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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 (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 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.

Solo Performance

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
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. Enjoy the time to meet and catch up with old friends as well as making new contacts from around the world.
 
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
7 – 8 p.m.



Welcome Orientation
Whether a first-time attendee, visiting from overseas, or convention regular seeking “insider tips” or a better lay of the convention landscape, 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
 
Wednesday
8 – 10 p.m.

Chamber Performance

3rd Annual NFA/Flutopia Play It Forward Initiative Benefit Concert
Music weaves our lives together across generations & cultures: a tribute to former NFA President/ Florida State Univ. Professor Charles DeLaney with FSU alumni, plus performances of Latin American flute scene notables & a few Orlando area rising stars. Free, with donations to a local charity.
 
Thursday
– 



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 – 8:45 a.m.



Whistle While You Work Flute Orchestra Warm Up
 
Thursday
8 a.m. – 6 p.m.



Attendee Registration Open
Registration open for all attendees.
 
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 members and convention attendees are welcome as we gather in flute community. 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 POEM: 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 – 10:45 a.m.

Panel

Career Session 1: Following the Many Paths of a Musician's Life
Jim Walker, Trudy Kane, James Pellerite, Nan Raphael, & Jennifer Grim have had careers in orchestras, operas, studio work, the military, world flutes, soloing, chamber music, education, doubling, & more! They discuss their multi-faceted careers, path choices & discovery 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, flutist Abigail Sperling and physical therapist Edie Sperling will detail the breathing frame and mechanism, and ideas for proper alignment while playing. Bring your flute and your questions.
 
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 diverse program including works by Rota, Gieseking, Fine, Fukushima, and Vaughan Williams.
 
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 – 11:30 a.m.

Chamber Performance

Dedicated to our Beloved Teachers
Celebrate with current and former students joining forces to pay homage to such inspiring and influential teachers as Eldred Spell, Katherine Borst Jones, Trevor Wye, Charlie DeLaney, Geoffrey Gilbert, Peter Lloyd, and Bernie Goldberg.
 
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, and the use of movement to inform a performer’s interpretation.
 
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
The Low Flute Committee will provide information on low flute repertoire, method books, accessories (supports, etc.), and recordings (all of which are available in the exhibit hall). Artists featured at the convention will be on hand to demo low flute technique and repertoire.
 
Thursday
11 a.m. – 12 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 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Solo Performance

Native American Influence
Heidi Kay Begay, Mariana Stratta Gariazzo, Mary Karen Clardy, and Terri Sánchez perform and briefly discuss works by Hoover, Lias, and Linthicum-Blackhorse.
 
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 play Amaya, Angela Jones-Reus and Katherine Emeneth play Chamberlain, and Duo Flautas Frescas perform Daugherty.
 
Thursday
11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Solo Performance

Baroque Flute Artist Competition Semifinal Round
Six semifinalists: Kateri Chambers, Eva Ivanova-Dyatlova, Tomoko Nakama, Eva Skanse, Yasuka Yoshizaki, and Anna Zhitnukhina perform with harpsichordist Webb Wiggins for a panel of judges.
 
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, Sarpay Ozcagatay, Mark Vinci, & Bryan Kennard.
 
Thursday
11:30 – 11:55 a.m.



Exhibitor Showcase: Miguel S. Arista Flutes Miguel Arista Flutes
Miguel Arista, Flutes
 
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 – 3:30 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
12 – 1 p.m.

Flute Choir Performance

Flute Choir Noon Lobby Concert: Thursday
Six semifinalists perform for a panel of judges. Repertoire includes Augusta Read Thomas' "Dawn Birds," commissioned by the NFA for this event.
 
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 Marco Granados, Catherine Ramirez, FlutAria!, Inna Staneva, Cristina Ballatori, Nihan Atalay, Adrienne Greenbaum, Jane Lenoir, the PanAmerican Trio, 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 Meth
 
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, Sami Junnonen, Danilo Mezzadri, Hannah Porter Occena, and Shauna Thompson. Compositions by Köksal, Ghidoni, Adler, López, 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
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
1:05 – 1:30 p.m.



Exhibitor Showcase: Wm. S. Haynes Co. Presents: The Wrong Concert
Come and 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. (or whatever…)
 
Thursday
1:15 – 2:15 p.m.

Solo Performance

Composers in Performance
Showcasing composers playing their own works: hear Gary Schocker, Amanda Harberg, Carter Pann, Lucas Jordan, and Derek Charke, along with with flutists and piccoloists Peter Verhoyen, 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! Chris Potter directs this sight-reading session ensemble open to any and all low flutes players of any ability level to play music written only for altos, basses, contrabasses and lower instruments.
 
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
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
 
Thursday
2:15 – 4 p.m.

Chamber Performance

Matinee Showcase: Flute and Friends
Leone Buyse, Karl Kraber, Joanna White, Jill Heyboer, Mary Jo White, and John Ross share this chamber program with colleagues in a wide variety of works by Goosens, Mozart, Farr, Komschlies, Brownlow, and Grieg.
 
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
2:30 – 4 p.m.

Lecture

Flute History with Trevor Wye
2011 NFA Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Trevor Wye presents the flute family's development over time. Due to limited seating in the size of room most appropriate for this presentation, please plan to arrive early. This session will be presented again, 5:00-6:30 p.m.
 
Thursday
2:45 – 3:45 p.m.

Workshop

Nuts And Bolts Workshop
The Adult Flutist & Amateur Resources Committee presents master teacher Patricia Harper in an interactive class covering everything from tone to vibrato with group exercises. Bring your flutes and your questions.
 
Thursday
2:50 – 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, will demonstrate it's wide range of possibilities in a fantastic display of facility and artistry. Gareth McLearnon, International Soloist and Recording Artist
 
Thursday
3 – 5 p.m.



Historical Flute 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.
 
Thursday
3 – 4 p.m.

Solo Performance

Anniversaries: Peter, Claude, Lili, and Joe
Join Patricia Nagle, Michel Bellavance, Nicole Esposito, Virginia Broffit, Nina Perlove, and the flute quintet, Les Cinq, as they observe composers we lost in anniversary years relevant to 2018: Boulanger, Debussy, Rossini, and Tchaikovsky.
 
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
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, Ms. 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
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 Michelle Stanley to discover and develop your career path, get resume tips, and/or learn about networking.
 
Thursday
4 – 5 p.m.



Visit the Exhibit Hall
 
Thursday
5 – 6:30 p.m.

Lecture

Flute History with Trevor Wye, Encore Presentation
Flute History with Trevor Wye. In this encore presentation, Trevor presents his hands-on survey of the flute and its development. Due to limited seating in the size of room most appropriate for this presentation, 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 in a masterclass with University of Illinois flute professor Jonathan Keeble.
 
Thursday
5 – 6 p.m.

Chamber Performance

Collaborative Showcase
ZAWA! members Jill Felber and Claudia Anderson perform and discuss works by Denisov, Holland, and John Rommereim; 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 – 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 riveting 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.
 
Thursday
5:30 – 7 p.m.

Chamber Performance

Salute to 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, Eva Kingma
Robert Dick, Matthias Ziegler, Wissam Boustany, Ali Ryerson, Henri Tournier, David Weiss, Carla Rees, Shanna Gutierrez, Gareth McLearnon, & others present a diverse program reflecting the depth & breadth of Eva’s innovative dedication to the flute community.
 
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
5:45 – 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, including Leone Buyse, Steven Finley, Stephanie Jutt, Nancy Toff, Mihoko Watanabe, Deborah Ash, Judy Grant, and Jessica Raposo.
 
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 join an all-star cast in a beloved 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 presents and kicks off this thrilling two-part Cabaret Concert. Celebrating Dave Valentin’s legacy is an all-star cast of flutists including Ali Ryerson, Nestor Torres, Jamie Baum, Leszek Hefi Wisniowski, Mark Vinci, Ernesto Fernandez, & Maraca Valle.
 
Friday
– 



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



Information Desk Open
Attendants will be available to provide directions to convention events and answer general inquiries.
 
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. 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.
 
Friday
8 – 9:30 a.m.

Workshop

Pedagogy Roundtable
Hoping to jumpstart your teaching, or seeking fresh ways to help your students? The NFA Pedagogy Committee and guests host this roundtable circle session for flutists to learn and share teaching tips.
 
Friday
8 – 9 a.m.

Workshop

Repertoire Yoga
Meg Griffith presents yoga for all levels: see the phrase, feel the power, and support your creativity through the use of the body and mind. Each pose is paired with live music, performed 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 music and how we can find practical learning strategies for whatever techniques a work may pose.
 
Friday
8:15 – 9:15 a.m.

Workshop

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

Chamber Performance

Latin Flute and Guitar
Grab a cafecito and energize your morning with expressive yet fiery flute & 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.
 
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, 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 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, including how to best approach this exciting genre. Performers “break down” the process, discussing technology & techniques they used in the 8:30 a.m. concert, as they “break down” their equipment!
 
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
 
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 – 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 throughout South America. This tribute concert features shared stories and performances to show the range of "the Flauta Nostra effect” over generations and geographic boundaries.
 
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
2011 NFA Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Trevor Wye teaches 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. 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
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 new works by Russell Scarborough and John David Earnest.
 
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, is hosting a fun and informative session in which you will learn how to collaborate with clarinetists in a new way. This will include introducing works scored for solo flute(s) and clarinet choir, as well as pieces for combined flute and clarinet choirs.
 
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
 
Friday
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.



Historical Flute 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
11:15 – 11:40 a.m.



Exhibitor Showcase: Edition Svitzer
The Norwegian Flute Ensemble, conducted by Juliette Dominski (flute professor from Concervatoire de Musique, Dance, en Art Dramatique de Metz, France), will perform the following: Carl Nielsen: Aladdin suite for flute ensemble and Igor Stravinsky: from Petrushka. Henrik Svitzer, Danish & Russian Music for large Flute ensemble
 
Friday
11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Panel

Career Session 2: The Entrepreneurial Flutist
With so many career options available today, choosing which path to take can be overwhelming. Unconventional flutists Greg Pattillo, Fluterscooter, Zara Lawler, Viviana Guzman, Katherine Emeneth, Rosalind MacPhail, & Adam Workman share personal stories of direction and inspiration.
 
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 Julee Kim Walker, Kelly Sulick, Nora Lee Garcia, Tika Douthit, Janel Caine, and Holly Saks.
 
Friday
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Solo Performance

All French Recital
Michel Bellavance, Rita Linard, Lisa Garner Santa, and Danielle Breisach perform favorites and soon-to-be-favorites by Poulenc, Gaubert, Ravel, and 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. Ticket purchase required - available at registration until noon Thursday.
 
Friday
12 – 1 p.m.

Flute Choir Performance

Flute Choir Noon Lobby Concert: Friday
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 p.m.

Workshop

Efficient Practice Strategies
Two sessions in one provide powerful & proven methods to enhance your practicing: Danilo Mezzadri presents “Spider Log,” an interleaved practice approach with 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, a flute ensemble whose members hail from around the world to celebrate the flute family, play works by Matthias Ziegler, Sophie Dufeutrelle, 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 Christine Gustafson.
 
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 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 Boehm system- the C# left tonehole- and its newest solution. Kanichi Nagahara & Jeremy McEntire, Owner & Master Craftsman, Flutist & 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.
 
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.
 
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, 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
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.
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 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, ensemble placement auditions, or 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 – 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.



Historical Flute 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
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.
 
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 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. With 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. Host, Nora Lee Garcia. 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 (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 guest, son John Willoughby.
 
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, Mozart, 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, Valerie Coleman, Matthias Ziegler, Throw Down of the Low Down Record-Setting Low Flutes, 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
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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 – 10:30 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 – 10:10 a.m.



Exhibitor Showcase: Sankyo Flutes - Masterclass with Julien Beaudiment
Experience the charismatic teaching of Julien Beaudiment with the contest winner in honor of Sankyo’s 50th Anniversary! Julien Beaudiment, Sankyo Artist
 
Saturday
10 – 11 a.m.



Historical Flute 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.
NFA World Music Committee representatives will be available in the Exhibit Hall.
 
Saturday
11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Flute Choir Performance

Flute Choir Showcase
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 Blavet, 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.

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 – 1:10 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
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 – 2:30 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 – 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.
 
Saturday
1 – 2 p.m.



Performance Health Care Committee in the Exhibit Hall
"The Trainer is IN" with Angela McCuiston, NASM-CPT, CES, SFS
 
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.
 
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.
 
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 – 3:30 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.
 
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
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 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 – 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 – 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
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
3:20 – 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 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.
 
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.

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! 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 ornamentation and a series of techniques to make Boehm 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 Wisniowsky 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, Rosene Rohrer, Erica Pirtle, Penny Fischer, 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 welcome and comfortable clothes recommended.
 
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 – 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 – 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 – 10:15 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
9:30 – 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
9:45 – 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
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
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 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 – 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
10:15 – 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 you 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 – 1 p.m.



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



Historical Flute 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.
 
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.

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!
 
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, & 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
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
2:15 – 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.

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

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 – 3:45 p.m.

Solo Performance

Music of India: Bansuri and Tabla
Sameer Rao, bansuri, and Adarsh Shenoy, tabla, perform traditional North Indian Classical Music: Alaap, Jod, Jhala, Rupak Taal.
 
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, Kuster & Segura, and McLearnon & Burrows.