavian music performed on simple system Irish style flutes, whistles, bodhrán and Celtic harp. Using traditional performance practices, students learn the tunes and appropriate ornamentation aurally in Bohnet’s arrangements that result in jigs, reels, polkas, and slow airs.
 
Thursday
8 –10 p.m.

Solo Performance

Thursday Evening Gala Concert
This gala concert offers something for everyone: Robert Dick, wizard of extended techniques; an "Improvised Encounter" between jazz flutist Ali Ryerson and low flute virtuoso Matthias Ziegler; and rising star, Alena Lugovkina .
 
Thursday
10:30 –11:55 p.m.

Solo Performance

Thursday Cabaret with Project Trio
The Project Trio and Greg Pattillo need no introduction. The beat-boxing flutist and his cohorts promise to delight.
 
Friday



Instrument Security Room
 
Friday
8 a.m. –6 p.m.



Information Desk Open
Attendants will be available to provide directions to convention events and answer general inquiries. Located next to the NFA Registration desk.
 
Friday
8 a.m. –6 p.m.



Exhibitor and Attendee Registration Open
 
Friday
8 –9 a.m.

Workshop

Myofascial Release for Neck and Shoulder Tension
Myofascial Release is an effective self-treatment therapy focusing on relaxing the deep tissues of the body. The muscles and fascia in our neck and shoulders can become tight due to poor use while playing the flute. In this hands-on workshop, attendees learn exercises that help reduce and relieve tension in the neck and shoulders. Come prepared to lie on the floor and participate in the individual exercises.
 
Friday
8:30 –9:15 a.m.

Lecture-Recital

Learn by Ear, Play by Heart: an Irish traditional music approach for all players
Shannon Heaton reveals how to transform your classical technique, tone and attitude with playful, creative practice tips from the Irish music world. Learn a tune by ear, and tackle tricky passages and performance challenges.
 
Friday
8:45 –10 a.m.

Solo Performance

Electronica
Explore the exciting convergence of flute and electronic sounds with performances by flutists Elise Blatchford, Cassandra Eisenreich, Lindsey Goodman, Shelley Martinson, Carla Rees, Patricia Surman, and Caitlyn Valovick-Moore.
 
Friday
9 –10 a.m.

Flute Choir Performance

Flute Choir Showcase No. 2
Featuring the Texas Woman’s University and Brookhaven Flute Choir and the Maverick Flute Choir.
 
Friday
9 –10 a.m.

Chamber Performance

Music for Low Flutes
Duo Kessner, Mariana Stratta Gariazzo, Tereasa Payne, Kathryn Scarbrough, Ali Ryerson, Chris Potter, and Areon Flutes perform works by Daniel Kessner, André Jolivet, Russell Scarbrough, and Cornelius Boots.
 
Friday
9 a.m. –12:30 p.m.

Solo Performance

Young Artist Competition Semifinal Round
Six semifinalists perform for a panel of five judges. Program includes Laura Schwendinger's "Aurora," newly commissioned by the NFA. Three contestants advance to the Final Round.
 
Friday
9 –9:25 a.m.

Workshop

Exhibitor Showcase: Blocki Flute Method LLC
Yes, your students can learn to play in tune! Strategies and exercises will be demonstrated. Please bring your flutes.
 
Friday
9:15 –10 a.m.

Workshop

Exploring Time, Space and Energy Through Dalcroze Eurhythmics
Join Kristin Hayes in this interactive workshop that introduces the basic Dalcroze concepts of time, space and energy. Attendees learn to explore their own creative energy, to experience standard flute repertoire in a completely new and invigorating way, and to incorporate Dalcroze Eurhythmics into practicing and teaching.
 
Friday
9:30 –10:30 a.m.

Solo Performance

Tribute to Laurie Sokoloff
A concert honoring NFA Lifetime Achievement Awardee Laurie Sokoloff, featuring her former students.
 
Friday
9:45 –10:10 a.m.

Panel

Exhibitor Showcase: Altus Flutes
Altus presents William Bennett in a discussion with other Altus artists about his illustrious career.
 
Friday
10 –11 a.m.

Lecture-Recital

Colorado Flutists: A Celebration of Community
Members of the vibrant Colorado flute community celebrate the diversity and unity of their beautiful state. Performers and groups represented include: university flute Professors, the Colorado Symphony, the Colorado Flute Association, the Bel Canto Flute Academy, The Panoramic Flutist, Low Flutes with Chris Potter. The program features Colorado composers, flutist-composers and standard pieces.
 
Friday
10 –11 a.m.

Chamber Performance

Wincenc and Bogorad-Kogan
Carol Wincenc and Julia Bogorad-Kogan celebrate their common ties to Marcel Moyse and the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra. Works by Berlioz, Cimarosa, Doppler, Gaubert, Kuhlau, and Röntgen-Maier
 
Friday
10 a.m. –5:30 p.m.



Exhibit Hall Open
Visit the convention’s famously vibrant exhibit hall, featuring more than 70 exhibiting companies with a wide variety of flutes, music, and flute-related merchandise—your “one-stop shop” for all things flute!
 
Friday
10:30 –10:55 a.m.



Exhibitor Showcase: Burkart Flutes & Piccolos
Introducing the Burkart Resona R-150 Flute!!! Join us as we unveil our NEWEST Resona flute.  Presenters and performers will discuss features and demonstrate this fantastic new offering.  Don't miss it!
 
Friday
11 a.m. –12 p.m.

Chamber Performance

Libby Larsen: A Minnesota Original
Jonathan Borja, Lisa Bost-Sandberg, Michele Antoniello Frisch, Amulet Strange, and Katherine Borst Jones perform solo works and chamber music by Minnesota resident and famed American composer, Libby Larsen.
 
Friday
11 a.m. –12 p.m.

Lecture

What’s Going On In There? How the science of movement of the head and neck can impact flute teaching
Flute teachers should have at least a basic understanding of the functional anatomy of the head and neck. In this lecture, an otolaryngologist/musician and a flute teacher/singer explore what is known about the anatomy of the sound production pathway, focusing on those areas which are commonly manipulated by teachers.
 
Friday
11 a.m. –12:15 p.m.

Chamber Performance

Celebrating African American and Latin American Composers
The Cultural Outreach Committee presents a concert of works by Valerie Coleman, Daniel Bernard Roumain, Samuel Zyman, Diego Vega, and Reinaldo Moya, performed by Jennifer Grim, Caen Thomason-Redus, Eileen Grycky, Mariana Gariazzo, Naomi Seidman, and flutists from the Twin Cities.
 
Friday
11 a.m. –12 p.m.

Chamber Performance

300 Years of Flute: Historical Flutes in Concert
A chamber music concert featuring members of the Historical Flutes Committee performing on historical flutes - originals and modern replicas.
 
Friday
11:15 –11:40 a.m.



Exhibitor Showcase: R Frolon LLC
Celestine Flute Rexonator by Rhino CFR is a high quality product that will help flute players reach new highs when performing their instrument. Provide pristine and clear notes that will delight the audience! Has a design that fits inside all flutes. Only you know it is there. It is thoroughly durable. Presented by Roberto Feliciano, Owner/Inventor of Rhino Flute Resonator.
 
Friday
11:30 a.m. –1 p.m.



Flute Lovers' Lunch with PROJECT Trio
Join other flute lovers for a casual meal and get to know the dynamic PROJECT Trio! Ensemble members Greg Pattillo, flute; Peter Seymour, double bass; and Eric Stephenson, cello; will tell the story of how they began performing as a group. The presentation will also include a discussion about entrepreneurship and the role of the 21st Century Musician. (Ticket purchase required. Available at registration until noon Thursday.)
 
Friday
11:30 a.m. –12:30 p.m.

Solo Performance

Jean-Louis Beaumadier in Recital
French piccolo virtuoso Jean-Louis Beaumadier performs works by Damare, Brahms, Kreisler, Reichert, Joachim Andersen and more.
 
Friday
12 –1:30 p.m.

Solo Performance

NFA Jazz Flute Masterclass
Steve Kujala teaches the NFA Jazz Flute Masterclass. Participants are chosen through competition.
 
Friday
12 –1:15 p.m.

Flute Choir Performance

Flute Choir Lunchtime Lobby Concert No. 2
Featuring the Chesapeake Flute Consort and the Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra Flute Choir.
 
Friday
12 –1 p.m.

Chamber Performance

Wind Quintet Potpourri
The Riverside Wind Quintet, Fifth Inversion, and the Polaris Wind Quintet perform works by William Dougherty, Eric Stokes, Roger Briggs, Lesley Sommer, Bruce Hamilton, Adam Haws, and Todd Smith.
 
Friday
12 –12:25 p.m.

Solo Performance

Exhibitor Showcase: Carolyn Nussbaum Music Co.
A Little Tango in her Blood Alison Young presents ‘A Little Tango in her Blood’ a new publication of music for flute and piano from Argentina.
 
Friday
12:45 –1:10 p.m.



Exhibitor Showcase: Flutistry Boston
Introducing "Your Choice"- a new methodology for Finding YOUR Voice. Featuring innovations like "SMART Search" and "SAFE Trial", Flutistry Boston's original "Your Choice" Method is a surprisingly simple and effective tool for Finding Your Voice. Presented by Adam Workman, President and Founder, Flutistry Boston
 
Friday
1 –2 p.m.

Lecture-Recital

The Development of the Flute in 19th-Century France
In this lecture recital, Michael Lynn demonstrates important instruments representative of the different types of flutes built in France during the 19th Century and will show how these instruments influenced creation of the modern flute. There will be approximately 15 historical French flutes on display and an opportunity for attendees to try them.
 
Friday
1 –2 p.m.

Lecture-Recital

Flute Clarinet Duos Consortium Retrospective
A history of the Flute Clarinet Duos Consortium along with performances of its commissioned works by Libby Larsen, Valerie Coleman, Derek Bermel, and Pierre Jalbert, including the NFA premiere of Jalbert's "Triple Set." The lecture will include a brief talk about the composers and pieces and information on how consortiums work to create high quality repertoire for non-traditional chamber ensembles.
 
Friday
1 –2 p.m.

Workshop

Getting Started with Free improvisation
Robert Dick shares his ideas about starting free improvisation, addressing the fears that classically trained musicians naturally face, and providing workable, simple tools to transcend self-created limitations. Bring a flute, piccolo, alto or bass flute!
 
Friday
1 –2 p.m.

Solo Performance

Happy 150th, Canada
Canada’s sesquicentennial birthday in 2017 presents a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the connections between US and Canadian flute culture. This program features music by Canadian composers, including one world premiere and one US premiere. The performers on the program all have special Canada/US connections.
 
Friday
1 –2 p.m.

Flute Choir Performance

Flute Choir Reading Session No. 2
Bring your flutes of all sizes to read music chosen by and conducted by Danielle Breisach.
 
Friday
1:30 –3 p.m.

Solo Performance

Star Performers
Beth Chandler, Jonathan Keeble, and Marco Granados perform works by Amirov, Feld, Prokofiev, and Taffanel.
 
Friday
1:30 –1:55 p.m.



Exhibitor Showcase: Wm. S. Haynes Flute Co.
Haynes Around the World An eclectic duo Showcase Recital from the Resident Flutists of the Haynes Company, not only showcasing a variety of styles and genres of music, but also playing on a whole selection of Haynes instruments from upgrade, to intermediate, to professional flutes. Presented by Alan Weiss and Gareth McLearnon, Artists-in-Residence - Wm. S. Haynes Company.
 
Friday
2 –3 p.m.

Workshop

10th Annual Jazz Flute Big Band Reading Session
Ali Ryerson leads her 10th annual Jazz Flute Big Band Reading Session for jazz flute enthusiasts. Open to both experienced and aspiring jazz flutists, everyone is welcome to either participate or audit. BYO flutes and music stands (and piccolos, alto flutes, bass flutes and contrabass flutes!) and play great jazz arrangements from the NFA JFBB repertoire, with ample opportunity for jazz improvisation accompanied by rhythm section.
 
Friday
2:15 –2:40 p.m.



Exhibitor Showcase: Nagahara Flutes NNI Inc.
Innovations after Boehm, Part I: Mini vs. Piccolo Join master-craftsman & founder of Nagahara Flutes, Kanichi Nagahara, in an open discussion with flutist Jeremy McEntire focusing on the topic, “Mini vs. Piccolo.” Learn about the instrument's anatomy & reasons behind the Mini's design. Examples performed by Eduardo Gomez, Mini, & Sonoko Nagahara, Piano
 
Friday
2:30 –4 p.m.

Solo Performance

Remembrance and Healing Concert
This annual concert features performances dedicated to teachers, family members, friends, and colleagues who are no longer with us.
 
Friday
3 –4 p.m.

Solo Performance

Scandinavian Influences I
Nicole Esposito, Paul Taub, Jonathan Borja, and Lorie Scott perform works by Edvard Grieg, Thorkell Sigurbjörnsson, Peter Bruun, and Sverre Jordan.
 
Friday
3 –4 p.m.

Workshop

Fast-Track for Success in the First Year
In this interactive session presented by the Pedagogy Committee, Kathy Blocki and Molly Shortridge present the basics to ensure a successful first year of flute playing. Topics include tone, technique, and motivational tools.
 
Friday
3 –4 p.m.

Panel

Charanga in the United States: History and Future
This panel previews Art Webb’s cabaret performance with a discussion of charanga as an art form, its improvisational style, its evolution as a popular music phenomenon in the United States since 1960, and its future on today's changing live music scene. Panelists are Jessica Valiente, Ernesto Fernandez, Art Webb, and Martha Councell-Vargas.
 
Friday
3 –4 p.m.

Solo Performance

The Changing Face of Virtuosity in Contemporary Times
The Changing Face of Virtuosity in Contemporary Times explores works that challenge flutists to extend not only the boundaries of technique, but to stretch the limits of interpretation. This concert, presented by Molly Barth, Rachel Beetz, Lisa Cella, Elizabeth McNutt, and Michael Matsuno, features works that challenge rhythmically, musically, and sonically.
 
Friday
3 –3:25 p.m.



Exhibitor Showcase: Verne Q. Powell Flutes
 
Friday
3 –4 p.m.



NFA Committee Chairs and Appointees Meeting
Open only to NFA Committee Chairs and Appointees.
 
Friday
4 –5 p.m.



Visit the Exhibit Hall
 
Friday
5 –6 p.m.

Chamber Performance

Chamber Music Mixer II
Chamber music including harp, piccolo and cello, percussion, and for flute trio by Dorff, Gullickson, Zantner, Howell, Solomons, and Beeftink.
 
Friday
5 –6 p.m.

Solo Performance

From Latin America
Duo Barrenechea, Paula Gudmundson, Carlos Feller, and Martha Councell-Vargas perform works for flute and piano by Francisco Mignone, Amancio Alcorta, Miguel del Aguila, and Marlos Nobre.
 
Friday
5 –6 p.m.

Solo Performance

Great American Sonatas
Nina Perlove, John Thorne, and Laurel Zucker perform sonatas for flute and piano by Harbison, Muczynski, and Piston.
 
Friday
5 –6 p.m.

Workshop

Open 30+ Masterclass with Katherine Borst Jones
Bring a prepared piece, an etude, a scale, anything you'd like, and play for Katherine Borst Jones in a friendly and open masterclass with your peers.
 
Friday
5 –6 p.m.

Solo Performance

Jazz Meets Classical
Tereasa Payne performs Uri Brener's work for flute and jazz trio inspired by Bach; Ali Ryerson, Emily Senchuk, Ellen Burr, and Billy Kerr perform a flute quartet by Peter Senchuk; and Immanuel Davis and Adam Kuenzel perform Kapustin's Divertissement with cello and piano.
 
Friday
5 –6 p.m.

Solo Performance

The Power of One: Diverse Solo Flute Works from the Last Two Decades
In a recital of diverse solo flute works from the past two decades, seven performers highlight the broad range of expressive qualities composers utilize in solo flute literature.
 
Friday
6 –7 p.m.



Exhibitors' Concert
Hear highlights from our exhibiting companies.
 
Friday
7 –8 p.m.



Life Member and Legacy Circle Reception
Invitation required.
 
Friday
7 –7:45 p.m.

Flute Choir Performance

Pre-Gala Lobby Concert No. 2
Join the Slippery Rock University Flute Ensemble for an eclectic performance of music evoking sorrow, hope, peace, and joy.
 
Friday
8 –10 p.m.

Solo Performance

Friday Evening Gala Concert
Jed Wentz wields his baroque flute for thought-provoking interpretations of baroque classics; Christina Jennings presents gorgeous repertoire by Dohnányi and Widor; and Jim Walker performs the world premiere of a major concerto for flute and concert band by Frank Ticheli, with the composer conducting. An evening not to be missed!
 
Friday
10:30 –11:55 p.m.

Solo Performance

Friday Night Cabaret with Latin Flute Legend Art Webb
The NFA World Music Committee presents flutist Art Webb, a major force in the development of jazz fusion, salsa, and charanga.
 
Friday
10:30 p.m. –12 a.m.

Workshop

Traditional Irish Music Session
Bring any kind of flute to play traditional Irish music, joining Andra Bohnet in sharing tunes with friends both old and new.
 
Saturday



Instrument Security Room
 
Saturday
8 –9 a.m.



Food for the Day’s Journey with Leone Buyse
For this year’s Food for the Day’s Journey breakfast, Leone Buyse presents "The Value of Empathy in Teaching.” What we say as teachers is important; how we say it is even more so. Buyse suggests ways to create a fruitful learning environment that motivates and inspires. Students, teachers, and enthusiasts are invited to hear Buyse’s inspirational words over a hearty breakfast. Presented by the Pedagogy Committee. (Ticket purchase required. Available at registration until noon Friday.)
 
Saturday
8 a.m. –6 p.m.



Exhibitor and Attendee Registration Open
 
Saturday
8 a.m. –6 p.m.



Information Desk Open
Attendants will be available to provide directions to convention events and answer general inquiries. Located next to the NFA registration booth.
 
Saturday
8 –8:45 a.m.



The Balanced Flutist
Join Viniyoga certified teacher, Susan Mayer, in a morning yoga sequence that blends movement, breath and meditation to prepare the mind and body for a productive day. Wear comfortable clothing and bring a mat or towel.
 
Saturday
8 –8:45 a.m.

Workshop

Performance Health for Flutists: Exercises and Techniques for Staying Strong and Injury Free
This workshop addresses performance health needs of the flutist. Topics include repetitive stress/overuse injuries, performance anxiety and its effect on movement and muscle tension, and corrective exercise strategies to help remedy faulty movement patterns and relieve muscle tension. Participants will gain a greater knowledge of the human movement system as it pertains to the flute and with exercises and strategies to keep strong and injury free.
 
Saturday
8:30 –9:15 a.m.

Workshop

Low Flutes Reading Session
Explore exciting new ensemble repertoire for low flutes, directed by Paige Dashner Long. Reading session includes music for small and large ensembles, with various combinations of low flutes.
 
Saturday
8:30 –9:30 a.m.

Chamber Performance

The Music of Timothy Hagen
Timothy Hagen is the laureate of several flute competitions, an accomplished orchestral musician, and is in demand as a pedagogue and clinician. He is also an established composer who has won awards from the American Composers Forum and MetLife Creative Connections. Jim Walker, Greg Milliren, Zach Galatis, Heather Verbeck and Hagen perform solo and chamber works, a piece for flute and electronics, and a world premiere for piccolo and piano.
 
Saturday
8:30 a.m. –9:30 p.m.

Panel

Today's Studio Teacher: A Roundtable Discussion
Join Molly Barth, Beth Chandler, Immanuel Davis, Katherine Borst Jones, Diane Boyd Schultz, and Terri Sundberg for a roundtable discussion of topics of interest to college and university flute teachers. Come share your ideas!
 
Saturday
9 –10 a.m.

Workshop

Enrich Your Sound Palette With Extended Techniques
Matthias Ziegler and Shanna Gutierrez assist flutists in integrating new sounds into their own musical vocabulary and developing an ear for the beautiful details of new flute sounds. Go beyond technique and learn the musical intent of whistle tones, tongue rams, slap tongue, circular breathing, multiphonics, and more.
 
Saturday
9 –9:25 a.m.

Lecture-Recital

Exhibitor Showcase: Muramatsu America
40 Years of Playing the Muramatsu Flute John Barcellona demonstrates why he has played the Muramatsu flute for forty years.
 
Saturday
9:30 –11 a.m.

Workshop

Masterclass Skills 102: The Art of Giving a Masterclass for the College Interview Process
For the second year, the NFA Pedagogy Committee presents a class on giving a masterclass as part of a college teaching interview. A panel with John Bailey, Molly Barth and Carol Wincenc provides feedback on how to connect with the performer and the audience, effective communication skills, setting the tone for the class, and clear presentation of concepts.
 
Saturday
9:30 –11 a.m.

Lecture-Recital

The Legacy of Marcel Moyse through The 24 Melodic Studies with William Bennett
William Bennett (WIBB) presents a lecture about Marcel Moyse’s legacy as flutist and teacher and will play and discuss selected melodies from The 24 Little Melodic Etudes. Introduction by The Marcel Moyse Society.
 
Saturday
9:30 –11 a.m.

Flute Choir Performance

Flute Choir Showcase No. 3
Featuring the UTRGV Flute Ensemble, Northern Iowa Flute Choir, and The Ohio State University Flute Troupe.
 
Saturday
9:30 a.m. –12 p.m.



NFA Orchestral Audition and Masterclass
NFA Lifetime Achievement Awardee Ervin Monroe teaches the NFA Orchestral Audition Masterclass. Participants are chosen through competition.
 
Saturday
9:45 –10:10 a.m.



Exhibitor Showcase: Burkart Flutes & Piccolos
Burkart Presents: What Kind of Silver are You? "Lillian discusses the development of Burkart’s unique silver offerings through a demonstration of flute headjoints. This is a showcase you won’t want to miss! #BurkartHeadjointGiveAway"
 
Saturday
10 a.m. –5:30 p.m.



Exhibit Hall Open
Visit the convention’s famously vibrant exhibit hall, featuring more than 70 exhibiting companies with a wide variety of flutes, music, and flute-related merchandise—your “one-stop shop” for all things flute!
 
Saturday
10:30 –11:30 a.m.

Solo Performance

Susan Milan's 70th Birthday Recital
Best known for her extensive discography, British flutist Susan Milan performs works by Gaubert, Debussy, Messaien, Lennox Berkeley, and Richard Rodney Bennett.
 
Saturday
10:30 –10:55 a.m.

Lecture-Recital

Exhibitor Showcase: Kingma Flutes
Jill Felber – Dazzling Through the Colors of Sound Presentation of low KINGMA FLUTES from closed and open hole altos and basses,contra and- subcontrabassflutes.Brannen and Levit Kingma C.flutes.
 
Saturday
11 a.m. –12 p.m.

Workshop

Jazz Flute Workshop with Sarpay Ozcagatay
Are you interested in playing Jazz Flute? You don't know where to start? Would you like to know how to improvise? This workshop is designed for you! award-winning New York City jazz musician and flutist Sarpay Ozcagatay presents fundamentals of jazz and jazz flute knowledge. Participants are encouraged to bring their instruments to play and practice with him!
 
Saturday
11 a.m. –12 p.m.

Workshop

Virtuosity and the Modern Moving Flutist
In this workshop and performance, flutists who specialize in contemporary music will first perform and discuss works that include movement as an essential aspect of the musical score. Afterward, they will offer an interactive workshop lending insight into the process of learning a piece of music that requires movement of the performer.
 
Saturday
11 a.m. –12 p.m.

Chamber Performance

Chamber Music for Winds
Francesca Arnone, Marissa Olin, and Debora Harris perform works for flute with other winds by Michael Schachter, Ricardo Lorenz, Kendra Kestner, and Russ Peterson.
 
Saturday
11:15 –11:40 a.m.



Exhibitor Showcase: Miyazawa
Jill Felber – Dazzling Through the Colors of Sound Jill Felber and Dianne Frazer evoke emotions through tone colors in a memorable performance. Hear the full range of colors exclusively found in Miyazawa flutes.
 
Saturday
12 –12:25 p.m.



Exhibitor Showcase: Gemeinhardt Musical Instruments, LLC
Road to Success: An American Dream Come True How Gemeinhardt was reinvented and attracted the attention of Sir James and Lady Jeanne Galway, Ali Ryerson, Orlando Maraca Valle, Greg Pattillo, Nina Perlove, Ernesto Fernandez, Peter Verhoyen, Nicola Mazzanti, and Robert Dick. Win a new Galway Crusader Headjoint!
 
Saturday
12 –1 p.m.

Chamber Performance

Nuevo de Mexico
Flutists Yamani Fuentes, Rubén Ramírez, Evangelina Reyes, Cobus de Toit, and Felipe Tristan perform new music from Mexico, including three world premieres.
 
Saturday
12 –1 p.m.

Panel

Keeping Score: A Conversation about Commissioning New Works
Commissioning new works for flute can be a great way to improve flute repertoire and build a flutist’s career. It can also be daunting – finding the right composer, funding, timelines, and then negotiating some kind of contract. This panel includes a combination of experienced flutist-commissioners (Jan Vinci and Nicole Riner), composer of flute works Asha Srinivasan, and flutist-composer Nicole Chamberlain.
 
Saturday
12 –1 p.m.

Panel

A Musician's Guide to Developing Vital Social Skills: How to Maximize your Interaction with Conductors, Colleagues and Contractors
Three leading orchestral players discuss how to interact with conductors, colleagues, and contractors, leading to a successful career. Jeanne Baxtresser is former principal flutist of the New York Philharmonic; Stefán Ragnar Höskuldsson is principal flutist of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and James Walker is former principal flutist of the Los Angeles Philharmonic.
 
Saturday
12 –1 p.m.

Flute Choir Performance

Flute Choir Lunchtime Lobby Concert No. 3
Featuring the International Flute Orchestra and the Rose City Flute Choir.
 
Saturday
12:30 –1:30 p.m.

Solo Performance

French Connections II
Katherine Kemler and Matthew Ross perform Sonatas by Tailleferre and Dubois, and Adam Kuenzel performs Jolivet's Chant de Linos.
 
Saturday
12:45 –1:10 p.m.

Solo Performance

Exhibitor Showcase: ALRY Publications, LLC
Touring the Hispanic World with Camerata Amistad A performance of compositions for flute and guitar collected from research and travels to Latin American countries. Camerata Amistad (Cathy Collinge Herrera, flute; P. Brent Register, guitar).
 
Saturday
1 –2 p.m.

Solo Performance

New Flute Solos
Flutists Wendy Herbener Mehne, Pamela Youngblood, Cristina Ballatori, and Kristen Stoner perform works Peter Senchuk (world premiere), Christian Ellenwood, Paul Richards, and Dana Wilson.
 
Saturday
1 –2:30 p.m.

Workshop

NFA Baroque Flute Masterclass with Jed Wentz
Jed Wentz teaches the NFA Baroque Flute Masterclass. Participants are chosen through competition.
 
Saturday
1 –2 p.m.

Workshop

Native American Flute for the Classical Flutist
Monica Williams teaches the basics of Native American flute: how to produce a sound, various scales, articulations, ornamentation, improvisation, and how to teach these techniques within a group setting. Learn how to use this flute in your private studio and in your community. Bring a NA flute or come early to borrow one.
 
Saturday
1 –2:15 p.m.

Chamber Performance

The Sub Culture - Low Flutes in Concert
The NFA Low Flutes Committee presents chamber and large ensemble works by Georg Philipp Telemann, Jonathan Cohen, Carl Dimow, Ali Ryerson, David Bennett Thomas, Brandon Nelson, Domenico Zipoli and NFA premieres of new works for low flute ensemble by Russell Scarbrough and Peter Senchuk.
 
Saturday
1:30 –1:55 p.m.



Exhibitor Showcase: Sankyo Flutes
ionne Jackson and Kaori Fuji – Sankyo Gold in Concert Experience the gorgeous sounds of Sankyo 14k gold demonstrated through the artistry of Dionne Jackson and Kaori Fuji.
 
Saturday
2 –3:30 p.m.

Workshop

NFA Competition Masterclass with Jim Walker
Jim Walker teaches a solo masterclass. Participants are winners of the Masterclass Performers Competition.
 
Saturday
2 –2:45 p.m.

Lecture-Recital

Deconstructing Zoom Tube
Having learned this iconic solo flute piece directly from the composer, performed it hundreds of times on four continents, and given classes on extended techniques all over the world, Gareth McLearnon presents an interactive lecture-recital on Ian Clarke's Zoom Tube.
 
Saturday
2 –3:30 p.m.

Flute Choir Performance

Flute Choir Showcase No. 4
Featuring Flutes on the Bayou, Flutissimo! Flute Choir, and the Golden Flute Choir from Taiwan.
 
Saturday
2:15 –2:40 p.m.



Exhibitor Showcase: Trevor James Flutes
Dance Your Flute Off! + Win an Alto Flute! A high-energy showcase demonstrating the intrinsic connection between melodies/rhythms and movement.  Dancing releases endorphins and unlocks expressive freedom: Music-Movement-Magic!
 
Saturday
2:30 –4 p.m.

Solo Performance

Wibb! Celebration of William Bennett's 80th Birthday
Join us for this concert honoring the legendary William Bennett. Stefán Höskuldsson, Alena Lugovkina, and Joel Tse will join their famous teacher in works by Mozart, Dvorak, Elgar, Brahms, Chopin, Dohnanyi, Vitali, and Taffanel.
 
Saturday
3 –4 p.m.

Solo Performance

Flutists Homegrown in Minnesota
Recital of notable flutists originally from Minnesota, now spread out across the US and abroad featuring Judith Mendenhall, Anne LeBerge, Terri Sundberg, and Barbara Held. Introduced by Jeanne Baxtresser.
 
Saturday
3 –4 p.m.

Lecture-Recital

Meet the Composers: 2017 NFA Commissions
Jonathan Keeble performs Ribbons by David Froom and Adam Kuenzel performs Aurora by Laura Schwendenger. The composers introduce their works.
 
Saturday
3 –4 p.m.

Panel

Starting Anew: Adults Returning to Flute Playing
Life sometimes gets in the way and flutes are put on the side while family or career take center stage. Starting over can seem overwhelming, but this panel is here to help. Join Joanna Bassett, Cindy Anne Broz, Ann Konopinski, and Phil Nash to discuss resources and methods for "lapsed" adults to regain skills for playing.
 
Saturday
3 –3:25 p.m.



Exhibitor Showcase: LefreQue
Jim Walker, Nicole Esposito and Kaori Fuji – A lefreQue Demonstration Hear the difference with and without lefreQue and why top artists choose to never play without. Three lucky flutists win lefreQues – be present to win!
 
Saturday
3:15 –4 p.m.

Panel

The NFA Research Committee Presents: Writing Good Program Notes
How can we use program notes to help concert-goers better understand the music they are about to hear? What information should we include and how should we frame our information? Members of the NFA Research Committee (Nancy Toff, Julie Hobbs, Jennifer Parker-Harley, Lindsay Hansen, Jessica Raposo) discuss how to create effective program notes, including concrete models of successful and unsuccessful notes and field questions from the audience.
 
Saturday
4 –5 p.m.



Visit the Exhibit Hall
 
Saturday
5 –5:45 p.m.



Gala Awards Reception
All members are welcome. A cash bar will be available.
 
Saturday
5 –5:45 p.m.

Solo Performance

The British Invasion
Works by Edwin York Bowen performed by Bonnie Ham, Debora Harris, and Donna Elaine.
 
Saturday
5 –5:45 p.m.

Flute Choir Performance

Flute Choir Reading Session No. 3
Bring your flutes of all sizes to read music chosen by and conducted by Christine Beard.
 
Saturday
5 –5:45 p.m.

Solo Performance

Flute and Film
Reimagining the flute in film, Viviana Guzman and Rozalind MacPhail perform live original music to selected films from their audio-visual projects. A unique experience!
 
Saturday
5 –5:45 p.m.

Chamber Performance

Flute and Voice
Flutists Virginia Broffitt Kunzer and Terri Sánchez perform beautiful works for flute and voice by André Caplet, Georges Hüe, Jules Massenet, André Previn, Maurice Ravel, Alan Ridout, and Camille Saint-Saëns.
 
Saturday
5:45 –7:45 p.m.



NFA Gala Awards Dinner
The NFA Annual Gala Awards Dinner will honor 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award Recipients Ervin Monroe and Laurie Sokoloff and Distinguished Service Award Recipient Linda Mintener. Attendance at the NFA Gala Awards Dinner entitles you to reserved premium seating at the Gala Concerto Concert immediately following the dinner. A percentage of your ticket purchase is a tax-deductible gift to the NFA’s General Endowment Fund. (Ticket purchase required. Available at registration until noon Friday.)
 
Saturday
7 –7:45 p.m.

Flute Choir Performance

Pre-Gala Lobby Concert No. 3
The Colorado State University Flute Choir presents Bach, Clarke and McLearnon.
 
Saturday
8 –10 p.m.

Solo Performance

Gala Concerto Concert
Ian Clarke performs the world premiere of his concerto; Jeffery Zook plays a rarely heard but gorgeous piccolo concerto by Egil Hovland; Alexa Still presents the NFA premiere of Elliott Carter's Flute Concerto; Jean-Louis Beaumadier offers the North American premiere of Jean-Michel Damase's final work; and Stefán Höskuldsson plays the beloved Nielsen flute concerto. Ransom Wilson conducts.
 
Saturday
10:30 p.m. –



Post-Gala Concerto Concert Party: Meet the Artists
All attendees are invited to the NFA’s Post-Gala Concerto Concert Party. After enjoying the Gala Concerto Concert, head to this after-hours soirée for an opportunity to meet the headlining performers, hobnob with other flutists, and unwind after a long, exhilarating day of workshops, panels, and performances. A cash bar is available.
 
Saturday
10:30 –11:55 p.m.

Solo Performance

Jazz Flute Big Band Concert Late Night Cabaret
Billy Kerr leads the NFA Jazz Flute Big Band with guest soloists Steve Kujala and Ali Ryerson in a cabaret performance. The Jazz Flute Band is an exciting and relatively new medium--the traditional saxophones, trumpets, and trombones are replaced by various flutes. Flutist performers are chosen through competition.
 
Sunday
12:05 a.m. –11 p.m.



Instrument Security Room
Complimentary secure instrument storage will be available Wednesday 3:00 p.m. through Sunday 11:00 p.m.
 
Sunday
8 a.m. –3 p.m.



Information Desk Open
 
Sunday
8 a.m. –3 p.m.



Registration Open
 
Sunday
8 –8:45 a.m.

Workshop

Body, Mind, Musician
Susan Mayer, LMT, blends bodywork and yoga for a healthy mind and body, to support a lifelong paradigm of mindful practice and performance. Wear comfortable clothing and bring a mat or a towel.
 
Sunday
8 –8:45 a.m.

Workshop

Fit Flute: Warm Up The Body
Certified personal trainer Roya Farzaneh introduces a routine of stretching exercises. This workshop stresses the importance of daily mobility practice and how these exercises interact with flute playing. The benefits are discussed scientifically and include breathing, balance, quality of tone, technique, and mental clarity. Participants will develop a better understanding of mobility on a structural and muscular level.
 
Sunday
8:30 –9:30 a.m.

Chamber Performance

Two's Company...
Hear rarities for two flutes, flute and alto flute, and flute and bass clarinet performed by Rebecca Garfield and Kelly DeVany, Ann Fairbanks and Peggy Russell, the Crescent Duo, and Silver and Gold.
 
Sunday
8:45 –9:15 a.m.

Workshop

Youth Flute Day: Warmup
Participants in Flute Youth Day learn super warmups with James DeVoll and Cristina Ballatori.
 
Sunday
9 –10 a.m.

Chamber Performance

Turkish Music and Baroque Music
Wendy Rolfe, Nihan Atalay and Nancy Schneeloch-Bingham explore baroque flute repertoire alongside Turkish contemporary music.
 
Sunday
9 –10 a.m.

Solo Performance

Newly Published Music Competition Winners Concert
Winners of the Convention Performers Competition perform prize-winning pieces from the Newly Published Music Competition.
 
Sunday
9 –10 a.m.

Lecture-Recital

New Zealand in the South Pacific
In this lecture-recital, Uwe Grodd and Abigail Sperling explore New Zealand flute music and demonstrate that both the sound and character of the music are inspired by the country’s geographic location, history, and international influences. Five works, including two world premieres, make up an eclectic mix of flute music including imaginative electronic soundscapes.
 
Sunday
9 –9:25 a.m.



Exhibitor Showcase: Music Minus Pain
Tame Upper Body Tension If upper body tension or pain is seriously affecting your playing, this workshop is a must! - Dive deep into the causes - Get personal feedback - Learn powerful lifetime strategies to eliminate tension & pain with Dr. Lea Pearson, author of "What Every Flute Teacher Needs to Know About the Body."
 
Sunday
9:30 –11 a.m.

Workshop

Youth Flute Day: Extended Techniques through Flute Choir
Ian Clarke leads a workshop on extended techniques within the context of flute choir. Open to the young and the young at heart and presented in rotation with "Piccolo for Kids." Attend one session from 9:30-10:10 am and the other from 10:20-11:00 am.
 
Sunday
9:30 –11 a.m.

Workshop

Youth Flute Day: Piccolo for Kids
Zachary Galatis leads a workshop on "Piccolo for Kids." Open to the young and the young at heart and presented in rotation with "Extended Techniques through Flute Choir." Attend one session from 9:30-10:10 am and the other from 10:20-11:00 am.
 
Sunday
9:30 –10:30 a.m.

Lecture-Recital

Improve Your Phrasing Through Nuance Tapers
With demonstrations by Sherry Kujala and Walfrid Kujala,this lecture/recital expands on the article that Walfrid Kujala wrote for Flute Talk. Bring your flute or piccolo to participate in exercises and demonstrations.
 
Sunday
9:45 –10:10 a.m.



Exhibitor Showcase; Gemeinhardt Musical Instruments, LLC
An American Dream Come True How Gemeinhardt revived and restored the quality and notoriety of the Roy Seaman piccolo and its name. Learn why the U.S. Navy, University of Michigan, Peter Verhoyen, and Nicola Mazzanti are impressed. Win a new Roy Seaman Storm piccolo! David Pirtle, president and CEO, and Jennifer Baunoch, executive vice president and COO, Gemeinhardt Musical Insruments, LLC
 
Sunday
10 –11 a.m.

Solo Performance

Piccolo Recital II
Christine Erlander Beard, Heather Verbeck, Shelley Martinson, and Debora Rosti perform works by Dana Wilson, Blavet, Bodinus, Adler, Mahaut, Quantz, Vosk, and a work for piccolo and alarm clock by Dehnhard.
 
Sunday
10 –11 a.m.

Flute Choir Performance

Professional Flute Choir Concert
Ervin Monroe and Harvey Sollberger conduct a program of music by Till Meyn, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Ervin Monroe, and Harvey Sollberger.
 
Sunday
10 a.m. –3 p.m.



Exhibit Hall Open
Visit the convention’s famously vibrant exhibit hall, featuring more than 70 exhibiting companies with a wide variety of flutes, music, and flute-related merchandise—your “one-stop shop” for all things flute!
 
Sunday
10:15 –11:15 a.m.

Solo Performance

Twin Cities Flutists
This concert features flutists from the Twin Cities including members of the Minnesota Orchestra, St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, Minnesota Opera Orchestra, and the faculty of St. Olaf College.
 
Sunday
10:30 –11:30 a.m.

Flute Choir Performance

Twin Cities Adult Flute Choir
This ensemble of amateur flutists will rehearse daily at the convention and give a performance as part of the 10:30 am service at Central Lutheran Church, located just a block behind the Minneapolis Convention Center. Dr. Rebecca Paluzzi, director.
 
Sunday
11 a.m. –12 p.m.

Panel

Piccolo/Flute III: The Life of an Orchestral Doubler
This panel focuses on the special challenges doubling of piccolo and flute in the orchestra. As most orchestras require the piccolo player to perform many low flute parts, the panel discusses how to audition, keep up one's playing on both instruments, assign parts/rotation, avoid performance-related fatigue and/or injuries, and other audience questions.
 
Sunday
11 a.m. –12 p.m.

Chamber Performance

Celebrating American Women Composers
Cristina Ballatori, Naomi Seidman, Jennifer Kennard, Shelley Martinson, and Cobus du Toit perform works by Hoover, Leiter, Molnar-Suhajda, Srinivasan, and Harberg.
 
Sunday
11 a.m. –12 p.m.

Flute Choir Performance

Flute Choir Lunchtime Lobby Concert No. 4
Featuring Calliope and the Wright State University Flute Choir
 
Sunday
11 a.m. –12:30 p.m.



Young Artist Competition Final Round
Three finalists will each perform a 25-minute accompanied program. First, second, and third place winners will be announced at the closing ceremonies.
 
Sunday
11:15 a.m. –12 p.m.

Chamber Performance

Youth Flute Day: Two Flutes Together, A Russian/American Friendship
Maxim Rubtsov, Principal Flutist of the Russian National Orchestra, and Diane Boyd Schultz, Professor of Flute at the University of Alabama, perform both American and Russian music and the U.S. premiere of Chris Brubeck’s Hermitage Suite for flute, piccolo, and piano with help from Youth Flute Day participants.
 
Sunday
11:30 a.m. –1 p.m.

Workshop

NFA Competition Masterclass with Marco Granados
Marco Granados teaches a solo masterclass. Participants are winners of the Masterclass Performers Competition.
 
Sunday
12 –1 p.m.

Chamber Performance

Flute Quartets
PANdemonium 4, The Sandwich Low Flute Quartet, and The River City Flute Quartet perform works by David Evan Thomas, Jennifer Higdon, Gary Schocker, David L. McIntyre, and Ingolf Dahl.
 
Sunday
12 –1 p.m.

Solo Performance

Collegiate Flute Choir Concert
Kelly Via conducts the NFA Collegiate Flute Choir, whose members are chosen through competition, in a varied program including several world premieres.
 
Sunday
12 –1 p.m.

Solo Performance

Youth Flute Day: The Fourth Wall Performance and Workshop
Looking to spice up your performance? Enjoy dancing and want to combine it with your music? In this interactive workshop, hybrid arts ensemble, The Fourth Wall, will lead performing arts activities designed to stimulate your creativity. Bring your flutes!
 
Sunday
12 –1 p.m.

Solo Performance

Scandinavian Influences II
Trudi Anderson, Alice K. Dade, Annica De Val, Ragnhild Døsen, Linn Annett Ernø, Henriette Wie Flaig, Anne Hveding, and Mari Sundsaasen Innervik perform works by Hovland, Sommerfeldt, Skjelbred, De Frumerie, Sundbø, and Bäck.
 
Sunday
1 –2 p.m.



Visit the Exhibit Hall
 
Sunday
2 –3:30 p.m.

Solo Performance

Jackson/Bellavance/Clark
Dionne Jackson, Michel Bellavance, and Stephen Clark perform works by Roussel, Dutilleux, Jongen, Murumatsu, and Borne.
 
Sunday
2 –3 p.m.

Solo Performance

High School Flute Choir Concert
Wendy Kumer conducts the NFA High School Flute Choir with guests Daniel Parasky, solo contrabass flute, and the Slippery Rock Flute Choir. Program includes the winner of the 2017 NFA Flute Choir Composition Competition, "Chivy" by Nicole Chamberlain.
 
Sunday
2 –3 p.m.

Panel

The Art and Joy of 2nd Flute Playing
Leone Buyse moderates a panel discussion and Q & A session with four second flute players from leading American orchestras, Emma Gerstein, Chicago Symphony; Jennifer Nitchman, St. Louis Symphony; Jennifer Steele, Pittsburgh Symphony; and Wendy Williams, Minnesota Orchestra. Panelists demonstrate orchestral excerpts to cover the challenges of ensemble playing and audition tips for second flute auditions.
 
Sunday
2:30 –3:30 p.m.

Chamber Performance

Minnesota Composers II
Hosted by John Nuechterlein, President and CEO of the American Composers Forum, this concert features music by Jonathan Strommen Campbell, Edie Hill, Elenor Hovda, Robert J. Maderich II, and Reinaldo Moya.
 
Sunday
2:45 –3:45 p.m.

Solo Performance

2016 Young Artist Award Winner in Recital: Hannah Hammel
Hear 2016 Young Artist Competition award winner Hannah Hammel performing works by Gaubert, Reinecke, Karg-Elert, Copland, and Ian Clarke.
 
Sunday
3 –4 p.m.

Workshop

World Flutes 101: A Primer on Flutes from Around the World
Have you ever heard world flutes in a Broadway show, in a film soundtrack or commercial, or accompanying a pop artist and wondered "What instrument is that?" and "Could I play that?" Come to learn about over 20 flutes from around the world! Tereasa Payne will perform on each instrument, speak about its history, and show you how to begin learning to play these unique flutes.
 
Sunday
4 –6 p.m.

Chamber Performance

Gala Closing Concert and Ceremonies
Bring flutes of all sizes to the Gala Closing Concert and Ceremonies, concluding with the traditional mass performance of J.S. Bach's "Air." Leading up to that are delightful flute hors-d'oeuvres performed by Erika Boysen, Tadeu Coelho, Marco Granados, Melissa Keeling, Zara Lawler, the Professional Flute Choir, Sarah Jackson, William Bennett, Denis Bouriakov, and the Fourth Wall Ensemble, tributes to Robert Cole and Phil Dikeman, and important announcements and appreciations from the NFA.