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NFA Convention Schedule & List of Works to be Performed

Schedule and works subject to change

List of Works to be Performed (coming soon)

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 will be available to provide directions to convention events and answer general inquiries.
 
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.



Young Artist Competition Quarterfinals
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 Francesca Arnone and Volunteer Coordinators Townes Miller and Margaret Haik. All are welcome to join the convention's volunteer team. Assignments and important information will be discussed.
 
Wednesday
6 – 7 p.m.

Panel

International Attendee Meet-up
The International Liaison Committee welcomes international visitors to the convention in an informal gathering. Enjoy the time to meet and catch up with old friends as well as making new contacts from around the world.
 
Wednesday
7 – 8 p.m.



Welcome Orientation
Whether a first-time attendee, visiting from overseas, or convention regular seeking a better lay of the land, you'll find what you need here. 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
 
Thursday
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Instrument Security Room
 
Thursday
8 a.m. – 6 p.m.



Information Desk Open
Attendants will be available to provide directions to convention events and answer general inquiries.
 
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! All facets of our membership are welcome as we gather our community together. Followed by a performance of the Whistle While You Work Flute Orchestra, directed by Wendy Kumer.
 
Thursday
9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Solo Performance

High School Soloist Competition Final Round
Eight finalists perform for a panel of judges. Repertoire includes Valerie Coleman's "Fanmi Imèn," commissioned by the NFA for this event. 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 their entrepreneurial projects to a panel of judges, who award a project grant from the NFA.
 
Thursday
9:30 – 10:30 a.m.

Solo Performance

Music Brings Us Together
Marta Rossi, Ai Goldsmith, Erica Murphy, Jessica Leeth, and Leslie Marrs share a program of works from around the world.
 
Thursday
9:30 – 10:45 a.m.

Panel

Career Session 1: Following the Many Paths of a Musician's Life
Jim Walker, Trudy Kane, James Pellerite, Nan Raphael, Jessey Andris, and Jennifer Grim have had careers in orchestras, operas, studio recording, the military, world flutes, soloing, chamber music, education, woodwind doubling, Broadway, and more! Hear their panel-discussion regarding their multi-faceted careers, the paths they took, and the discovery of these paths.
 
Thursday
9:30 – 10:30 a.m.

Workshop

Breath, Body, Flute: Techniques for a Free, Flexible, and Supported Sound
In this interactive workshop, flutist Abigail Sperling and physical therapist Edie Sperling will detail the areas of the body used for support, the breathing frame and mechanism, and ideas for proper alignment while playing. Bring your flute and your questions.
 
Thursday
10 – 11:30 a.m.

Chamber Performance

Dedicated to our Beloved Teachers
As one of our first sessions in the convention, we start things off by thanking those who make a difference. Celebrate with current and former students joining forces to pay homage to such inspiring and influential teachers as Eldred Spell, Trevor Wye, Charlie DeLaney, Geoffrey Gilbert, Bernie Goldberg, and Peter Lloyd. Hosted by Sandra Saathoff.
 
Thursday
10 – 11 a.m.



Pedagogy Committee in the Exhibit Hall
Representatives from the NFA Pedagogy Committee will be available in the Exhibit Hall.
 
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 – 11 a.m.



Pedagogy Committee in the Exhibit Hall
Representatives from the NFA Pedagogy Committee will be available in the Exhibit Hall.
 
Thursday
10:15 – 11:15 a.m.

Workshop

Flute Choir Reading Session Thursday
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, and the use of movement to inform a performer’s interpretation.
 
Thursday
11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Solo Performance

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



Low Flutes Committee in the Exhibit Hall
Representatives from the NFA Low Flutes Committee will be available in the Exhibit Hall.
 
Thursday
11 a.m. – 12 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.
 
Thursday
11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Panel

DoublerVision
Doubler Vision - for doublers and more! Explore quick how-to exercises and strategies to hone those flute skills quickly and effectively, for all those juggling multiple instruments (and time demands!), with special focus on jazz! Bring your flute and join Jim Walker, David Weiss, Jamie Baum, Sarpay Ozcagatay, Mark Vinci, and Bryan Kennard.
 
Thursday
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Chamber Performance

Flute Duets Concert I
Hear a new arrangement of Ravel's Ma Mere L'Oye Suite with Mihi Kim and Patricia Nagle, Valerie Potter and Melissa Colgin Abeln playing Amaya, Angela Jones-Reus and Katherine Emeneth playing Chamberlain, and Duo Flautas Frescas presenting the world premiere of a new work by Valerie Coleman.
 
Thursday
11:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Solo Performance

Piccolo Artist Competition Semifinal Round
Six semifinalists perform for a panel of judges. Repertoire includes Augusta Read Thomas' "Dawn Birds," commissioned by the NFA for this event.
 
Thursday
11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Solo Performance

Baroque Flute Artist Competition Semifinal Round
Six semifinalists perform for a panel of judges.
 
Thursday
12 – 1 p.m.

Flute Choir Performance

Flute Choir Noon Thursday Lobby
UpTown Flutes present a program by flutists-composers Charke, Monroe, McMurtery, and Coleman; Mercer University performs works by Lauf/Tung and Palmer. Kelly Via, Director.
 
Thursday
12 – 1:20 p.m.

Solo Performance

Around the World in 80 Minutes
In today's fast-paced world, we observe 80 Minutes instead of 80 days! Join us for a celebration of music from around the world performed by flutists of the world: Catherine Ramirez, Marco Granados, FlutAria!, Inna Staneva, Cristina Ballatori, Nihan Atalay, Adrienne Greenbaum, Jane Lenoir, the PanAmerican Trio, and Julee Kim Walker.
 
Thursday
12 – 1 p.m.



World Music Committee in the Exhibit Hall.
NFA World Music Committee representatives will be available in the Exhibit Hall.
 
Thursday
12:30 – 1:30 p.m.

Solo Performance

Celebrating the Solo Line
This diverse program dedicated to the solo flute genre showcases Mihi Kim, Jennifer Lau, Lisa Cella, Molly Barth, Sami Junnonen, Danilo Mezzadri, Hannah Porter Occena, and Shauna Thompson. Compositions by Köksal, Ghidoni, Adler, López, Sciarrino, Santoro, Takemitsu, and Meyn.
 
Thursday
12:30 – 1:30 p.m.

Panel

Writing About Music
Got a terrific research idea but not sure how to get started? Need help with a paper for school? Writing program notes for your upcoming performance? We can help! Join members of the NFA Research Committee Julie Hobbs, Lindsay Hanson, Mihoko Watanabe, and Jennifer Parker-Harley.
 
Thursday
1 – 2 p.m.

Chamber Performance

Flute and Sax Selections
Explore a variety of chamber works for flute with saxophone, featuring Jan and Mark Vinci, Trio Alliage, and the Additive Color Ensemble. Pieces by Vinci, Hupfeld, De Wally, Chamberlain, and Kai Ono.
 
Thursday
1 – 2 p.m.



Cultural Outreach Committee in the Exhibit Hall
2018 NFA Annual Convention Exhibit Hall for the Cultural Outreach Committee. 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.
 
Thursday
1:15 – 2:15 p.m.

Solo Performance

Composers in Performance
Showcasing composers playing their own works: hear Gary Schocker, Samuel Zyman, Amanda Harberg, Carter Pann, and Derek Charke, along with with flutists and piccoloists Peter Verhoyen, Cindy Ann Broz, Lois Bliss Herbine, and Jennie Brown.
 
Thursday
1:15 – 2:15 p.m.

Workshop

Annual Low Flutes Sight-Reading Session
It's all about the bass...and alto, and contra! Directed by Chris Potter, this unique event brings together low flutes players to play music written only for altos, basses, contrabasses and lower instruments. Any and all low flutes players of any ability level are invited to enjoy the warm and rich color of this sight-reading session ensemble.
 
Thursday
1:30 – 3 p.m.

Workshop

The Art of Variation and Improvisation in the North Indian Classical Music
Henri Tournier walks class 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 through teamwork. Bring your flute or just observe!
 
Thursday
2 – 4 p.m.



Performance Health Care Committee in the Exhibit Hall
NFA Performance Health Care Committee representatives will be available in the Exhibit Hall.
 
Thursday
2:15 – 4 p.m.

Chamber Performance

Matinee Showcase: Flute and Friends
Leone Buyse, Joanna White, Jill Heyboer, Mary Jo White, and John Ross share this chamber program with colleagues in a wide variety of works by Goosens, Farr, Komschlies, Bownlow, and Grieg.
 
Thursday
2:30 – 3:45 p.m.

Lecture

Flute History with Trevor Wye
2011 NFA Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Trevor Wye presents a hands-on survey of the flute and the instrument's development over time. Attendees arriving early will have the best opportunity to see these instruments up close.
 
Thursday
2:45 – 3:45 p.m.

Workshop

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

Solo Performance

Anniversaries: Lili, Claude, Peter, and Joe
Join Patricia Nagle, Nicole Esposito, Virginia Broffit, Nina Perlove, and the flute quintet, Le Cinq, as they continue the NFA tradition of observing Passing Tones, here for composers we lost in anniversary years relevant to 2018: Boulanger, Debussy, Rossini, and Tchaikovsky.
 
Thursday
3 – 5 p.m.



Historical Flute Committee in the Exhibit Hall
NFA Historical Flute Committee representatives will be available in the Exhibit Hall.
 
Thursday
3 – 4 p.m.

Workshop

BYOC: Five Principles for Building Your Own (Classical) Cadenzas
Tim Hagen creates a workshop covering five basic principles of cadenza writing, based on eighteenth-century practices and guaranteed to engage the listener through the element of surprise! Participants will collaborate in small groups to create a small cadenza, performed at the session’s end.
 
Thursday
4 – 5 p.m.



Visit the Exhibit Hall
 
Thursday
4 – 5 p.m.



Career & Artistic Development Committee in the Exhibit Hall
Representatives from the Career & Artistic Development Committee will be available in the Exhibit Hall.
 
Thursday
5 – 6:15 p.m.

Solo Performance

Video/CD Stories
Ann Fairbanks, Ivana Ugrcic, Lois Bliss Herbine, Paul Thompson, Barbara Siesel, and Ashley Shank play works invoking and accompanied by video/audio stories, featuring composers Fruehwald, Simms, Solomon, Corbett, Hersh, and Roitaru.
 
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, Gandolfi, Gaubert, and Conneson, with pianist Colette Valentine.
 
Thursday
5 – 6:15 p.m.

Lecture

Flute History with Trevor Wye, Next Round
Trevor Wye continues a hands-on survey of the flute and the instrument's development. Arrive early for a seat up close and opportunity for best viewing.
 
Thursday
5 – 6:30 p.m.

Solo Performance

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

Chamber Performance

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

Lecture

Dedication: Nineteenth-Century American Flute Tutors (A Participatory Session)
In the second half of the nineteenth century, it was common to find men and women playing musical instruments for their own enjoyment. It took a great deal of devoted effort for American amateurs to refine their flute playing, and many used printed “tutors” for daily practice. Dawn Grapes presents a multi-media presentation offering a fascinating glimpse into the nineteenth century world of music making, through examination of five method books produced in the U.S. between 1845 and 1872.
 
Thursday
5:30 – 7 p.m.

Chamber Performance

Eva Kingma Tribute
Join Eva's flute friends from around the world as they gather from near and far to salute 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, Eva Kingma. Featuring a diverse cast of performers and friends presenting a program reflecting the depth and breadth of her innovations. With Robert Dick, Matthias Ziegler, Wissam Boustany, Ali Ryerson, Henri Tournier, David Weiss, Carla Rees, Gareth McLearnon, Shanna Gutierrez, Karin de Fleyt, and others.
 
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
Celebrating the many facets of flutist, teacher, mentor, and friend Fenwick Smith, 2010 NFA Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient.
 
Thursday
7 – 7:45 p.m.

Flute Choir Performance

Flute Choir Pre-Gala Thursday
Experience LatinoFlautissimo, presented by Orquesta de Flautas Illawara (University of Chile), as they perform works ranging from those based on traditional folk forms to new pieces composed for the ensemble; Wilson Padilla, Director.
 
Thursday
8 – 10 p.m.

Chamber Performance

Thursday Night Gala Concert
Our first gala offers something for everyone: historical flute specialists Rachel Brown and Jan de Winne play solo works plus an all-star cast playing a beloved Boismoriter concerto for five flutes; the world premiere of a work by Matthias Ziegler, and a showcase of flute soloists Trudy Kane, Shinjung Oh, and ZAWA! with their flute ensembles.
 
Thursday
10:30 – 11:55 p.m.



Dedications Cabaret Tribute to Dave Valentin
Rebecca Kleinmann presents a thrilling two-part Cabaret Concert. The evening is dedicated to the great flutist and percussionist Dave Valentin who passed on last March. Celebrating Dave’s legacy of innovation and lifetime of joyful, passionate playing will be an all-star cast of flutists including Ali Ryerson, Nestor Torres, Leszek Hefi Wisniowski, Marc Vinci, Ernesto Fernandez, and Maraca straight from Cuba! In his honor, the group will play arrangements of some of Valentin’s favorite tunes including Obsession, Afro Blue and Encendido. Prepare to be blown away by the devotion and creativity inspired by Dave Valentin. This tribute is a testimony that his inspirational legacy will be lovingly preserved. The Rebecca Kleinmann Quartet opens the night highlighting original music, Brazilian Jazz and Choro, and music composed for Rebecca by genius Brazilian composer Hermeto Pascoal. Rebecca is an internationally acclaimed flutist, singer, and composer with a career marked by diversity and improvisation. Accompanied by virtuoso pianist Vitor Gonçalves, versatile bassist Burt Boice and vibrant drummer Julien Cantelm.
 
Friday
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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.
 
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!
Flute choir enthusiasts of all ages and levels are invited to bring their flutes and friends to this highly interactive workshop with tuning tips and ensemble playing techniques. Led by the nationally celebrated Flute Spa creator, Patricia George, and flute choir devotee Wendy Webb Kumer, learn how to listen, think, apply, and play in tune and in time!
 
Friday
8 – 9:30 a.m.

Workshop

Pedagogy Roundtable
Hoping to jumpstart your teaching, or seeking to simply brainstorm about ways to help your students? The NFA Pedagogy Committee hosts this roundtable circle session for flutists to learn and share teaching tips. Each table discusses a topic for a set time before rotating to the next table and topic, allowing attendees to explore approaches to six different flute fundamentals.
 
Friday
8 – 9 a.m.

Workshop

Repertoire Yoga
Meg Griffith presents a workshop for all levels: see the phrase, feel the power, and support your creativity through the use of the body and mind. Instead of a full yoga flow, specific poses will be discussed that can be used as grounding forces just before an audition or recital, as new ways to explore phrasing and character, and to reawaken awareness of the connection between our physical and mental sides during performance. The timing of the breath, the support system of the body, and the mental focus that controls both will be explored through accessible poses meant to become visual aids in musicality and technical strength. Each pose is geared to all levels and features live music by Megan Lanz.
 
Friday
8 – 9 a.m.

Lecture

Demystifying Contemporary Music: A Practical Approach
Asako Arai discusses strategies to overcome the difficulties we face when learning contemporary works and how we can find a good practical learning strategy for whatever complications a work may pose.
 
Friday
8:15 – 9:15 a.m.

Workshop

Alexa's Tips for Tone
Alexa Still starts the day off with a workshop of special interest to less-advanced flutists, focussing entirely on tone production. After presenting a concise outline of pedagogical practices, Alexa offers a fast-paced masterclass where several volunteers play a sustained tone or two are invited to play for brief feedback, time permitting.
 
Friday
8:30 – 9:30 a.m.

Chamber Performance

Latin Flute and Guitar
Grab a cafecito and jump-start your morning with expressive yet fiery flute and guitar! Showcasing the Cline/Cuestas Duo, Nilton Moreira with Fernando Citro, Herrera-Register Duo, and the Galestro-Smith Duo playing works by Latin-American composers Moreira, Merlin, Carrilho, Carrera, Quinton, and Piazzolla.
 
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
A trifecta for your arsenal, this session presents physical, thought, and technical/practical solutions to prepare and perform your best under pressure. With Susan Mayer, Kristen Gygi, and Nancy Stagnitta.
 
Friday
9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Solo Performance

Young Artist Competition Semifinal Round
Six semifinalists perform for a panel of judges. Repertoire will include Eve Beglarian's "Can I have it without begging?" commissioned by the NFA for this event.
 
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 for the Convention Performers Competition provided by Brannen Brothers Flutemakers, Inc.
 
Friday
9:30 – 10:30 a.m.

Workshop

Break It Down!
Learn about all things electroacoustic: how to best approach this exciting genre, even if you've never dared to try it out! Fear not, and learn about equipment, strategies to not only prepare and perform successfully but also managing ever-changing technologies. Performers will not only share their knowledge but also great stories!
 
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-your "one-stop shop" for all things flute!
 
Friday
10 – 11 a.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.
 
Friday
10 a.m. – 12 p.m.



Performance Health Care Committee in the Exhibit Hall
NFA Performance Health Care Committee representatives will be available in the Exhibit Hall.
 
Friday
10 – 11 a.m.

Flute Choir Performance

A Tribute to La Flauta Nostra and its Legacy
La Flauta Nostra, a group of kindred spirits connected by the flute, began a journey three decades ago in flute festivals throughout South America. A mix of cultures, languages, flute backgrounds, and native repertoire connected members and then their students. This tribute concerts features shared stories and performances to show the range of "the Flauta Nostra effect" during its 28 years.
 
Friday
10 – 11:30 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 an NFA premiere by Venezuelan composer Paul Desenne.
 
Friday
10:15 – 11:45 a.m.

Workshop

Discover Moyse with Trevor Wye!
The Marcel Moyse Society presents Trevor Wye, 2011 NFA Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, teaching with and from Marcel Moyse’s “Fifty Variations on the Allemande of Bach’s Sonata for Flute Alone.” Discover key insights, stories, and strategies to fully utilize this important book of studies.
 
Friday
10:15 – 11:15 a.m.

Lecture

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

Solo Performance

Low Flutes in Concert
Focusing on the fundamentals with Leonard Garrison, the Charke/Cormier Duo, Mariana Stratta Gariazzo, Ned Mcgowan, Ali Ryerson, Kathryn Scarborough, and Duo Kessner. Works by Daniel Kessner, Marty Regan, Derek Charke, and world premieres by Russell Scarborough and John David Earnest.
 
Friday
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.



Historical Flute Committee in the Exhibit Hall
NFA Historical Flute Committee representatives will be available in the Exhibit Hall.
 
Friday
11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Panel

Career Session 2: The Entrepreneurial Flutist
With so many career options in the music industry, it can feel overwhelming and scary to decide what path to take after professional training is complete. Unconventional flutists Greg Pattillo, Fluter Scooter, Zara Lawler, Viviana Guzman, Katherine Emeneth, Rosalind MacPhail, and Adam Workman share personal stories of how they found their unique voice in the music industry and who helped inspire them along the way.
 
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. Moderators Julee Kim Walker and Kelly Sulick host a panel with Nora Lee Garcia, Jennifer Grim, Tika Douthit, Janel Caine, and Holly Saks.
 
Friday
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Solo Performance

All French Recital
Michele Bellevance, Rita Linard, Lisa Garner Santa, and Danielle Breisach perform favorites and soon-to-be-favorites by Poulenc, Gaubert, Ravel, Bacri.
 
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 the unique ways flutists are changing the world through their innovative ideas. She highlights creative approaches to performance and artistic practice, incorporating insights from some of the most inventive flutists working today. Whether it’s taking on leadership roles in creating new works and organizations or expanding into unexplored niches of performance, learn how flutists are becoming their most creative selves. Ticket purchase required - available at registration until noon Thursday.
 
Friday
12 – 1 p.m.

Flute Choir Performance

Flute Choir Noon Friday Lobby
Hear Central Washington University Flute Choir, with Hal Ott, Director; and the Appalachian State University Flute Ensemble, with Nancy Schneeloch-Bingham, Director.
 
Friday
12 – 1:30 p.m.

Workshop

Efficient Practice Strategies
Three sessions in one to jumpstart your practicing: Danilo Mezzadri presents “Spider Log,” a practicing approach based on interleaved practice and revised time management; Brook Ferguson’s “Power Hour” ritual combines indispensable bibles in rotation; and Heather Verbeck outlines a routine to incorporate regular piccolo practicing for flutists of all ages and abilities. Bring your instruments and notebooks!
 
Friday
12:30 – 1:30 p.m.

Flute Choir Performance

Music Unites
Hear Music Unites, a flute ensemble whose members hail from around the world to celebrate the flute family, play works by Matthias Ziegler, Sophie du Feutrelle, Gareth McLearnon, Lucas Jordan, and Ned McGowan.
 
Friday
12:30 – 1:30 p.m.

Solo Performance

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

Workshop

11th Annual Jazz Flute Big Band Reading Session
Ali Ryerson leads her 11th annual Jazz Flute Big Band Reading Session for jazz flute enthusiasts. 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, including newly commissioned pieces! With ample opportunity for jazz improvisation with an outstanding rhythm section.
 
Friday
1 – 2:30 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, Felipe Tristan, Marcelo Alvarez, Daniel Velasco, Carlos Feller, and April Clayton.
 
Friday
1 – 1:50 p.m.

Workshop

Music as Speech
Catherine Bull examines the rhetorical nature of baroque music, showing the ways in which 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
Florida college ensembles from Florida: 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 – 2 p.m.



Cultural Outreach Committee in the Exhibit Hall
2018 NFA Annual Convention Exhibit Hall for the Cultural Outreach Committee. 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.
 
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 life. 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 and Nancy Schneeloch-Bingham will provide the flutes as well as the 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.
NFA World Music Committee representatives will be available in the Exhibit Hall.
 
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 Masterclass with Randy Bowman
Cincinnati Symphony Principal Flutist Randy Bowman offers a masterclass on orchestra flute excerpts, a fantastic opportunity to get a jump start on the 2019 NFA Orchestral masterclass excerpts, ensemble placement auditions, or discover new insights on how to best prepare them. Open to participants, time permitting.
 
Friday
3 – 4 p.m.

Workshop

Flute Choir Reading Session Friday
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 composers Eve Beglarian (YAC), Valerie Coleman (HSSC), and Augusta Read Thomas (PAC). 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 – 4 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.



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 & Artistic Development Committee in the Exhibit Hall.
Representatives from the Career & Artistic Development Committee will be available in the Exhibit Hall.
 
Friday
4 – 5 p.m.



Historical Flute Committee in the Exhibit Hall
NFA Historical Flute Committee representatives will be available in the Exhibit Hall.
 
Friday
5 – 6 p.m.

Solo Performance

Premieres
Florida orchestral musicians Clay Ellerbroek, Colleen Blagov, and Beth Larsen play the world premieres of the 2018 NFA commissioned works by Eve Beglarian, Valerie Coleman, and Augusta Reed Thomas; Cobus du Toit and Agata Arista play NFA premieres of works by Hamner and Vasks; and Peter Verheyen and Regina Helcher Yost premiere piccolo and piano works by Schocker and Harberg.
 
Friday
5 – 6:30 p.m.

Solo Performance

Piccolo Party!
Piccoloists from around the world celebrate an hour dedicated to the piccolo in solo and chamber settings: Horacio Massone, Elizabeth Robinson, Ivana Ugrcic, Anke Lauwers, Mariaceli Navarro Salerno, David Rivera, Nicaulis Alliey, Maximiliano Trigo, Christine Beard, and Leonardo Winter. Works by Briccialdi, Groslot, Rotaru, Mulsant, Izarra, Wolff.
 
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 DVD with András Adorján
A viewing of the DVD documentary by and with András Adorján, NFA 2018 Lifetime Achievement Recipient, chronicling his life-long search for and discoveries made of every flutist’s favorites - the Doppler brothers! Showing rare and unknown photos, documents, manuscripts, and Carl Doppler’s flute.
 
Friday
5:45 – 7:30 p.m.



Myrna Brown Dine-Around
NEW THIS YEAR - A second dine-around Friday!
 
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
Students and friends of Robert Willoughby gather to celebrate our "American Grandmaster of the Flute" and 1996 NFA Lifetime Achievement Award recipient.
 
Friday
7 – 8 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 the International Superflutes Collective perform a collection of favorite transcriptions by Bach, Mendelssohn Scherzo, St-Saens, and Monteverdi.
 
Friday
8 – 10 p.m.

Solo Performance

Friday Night Gala Concert
Dedicated to transfixing audiences, featured performers include Wissam Boustany, Emma Resmini, Mary Kay Fink, a world-premiere performed and by Valerie Coleman, the Record-Setting Low Flutes world premiere by Greg Lutz, and the inimitable PROJECT Trio plus friends!
 
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
– 



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
A workshop demonstrating upper body stretches and exercises optimized for all flutists to not only help you get the best out of your performance but also keep you injury-free. Flutist/performer and yoga practitioner David Weiss shares the best basic upper body exercises that have helped him maintain and strengthen his playing. Inspiration of these start-to-finish stretches comes from yoga, martial arts, and other warm-ups, including stretches for the wrists from Japanese aikido. No mats required, but participation is encouraged!
 
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 will present her breakfast talk, “What about me? A Teacher's most important responsibility.” Teachers are experts in self-sacrifice, and it can almost seem like heresy for dedicated teachers to think about investing time and energy in their own well-being. Drawing on her own 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. In the end, your gift to yourself will be truly a most significant gift to your students, and every flute teacher wants that! 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
This workshop presents innovative approaches to Taffanel and Gaubert's Daily Exercises. On a mission to eliminate boredom from practicing flute technique while bringing fun to all levels, Sophia Dufeutrelle, a composer herself, applies energizing ideas to transform your technique by making music. Come explore new ideas in technical work and have fun with scales in harmony for three voices - plus beatboxing. Don't forget to bring your flute!
 
Saturday
8:30 – 9:30 a.m.

Panel

Career Session 3: Adventures in Adjuncting: A Panel Discussion
Once viewed as simply opportunities for instructors early in their careers or temporary solutions to smaller program needs, college adjunct employment is now a permanent career trajectory. Keith Hanlon, Nicole Riner, Elizabeth Robinson, and Ashley Shank, a panel of applied adjunct teachers from a variety of institutions, 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
9:30 – 11 a.m.

Solo Performance

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.
 
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, and 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 a Q&A session.
 
Saturday
9:30 – 10:30 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 Mihoko Watanabe.
 
Saturday
9:45 – 11:15 a.m.

Solo Performance

Visionaries: The Twentieth-Century Flute
The New Music Advisory Committee offers this concert of our twentieth-century “roots,” sharing a program of seminal solo and duo works by leading European and American composers. As these composers boldly pressed forward, dedicated to their musical visions and to the ever-changing face of music, performers rose to the challenge and equally dedicated themselves to learning the seemingly impossible. This program shares the not-too-distant past that will continue to inspire for the long term.
 
Saturday
10 – 11 a.m.

Workshop

Alexander Technique & Flute
Playing with greater ease and freedom is a goal of almost every flutist. Certified Instructor and flutist Karen Sanders leads this workshop exploring key concepts of the Alexander Technique and how they go hand-in-hand with tension-free flute playing through this presentation's multiple group activities. Flutists will have the tools to move with ease, breath more naturally, and play more efficiently.
 
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.



Historical Flute Committee in the Exhibit Hall
NFA Historical Flute Committee representatives will be available in the Exhibit Hall.
 
Saturday
10:15 – 11:45 a.m.

Workshop

Doctors are IN -Performance Health Check Ups In Orlando!
The Doctors are IN will feature Michael Weinstein, MD, a specialist in performance health medicine, orthopedic surgeon Dr. Michael Treister, Dr. Corina Muller, and other doctors including ENT specialist, Dr. Stephen Mitchell, and retired orthodontist and performing flutist, Dr. Chip Shelton, who serve on the the NFA Performance Health Advisory Board. These doctors will bring musicians of all ages and abilities together to learn about preventing and treating performance related injuries. They will share ideas, dispel a few myths and provide answers to participants' questions in the large group and later in small group break out sessions. Hosts Rose Johnson and Marilyn First, will provide testimonials, describing how injuries
 
Saturday
10:30 a.m. – 11:45 p.m.

Lecture-Recital

Sightreading Pieces from the Paris Conservatory
Nancy Andrew presents a lecture-recital introducing the short sight-reading examination pieces commissioned and used by the Paris Conservatory between 1873 and 1924. Written for the Concours, these pieces are short (1-2 minutes in length) and full of quick turns of phrase that test not only the technical command but the musicality of the performer. They are concentrated gems, rich in musical interest, yet compact and concise. As fresh and delightful as the day they were written, they can be performed as sets or as encores. The fourteen newly-discovered pieces included have lain dormant at the Archives Nationales in Paris for decades.
 
Saturday
11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Chamber Performance

Historic Informants
Gwyn Roberts, Elizabeth Walker, Kelly Nivison, Lindsay Leach-Sparks, Leighann Daihl Ragusa, and Leela Breithaupt present a concert of solo and chamber music by Blavet, Dôthel, Kuhlau, Montéclair, and Hotteterre.
 
Saturday
11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Flute Choir Performance

Flute Choir Showcase - Saturday
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 p.m.



World Music Committee in the Exhibit Hall.
NFA World Music Committee representatives will be available in the Exhibit Hall.
 
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, James Devoll, Jennifer Grim, Eileen Grycky, Paula Gudmundson, and Caen Thomason-Redus.
 
Saturday
12 – 3 p.m.



Performance Health Care Committee in the Exhibit Hall
NFA Performance Health Care Committee representatives will be available in the Exhibit Hall.
 
Saturday
12 – 1 p.m.

Solo Performance

Concerto Sampler
Searching for a new concerto to work on? Amy Likar, Marco Granados, Julia Barnett, and Heather Verbeck present highlights of piccolo and flute concerti to add to your list! Works by Rokeach, Bolcom, 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 the world premiere 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: Flautas del Plata, Blue Lake Flute Quartet, and Kathy Melago with 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
1 – 2 p.m.

Workshop

Flute Choir Reading Session Saturday
Sandra Saathoff and guests offer a reading session devoted to soloists + ensembles! Bring your instrument and a stand and get ready for an exciting opportunity to play with others.
 
Saturday
1 – 2 p.m.



Cultural Outreach Committee in the Exhibit Hall.
2018 NFA Annual Convention Exhibit Hall for the Cultural Outreach Committee. 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.
 
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
1:15 – 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
In this interactive performance, James Brinkmann takes the audience through a creative experience of exploring how we as musicians are dedicated to human expression not only as performers but also as engaged listeners, individual creators, and as a flute community. Listeners create art mosaics in response to the music. Join us for a concert of music, art, expression, and community!
 
Saturday
2 – 3:30 p.m.

Solo Performance

Matinee Showcase
Randy Bowman, Wissam Boustany, Gary Schocker, Peter Verhoyen, and Amy Porter in a standout recital.
 
Saturday
2 – 3 p.m.

Solo Performance

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

Workshop

Youth Flute Day: Mr. Walker's Neighborhood
Mr. Walker's Neighborhood features impromptu visits of flute stars and friends from around the world - who knows who may stop by?
 
Saturday
2 – 3 p.m.



Low Flutes Committee in the Exhibit Hall
Representatives from the NFA Low Flutes Committee will be available in the Exhibit Hall.
 
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
2:30 – 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.
 
Saturday
2:45 – 4 p.m.

Workshop

Pedagogical Solutions
Bring your flute to try pedagogical solutions for rhythm and embouchure: Elsa Nilssohn offers an interactive session on creative ways to use your metronome to gain deeper comfort and freedom within rhythm, and Elyse Blatchford demonstrates how center embouchure players can better teach and troubleshoot for students with a teardrop lip and/or side embouchure.
 
Saturday
2:45 – 3 p.m.

Workshop

Youth Flute Day: PROJECT Trio Saturday Edition
PROJECT Trio delivers a high-impact snapshot, specially for Youth Flute Day!
 
Saturday
3 – 3:20 p.m.

Lecture-Recital

Youth Flute Day: Survival of the Flutist, Saturday Edition
Marianne Gedigian inspires and energizes through story-telling, with University of Texas at Austin student performances.
 
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 the classically-trained flutist 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
 
Saturday
3 – 5 p.m.



Historical Flute Committee in the Exhibit Hall
NFA Historical Flute Committee representatives will be available in the Exhibit Hall.
 
Saturday
3:20 – 3:40 p.m.

Lecture-Recital

Youth Flute Day: A Composer's Life
Flutist and composer Valerie Coleman shares her career insights and experiences, plus a performance!
 
Saturday
3:40 – 4 p.m.

Flute Choir Performance

Youth Flute Day: Saturday Carnival Choir
Gareth McLearnon and Abigail Burrows rehearse and perform their arrangement of the Carnival of the Animals, joined by Youth Flute Day students! All share in the fun of reading together, rehearsing, and then performing as a choir.
 
Saturday
4 – 5 p.m.



Visit the Exhibit Hall
 
Saturday
4 – 5 p.m.



Career & Artistic Development Committee in the Exhibit Hall
Representatives from the Career & Artistic Development Committee will be available in 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, 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 piccolo repertoire highlights. Featuring Cara Dailey (2016), Jenni Miller (2014), and Zachariah Galatis (2012).
 
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

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! This clinic is designed for flutists at all levels.
 
Saturday
5 – 6 p.m.

Workshop

Learn to Play Irish Music on the Silver Flute
Philippe Barnes guides attendees through a series of techniques and ornamentation to make Boehm system flutes sound just like wooden flutes (almost!). Learn traditional and modern celtic tunes along the way - sheet music provided, but bring a 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
The not-to-be-missed gala features Carol Wincenc and Zart Dombourian-Eby playing a new version of the Telemann Concerto in E Minor, Julia Bogorad-Kogan performing Halil to observe Bernstein’s 100th, Jasmine Choi’s world premiere of Danny Dorff’s Concertino, Julien Beaudiment playing the Griffes Poem to honor the piece’s 1818 premiere by George Barrere, Matthias Ziegler’s performance of a stand-alone movement of Yusopov, and Marianne Gedigian playing our beloved Ibert. With full orchestra conducted by Chris Confessore.
 
Saturday
10:30 – 11:55 p.m.

Chamber Performance

World Cabaret
This exciting cabaret celebrates music and musicians from around the world, featuring Leszek Wisniowsky with Jamie Baum; Léa Freire and Jane Lenoir, and the Elsa Nilsson Quart.
 
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. Participants may wish to bring a mat, blanket, or towel.
 
Sunday
8:30 – 9:45 a.m.

Panel

Building a Stronger Flute Club
Presented by the NFA Flute Clubs Committee, this interactive panel features experts who will share both suggestions for strengthening a club as well as solutions for common challenges. With Kathryn Borst Jones, Rosene Rohrer, Erica Pirtle, Penny Fischer, Heidi Alvarez, Lindsay Leach-Sparks, Linda Mintener, Jessey Andris, and Ellen Johnson Mosely.
 
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 is also one of the most entertaining, and he brings his infectious sense of fun to his teaching. This workshop will motivate young students by combining his enthusiasm for the flute and music with the quest for improvement and knowledge. The best part: students will learn that it's possible to have fun and practice at the same time, resulting in more enthusiasm about practicing.
 
Sunday
9 – 10 a.m.

Workshop

The Mindful Flutist: Yoga for Artists
Every artist can benefit from the practice of yoga, as we incorporate concepts from the practice into our daily routine to open the body and mind to reach our peak performance state. Maddilyn Goodwin guides this class with a focus on breathing deeper, standing with purpose, performing mindfully with focus, and accepting anxiety for the vibrant, useful energy that it really is. Bring a mat if you can.
 
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, Jill Felber, Randy Bowman, Amanda Blaikie, Zart Dombourian-Eby, Alexa Still, Jonathan Keeble, Leonard Garrison, and Horacio Moscone. Party hats optional!
 
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
9:30 – 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
This PROJECT Trio workshop explores super-charged ways to relate to and experience music. Bring your flutes!
 
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, Brevard Symphony, and the Palm Beach Opera Orchestra.
 
Sunday
10 – 11 a.m.

Workshop

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
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 a.m. – 12 p.m.



Performance Health Care Committee in the Exhibit Hall
NFA Performance Health Care Committee representatives will be available in the Exhibit Hall.
 
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, Michael Lynn, Jan de Winne, Barbara Hopkins, Leela Breithaupt, and Wendell Dobbs.
 
Sunday
10:25 – 10:45 a.m.

Workshop

Youth Flute Day: No Noise is Bad Noise
Kelly Sulick demystifies extended techniques, helping flutists discover how to use them as part of everyday warmups to improve their tone, technique, and confidence on the instrument. A group performance shows off these newly-acquired skills!
 
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, a sub contra in G, and a double contra…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.
 
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
11:30 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, and Alexis Del Palazzo for a panel on Alexander Technique, Body Mapping, Personal Training, Physical Therapy, Massage Therapy and Neurokinetic Therapy. Panelists present how they work with flutists and talk about the top problems they see in their practice and the solutions they advocate; time allotted for Q&A.
 
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. Required in nearly every piccolo audition, this work is equally demanding for its requirements of stunning virtuosity and expression. Peter Verhoyen, world-renowned piccolo specialist, and Maddilyn Goodwin, researcher and piccoloist, take you through the piece.
 
Sunday
11:30 – 11:55 a.m.

Chamber Performance

Youth Flute Day: Fun Chamber Music!
Austin Flute Project, Perimeter Flutes, In Radiance, University of Georgia Flute Quartet 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 MacArthur 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 – 1 p.m.



World Music Committee in the Exhibit Hall
NFA World Music Committee representatives will be available in the Exhibit Hall.
 
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.
 
Sunday
1 – 2 p.m.



Historical Flute Committee in the Exhibit Hall
NFA Historical Flute Committee representatives will be available in the Exhibit Hall.
 
Sunday
1:30 – 2:30 p.m.

Chamber Performance

Musical Bucket List
Dedicated to ALL those in the NFA who inspire and enrich us with their performances, wisdom, and selfless volunteering: here we hope to share our dedication to music; to our belief of enriching lives; and to the unifying experience of sharing these commitments together. We hope our program of solo and chamber works will inspire others, knowing that musical dreams can come true. Featuring Sandra Saathoff, Alexa Still, Jim Walker, and Kathryn Borst Jones.
 
Sunday
1:30 – 2:30 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, and quenacho, with guitarist and charango player, Jorge Segura. Their program features traditional works from Cochabamba, La Paz, and Santa Cruz in Bolivia; from Arequipa, in Peru; and from Cuenca, in Ecuador. Audience members also learn to play an Andean melody on their Boehm flutes during this session.
 
Sunday
1:30 – 2:30 p.m.

Lecture-Recital

Dedications and Connections
We are all connected: 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 – 3 p.m.

Workshop

Educational Outreach: How to Create Innovative, Interactive, and Inspirational Performances
How do we create engaging performances and presentations? Join the NFA’s Career and Artistic Development and the Cultural Outreach Committees to learn tips for creating memorable, engaging, and innovative outreach performances through effective communication and creative programming. Zara Lawler presents a step by step guide for designing successful outreach performances, followed by an interactive panel that further explores developing audience rapport, creative programming, and memorable presentations. With Marco Granados, Zara Lawler, Valerie Coleman, and Cristina Ballatori.
 
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
2 – 3:30 p.m.

Flute Choir Performance

Flute Encounters
Hear Milica Milojevic (piccolo), Carla Rees, Ned McGowan, Wissam Boustany, and Matthias Ziegler on low flutes. The International Low Flutes Festival Flute Choir plays the NFA premiere of a new work by Andrea Clearfield; Eva Kingma Tribute Friends play a new work by Anne La Berge; and the Low Flutes Ensemble play world premieres by Léa Freire and Daniel Kisser.
 
Sunday
2:15 – 3:30 p.m.

Chamber Performance

Expanding Horizons
Explore works that go above and beyond with Cathy Peterson, the University of Georgia Flute Quartet, James Miller with The US Army Band Saxophone Quartet, and Joan Marsh Sparks with percussionist Harvey Price in a world premiere by Louis Anthony DeLise.
 
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 Ryhne 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 creating one choir from many, featuring many of the Sunshine State's outstanding student, amateur, and professional choirs, with guest conductors Greg Philips and Chip Berkner.
 
Sunday
3 – 3:35 p.m.

Solo Performance

Music of India: Bansuri and Tabla
Sameer Rao, bansuri, and Adarsh Shenoy, tabla, perform North Indian Classical Music. The performance includes the traditional “Alaap” (a slow movement, elaborating the scale and mood of the Raga), “Jod” (systematic development of the Raga), “Jhala” (fast movement featuring articulation techniques); followed by a composition set to Rupak Taal (7 beat cycle).
 
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
Bring your instrument and be ready to play our Bach "Air" in dedication to all NFA members! Performer highlights include the Low Flute Ensemble, Professional Flute Choir with soloist George Pope, Julien Beaudiment, Zart Dombourian-Eby, Leszek Wisniowski, Jim Walker, and Cosmos New Music; plus exciting duos by Adrienne Greenbaum and Jane Lenoir, Nathaniel Kuster and Jorge Segura, and Gareth McLearnon and Abigail Burrows.