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NFA Convention Schedule & List of Works to be Performed

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List of Works to be Performed (Excel)

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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
8 a.m. – 10 p.m.



General Warm Up Room
General warm up room available to all attendees, as needed, without assignment or reservation.
 
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.



Information Desk Open
Attendants available to give directions to convention events and answer questions.
 
Wednesday
3 – 9 p.m.



Attendee Registration Open
Registration open for all attendees.
 
Wednesday
4 – 5:30 p.m.



Whistle While You Work Flute Orchestra Rehearsal
Choir is directed by Wendy Kumer. 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 Quarterfinals
Fifteen contestants perform unaccompanied works for judges. Six will then advance to the semifinal round.
 
Wednesday
5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Panel

International Attendee Meet-up
The International Liaison Committee welcomes international visitors to the convention in an informal gathering.
 
Wednesday
6 – 7 p.m.



Volunteer Welcome and Orientation
Hosted by Program Chair Francesca Arnone and Volunteer Coordinators Townes Miller and Margaret Haik. All are welcome to join the convention’s volunteer team.
 
Wednesday
7 – 8 p.m.



Welcome Orientation
Hosted by 2018 Assistant Program Chair Kristen Stoner and 2019 Program Chair Rebecca Johnson.
 
Wednesday
8 – 10 p.m.



Whistle While You Work Flute Orchestra Rehearsal
See 4:00 p.m. listing for details.
 
Wednesday
8 – 10 p.m.

Chamber Performance

3rd Annual NFA/Flutopia Play It Forward Initiative Benefit Concert
A tribute to former NFA president and Florida State University professor Charles DeLaney plus performances of Latin American works. Free, suggested donations to charity.
 
Thursday
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Instrument Security Room
Complimentary, secure instrument storage is available through Sunday 11:00 p.m.
 
Thursday
8 a.m. – 6 p.m.



Information Desk Open
Attendants available to give directions to convention events and answer questions.
 
Thursday
8 a.m. – 6 p.m.



Attendee Registration Open
Registration open for all attendees.
 
Thursday
8 – 8:45 a.m.



Whistle While You Work Flute Orchestra Warm Up
 
Thursday
8 a.m. – 10 p.m.



General Warm Up Room
General warm up room available to all attendees, as needed, without assignment or reservation.
 
Thursday
8 a.m. – 6 p.m.



Exhibitor Registration Open
Registration and badge pick-up for exhibitors.
 
Thursday
9 – 10 a.m.

Flute Choir Performance

Annual Meeting and Opening Orchestra Concert
Join NFA President Kyle Dzapo in this official start to our 2018 Dedication Convention! Followed by a performance of the Whistle While You Work Flute Orchestra. Support for the opening concert provided by ALRY Publications, LLC.
 
Thursday
9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Solo Performance

High School Soloist Competition Final Round
Eight finalists perform for judges. Support provided by Brannen Brothers Flutemakers, Inc.
 
Thursday
9:30 – 10:45 a.m.

Lecture

C.R.E.A.T.E. Project Competition
Finalists in the C.R.E.A.T.E. Project Competition (formerly the Arts Venture Competition) present projects to judges who award a project grant from the NFA.
 
Thursday
9:30 – 10:30 a.m.

Solo Performance

Music Brings Us Together
Ai Goldsmith, Jessica Leeth, Leslie Marrs, Erin Kendall Murphy, and Marta Rossi play works by Fine, Fukushima, Gieseking, Rota, and Vaughan Williams.
 
Thursday
9:30 – 10:45 a.m.

Panel

Career Session 1: Following the Many Paths of a Musician's Life
Charlene Cannon, Janet Kinmonth, Jennifer Grim, Trudy Kane, Nan Raphael, and Jim Walker discuss their multifaceted careers, path choices, and discoveries of these paths. Shelley Collins moderates.
 
Thursday
9:30 – 10:30 a.m.

Workshop

Breath, Body, Flute: Techniques for a Free, Flexible, and Supported Sound
In this interactive workshop, Abigail Sperling and physical therapist Edie Sperling will detail breathing and alignment while playing. Bring your flute.
 
Thursday
10 – 11:30 a.m.

Chamber Performance

Dedicated to our Beloved Teachers
Celebrate with flutists paying homage to Charles DeLaney, Geoffrey Gilbert, Bernard Goldberg, Katherine Borst Jones, Peter Lloyd, Eldred Spell, and Trevor Wye.
 
Thursday
10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.



Exhibit Hall Open
Visit the convention's famously vibrant exhibit hall, featuring 70-plus exhibiting companies with a wide variety of flutes, music, and flute-related merchandise - your "one-stop shop" for all things flute!
 
Thursday
10 – 10:25 a.m.



Exhibitor Showcase: Drelinger Headjoint Co. - Headjoint Buying Guide
Important features and services to consider before buying a headjoint. Also information on how to pretest a headjoint you are considering for purchase. Sandy Drelinger, owner/founder
 
Thursday
10 – 11 a.m.



Pedagogy Committee in the Exhibit Hall
The committee is available to discuss topics relating to teaching flute at every level. Questions about solo, chamber, and flute choir repertoire are also welcome. Booth 804.
 
Thursday
10:15 – 11:15 a.m.

Workshop

Thursday Flute Choir Reading Session
Led by Sharyn Byer. Bring flutes of all sizes and a stand to start off the convention by making music with new friends!
 
Thursday
10:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Workshop

A Performer’s Guide to Unlocking Audience Engagement: Applications of Dalcroze Methods to Syrinx
Through Debussy’s Syrinx, Emma Shubin shares the process of applying Dalcroze education to the performance stage.
 
Thursday
10:45 – 11:10 a.m.



Exhibitor Showcase: Drelinger Headjoint Co. - Innovations in Wood & Vertical Ergonomic Heads
Drelinger presents new innovations in Vertical (UpRite) ergonomic headjoints that make them more intuitive to play than a standard transverse flute. Also, Drelinger's new Wood Headjoints, guaranteed for life against cracking, now challenge precious metal for all seasons and reasons. Sanford Drelinger, Owner/Founder
 
Thursday
11 a.m. – 12 p.m.



Low Flutes Committee in the Exhibit Hall
Representatives from the committee are available. Booth 804.
 
Thursday
11 a.m. – 12 p.m.



Adult Flutist & Amateur Resources Committee in the Exhibit Hall
Representatives from the committee are available. Booth 804
 
Thursday
11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Solo Performance

Native American Influence
Heidi Kay Begay, Mary Karen Clardy, Mariana Stratta Gariazzo, and Terri Sánchez perform and discuss works by Hoover, Lias, and Linthicum-Blackhorse.
 
Thursday
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Chamber Performance

Flute Duets Concert I
Mihi Kim and Patricia Nagle play a new arrangement of Ravel’s Mother Goose Suite; Melissa Colgin Abeln and Valerie Potter play Amaya; Katherine Emeneth and Angela Jones-Reus play Chamberlain; and Julia Barnett and Alina Windell perform Crystal by Daugherty.
 
Thursday
11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Solo Performance

Baroque Flute Artist Competition Semifinal Round
Six contestants perform for a panel of judges with harpsichordist Webb Wiggins. Three will advance to the final round.
 
Thursday
11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Panel

DoublerVision
For doublers and all those juggling multiple instruments (and time demands), with special focus for jazz! Explore how-to exercises & strategies to hone flute skills quickly and effectively. Bring your flute & join Jim Walker, David Weiss, Jamie Baum, Bill McBirnie, Mark Vinci, & Bryan Kennard.
 
Thursday
12 – 1 p.m.



World Music Committee in the Exhibit Hall.
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. Booth 804.
 
Thursday
12 – 3:30 p.m.

Solo Performance

Piccolo Artist Competition Semifinal Round
Six semifinalists perform for judges.
 
Thursday
12 – 1 p.m.

Flute Choir Performance

Flute Choir Noon Lobby Concert: Thursday
UpTown Flutes present works by flutist-composers Charke, Coleman, McMurtery, and Monroe; Mercer University Flute Choir performs works by Lauf/Tung.
 
Thursday
12 – 1:20 p.m.

Solo Performance

Around the World in 80 Minutes
We observe 80 minutes instead of 80 days in a celebration of music from around the world played by Nihan Atalay, Cristina Ballatori, FlutAria!, Marco Granados, Adrienne Greenbaum, Jane Lenoir, the PanAmerican Trio, Catherine Ramirez, Inna Staneva, Barbara Kortmann, and Julee Kim Walker.
 
Thursday
12:20 – 12:45 p.m.



Exhibitor Showcase: Blocki Flute Method LLC - Fusion of Flute & Keyboard Skills for New Students
With the Blocki Keyboard Companion book, students can simultaneously begin the flute and keyboard skills in a way that reinforces concepts learned in the Blocki Flute Method Book—eliminating the dilemma of which to start first. Kathy Blocki and Amanda Barrett, author of Keyboard Companion for Blocki Flute Method.
 
Thursday
12:30 – 1:30 p.m.

Solo Performance

Celebrating the Solo Line
This program of solo flute works features Lisa Cella, Sami Junnonen, Mihi Kim, Jennifer Lau, Danilo Mezzadri, Hannah Porter Occena, and Shauna Thompson. Compositions by Adler, Ghidoni, Köksal, López, Meyn, Santoro, and Takemitsu.
 
Thursday
12:30 – 1:30 p.m.

Panel

Writing About Music
Need help with a paper for school or program notes? We can help! Join members of the NFA Research Committee Lindsay Hanson, Julie Hobbs, Jennifer Parker-Harley, and Mihoko Watanabe.
 
Thursday
1 – 2 p.m.

Chamber Performance

Flute and Sax Selections
Featuring the Additive Color Ensemble, Trio Alliage, and Jan and Mark Vinci. Pieces by Chamberlain, Hupfeld, Ono, Vinci, and de Wailly.
 
Thursday
1 – 2 p.m.



Cultural Outreach Committee in the Exhibit Hall
The 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. Booth 804.
 
Thursday
1:05 – 1:30 p.m.



Exhibitor Showcase: Wm. S. Haynes Co. Presents: The Wrong Concert
Come hear some wonderful flutists play terribly. Trust us, it’ll be educational, it’ll be informative, it’ll be funny. Promise. Featuring Abigail Burrows, Haynes Artist and inventor of “The Wrong Concert,” and special guests.
 
Thursday
1:15 – 2:15 p.m.

Solo Performance

Composers in Performance
Hear composers Derek Charke, Amanda Harberg, Lucas Jordan, Carter Pann, and Gary Schocker along with Jennie Brown, Lois Bliss Herbine, and Peter Verhoyen.
 
Thursday
1:15 – 2:15 p.m.

Workshop

Annual Low Flutes Sight-reading Session
It’s all about the bass...and alto, and contra! Chris Potter directs this sight-reading session ensemble open to low flute players of any ability level to play music written only for low flutes.
 
Thursday
1:30 – 3 p.m.

Workshop

The Art of Variation and Improvisation in the North Indian Classical Music
Henri Tournier walks participants through building a prelude Alap by the Indian oral tradition of imitation, exploring a rhythmic cycle (Tala), singing a small composition (Bandish), and improvising. Bring your flute or observe!
 
Thursday
1:55 – 2:20 p.m.



Exhibitor Showcase: Brannen Brothers Flutemakers, Inc - A Concert to Honor Pioneering Flutemaker Eva Kingma
During NFAC 1994, Ms. La Berge helped to introduce the quartertone Kingma System C Flute. Today, we honor Ms. Kingma’s pioneering efforts and success as a woman in the world of flutemaking. Anne La Berge, Flutist and Kingma System Player.
 
Thursday
2 – 4 p.m.



Performance Health Care Committee in the Exhibit Hall
The Doctor is IN with Dr. Stephen Mitchell, MD, ENT. Booth 804.
 
Thursday
2:15 – 4 p.m.

Chamber Performance

Matinee Showcase: Flute and Friends
Leone Buyse, Jill Heyboer, Lisa Jelle, Karl Kraber, John Ross, Joanna Cowan White, and Mary Jo White play chamber works by Brownlow, Farr, Goosens, Grieg, Komschlies, and Mozart.
 
Thursday
2:30 – 4 p.m.

Lecture

Flute History with Trevor Wye
Trevor Wye presents the flute family’s development over time. Due to limited seating, plan to arrive early. This session will be presented again at 5:00–6:30 p.m
 
Thursday
2:30 – 3:30 p.m.

Workshop

Latin Jazz Jam with Nestor and Maraca!
Step on up for some tips con sabor in this tasty open Latin Jazz masterclass with iconic flutists Orlando "Maraca" Valle and Nestor Torres. With Vitor Gonçalves, piano.
 
Thursday
2:40 – 3:05 p.m.



Exhibitor Showcase: Tomasi Flutes - Tomasi Microcork - Be Heard!
The Tomasi Microcork is an all-purpose pickup head for flutes whose unlimited freedom of movement make it ideal for a variety of applications. International soloist, Gareth McLearnon, demonstrates it's wide range of possibilities in a fantastic display of facility and artistry. Gareth McLearnon, International Soloist and Recording Artist.
 
Thursday
2:45 – 3:45 p.m.

Workshop

Nuts And Bolts Workshop
Patricia Harper offers an interactive class covering everything from tone to vibrato with group exercises. Bring your flutes.
 
Thursday
3 – 4 p.m.

Solo Performance

Anniversaries: Peter, Claude, Lili, and Joe
Join Michel Bellavance, Nicole Esposito, Virginia Broffitt Kunzer, Patricia Nagle, Nina Perlove, and flute quintet Les Cinq as they observe composers we lost in years relevant to 2018: Boulanger, Debussy, Rossini (through Leduc and Remusat), and Tchaikovsky.
 
Thursday
3 – 5 p.m.



Historical Flutes Committee in the Exhibit Hall
Free mini-lessons offered with historical flutes for people to view and try. Bring your baroque or modern flute for a mini-lesson or use one of ours. No experience on an early flute is necessary—come try something new! Booth 804.
 
Thursday
3 – 4 p.m.

Workshop

BYOC: Five Principles for Building Your Own (Classical) Cadenzas
Tim Hagen presents a workshop covering cadenza writing principles based on 18th-century practices. Participants will collaborate to create a small cadenza performed at the session’s end.
 
Thursday
3:25 – 3:50 p.m.



Exhibitor Showcase: Brannen Brothers Flutemakers, Inc - Announcing the First-Ever Brannen Artist in Concert!
Come hear the first-ever Brannen Artist, Ivy Suet Wah Chuang of Hong Kong, play Telemann and Taktakishvili. Ivy Chuang, flutist.
 
Thursday
4 – 5 p.m.



Career and Artistic Development Committee in the Exhibit Hall
Join Michelle Stanley to discover and develop your career path, get resume tips, and learn about networking. Booth 804.
 
Thursday
4 – 5 p.m.



Visit the Exhibit Hall
 
Thursday
5 – 6:15 p.m.

Solo Performance

Video/CD Stories
Ann Fairbanks, Lois Bliss Herbine, Ashley Shank, Barbara Siesel, Paul Thompson, and Ivana Ugrcic play works accompanied by video/audio stories, featuring composers Corbett, Fruehwald, Hersh, Rotaru, Simms, and Solomon.
 
Thursday
5 – 6 p.m.

Solo Performance

Presenting Victor Wang
2017 Young Artist Competition Winner and Charlotte Symphony Principal Flutist Victor Wang performs works by Brahms, Connesson, Gandolfi, and Gaubert.
 
Thursday
5 – 6:30 p.m.

Lecture

Flute History with Trevor Wye, Encore Presentation
In this encore presentation, Wye presents his handson survey of the flute and its development. Due to limited seating, please plan to arrive early.
 
Thursday
5 – 6:30 p.m.

Workshop

High School Soloist Masterclass with Jonathan Keeble
2018 High School Soloist Competition alternates perform, with University of Illinois flute professor Jonathan Keeble.
 
Thursday
5 – 6 p.m.

Chamber Performance

Collaborative Showcase
ZAWA! members Claudia Anderson and Jill Felber perform and discuss works by Denisov, Holland, and Rommereim; FSU Faculty Wind Quintet with Eva Amsler perform Grieg’s Peer Gynt Suite No. 2 with Gayle Seaton, narrator.
 
Thursday
5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Lecture

Dedication: Nineteenth-Century American Flute Tutors (A Participatory Session)
Dawn Grapes presents a multimedia presentation offering a fascinating glimpse into the nineteenth century world of music making, by examining five method books (tutors) produced in the U.S. between 1845-1872.
 
Thursday
5:30 – 7 p.m.

Chamber Performance

Salute to 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, Eva Kingma
Wissam Boustany, Robert Dick, Shanna Gutierrez, Gareth McLearnon, Carla Rees, Ali Ryerson, Henri Tournier, David Weiss, Matthias Ziegler, and others present a diverse program reflecting the depth and breadth of Kingma’s innovative dedication to the flute community.
 
Thursday
5:45 – 7:30 p.m.



Myrna Brown Dine-Around
Nothing transforms strangers into friends quite like sharing a meal.
 
Thursday
6:45 – 7:45 p.m.

Lecture-Recital

A Tribute to Fenwick Smith (1949-2017)
Remembrances and performances from friends and former students, with Deborah Ash, Leone Buyse, Steven Finley, Judy Grant, Stephanie Jutt, Jessica Raposo, Nancy Toff, and Mihoko Watanabe.
 
Thursday
7 – 7:45 p.m.

Flute Choir Performance

Flute Choir Pre-Gala Thursday
Latino Flautissimo presented by Orquesta de Flautas Illawara performing works based on traditional folk forms and new ones composed for the ensemble; Wilson Padilla Véliz, director.
 
Thursday
8 – 10 p.m.

Chamber Performance

Thursday Night Gala Concert
Something for everyone: historical flute specialists Rachel Brown and Jan De Winne play solo works and join an all-star cast in a Boismortier concerto for five flutes; and a showcase of flute soloists Trudy Kane, Shinjung Oh, and ZAWA! with their flute ensembles.
 
Thursday
10:30 – 11:55 p.m.

Chamber Performance

Dedications Cabaret Tribute to Dave Valentin (1952-2017)
The Rebecca Kleinmann Quartet kicks off this two-part Cabaret Concert with Jamie Baum, Ernesto Fernandez, Maraca, Ali Ryerson, Nestor Torres, Leszek Hefi Wisniowski, Marion Garver, and Mark Vinci.
 
Friday
– 



Instrument Security Room
Complimentary, secure instrument storage is available through Sunday 11:00 p.m.
 
Friday
8 a.m. – 6 p.m.



Information Desk Open
Attendants available to give directions to convention events and answer questions.
 
Friday
8 a.m. – 6 p.m.



Attendee Registration Open
Registration open for all attendees.
 
Friday
8 a.m. – 6 p.m.



Exhibitor Registration Open
Registration and badge pick-up for exhibitors.
 
Friday
8 a.m. – 10 p.m.



General Warm Up Room
General warm up room available to all attendees, as needed, without assignment or reservation.
 
Friday
8 – 9:30 a.m.

Workshop

Flute Choir Tune-Ups and Techniques
Learn how to listen, think, apply, and play in tune and in time with Patricia George and Wendy Kumer. Bring flutes and friends to this highly interactive workshop with tuning tips and ensemble playing techniques.
 
Friday
8 – 9:30 a.m.

Workshop

Pedagogy Roundtable
The NFA Pedagogy Committee hosts a roundtable session with Cassandra Eisenreich, Timothy Hagen, Rebecca Johnson, Korinne Smith, Nina Perlove, and Irene Pruzan.
 
Friday
8 – 9 a.m.

Workshop

Repertoire Yoga
Meg Griffith presents yoga for all levels: Support your creativity through the use of the body and mind. With live music performed by Megan Lanz.
 
Friday
8 – 9 a.m.

Lecture

Demystifying Contemporary Music: A Practical Approach
Asako Arai discusses strategies to learn contemporary music and techniques a work might pose.
 
Friday
8:15 – 9:15 a.m.

Workshop

Alexa: Give Me Some Tone Tips
Alexa Still offers a workshop for less-advanced flutists, focussing on tone production. Her concise outline of pedagogical practices introduces a fast-paced masterclass where volunteers play a sustained tone or two for brief feedback.
 
Friday
8:30 – 9:30 a.m.

Chamber Performance

Latin Flute and Guitar
Showcasing the Cline/Cuestas Duo, the HerreraRegister Duo, the Galestro-Smith Duo, and Nilton Moreira with Carlos Cuestas playing works by Latin-American composers.
 
Friday
8:30 – 9:30 a.m.

Solo Performance

The Future is Now!
An electroacoustic music recital exploring new sound fields for flute, presented by an international cast of performers.
 
Friday
8:30 – 10 a.m.

Workshop

Performance Anxiety Toolkit
Learn physical, mental, and technical/practical solutions to prepare and perform your best under pressure. With Susan Mayer, Kristen Gygi, and Nancy Stagnitta.
 
Friday
9 – 9:25 a.m.



Exhibitor Showcase: Verne Q. Powell Flutes, Inc. - The Powell Elegant Mechanism, your flute--your choice.
Your flute is a reflection of you. Some of us need a heavy flute, and some of us need a light flute. Whether your focus is acoustic or ergonomic, the Élégant Mechanism is what you have been looking for. Learn about our latest innovation and feel the difference with the new Powell Élégant Mechanism!
 
Friday
9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Solo Performance

Young Artist Competition Semifinal Round
Six semifinalists perform for judges.
 
Friday
9:30 – 10:30 a.m.

Solo Performance

Newly Published Music Concert
Winners of the Convention Performers Competition play prize-winning pieces from the Newly Published Music Competition. Support provided by Brannen Brothers Flutemakers, Inc.
 
Friday
9:30 – 10:30 a.m.

Workshop

Break It Down!
Learn about all things electroacoustic. Performers “break down” the process, discussing technology and techniques they used in the 8:30 a.m. concert.
 
Friday
9:45 – 10:10 a.m.



Exhibitor Showcase: Blocki Flute Method LLC - KinderFlute Games for Learning
Let’s play! Young flutists flourish in a fun and loving environment. Learn how to infuse new energy into your studio! Kathy Blocki and Molly Shortridge, KinderFlute creator.
 
Friday
10 – 11 a.m.



Performance Health Care Committee in the Exhibit Hall
The Trainer is IN with Angela McCuiston, NASM-CPT, CES, SFS, Booth 804.
 
Friday
10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.



Exhibit Hall Open
Visit the convention’s famously vibrant exhibit hall, featuring 70-plus exhibiting companies with a wide variety of flutes, music, and flute-related merchandise.
 
Friday
10 – 11 a.m.



Adult Flutist & Amateur Resources Committee in the Exhibit Hall
Representatives from the committee are available. Booth 804.
 
Friday
10 – 11 a.m.

Lecture-Recital

A Tribute to the Flauta Nostra and Its Legacy
La Flauta Nostra, kindred spirits connected by the flute, began a journey three decades ago in flute festivals in South America. This tribute concert features shared stories and performances to show the range of “the Flauta Nostra effect.”
 
Friday
10 – 11:45 a.m.

Solo Performance

Remembrance and Healing Concert
Join George Pope and friends honoring others in this special annual community event, featuring Alexa Still playing a new work by Venezuelan composer Paul Desenne.
 
Friday
10 – 11:30 a.m.

Workshop

Discover Moyse with Trevor Wye
Trevor Wye teaches Marcel Moyse’s Fifty Variations on the Allemande of Bach’s Sonata for Flute Alone, with introductions by the Marcel Moyse Society.
 
Friday
10:15 – 11:15 a.m.

Lecture

Case Study: Story of the Oral Histories of Robert Aitken and Robert Dick
Lisa Bost-Sandberg and Paul Taub discuss the oral histories they recently conducted with Robert Aitken and Robert Dick. Hosted by Nancy Toff.
 
Friday
10:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Solo Performance

Low Flutes in Concert
The Charke/Cormier Duo, Mariana Stratta Gariazzo, Leonard Garrison, Duo Kessner, Ned McGowan, Ali Ryerson, and Kathryn Scarborough play works by Derek Charke, Daniel Kessner, Lee Morgan, and Marty Regan plus new works by John David Earnest and Russell Scarborough.
 
Friday
10:30 – 10:55 a.m.



Exhibitor Showcase: ALRY Publications, LLC - A Clarinet Choir at NFA! Curious?
The Licorice Sticks Clarinet Orchestra, under the direction of Rick Kissinger, hosts a fun and informative session in which you will learn how to collaborate with clarinetists in a new way. This includes introducing works scored for solo flute(s) and clarinet choir, as well as pieces for combined flute and clarinet choirs. The Licorice Sticks Clarinet Orchestra, Rick Kissinger, director.
 
Friday
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.



Historical Flutes Committee in the Exhibit Hall
Free mini lessons offered with a selection of historical flutes available for people to look at and try. Bring your own baroque or modern flute for a mini lesson, or use one of ours. No previous experience on an early flute is necessary - come and try something new! Booth 804.
 
Friday
11 a.m. – 12 p.m.



Performance Health Care Committee in the Exhibit Hall
Finding a Way Out of Focal Dystonia with Joanna Cowan White, Booth 804.
 
Friday
11:15 – 11:40 a.m.



Exhibitor Showcase: Edition Svitzer
The Norwegian Flute Ensemble, conducted by Juliette Dominski (flute professor from Conservatoire de Musique, Dance, et Art Dramatique de Metz, France), performs Carl Nielsen: Aladdin suite for flute ensemble and Igor Stravinsky: selections from Petrushka. Henrik Svitzer, Danish and Russian music for large flute ensemble.
 
Friday
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Panel

The Inclusive Flute Studio
Presented by the NFA Cultural Outreach Committee, this panel explores fostering cultural awareness and diversity in your flute studio and organization. Jennifer Grim moderates a panel of Janel Caine, Tika Douthit, Nora Lee Garcia, Holly Saks, Kelly Sulick, and Julee Kim Walker.
 
Friday
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Solo Performance

All French Recital
Michel Bellavance, Danielle Breisach, Rita Linard, and Lisa Garner Santa perform favorites and soonto-be-favorites by Bacri, Gaubert, Poulenc, and Ravel.
 
Friday
11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Panel

Career Session 2: The Entrepreneurial Flutist
Entrepreneurials Katherine Emeneth, Fluterscooter, Viviana Guzman, Zara Lawler, Rozalind MacPhail, Greg Pattillo, and Adam Workman share personal stories of direction and inspiration.
 
Friday
11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.



Flute Lovers' Lunch with Valerie Coleman
Join other flutists over a casual meal, as performer and composer Valerie Coleman delves into how flutists are changing the world through their innovative ideas. Ticket purchase required—available at registration until noon Thursday.
 
Friday
12 – 1 p.m.

Flute Choir Performance

Flute Choir Noon Lobby Concert: Friday
Hear Appalachian State University Flute Ensemble, with Nancy Schneeloch-Bingham, director, and the Central Washington University Flute Choir, with Hal Ott, director.
 
Friday
12 – 1 p.m.

Workshop

Efficient Practice Strategies
Danilo Mezzadri presents “Spider Log,” an interleaved practice approach of revised time management, and Heather Verbeck outlines a routine to incorporate regular piccolo practicing for flutists of all ages and abilities.
 
Friday
12 – 12:25 p.m.



Exhibitor Showcase: Music Minus Pain - Taming Upper Body Tension
Limited Breathing? Sore neck and back? Hand or wrist problems? If upper body tension or pain is seriously affecting your playing, this workshop is a must! Learn the top 3 tips and powerful lifetime strategies to eliminate tension & pain with Dr. Lea Pearson, Injury Prevention Specialist
 
Friday
12:30 – 1:30 p.m.

Flute Choir Performance

Music Unites
Hear Music Unites, with members from around the world, celebrate the flute family playing works by Sophie Dufeutrelle, Lucas Jordan, Ned McGowan, Gareth McLearnon, and Matthias Ziegler.
 
Friday
12:30 – 1:30 p.m.

Solo Performance

For the Birds
Elyse Blatchford, Erinn Frechette, Christine Gustafson, Anke Lauwers, Alicia “Lish” Lindsey, Nina Perlove, Peter Verhoyen, and Laurel Zucker play solo and chamber works dedicated to our fine feathered friends.
 
Friday
12:30 – 2 p.m.

Workshop

11th Annual Jazz Flute Big Band Reading Session with Ali Ryerson
Open to both experienced and aspiring jazz flutists, everyone is welcome. BYO flutes and stands to play great jazz arrangements from the NFA Jazz Flute Big Band repertoire, plus new works! With ample opportunity for jazz improvisation with an outstanding live rhythm section.
 
Friday
12:45 – 1:10 p.m.



Exhibitor Showcase: Nagahara Flutes NNI Inc. - The New C# Mechanism: Innovations after Boehm, Part II
Introducing the Nagahara C# mechanism! An open discussion about the notorious weak spot of the Böhm system—the C# left tonehole—and its newest solution. Kanichi Nagahara and Jeremy McEntire, owner and master craftsman, flutist and sales associate.
 
Friday
1 – 2 p.m.



Cultural Outreach Committee in the Exhibit Hall
The 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. Booth 804.
 
Friday
1 – 2 p.m.



Pedagogy Committee in the Exhibit Hall
The Pedagogy Committee is available to discuss any topics relating to flute teaching at every level including beginning study through collegiate studios. Questions about solo repertoire, chamber music, and flute choir are also welcome. Booth 804
 
Friday
1 – 2:15 p.m.

Solo Performance

Latin American Gems
¡Que viva la flauta y el flautín! Traditional works, new treasures, and premieres for solo flute, flute and piano, two flutes and piano, and piccolo and piano from the Americas. With Tabatha Easley, Elizabeth Lantz Crone, Christine Erlander Beard, Marcelo Alvarez, Daniel Velasco, and April Clayton.
 
Friday
1 – 1:50 p.m.

Workshop

Music as Speech
Catherine Bull examines the rhetorical nature of baroque music, showing how dynamics, articulation, and ornamentation work together to create a style of performance originally intended to resemble speech rather than song.
 
Friday
1 – 2:30 p.m.

Flute Choir Performance

Florida University Ensembles
Presenting Florida college ensembles: Frost Flute Ensemble from the University of Miami (Trudy Kane, director); Raines Ensemble from the Florida State University (Eva Amsler, director); and University of Central Florida Flute Knights (Nora Lee Garcia, conductor).
 
Friday
1:30 – 1:55 p.m.



Exhibitor Showcase: Jupiter Flutes - The Azumi Lineup - Which One is for You?
Azumi flutes are available in three different models, all with the Altus designed Altus-Bennett scale and Z-Cut Headjoint. Meret Bitticks will go through the features and benefits of each and the available configurations. Meret Bitticks, Altus Artist, Teacher
 
Friday
1:45 – 2:45 p.m.

Lecture

Do You Hear What I Hear?
From listening to music through headphones or from the balcony of a concert hall to the effects of playing an instrument, whether alone in a practice room or in a large ensemble, the choices we make now affect our hearing for the rest of our lives. Offered by the Performance Health Care Committee.
 
Friday
2 – 3:30 p.m.

Workshop

Getting Started on Baroque Flute
Enjoy your very first Baroque flute lesson in the company of your colleagues. Historical Flutes Committee members Barbara Hopkins, Leela Breithaupt, Nancy Schneeloch-Bingham, and Wendy Rolfe provide flutes and instruction.
 
Friday
2 – 3:30 p.m.

Solo Performance

All American Flute & Piano
Emma Resmini, Small-Yang Duo, Cate Hummel, Rachel Taratoot Ciraldo, Charlotte Daniel, Patricia Surman, and Jonathan Keeble give an all-American salute.
 
Friday
2 – 3 p.m.



World Music Committee in the Exhibit Hall.
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. Booth 804.
 
Friday
2:30 – 4 p.m.

Solo Performance

Jazz Artist Competition Final Round
NEW THIS YEAR! Three finalists perform with a rhythm section for a panel of judges. Prize monies provided by Gemeinhardt Musical Instruments, LLC.
 
Friday
2:30 – 4 p.m.

Workshop

Open Orchestral Excerpt Masterclass with Randy Bowman
Cincinnati Symphony Principal Flutist Randy Bowman offers a masterclass on orchestra flute excerpts in a fantastic opportunity to get a jump start on the 2019 NFA Orchestral masterclass excerpts or to discover new insights. Open to participants, time permitting.
 
Friday
2:30 – 3:30 p.m.

Solo Performance

Romantic Works with Piano
A collection of 19th-Century works by Tsybin, Schumann, Briccialdi, Ciardi, and Rosenblatt, performed by Barbara Kortmann, Amanda Blaikie, Inna Leoni, Ellen Redman, Alan Weiss, and Shinjung Oh.
 
Friday
3 – 4 p.m.

Workshop

Friday Flute Choir Reading Session: Flute Choir Evolution
Join Angeleita Floyd for a diverse program of fun flute works! Bring your flute family member of choice and a stand, and be ready to discover some gems.
 
Friday
3 – 4 p.m.

Workshop

Into the Music: Masterclass with the 2018 Commissioned Composers
Masterclass performers play works by and for this year’s NFA commissioned competition composers Eve Beglarian (Young Artist), Valerie Coleman (High School Soloist), and Augusta Read Thomas (Piccolo Artist). Presented by the New Music Advisory Committee.
 
Friday
3 – 4 p.m.

Workshop

The Maturing Flutist
The maturing flutist is defined as one who begins to feel the adverse effects of time: physically, emotionally, and mentally. Angela McCuiston, Stephen Mitchell, MD, and Susan Mayer present advice and activities to counteract this continued journey we all traverse.
 
Friday
3 – 3:25 p.m.



Exhibitor Showcase: Flute Specialists Inc. - Robert Dick’s Glissando headjoint
Featuring electric flutist Melissa Keeling performing acoustically and amplified. Headjoint and microphone available at Flute Specialists’ booth. Melissa Keeling and Robert Johnson, president
 
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
4 – 5 p.m.



Career and Artistic Development Committee in the Exhibit Hall
Career Checks with the Career and Artistic Development Committee Feeling uncertain about your career path? Does your resume need a reboot? The Career and Artistic Development Committee is here to help! Join Colleen White to refine your grant writing skills and/or revamp your resume, CV, or cover letter. Booth 804.
 
Friday
4 – 5 p.m.



Historical Flutes Committee in the Exhibit Hall
Free mini lessons offered with a selection of historical flutes available for people to look at and try. Bring your own baroque or modern flute for a mini lesson, or use one of ours. No previous experience on an early flute is necessary - come and try something new! Booth 804.
 
Friday
5 – 6 p.m.

Workshop

Baroque Dance and the Bach Partita
Rachel Brown examines the important role of Baroque dance in Bach's Partita in A Minor, and performs the work at the session's end. Not to be missed!
 
Friday
5 – 6 p.m.

Lecture

Doppler Brothers DVD with NFA 2018 Lifetime Achievement recipient, András Adorján
View this DVD documentary by and with its creator, András Adorján, who chronicles his lifelong search for one of every flutist’s favorites: the Doppler brothers! Showing the discoveries he made along the way, including rare and unknown photos, documents, manuscripts, and Karl Doppler’s flute.
 
Friday
5 – 6:45 p.m.

Solo Performance

Premieres
Florida orchestral musicians Clay Ellerbroek, Colleen Blagov, & Sandra del Cid-Davies play world premieres of the 2018 NFA commissioned works by Beglarian, Coleman, Read Thomas; Cobus du Toit & Agita Arista play new works; Peter Verhoyen & Regina Helcher Yost play world premieres by Schocker & Harberg. Featuring composer introductions.
 
Friday
5 – 6 p.m.

Solo Performance

Piccolo Party!
Piccoloists from around the world celebrate the piccolo in solo & chamber settings: Horacio Massone, Christine Beard, Keith Hanlon, Elizabeth Robinson, Ivana Ugrcic, Anke Lauwers, Mariaceli Navarro Salerno, David Rivera, Nicaulis Alliey, and Maximiliano Trigo. Works by Briccialdi, Groslot, Rotaru, Teruel, & Izarra.
 
Friday
5:45 – 7:30 p.m.



Myrna Brown Dine-Around
Nothing transforms strangers into friends quite like sharing a meal. NEW THIS YEAR - A second dine-around Friday! Meet at NFA Registration.
 
Friday
6 – 7 p.m.

Solo Performance

Exhibitors' Concert
2018 exhibitors in concert in a diverse program of solo and chamber works.
 
Friday
6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Chamber Performance

A Tribute to Robert Willoughby (1921-2018)
Students and friends of Robert Willoughby gather to celebrate our "American Grandmaster of the Flute" and 1996 NFA Lifetime Achievement Award recipient. With son John Willoughby.
 
Friday
7 – 7:45 p.m.



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

Flute Choir Performance

Flute Choir Pre-Gala Friday
The International Liaison Ensemble and International Superflutes Collective play transcriptions by Bach, Mendelssohn, Monteverdi, Mozart, and Saint-Saëns.
 
Friday
8 – 10 p.m.

Solo Performance

Friday Night Gala Concert
Featured performers include composer-flutists Wissam Boustany, Valerie Coleman, and Matthias Ziegler; Mary Kay Fink, Emma Resmini, the Throw Down of the Low Down Record-Setting Low Flutes world premiere by Greg Lutz, and PROJECT Trio plus friends! Support provided by Gemeinhardt Musical Instruments, LLC.
 
Friday
10:30 – 11:55 p.m.

Workshop

8th Annual NFA Traditional Irish Music Session
Andra Bohnet leads this informal and fun session for sharing tunes with friends both old and new. Bring any flute and share your dedication to music with others!
 
Friday
10:30 – 11:55 p.m.

Chamber Performance

Latin Jazz Cabaret
The J2G2 Flute Quartet plus Ernesto Fernandez and his band heat things up in this shared cabaret featuring Latin Jazz!
 
Saturday
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Instrument Security Room
 
Saturday
8 a.m. – 6 p.m.



Information Desk Open
Attendants will be available to provide directions to convention events and answer general inquiries.
 
Saturday
8 a.m. – 6 p.m.



Attendee Registration Open
Registration open for all attendees.
 
Saturday
8 – 9 a.m.

Workshop

Stretches for Flutists: Reaching Your Potential
Flutist/performer & yoga practitioner David Weiss shares his best basic upper body exercises to maintain & strengthen injury-free flute playing. Inspiration of these start-to-finish stretches comes from yoga, martial arts, and other warm-ups, including aikido wrist stretches.
 
Saturday
8 a.m. – 6 p.m.



Exhibitor Registration Open
Registration and badge pick-up for exhibitors.
 
Saturday
8 a.m. – 10 p.m.



General Warm Up Room
General warm up room available to all attendees, as needed, without assignment or reservation.
 
Saturday
8 – 9 a.m.



Food for the Day's Journey with Jeanne Baxtresser
Educator and flutist Jeanne Baxtresser presents What about me? A Teacher's most important responsibility. Drawing on her years of teaching, Baxtresser will discuss how self-fulfillment, mental and physical health, and life/work balance are primary factors in becoming the best teacher you can be. Ticket purchase required - available at registration until noon Friday.
 
Saturday
8 – 9 a.m.

Workshop

Fit Flute: Strengthen your Body
Certified Personal Trainer, Roya Farzaneh, offers a series of resistance training exercises for musicians using bands and one's own body. Please come prepared to participate in the exercises with a mat or towel.
 
Saturday
8 – 9 a.m.

Workshop

New and Amazing Ways with Scales
On a mission to eliminate boredom in technique practicing, flutist/composer Sophie Dufeutrelle transforms Taffanel & Gaubert’s Daily Exercises. Bring your flute to explore playing scales in 3-part harmony, beat-boxing, and other fresh approaches.
 
Saturday
8:30 – 9:30 a.m.

Panel

Career Session 3: Adventures in Adjuncting: A Panel Discussion
Once viewed as simply preliminary opportunities, college adjunct employment is now a permanent career trajectory. Keith Hanlon, Nicole Riner, Elizabeth Robinson, and Ashley Shank examine how to navigate the unique challenges this climate presents to all involved.
 
Saturday
8:30 – 9:30 a.m.

Chamber Performance

The Future is Now! - with Friends
Electroacoustic chamber music presented by WoodWired Duo, Shelley and Philip Martinson, Stack Effect, and Christopher Lee with Vincenzo Volpe.
 
Saturday
8:30 – 11 a.m.

Workshop

NFA Orchestral Audition Masterclass Competition
Detroit Symphony Assistant Principal Flute Sharon Sparrow teaches the NFA Orchestral Audition Masterclass. Participants are chosen through competition. Support provided by Brannen Brothers Flutemakers, Inc.
 
Saturday
9 – 9:25 a.m.



Exhibitor Showcase: Miyazawa - EXTREME mini-MAKEOVER: FLUTE EDITION with Jill Felber
Known for exquisite expression, Jill Felber guides you through highlights of her renowned seminar featuring specially-curated exercises to transform your playing! Bring your flute! Jill Felber, Miyazawa Artist
 
Saturday
9:30 – 11 a.m.

Workshop

Adult Amateur Open Masterclass with Gary Schocker
Open to all non-professional adult flutists, this class offers the incredible opportunity to work with master teacher and flutist Gary Schocker. Presented by the Adult Flutist & Amateur Resources Committee.
 
Saturday
9:30 – 10:30 a.m.

Panel

Life in Balance: Parenthood and the Professional Flutist
Jennifer Parker-Harley leads a discussion with Alison Brown Sincoff, Erinn Frechette, Valerie Coleman, & Beth Chandler on balancing an active flute career with the joys and challenges of parenthood. Thought-provoking conversation among audience and panel members concludes with Q&A.
 
Saturday
9:30 – 10:45 a.m.

Chamber Performance

Chamber Works with Strings
A diverse program performed by the Violauta Duo with Wendell Dobbs, Cosmos New Music with Ayça Çetin, Trio Vivante with Allison Gioscia, Manhattan Contemporary Chamber Ensemble with Christine Fish Moulton, and the Liebermann Trio played by Mihoko Watanabe, Ron Gardiner, and Katie Leung.
 
Saturday
9:45 – 10:10 a.m.



Exhibitor Showcase: Sankyo Flutes - Julien Beaudiment in Recital
Experience the exceptional artistry of Julien Beaudiment together with pianist Dianne Frazer in celebration of Sankyo’s 50th Anniversary! Julien Beaudiment, Sankyo Artist
 
Saturday
10 – 11 a.m.



Historical Flutes Committee in the Exhibit Hall
Free mini lessons offered with a selection of historical flutes available for people to look at and try. Bring your own baroque or modern flute for a mini lesson, or use one of ours. No previous experience on an early flute is necessary - come and try something new! Booth 804.
 
Saturday
10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.



Exhibit Hall Open
Visit the convention's famously vibrant exhibit hall, featuring 70-plus exhibiting companies with a wide variety of flutes, music, and flute-related merchandise - your "one-stop shop" for all things flute!
 
Saturday
10 – 11 a.m.

Workshop

Alexander Technique & Flute
Certified Alexander Instructor & flutist Karen Sanders explores key concepts of tension-free playing through the Alexander Technique. Flutists will experience the tools to move with ease, breath more naturally, and play both more efficiently and with greater freedom.
 
Saturday
10 a.m. – 11:15 p.m.

Lecture-Recital

Sight-reading Pieces from the Paris Conservatory
Honoring the French Flute School, its great teachers, & Bernard Goldberg’s contributions and legacy, Nancy Andrew presents a lecture-recital featuring Mary Stolper, Jim Walker, Leone Buyse, Marianne Gedigian, & Carol Wincenc, to introduce newly-discovered concentrated musical gems of the Paris Conservatory.
 
Saturday
10:15 – 11:45 a.m.

Solo Performance

Visionaries: The Twentieth-century Flute
The New Music Advisory Committee presents our twentieth-century “roots,” seminal solo & duo works by leading European & American composers. As these composers boldly pressed forward to follow their visions, performers rose to meet these demanding challenges.
 
Saturday
10:15 – 11:45 a.m.

Workshop

Doctors are IN - Performance Health Check Ups In Orlando
The Doctors are IN features health performance medicine specialist, Dr. Michael Weinstein, Dr. Michael Treister, Dr. Corina Muller, & others including ENT specialist, Dr. Stephen Mitchell, & retired orthodontist/performing flutist, Dr. Chip Shelton, who serve on the NFA Performance Health Advisory Board.
 
Saturday
10:30 – 10:55 a.m.



Exhibitor Showcase: Trevor James Flutes - Dance Your Flute Off 2.0 + Win An Alto Flute!
A high-energy interactive showcase highlighting the intrinsic connection between melodies/rhythms and movement. Dancing releases endorphins and unlocks expressive freedom. Music-Movement-Magic! Jose Valentino, Trevor James Artist
 
Saturday
11 a.m. – 12 p.m.



World Music Committee in the Exhibit Hall.
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. Booth 804.
 
Saturday
11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Flute Choir Performance

Flute Choir Showcase
Hear the Florida Flute Orchestra with Paige Dashner Long, director and double contrabass flute; the Baltimore Flute Choir with Sara Nichols, conductor; and the Raleigh Flute Choir.
 
Saturday
11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Chamber Performance

Historic Informants
Gwyn Roberts, Michael Lynn, Jan de Winne, Elizabeth Walker, Kelly Nivison, Lindsay Leach-Sparks, Leighann Daihl Ragusa, and Leela Breithaupt present a concert of solo and chamber music by Mancini, Dôthel, Kuhlau, Montéclair, W.F. Bach, and Hotteterre.
 
Saturday
11:15 – 11:40 a.m.



Exhibitor Showcase: Gemeinhardt Musical Instruments, LLC - Gemeinhardt ALL STARS Jam Session!Come hear the Gemeinhardt All Stars showcase their incred
Come hear the Gemeinhardt All Stars showcase their incredible instruments! Ali Ryerson, Greg Pattillo, Orlando "Maraca" Valle, Nina Perlove, Ernesto Fernandez, Rozalind Macphail, and PROJECT Trio! Greg will be introducing a newly designed flute! Plus, we will be giving away a Galway Crusader Headjoint! Ali Ryerson, Gemeinhardt Artist-in-Residence
 
Saturday
11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Solo Performance

Crossovers
Laurel Zucker, Jonathan Borja, Nora Lee Garcia, Terri Sánchez, PANdemonium4, and dZuo perform solo and chamber works blending genres, styles, and art forms.
 
Saturday
11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.

Solo Performance

Dedicated to Diversity
The Cultural Outreach Committee presents a concert featuring works by Valerie Coleman, Tania Leon, Gabriela Lena Frank, Adolphus Hailstork, Yusef Lateef, and Samuel Zyman. Performers include Valerie Coleman, Sonora Slocum, James Devoll, Jennifer Grim, Eileen Grycky, Paula Gudmundson, and Caen Thomason-Redus.
 
Saturday
12 – 12:25 p.m.



Exhibitor Showcase: Verne Q. Powell Flutes, Inc. - Discover the Magic of 18k Powell Flutes is thrilled to premiere the new 18k rose gold custom flute!
Described by Powell Artist Sooyun Kim as the “magic flute of [her] dreams,” it features a modern lightweight mechanism, and incomparable resonance and color possibilities. Hear a special performance on an all-18k flute by Ms. Kim, and come discover the magic for yourself! Mark Spuria, General Manager and Kristyn Moore, Sales Specialist
 
Saturday
12 – 1 p.m.



Performance Health Care Committee in the Exhibit Hall
Finding a Way Out of Focal Dystonia with Joanna Cowan White. Booth 804.
 
Saturday
12 – 1 p.m.

Solo Performance

Concerto Sampler
Searching for concerto inspiration? Amy Likar, Marco Granados, Julia Barnett, and Heather Verbeck present highlights of piccolo and flute concerti. Works by Rokeach, Mozart, Peña, and Dorman.
 
Saturday
12 – 1 p.m.

Chamber Performance

Flute Chamber Ensemble Concert 1
Hear Flute4, Perimeter Flutes, Golden Flute Ensemble, The Highline Flute Quartet, and other flute chamber groups perform works by Luis Cruz Nuñez, Gay Kahkonen, Ting-Yi Ma, Strauss, Gershwin, and a new work by Florida composer Thomas McColley.
 
Saturday
12 – 1 p.m.

Chamber Performance

Saturday Lobby Concert: Chamber!
Enjoy a chamber lobby concert presenting a variety of ensembles: Flautistas del Plata, Blue Lake Flute Quartet, and Kathy Melago with a tuba-euphonium quartet.
 
Saturday
12:15 – 1:30 p.m.

Chamber Performance

Dedicated to George Pope
2018 Distinguished Service recipient George Pope is honored by colleagues, students, and friends through solo and ensemble music, stories, and more.
 
Saturday
12:45 – 1:45 p.m.

Lecture

What Was Bach Thinking? Musicians Need to Breathe!
Leonard Garrison proposes principles of breathing in the works of J.S. Bach, including the Allemande’s notoriously challenging 46-measures of sixteenths. Bring your Partita and a pencil!
 
Saturday
12:45 – 1:10 p.m.



Exhibitor Showcase: ALRY Publications, LLC - New from Catherine McMichael – An Ceilteach Saothar
In 2017, “An Ceilteach Saothar” (A Celtic Offering) was commissioned by Stephen A. Mitchell in honor of the Nashville Flute Choir and his wife, its founder and director, Karen R. Mitchell. Come hear an NFA premiere of this delightful, three-movement snapshot of Ireland. The Nashville Flute Choir, Karen Mitchell, director
 
Saturday
1 – 2 p.m.



Cultural Outreach Committee in the Exhibit Hall
The 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. Booth 804.
 
Saturday
1 – 2 p.m.



Performance Health Care Committee in the Exhibit Hall
"The Trainer is IN" with Angela McCuiston, NASM-CPT, CES, SFS. Booth 804.
 
Saturday
1 – 2:30 p.m.

Solo Performance

Baroque Flute Artist Competition Final Round
Baroque Flute Artist finalists present a program of their choice for judges. With Webb Wiggins, harpsichord.
 
Saturday
1 – 2 p.m.

Workshop

Saturday Flute Choir Reading Session
Sandra Saathoff and guests offer a reading session devoted to Flute Choir, Friends, and the Kitchen Sink! Bring your instrument and a stand and get ready for an exciting opportunity to play with others.
 
Saturday
1:15 – 2:15 p.m.

Lecture

Graduate Research Competition Winners
2018 winners present their research and findings. A great way to find inspiration for further study and new projects of your own!
 
Saturday
1:30 – 2:30 p.m.

Workshop

Musical Mosaics
James Brinkmann plays and hosts this interactive concert of music, art, expression, & community, with performances by Nina Assimakopoulos, Angela Kinney McBrearty, River City Flutes, & Elev-8 Hybrid-Arts Flute Ensemble. With audience-created mosaics in response to their concert experiences!
 
Saturday
1:30 – 1:55 p.m.



Exhibitor Showcase: Muramatsu America -Trudy Kane and her gold Muramatsu
Trudy Kane performs her edition of Faure's Sonata in A Major on her 14K gold Muramatsu flute. Beautiful! Gifts for attendees.
 
Saturday
2 – 3 p.m.



Performance Health Care Committee in the Exhibit Hall
"Flute Pain: Is End-Blown Flute a Viable Adjunct?" with Dr. Chip Shelton, DDS, who will also address dento-facial questions following his presentation. Booth 804.
 
Saturday
2 – 3 p.m.



Low Flutes Committee in the Exhibit Hall
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. Booth 804.
 
Saturday
2 – 4 p.m.

Workshop

Youth Flute Day: Saturday Edition
Two hours of FREE youth programming featuring Master of Ceremonies Jim Walker, Abigail Burrows, Valerie Coleman, Marianne Gedigian, Gareth McLearnon, PROJECT Trio, and many special surprise guests.
 
Saturday
2 – 3:30 p.m.

Solo Performance

Matinee Showcase
Randy Bowman, Wissam Boustany, Gary Schocker, Peter Verhoyen, and Amy Porter present a standout recital of works ranging from J.S. Bach to Djupstrom.
 
Saturday
2 – 3 p.m.

Solo Performance

Birthdays: Giulio, Thea, Brian, and George
Observe composer birth years for Ferneyhough, Musgrave, Rochberg, and Briccialdi in solo and chamber works featuring Amanda Blaikie, Nihan Atalay, Rebecca Johnson, and Duo Cintemani.
 
Saturday
2:15 – 3:45 p.m.

Workshop

NFA Competition Masterclass with András Adorján
Winners of the 2018 Masterclass Performers Competition play standard repertoire works for the 2018 Lifetime Achievement recipient, András Adorján.
 
Saturday
2:15 – 2:40 p.m.



Exhibitor Showcase: Altus Flutes - Being Part of the Altus Family
Two amazing Altus artists will perform and discuss what being part of the Altus family means to them. Rik Noyce & Christopher Lee, Altus Artists
 
Saturday
2:30 – 4 p.m.

Solo Performance

Piccolo Artist Competition Final Round
Finalists present a program of their choice in the last judged round of the 2018 Piccolo Artist Competition. Prize money provided by Keefe Piccolo Co.
 
Saturday
2:45 – 4 p.m.

Workshop

Pedagogical Solutions
Bring your flute to try pedagogical solutions for rhythm & embouchure: Elsa Nilsson presents an interactive metronome practice session to strengthen rhythmic understanding; Elise Blatchford demonstrates how center embouchure players can better teach students with a teardrop lip or side embouchure.
 
Saturday
3 – 3:25 p.m.



Exhibitor Showcase: Flutistry Boston - Flutistry Boston presents Artist Nancy Stagnitta:
Flutist Nancy Stagnitta discusses her extensive flute search with Flutistry, and how finding her voice with their guidance enhanced her artistry. Now a Powell Artist, she performs a mini recital including the NFA premiere of “Jazz Sonata for solo flute,” written for her by Grammy winner Bob James. Nancy Stagnitta, Flutistry Boston Artist
 
Saturday
3 – 5 p.m.



Historical Flutes Committee in the Exhibit Hall
Free mini lessons offered with a selection of historical flutes available for people to look at and try. Bring your own baroque or modern flute for a mini lesson, or use one of ours. No previous experience on an early flute is necessary - come and try something new! Booth 804.
 
Saturday
3 – 4 p.m.

Workshop

A Fear-free Approach to Improvisation for the Classically Trained Flutist
Award-winning jazz flutist Jamie Baum specifically designs this workshop for classical flutists in order to demystify improvisation. Attendees will play easy and fun exercises to begin improvising immediately and also improve overall musicianship.
 
Saturday
3 – 4 p.m.



Adult Flutist & Amateur Resources Committee in the Exhibit Hall
Adult Flutist & Amateur Resources Committee will be available in the Exhibit Hall. Booth 804.
 
Saturday
4 – 5 p.m.



Career and Artistic Development Committee in the Exhibit Hall
Career Checks with the Career and Artistic Development Committee Feeling uncertain about your career path? Does your resume need a reboot? The Career and Artistic Development Committee is here to help! Join Shelley Martinson for pointers on publicity, starting a new venture, and/or CV/resume/cover letter tips. Booth 804.
 
Saturday
4 – 5 p.m.



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



Gala Awards Reception
All members welcome. A cash bar will be available.
 
Saturday
5 – 6 p.m.

Chamber Performance

Flute Duets II
Hear Sarah Frisof, Jennifer Parker-Harley, Angela Jones-Reus, Nicole Esposito, Krista Jobson, Sophia Tegart, Heidi Pintner Álvarez, and Tammy Evans Yonce.
 
Saturday
5 – 6 p.m.

Solo Performance

Piccolo Artist Winners in Recital
Winners of the biennial NFA Piccolo Artist Competition join together to perform a recital of winning works on piccolo. Featuring Cara Dailey (2016), Jenni Miller (2014), and Zachariah Galatis (2012).
 
Saturday
5 – 6 p.m.

Chamber Performance

Wind Instruments of the Andes Mountains
Virtuoso Andean wind instrumentalist Nathaniel Kuster (stage name Chichí Pérez) performs on the quena, siku, & quenacho, with guitarist/charango player, Jorge Segura. Traditional works from Cochabamba, La Paz, & Santa Cruz (Bolivia); Arequipa (Peru); & Cuenca (Ecuador). Bring your flute to learn an Andean melody!
 
Saturday
5 – 6 p.m.

Lecture

El Sistema Teaching
Flutist Mary Matthews and violist Laura Eakman examine the development of El Sistema in Venezuela and the United States, and discuss possibilities to best promote its philosophies and techniques into our education system and practices.
 
Saturday
5 – 6 p.m.

Workshop

Learn to Play Irish Music on the Silver Flute
Philippe Barnes guides attendees through ornamentation and a series of techniques to make Böhm-system flutes sound a wee bit like wooden flutes. Learn traditional and modern celtic tunes along the way - music provided, but bring your own music stand.
 
Saturday
5:45 – 7:45 p.m.



NFA Gala Awards Dinner
The NFA Annual Gala Awards Dinner will honor 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award recipients András Adorján and Eva Kingma and Distinguished Service Award recipient George Pope. Dinner attendees are entitled to reserved premium seating at the Gala Concerto Concert immediately following. A percentage of the purchase price of each ticket 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

Flute Choir Pre-Gala Saturday
Det Norske Fløyteensemble, with Jørn Schau, Conductor; works by Mathisen, Bull, Grieg, and Madsen.
 
Saturday
8 – 10 p.m.

Solo Performance

Gala Concerto Concert
Carol Wincenc & Zart Dombourian-Eby present a new version of Telemann’s Concerto in E Minor, Julia Bogorad-Kogan performs Halil to observe Bernstein’s 100th, Jasmine Choi premieres Daniel Dorff’s Concertino, Julien Beaudiment plays Griffes to honor its 1918 dedication to Barrère, Matthias Ziegler performs a stand-out movement of Yusopov, & Marianne Gedigian plays our beloved Ibert. Chris Confessore conducts.
 
Saturday
10:30 – 11:55 p.m.

Chamber Performance

World Cabaret
This exciting cabaret celebrates music and musicians from Poland, the US, Brazil, and Sweden, featuring Leszek Wisniowski with Jamie Baum; Léa Freire and Jane Lenoir; and the Elsa Nilsson Quartet.
 
Saturday
10:30 p.m. – 



Post-Gala Concerto Concert Party: Meet the Artists
All attendees are invited. After enjoying the concert,head to this after-hours soirée to meet the headlining performers, hobnob with other flutists, and unwind after a long, exhilarating day of workshops, panels, and performances. A cash bar will be available.
 
Sunday
– 11 p.m.



Instrument Security Room
 
Sunday
8 a.m. – 3 p.m.



Information Desk Open
Attendants will be available to provide directions to convention events and answer general inquiries.
 
Sunday
8 a.m. – 3 p.m.



Attendee Registration Open
Registration open for all attendees.
 
Sunday
8 a.m. – 3 p.m.



General Warm Up Room
General warm up room available to all attendees, as needed, without assignment or reservation.
 
Sunday
8 – 9 a.m.

Workshop

The Art of the Vocalise: Flutist as Singer
Kathryn Salo explores the vocalise, from simple vocal exercises to musical works, and its application to flute technique and artistry. Bring your flutes to discover these valuable materials worth borrowing!
 
Sunday
8 – 9 a.m.

Workshop

Game of Flutes: Introduction to Improvisation
Experience a high-energy, interactive introduction to and demonstration of musical improv games for flute students and performers. Participate (or spectate) in the thrill of spontaneous musical thought-generation as we explore the benefits of teaching and performing music as a language. With Erich Tucker.
 
Sunday
8 – 9 a.m.

Workshop

Zen and the Art of Flute Player Maintenance
Led by flutist Janel Caine, Board Certified Music Therapist, participants experience a 3-minute grounding meditation that is easily done anywhere, learn and experience the techniques of progressive muscle relaxation for managing stress and tension, and learn how to build automatic relaxation responses. Bring a mat, blanket, or towel for more comfort.
 
Sunday
8:30 – 9:45 a.m.

Panel

Building a Stronger Flute Club
An interactive panel presenting suggestions for club strengthening as well as solutions for common challenges. With Katherine Borst Jones, Cindy Bruce, Rosene Rohrer, Erica Pirtle, Heidi Alvarez, Lindsay Leach-Sparks, Linda Mintener, & Ellen Johnson Mosley.
 
Sunday
8:30 – 9:30 a.m.



Commercial Members Appreciation Breakfast
Open to Commercial Members only.
 
Sunday
8:45 – 9:25 a.m.

Workshop

Youth Flute Day: FUNdamentals with Jim Walker
In addition to being one of America's premiere flutists, Jim Walker brings his infectious sense of fun to his teaching. Here he motivates young students by combining his enthusiasm for the flute and music with his quest for improvement and knowledge.
 
Sunday
9 – 10 a.m.

Workshop

Yoga for Flutists Who Don't Do Yoga
Elizabeth Robinson introduces basic yoga poses to help unwind after a long rehearsal or practice session. Stretch, unwind, and focus on the breath. Beginners welcomed and comfortable clothes recommended.
 
Sunday
9 – 10 a.m.

Lecture-Recital

Using Flute Physics for Tuning
Bring your flute to explore the tuning of multiphonics as a pedagogical and expressive tool with Bonnie McAlvin.
 
Sunday
9 – 10 a.m.

Solo Performance

Briccialdi Bash!
Celebrate Giulio Briccialdi's 200th with birthday bash solo and chamber work performers Carol Wincenc, Ginevra Petrucci, Sharon Sparrow, Randy Bowman, Amanda Blaikie, Zart Dombourian-Eby, Alexa Still, Jonathan Keeble, Leonard Garrison, and Horacio Massone. Party hats optional!
 
Sunday
9 – 9:25 a.m.



Exhibitor Showcase: Music Minus Pain - The #1 Cause of Pain: Standing up Straight!
"Standing up Straight" is the greatest cause of discomfort and pain among flutists. Learn tips to relieve pain and improve breathing, technique, and support. If you want to play flute for life, you have to give up the effort of "Standing Up Straight! Lea Pearson, Injury Prevention Specialist
 
Sunday
9:30 – 10:30 a.m.

Flute Choir Performance

Professional Flute Choir Concert
Directed by John Bailey, the 2018 Professional Flute Choir presents a program featuring the winner of the 2018 Flute Choir Composition Competition. Support provided by Flute Specialists, Inc.
 
Sunday
9:30 – 10:15 a.m.

Workshop

Youth Flute Day: PROJECT Sunday Edition
Explore super-charged ways to experience music with PROJECT Trio. Bring your flutes!
 
Sunday
9:45 – 10:10 a.m.



Exhibitor Showcase: Flutistry Boston - Flutistry Boston presents Etude of the Week Live
Etude of the Week is a group for flutists to share their interpretations of etudes and studies. Etude of the week LIVE gives members the chance to perform for each other in a live setting. This group is meant to help flutists of all levels and ages to motivate and inspire each other to improve. Katy Wherry, Founder of Etude of the Week
 
Sunday
9:45 – 10:45 a.m.



Flute Clubs Mixer
The Flute Clubs Committee invites you to an informal mixer for all flute club/flute choir members to gather, network, chat about their experiences with their own local clubs, and form connections with other regional flute groups.
 
Sunday
9:45 – 10:45 a.m.

Lecture-Recital

Mind Matters: Writing, Music, and the Creative Brain (Topics, Recital, and Poetry)
Explore mind and music connections with the combined sessions of Joanna Cowan White and Tess Miller. While White explores challenges as a musician facing focal dystonia in this lecture and chamber recital/poetry reading, Miller discusses the benefits and strategies of journal writing for all that may ail us.
 
Sunday
10 – 11:15 a.m.

Solo Performance

Florida Orchestral Flutists in Concert!!
This exciting program of solo and chamber works features flutists of the Florida Orchestra, Orlando Philharmonic, Jacksonville Symphony, Southwest Florida Symphony Orchestra, and the Palm Beach Opera Orchestra.
 
Sunday
10 – 11 a.m.



Pedagogy Committee in the Exhibit Hall
The Pedagogy Committee is available to discuss any topics relating to flute teaching at every level including beginning study through collegiate studios. Questions about solo repertoire, chamber music, and flute choir are also welcome. Booth 804
 
Sunday
10 a.m. – 3 p.m.



Exhibit Hall Open
Visit the convention's famously vibrant exhibit hall, featuring 70-plus exhibiting companies with a wide variety of flutes, music, and flute-related merchandise - your "one-stop shop" for all things flute!
 
Sunday
10:15 – 11:30 a.m.

Chamber Performance

350 Years of Flute: Historical Flutes in Concert
Hear solo and chamber music spanning 350 years, performed on historical flutes - originals and modern replicas - by members of the Historical Flutes Committee and friends. Featuring Elizabeth Walker, Kelly Nivision, Barbara Hopkins, Leela Breithaupt, and Wendell Dobbs.
 
Sunday
10:25 – 10:50 a.m.

Workshop

Youth Flute Day: Untangling Extended Techniques with Kelly Sulick
Kelly Sulick demystifies & applies extended techniques as part of everyday warmups to improve flute tone, technique, & confidence. With two performances: first by the University of Georgia Flute Quartet, and finally workshop attendees showing off their newly-acquired skills as a group.
 
Sunday
10:55 – 11:25 a.m.

Workshop

Youth Flute Day: Low Flutes Petting Zoo
Here’s your chance to try an alto, bass, contrabass…flute, that is! Join Chris Potter and members of the Low Flutes Committee in a discovery of all things low in the flute world.
 
Sunday
11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Flute Choir Performance

Flute Choir Sunday Lobby
Orquesta de Flautas de Xalapa, with Rubén Flores, Conductor; works by Flores, Lara, Carillo, and Barcelata, featuring new works and traditional forms. Plus, Lori Akins conducts the Adult Amateur Flute Choir, presented by the Adult Flutist & Amateur Resources Committee.
 
Sunday
11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Solo Performance

Young Artist Competition Final Round
Three finalists each perform a 25-minute accompanied program. Winners in first, second, and third place announced at the closing ceremonies. Prize monies provided by Verne Q. Powell Flutes, Inc.
 
Sunday
11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Workshop

NFA Competition Masterclass with Walfrid Kujala
Winners of the 2018 Masterclass Performers Competition play flute works for 1997 NFA Lifetime Achievement recipient, Walfrid Kujala.
 
Sunday
11:15 – 11:40 a.m.



Exhibitor Showcase: Abell Flute Co. - Playing the Abell wooden flute.
Southwest Florida Symphony Principal Flutist Bill Larsen discusses his process in choosing the Abell Flute and addresses such concerns as biases, blending, articulation and projection. Chris Abell and Bill Larsen, Owner and Presenter
 
Sunday
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Flute Choir Performance

Collegiate Flute Choir Concert
Flutist extraordinaire Jim Walker leads the lucky Collegiate Flute Choir members, collaborating with PROJECT Trio, in an unforgettable concert!
 
Sunday
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Workshop

The Flute: Music - Mind - Body - Movement - Muscle
Join somatic experts Amy Likar, Kelly Wilson, Angela McCuiston, & Alexis Del Palazzo as they review Alexander Technique; Body Mapping; Personal Training; and Physical, Massage, & Neurokinetic therapies: how they work with flutists, top problems they see in their practices, & solutions they advocate.
 
Sunday
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Lecture-Recital

An Educated Guess: Historically-Informed Performance in Vivaldi's Piccolo Concerto RV 443
Vivaldi's Piccolo Concerto in C Major, RV 443, is arguably the most important piccolo piece a flutist should know. Maddilyn Goodwin, researcher and piccoloist, and Peter Verhoyen, specialist, take us through the piece.
 
Sunday
11:30 – 11:55 a.m.

Chamber Performance

Youth Flute Day: Fun Chamber Music!
Austin Flute Project, Perimeter Flutes, and In Radiance present creative works and ways with chamber music.
 
Sunday
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Chamber Performance

Flute and Percussion Showcase
Gemini, BRN Duo, Teresa Grawunder, and Lisa McArthur play works by Gebuhr, Moura, Bost-Sandberg, Silverman, and Glover.
 
Sunday
12 – 12:30 p.m.

Lecture-Recital

Youth Flute Day Survival of the Flutist: Sunday Edition
Marianne Gedigian shares a few stories of her flute journey in this fast-paced and sure-to-inspire Sunday edition of Survival of the Flutist. Featuring performances by current students from the University of Texas at Austin.
 
Sunday
12:30 – 1:30 p.m.



Visit the Exhibit Hall
 
Sunday
1 – 2 p.m.



Adult Flutist & Amateur Resources Committee in the Exhibit Hall
Representatives from the Adult Flutist & Amateur Resources Committee will be available in the Exhibit Hall. Booth 804.
 
Sunday
1:30 – 2:30 p.m.

Flute Choir Performance

High School Flute Choir Concert
Distinguished Service Honoree George Pope conducts the NFA High School Flute Choir. Support provided by Flute Specialists, Inc.
 
Sunday
1:30 – 2:30 p.m.

Workshop

Informal Brazilian Jam with Léa and Amilton
Everyone is invited to participate in this informal jam and reading session, featuring works by Brazilian musicians, flutist Léa Freire and pianist Amilton Godoy. Styles include samba, bossa nova, choro and more! Jazz improvisation encouraged, but not required.
 
Sunday
1:30 – 2:30 p.m.

Chamber Performance

Musical Bucket List
Dedicated to all those who inspire and enrich us: we share our dedication to music, our belief of enriching lives, & the unifying experience of sharing these commitments. Featuring Sandra Saathoff, Alexa Still, Jim Walker, and Katherine Borst Jones.
 
Sunday
1:30 – 2:30 p.m.

Lecture-Recital

Dedications and Connections
Our dedications connect us: Ginny Tutton performs and discusses the influences behind Roussel’s Joueurs de flute, and flutist Jessica Raposo with soprano Danielle Steele perform examine signature pieces favored by Nelly Melba and “her flutists.”
 
Sunday
1:30 – 2:30 p.m.

Workshop

Learning to Improvise with Prince and Pentatonics
Jazz and Latin flutist Bill McBirnie demystifies the process of improvisation—without being overly theoretical—using a simple melodic approach, based on pentatonic scales and the music of Prince! Designed for flutists at all levels.
 
Sunday
1:30 – 3 p.m.

Workshop

Educational Outreach: How to Create Innovative, Interactive, & Inspirational Performances
Join the NFA’s Career & Artistic Development & the Cultural Outreach committees to learn tips for creating memorable, engaging, & innovative outreach performances. Zara Lawler presents a step by step design guide; an interactive panel includes Barbara Siesel, Marco Granados, Valerie Coleman & Cristina Ballatori.
 
Sunday
2:15 – 3:30 p.m.

Flute Choir Performance

Flute Encounters
Hear small chamber groups with Milica Milojevic, Carla Rees, Ned McGowan, Wissam Boustany, & Matthias Ziegler. Plus, new works performed by the International Low Flutes Festival Flute Choir, Eva Kingma Tribute Friends, & the Low Flutes Ensemble.
 
Sunday
2:15 – 3:45 p.m.

Chamber Performance

Expanding Horizons
Explore works that go above and beyond with Cathy Peterson, University of Georgia Flute Quartet, James Miller with The US Army Band Saxophone Quartet, Joan Marsh Sparks with percussionist Harvey Price in a new duo by Louis Anthony DeLise, and Marie Schwartz in a new trio by Glesser.
 
Sunday
2:30 – 3:30 p.m.

Lecture-Recital

Repertoire Gems to Inspire Students: Using the Graded Guides
Beginner through intermediate flutists perform pieces from Selected Flute Repertoire and Studies: A Graded Guide, 2009, demonstrating the guide’s progression through levels A-G. Presented by the Pedagogy Committee.
 
Sunday
2:45 – 3:15 p.m.

Workshop

Youth Flute Day: Move with the Music!
Emma Shubin explores the role of movement in flute playing as a tool for expression & connection.
 
Sunday
3 – 4 p.m.

Chamber Performance

Muczynski's Unknown Gem- Fuzzette, the Tarantula
Jennifer Rhyne shares an unpublished, charming gem by Robert Muczynski in this lecture-recital. With narration by Tim Hagen.
 
Sunday
3 – 4 p.m.

Flute Choir Performance

Festive Florida Flutes
Join us for community-building festivities as we create one choir from many, featuring a number of the Sunshine State's outstanding student, amateur, and professional choirs. With guest conductors Douglas Phillips and Archie G. Birkner IV.
 
Sunday
3 – 4 p.m.

Chamber Performance

Flute Chamber Ensemble Concert 2
Hear a diverse program of flute quartets by Benedikt Brydern, Louis Anthony de Lise, Nicole Chamberlain, Michael Rene Torres, and Herman Beeftink. Featured ensembles are the Austin Flute Project, Philadelphia Flute Quartet, Silver Lining Flutes, Divertimento Flute Quartet, and ALTUSsimo!
 
Sunday
3:15 – 3:45 p.m.

Solo Performance

Youth Flute Day: High School Soloist Winner and Meet & Greet
Hear the winner of this year's High School Soloist Competition perform with pianist Dianne Frazer, and say hello to Youth Flute Day artists and contributors. Bring a pen and your program book for autographs!
 
Sunday
4 – 6 p.m.

Solo Performance

Closing Dedications
Play our Bach Air in dedication to all NFA members! Plus the Low Flute Ensemble, Professional Flute Choir with George Pope, Julien Beaudiment, Zart Dombourian-Eby, Leszek Wisniowski, Jim Walker, Cosmos New Music; and duos Greenbaum & Lenoir and McLearnon & Burrows.