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NFA Committee Exhibit Hall Office Hours

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

Adult Flutist and Amateur Resources Committee

Bring your flute and newly-purchased duets or trios to the NFA booth in the exhibit hall to read through with members of the Adult Flutist and Amateur Resources Committee!

Friday 2-4 p.m.
Sunday 2-3 p.m.

Archives and Oral History

Come chat with Nancy Toff and Meg Griffith of the Archives and Oral History Committee, hear stories about your favorite teachers and performers, and see who you recognize in our picture archive for a prize.

Sunday, 12-1 p.m.

Historical Flutes

Historical Flutes Committee chair Barbara Hopkins will offer free mini lessons. Bring your own flute (Baroque or modern) for a mini lesson, or use one of ours: Baroque flutes from the Betty Bang Mather and Roger Mather collection will be available for use during the lesson. No previous experience on Baroque flute is necessary–come and try something new! 

Friday, 11 a.m.- noon Barbara Hopkins
Sunday, 1 p.m.- 2 p.m. Barbara Hopkins

Career and Artistic Development

Career Checks: Looking for feedback? Does your resume need a reboot? The Career and Artistic Development Committee is here to help! Stop by the NFA committee booth or sign up in advance to reserve a time for a 20-minute career mentorship meeting. Sessions can provide general career or interview advice or may be used as an opportunity to review and discuss cover letters, resumes, and/or CVs.

Thursday, 4 p.m.- 5 p.m.  Hilary Abigana
Friday, 4 p.m.- 5 p.m.  Michelle Stanley
Saturday, 12 p.m.- 1 p.m.  Jessica Sherer
Saturday 4 p.m.- 5 p.m.  Colleen White

Performance Health Care

Thursday, 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. “The Doctor is IN” session with Chip Shelton
Friday, 10 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. “Musician Injuries and Resources,” with Francesca Leo
Friday, 1 p.m. -2 p.m.  Q & A Session Angela McCuiston NASM-CPT, CES, SFS and Sandra Cox, D.M.A.
Saturday, 10:30 a.m. -11:30 a.m.   Q & A session with Krystin Gygi, Susan Mayer and Dr. Michael Weinstein
Sunday, 10 a.m.- 11 a.m. The Doctor is IN” session with Chip Shelton

Pedagogy Committee

Members of the Pedagogy Committee will offer “How to teach” sessions for teachers of all levels.

Thursday, 11 a.m.-12 p.m. Helen Blackburn - Tone/Embouchure
Thursday, 1 p.m. -2 p.m. Korinne Smith - Dynamics/Musicality
Thursday, 2 p.m. -3 p.m. Cassandra Eisenreich - Rhythm
Friday, 12 p.m. -1 p.m.  Korinne Smith - Technique
Saturday, 2 p.m.- 3 p.m. Irene Pruzan - Practicing
Sunday, 11 a.m.-12 p.m. Irene Pruzan - Memorization

Youth Engagement Committee

“Tips, Trials, and Tours:  Explorations for the Emerging Flutist.”
Students and teachers alike are welcome to visit the NFA booth to talk Step-up Flutes, get or give tips for perfecting flute abilities from beginner to college, and get exhibit hall tours for parents, students, families, and first-timers.  The NFA Youth Engagement Committee will be on hand to help you explore!

Saturday, 3 p.m.- 4 p.m.