NFA Committee Exhibit Hall Hours

The following NFA committees will hold office hours in the exhibit hall during the convention. Stop by at the following times to learn more about committee initiatives and engage in related activities. More details to come!

Adult Flutist and Amateur Resources

Thursday, 11 a.m. 12 p.m.
Friday, 10 – 11 a.m.
Saturday, 3 – 4 p.m.
Sunday, 1 – 2 p.m.

Career and Artistic Development

Feeling uncertain about your career path? Does your resume need a reboot? The Career and Artistic Development Committee is here to help!

CAD Career Checks
Thursday, 4 5 p.m.
Join Michelle Stanley to discover and develop your career path, get resume tips, and/or learn about networking.

CAD Career Checks
Friday, 4 5 p.m.
Join Colleen White to refine your grant writing skills and/or revamp your resume, CV, or cover letter.

CAD Career Checks
Saturday, 4 5 p.m.

Join Shelley Martinson for pointers on publicity, starting a new venture, and/or CV/resume/cover letter tips.

Click here to sign up for a mentoring session.  

Cultural Outreach

Cultural Outreach Committee will provide information about its current outreach and scholarship efforts to promote diversity within the NFA membership. Endowment funded projects include the Lesson Scholarship for school-age students, the Outreach Mentoring Program for college students, and the Convention Scholarship for Youth Day. Current scholarship student recipients will be featured in a brochure. Visitors will be able to provide insights and new ideas on advocating diversity by completing a short survey.

Thursday, 1 2 p.m.
Friday, 1 2 p.m.
Saturday, 1 2 p.m.

Historical Flutes

The Historical Flutes Committee will offer free mini lessons and will also have a selection of historical flutes available for attendees to look at and try. Bring your own flute (Baroque or modern) for a mini lesson, or use one of ours: We will have Baroque flutes from the Betty Bang Mather and Roger Mather collection available for use during the lesson. No previous experience on Baroque flute is necessary–come and try something new!

Michael Lynn will have a small collection of original flutes and one or two copies. These will date from the late 18th century through the end of the 19th and will include both simple system and various types of Boehm flutes. Do you have an antique flute you’d like to learn more about? Bring it in, and get an expert’s perspective.

Thursday, 3 – 5 p.m.
Friday, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Friday, 4 – 5 p.m.
Saturday, 10 – 11 a.m.
Saturday, 3 – 5 p.m.
Sunday, 1 – 2 p.m.

Low Flutes

The Low Flute Committee will provide information on low flute repertoire, method books, accessories (supports, etc.), and recordings (all of which are available in the exhibit hall). Artists featured at the convention will be on hand to demo low flute technique and repertoire.

Thursday, 11 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Saturday, 2 – 3 p.m.


Thursday, 10 11 a.m.

Performance Health Care

The Doctor is IN with Dr. Stephen Mitchell, MD, ENT
Thursday, 2 4 p.m.

The Trainer is IN with Angela McCuiston, NASM-CPT, CES, SFS
Friday, 10 12 a.m.

Finding a Way Out of Focal Dystonia with Joanna Cowan White
Saturday, 1 2 p.m.

Flute Pain: Is End-Blown Flute a Viable Adjunct? with Dr. Chip Shelton, DDS
Saturday, 2 – 3 p.m.

Shelton will also address dento-facial questions following his presentation.

World Music

The World Music Committee will reprise their World Flutes Petting Zoo in the Exhibit Hall. Attendees will have the chance to try dozens of traditional flutes from Asia, Africa, South and Central America, Europe, and North America. We will also have information on our committee and world music-related convention events.

Thursday, 12 1 p.m.
Friday, 2 3 p.m.
Saturday, 11 a.m. 12 p.m.
Sunday, 12 1 p.m.