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NFA Convention Schedule

Schedule subject to change

Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday

Amateur Flute Choir Low Flutes Scholarship/History
Career Development Flute Club Participatory Wellness
Competition Historical Flutes Pedagogy World Music
Flute Jazz Piccolo    
Wednesday
8 a.m. – 10 p.m.



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



Exhibitor Registration Open
Registration and badge pick-up for exhibitors.
 
Wednesday
3 p.m. – 



Instrument Security Room
Complimentary secure instrument storage will be available Wednesday 3:00 p.m. through Sunday 11:00 p.m.
 
Wednesday
3 – 9 p.m.



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



Attendee Registration Open
Registration open for all attendees.
 
Wednesday
5 – 10 p.m.

Solo Performance

Young Artist Competition Quarterfinals
Fifteen contestants perform unaccompanied works for judges. Six will then advance to the semifinal round.
 
Wednesday
7 – 8 p.m.



Welcome Orientation
Hosted by 2019 Assistant Program Chair Kate Henry
 
Wednesday
8 – 10 p.m.



Great Salt Lake Flute Orchestra Rehearsal
See 4:00 p.m. listing for details.
 
Thursday
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Instrument Security Room
Complimentary, secure instrument storage is available through Sunday 11:00 p.m.
 
Thursday
8 a.m. – 6 p.m.



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



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



Great Salt Lake Flute Orchestra Warm Up
 
Thursday
9 – 10 a.m.



Annual Meeting and Opening Orchestra Concert
John NFA President Joanna Bassett in the official opening of the 2019 Convention! Followed by a performance of the Great Salt Lake Flute Orchestra.
 
Thursday
10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.



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



Performance Health Care Committee in the Exhibit Hall
“The Doctor is IN” session with Chip Shelton, DDS. Dr. Shelton is available to answer your dental-facio questions and concerns.
 
Thursday
10 – 11 a.m.

Workshop

Money Matters: Make it, save it, organize it
Creating your own career is made possible when you know how to generate and manage money. Join Katherine Emeneth for an essential money education designed to help you navigate your career from today forward.
 
Thursday
10:15 – 11:30 a.m.

Panel

Striking the Right Chord: Crafting Dynamic Flute Choir Arrangements
In this interactive session, a team of flute choir composers and arrangers will discuss important considerations and solutions to common pitfalls when arranging music for flute ensembles. Participants are encouraged to bring their ideas and their scores-in-progress! Panelists include Nicole Chamberlain, Matt Johnston, Daniel Kessner, Ricky Lombardo, and Phyllis Avidan Louke.
 
Thursday
10:15 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.



High School Soloist Competition Final Round
Eight finalists perform for judges.
 
Thursday
10:15 – 11:30 a.m.

Chamber Performance

Chamber Music Summit 1
Start your convention out with a mixed chamber music program with the BETA Quartet, Ballif Duo, Jacqueline Cordova-Arrington with Adam Larison, the Capstone Trio, and the Madera Winds.
 
Thursday
10:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Solo Performance

Fresh Voices
Works by living composers are celebrated with performances by Nicole Riner, Mariana Gariazzo with Mary Karen Clardy, Sophia Tegart, Dan Parasky, and the Pittsburgh Professional Flute Orchestra.
 
Thursday
11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Solo Performance

Jazz Summit
Artistry in Jazz is honored with performances by flutists Carla Campopiano, Shivhan Dohse, Kimberly Helton, Inna Leoni, Ali Ryerson, Carol Shanksy, and Nancy Stagnitta.
 
Thursday
11 – 11:45 a.m.

Chamber Performance

Pedagogy through Chamber Music: Suzuki Flute and Harp
Teachers Nancy Wood and Artamisha Farnsworth present their student chamber music project placing Suzuki flute and harp students into duos and other small ensembles. Current students will perform chamber repertoire for flute and harp.
 
Thursday
11 a.m. – 12 p.m.



Pedagogy Committee in the Exhibit Hall
Members of the Pedagogy Committee will offer “How to teach” sessions for teachers of all levels. Helen Blackburn - Tone/Embouchure
 
Thursday
11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.

Lecture

Happy Birthday, Severino!: Celebrating the 100th anniversary of the birth of Italian flute virtuoso Severino Gazzelloni (1919-1992)
This presentation discusses the life and work of the iconic Italian flutist Severino Gazzelloni. Harvey Sollberger presents an introduction to his new English translation of Gazzelloni’s autobiography, and representative recorded performances by Gazzelloni. Short testimonials from former students and colleagues will also be featured. Sponsored by the NFA Special Publications Committee. John Bailey, moderator.
 
Thursday
12 – 1:15 p.m.

Chamber Performance

Submerged
Featuring Miguel del Aguila's new piece Submerged, performed by the Hat Trick Trio, this concert also features music by low flutes and other instruments. Flutists include April Clayton, Katherine Kemler, Rebecca Powell Garfield, Kelly DeVany, Wendy Stern and Kathleen Nester, the Contraband Ensemble, and the Low Flutes Committee and Friends.
 
Thursday
12 – 1:15 p.m.

Flute Choir Performance

Thursday Flute Choir Lobby Concert
Come to the South Lobby to hear the BYU-Idaho Flute Ensemble, conducted by Nadine Luke and Flautissimo, conducted by Lorinda Atwater.
 
Thursday
12:15 – 1:15 p.m.

Lecture

Movement Analysis for Peak Performance
In this shared session, Simone Maurer will present about how Laban Movement Analysis can enhance your flute playing and teaching by observing, interpreting, and improving a flutist’s body posture and movement. Samuel Hood will present the Flutist's MAPP, a pedagogical method inspired by Dalcroze Eurhythmics.
 
Thursday
12:30 – 1:30 p.m.

Solo Performance

Free Solo Flute Family
This engaging program of unaccompanied repertoire will include flutists Kathryn Thomas Umble, Daniel Kessner, Jennifer Lau, Kristen Stoner, John McMurtery, and Erinn Frechette.
 
Thursday
12:30 – 3 p.m.



Piccolo Orchestral Audition and Masterclass Competition with Peter Verhoyen
Antwerp Symphony Orchestra Principal Piccoloist Peter Verhoyen teaches the NFA Piccolo Orchestral Audition and Masterclass Competition. Participants are chosen through recorded competition.
 
Thursday
1 – 2 p.m.



Pedagogy Committee in the Exhibit Hall
Members of the Pedagogy Committee will offer “How to teach” sessions for teachers of all levels. Korinne Smith - Dynamics/Musicality
 
Thursday
1 – 2:30 p.m.

Chamber Performance

Wonder Women: Celebrating Our Strength Through Music
Come hear music emphasizing the beauty and power of women’s voices, celebrating the works of female composers. Performed by flutists Cristina Ballatori, Erika Boysen, Brook Ferguson, Mindy Kaufmann, Virginia Broffitt Kunzer, Naomi Seidman, Naomi Senzer, Lindsay Leach Sparks, Kelly Sulick, and Audra Ziegel.
 
Thursday
1:30 – 3 p.m.

Workshop

Flute Composing Speakeasy
In the spirit of Katherine Hoover’s contributions to the flute world, this special NFA composer workshop will guide flutists into creating their own music. Composers Valerie Coleman, Nicole Chamberlain and Amanda Harberg will lead a two-part event including a masterclass on their own music, followed a workshop designed to encourage aspiring flutist-composers, who will have a chance to perform their own works for feedback from the panel of composers.
 
Thursday
1:45 – 3 p.m.

Chamber Performance

Enchanting Duos and Trios
This mixed chamber music program will include not to be missed performances by Sami Junnonen in a duo with Eva Alkula on kantele, and woodwind trios featuring flutists Nicole Molumby and Mihoko Watanabe.
 
Thursday
2 – 3 p.m.

Flute Choir Performance

Flute Choir Showcase 1
This flute choir event will feature the Song of the Angeles Flute Orchestra conducted by Charles Fernandez, and the UNLV Flute Ensemble, conducted by Jennifer Grim.
 
Thursday
2 – 3 p.m.



Pedagogy Committee in the Exhibit Hall
Members of the Pedagogy Committee will offer “How to teach” sessions for teachers of all levels. Cassandra Eisenreich - Rhythm
 
Thursday
2 – 3 p.m.



Graduate Research Competition Winner Lectures
2019 winners present their research and findings. Elsa Nichols and James Thompson will share their projects and inspire your future research.
 
Thursday
2 – 3 p.m.

Panel

The Journey to Inclusion
This panel/forum will address the many different forms of exclusion that occur in various work and educational settings and consider strategies for increasing the inclusion and success of all members of the flute community. Panelists include Brian Dunbar, Eileen Grycky, William Linthicum-Blackhorse, Jeiran Hasan and Catherine Ramirez. Moderated by Caen Thomason-Redus and James Miller.
 
Thursday
4 – 5 p.m.

Lecture-Recital

Tomorrowland: Commissioning the Future of Flute Literature
Tomorrowland is a lecture-recital that combines performances of newly commissioned works for flute with a discussion about the genesis and process of commissioning new works. The recital is co-hosted by Timothy Hagen and Benjamin Smolen, both flutists who have been closely involved with the creation of new works for the flute as performer, composer, and/or commissioner.
 
Thursday
4 – 5 p.m.

Lecture-Recital

Transforming Artistry: The Legacy of Joachim Andersen
Follow the trail of Joachim Andersen through St. Petersburg, Berlin, Scheveningen, and Copenhagen. Kyle Dzapo presents her new film and joins John Thorne and Dianne Frazer in performances of some of Andersen’s unknown treasures.
 
Thursday
4 – 5:15 p.m.

Workshop

Bach to the Future
In the first portion of this interactive class Leighann Daihl Ragusa explains what ornamentation is, why we ornament music, where to add ornamentation, and how to develop an ornamental language. The second workshop features Philip Snyder introduces a simple guide to setting up electronic gear for the technological beginner on a budget.
 
Thursday
4 – 5:30 p.m.



High School Masterclass with George Pope
Three alternates from the High School Soloist Competition perform in a masterclass for George Pope.
 
Thursday
4 – 5 p.m.



Career and Artistic Development Committee in the Exhibit Hall
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. Hilary Abigana
 
Thursday
4 – 5 p.m.



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

Workshop

Project Trio Jam Session
Come join Project Trio in an open session. Bring your flute and plan to improvise!
 
Thursday
5 – 6 p.m.

Solo Performance

Thursday Headliner Concert
This dynamic recital will feature two high-powered performers. Baroque flutist Na'ama Lion opens the program with music by Bon de Venzia, Jacquette de la Guerre, and Blaker, and Stephanie Jutt highlights her most recent South American recording project with works for flute and piano by Turina, Granados, and Ginastera.
 
Thursday
5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Solo Performance

Utah Symphony Flute Section in Recital
The flute section of the Utah Symphony will perform a recital of varied works, featuring solo performances by each of the three members, Mercedes Smith, Lisa Byrnes, and Caitlyn Valovick-Moore as well as two trios.
 
Thursday
5:30 – 6:30 p.m.



Emerson DeFord Tribute
Lifetime Achievement Award Winner Emerson DeFord will be honored for his contributions to flute making and the flute industry. Coordinated by Gemeinhardt's David Pirtle and Jennifer Baunoch.
 
Thursday
5:45 – 7:30 p.m.



Myrna Brown Dine-Around
Nothing transforms strangers into friends quite like sharing a meal. Meet at the NFA Registration Desk.
 
Thursday
5:45 – 6:30 p.m.

Lecture-Recital

100 Years of the New York Flute Club
The New York Flute Club, the oldest orchestral instrument organization in the world, will celebrate its centennial in the 2019-20 season. The NYFC’s current president and archivist, flute historian Nancy Toff, will survey the rich history of this illustrious organization, with performances by some of the NY Flute Club's long time members.
 
Thursday
7 – 7:45 p.m.

Flute Choir Performance

Thursday Pre-Gala Lobby Concert
The beautiful Abravanel Hall Lobby will be filled with the sounds of the Fairbanks Flutists in a program called "Frozen Flutes -- Music of the Circumpolar North." The program features music from northern couutries: Alaska, Scandinavia, and Canada, depicting snow, forests and folk music. Conducted by Dorli McWayne.
 
Thursday
8 – 10 p.m.

Solo Performance

Thursday Gala Concert
Finish your day with a party! Thursday’s evening concert will open with the lively Irish band Cherish the Ladies. Hungarian flutist Gergely Ittzés will perform his own composition, A Most International Flute Festival, and New York City jazz flutist Christian Artmann and his quartet will close the concert.
 
Thursday
10:30 p.m. – 12 a.m.

Solo Performance

Cabaret: Joanie Madden and Cherish the Ladies
After their gala concert performance, Joanie Madden and Cherish the Ladies will move to the late night event. The Irish-American female group to provides an entertaining and inspiring show.
 
Friday
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Instrument Security Room
Complimentary, secure instrument storage is available through Sunday 11:00 p.m.
 
Friday
8 a.m. – 6 p.m.



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



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



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



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

Workshop

Flute Hackathon!
Flute Hackathon: a sprint-like event in which flutists interested in entrepreneurial projects collaborate intensely for a short amount of time. The goal of the Flute Hackathon is to come up with a functioning entrepreneurial idea at the end of the event! Prizes will be awarded. Event mentors will be Nicole Chamberlain, Morgan Pappas, Barbara Siesel, and Michelle Stanley.
 
Friday
8:45 – 9:30 a.m.

Workshop

Shrug it Off: Prevention and management of Shoulder Pain
Certified Personal Trainer Roya Farzaneh will take you through a series of exercises that will help flutists better understand movement in the upper body, helping to maintain pain-free flute playing.
 
Friday
8:45 – 9:15 a.m.

Solo Performance

Friday Morning Morsel
Whet your appetite for the day's events with this short, zesty performance by Julia Barnett and Michael Williams.
 
Friday
9 – 10 a.m.

Chamber Performance

Celebrating Utah!
Join members of the Utah Flute Association for performances involving many Utah composers, plus performances by the Aspen Winds and Logan Canyon Winds.
 
Friday
9 – 10 a.m.

Solo Performance

Fresh Faces
This concert of fresh new music will include performances by Danielle Breisach, Paula Gudmundson, Amy Likar, and Paul and James Thompson.
 
Friday
9 – 10:30 a.m.

Lecture

Answers to Copyright Questions from an Expert
A copyright attorney will provide an overview of copyright law as it relates to flute teachers and performers and answer several questions commonly faced.
 
Friday
9:30 – 10:30 a.m.

Workshop

Flute Choir Reading Session: The Classics Go to Hollywood
It's all about the bass.... and alto, and contra! Explore exciting new ensemble repertoire for low flutes, directed by Paige Dashner Long and Phyllis Avidan Louke. From classics to popular music from film and TV, participants will read through a wide variety of musical genres.
 
Friday
10 – 11 a.m.

Workshop

Technology: Recordings and Online Presence
The first half of this interactive workshop will feature Erin K. Murphy helping participants through the entire process of making a recording. In the second half Google employee Amy Fu and lawyer/professor Sara Anne Hook will teach participants to create an online presence while staying out of legal trouble.
 
Friday
10 – 10:30 a.m.



Performance Health Care Committee in the Exhibit Hall
“Musician Injuries and Resources” with Francesca Leo
 
Friday
10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.



Exhibit Hall Open
"Visit the convention’s famously vibrant exhibit hall, featuring companies offering a wide variety of flutes, music, and flute-related merchandise.
 
Friday
10 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.



Young Artist Competition Semi-Finals
Six semi-finalists perform for judges.
 
Friday
10:15 – 11:15 a.m.



Convention Performers Competition and Newly Published Music Competition Winners in Concert
Winners of the Convention Performers Competition play prize-winning pieces from the Newly Published Music Competition.
 
Friday
10:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Workshop

Irish Flute for the Classical Flutist
Join Joanie Madden and Cherish the Ladies along with Irish flute specialist Andra Bohnet in this presentation that addresses the characteristics and nuances of Irish music, while passing along the traditions of this idiom. All levels welcome!
 
Friday
11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Panel

How to Play Piccolo in a Large Ensemble
Join the NFA's Piccolo Committee for a panel discussion focusing on aspects of mastering the piccolo in the context of a large ensemble. The discussion will address the challenges of intonation, dynamics, when to blend and when not to, as well as preparation and working successfully with colleagues.
 
Friday
11 a.m. – 12 p.m.



Historical Flutes Committee in the Exhibit Hall
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
11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.



Flute Lovers' Lunch
Flute historian Nancy Toff reports on some of her research adventures, and reveals some of her recent discoveries while planning the centennial celebrations for the New York Flute Club. Ticket purchase required -- available at registration through noon Thursday.
 
Friday
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Lecture

Cancer, Women's Health and the Flute
This lecture will discuss frequently encountered women’s health issues, and how these can affect flute playing. Also discussed will be how to safely exercise during and after treatment. Sponsored by the Performance Healthcare Committee.
 
Friday
12 – 1 p.m.

Solo Performance

Recital: Ittzés/Boulegue
Gergely Ittzes and Hélène Boulegue will share the stage as they each perform a recital of varied works by Brönnimann, Enescu, Fauré, and Jolivet.
 
Friday
12 – 1 p.m.

Solo Performance

2019 Myrna Brown International Scholarship Winner: Khanyisile Mthetwa
Khanyisile Mthetwa, from South Africa, performs a recital of music by living South African composers.
 
Friday
12 – 1:15 p.m.

Chamber Performance

Music for Flute and Percussion
Join us for chamber music featuring percussion as a duo partner performed by flutists Melissa Colgin Abeln, Heidi Álvarez, Tracy Doyle, Kathryn Eagles, Sarah Vay Kerns, Joanne Lazzaro, Valerie Potter, Wendy Rolfe, and Tammy Evans Yonce.
 
Friday
12 – 1:15 p.m.

Flute Choir Performance

Friday Flute Choir Lobby Concert
Come to the South Lobby to hear the Wichita State University FluteShox Flute Choir, conducted by Carmen Lemoine and the Rocky Mountain Flute Choir, conducted by Shawana Quirk.
 
Friday
12 – 1 p.m.



Pedagogy Committee in the Exhibit Hall
Members of the Pedagogy Committee will offer “How to teach” sessions for teachers of all levels. Korinne Smith - Technique
 
Friday
12:30 – 1:30 p.m.

Workshop

Winning the Mental Game: The Simple Solution to Performance Anxiety
Mental Performance Consultant, Metropolitan Opera Baritone, and New World Symphony faculty member Nicholas Pallesen will help participants learn to walk into a performance or audition ready to unleash artistry, no matter the circumstances.
 
Friday
1 – 2 p.m.

Panel

Using Social Media to Grow Your Studio
In this panel discussion, pre-college and college flute teachers will discuss their successful use of various social media platforms to reach out to prospective students and create a more inclusive sense of community among their current students.
 
Friday
1 – 2 p.m.



Performance Health Care Committee in the Exhibit Hall
Join Angela McCuiston, NASM-CPT, CES, SFS, and Sandra Cox, DMA, for a follow-up Q & A session on women’s health issues and flute playing.
 
Friday
1 – 2 p.m.



Baroque Open Masterclass with Na'ama Lion
Na'ama Lion, celebrated soloist and performer on baroque flute, gives an open masterclass on baroque flute. With Alice Chuaqui Baldwin, harpsichord. Bring your baroque flute and music to play!
 
Friday
1:30 – 3 p.m.



Jazz Flute Big Band Reading Session
Dominique Gagne leads this session, open to experienced and aspiring jazz flutists. All are welcome to participate or audit. BYO flutes of all types and music stands and play great jazz arrangements from the NFA JFBB repertoire, with opportunities for improvisation.
 
Friday
2 – 3 p.m.



Susan Milan Tribute
Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Susan Milan will be honored by former students and colleagues in this tribute event. Coordinated by Allison Conlan and Kevin Gowland.
 
Friday
2 – 3 p.m.

Flute Choir Performance

Flute Choir Showcase 2
This flute choir event will feature the TWU/Brookhaven Flute Choir conducted by Pam Youngblood, and the Camellia City Flute Choir, conducted by Martin Melicharek.
 
Friday
2 – 3 p.m.

Chamber Performance

Elemental Influences: Earth, Air, Fire, Water
Including works inspired by nature's influences, this program features flutist performers Ginny Atherton, Mariana Gariazzo, Frank Martinez, Terri Sanchez and the Cultural Outreach Committee.
 
Friday
2 – 3 p.m.

Solo Performance

Remembrance and Healing Concert
This annual concert features performances dedicated to teachers, family members, friends, and colleagues who are no longer with us.
 
Friday
2 – 4 p.m.



Adult Flutist and Amateur Resources Committee in the Exhibit Hall
Bring your flute and newly purchased duets or trios to the NFA booth to read through with committee members!
 
Friday
3 – 4 p.m.



NFA Committee Chairs and Appointees Meeting
Open only to NFA committee chairs and appointees.
 
Friday
4 – 5 p.m.



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



Career and Artistic Development Committee in the Exhibit Hall
Career Checks: 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. Michelle Stanley
 
Friday
4 – 5:15 p.m.

Solo Performance

Friday Headliner: Masterworks by Master Teachers
Come to hear a few of your favorite teachers play their favorite works. Bonita Boyd, Jonathan Keeble, John Thorne, and Linda Toote, will perform with Dianne Frazer and Katie Leung.
 
Friday
4 – 5:30 p.m.

Solo Performance

Baroque and Breakouts
With performances on baroque flute and modern works, this session will demonstrate that the changes in the flute over time do not limit artistry. Performers include Gemma Goday, Leighann Daihl Ragusa, Christopher Lee, Wendy Rolfe, Magda Schwerzmann, and Vincenzo Volpe.
 
Friday
4 – 5 p.m.

Flute Choir Performance

Flute Choir Showcase 3
This flute choir event will feature the New York Flutists directed by Soo-Kyung Park, and Flute Sonic, conducted by Gordon Halligan.
 
Friday
4 – 5 p.m.

Lecture-Recital

Fruit Flies Like a Banana - Rethinking How We Teach Audiences About Music Through Vaudeville
Fruit Flies Like a Banana is a neo-vaudeville variety show. It introduces audiences to music you've never experienced (or hear all the time) in a way that’s not alienating. The lecture portion includes discussion on how to bring non-classical music devotees to an instrumental music show; how we teach audiences about our world without condescension and most importantly, creating an atmosphere where audience members find enjoyment no matter their experience level with the genre.
 
Friday
4 – 5 p.m.

Lecture-Recital

Gone Electric: Flute Effects, Electronics and Film
Composer-performers Melissa Keeling, Sarah Jane Hargis, Leszek Hefi Wisniowski and Rozalind MacPhail combine their passion of contemporary flute techniques, effects pedals, looping, storytelling and film as they perform original works that move and inspire.
 
Friday
5 – 6 p.m.

Chamber Performance

Velocity!
Join us for high energy performances by flutists Nicole Esposito, James Hall, Julie Hobbs, and Martha Long.
 
Friday
5:45 – 6:45 p.m.



Phil Swanson Memorial Tribute
Join us in celebrating the life of NFA Founder Phil Swanson, with performances and remembrances by friends and colleagues. Hosted by Gwen Powell.
 
Friday
6 – 7 p.m.



Exhibitor Concert
Hear performances by representatives of our exhibiting companies.
 
Friday
7 – 7:45 p.m.



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

Flute Choir Performance

Friday Pre-Gala Lobby Concert
Prior to the gala concert, the Abravanel Hall lobby concert features the Desert Echoes Flute Project, including a premiere of Vincenzo Palermo's "Introduzione and Caccia Frenetica" for flute orchestra. Conducted by Christina Steffen.
 
Friday
8 – 10 p.m.

Solo Performance

Friday Gala Concert
Friday’s evening concert features dynamic performers including the Cincinnati Symphony’s Randy Bowman, the new University of Kansas flute professor Daniel Velasco, the Milwaukee Symphony’s principal flutist Sonora Slocum, and Italian piccoloist Nicola Mazzanti. Hybrid arts ensemble The Fourth Wall, with flutist Hilary Abigana, will add dramatic content to the event.
 
Friday
10 – 11:30 p.m.

Chamber Performance

Friday Cabaret
Join us for refreshments and music. Late night performances by jazz musicians Christian Artmann and Laszlo Gardony, and the Luce-Caliendo Duo with Brian Luce and Christopher Caliendo.
 
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 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 Breakfast with Marianne Gedigian
This Pedagogy Committee sponsored breakfast will include a delicious meal followed by speaker Marianne Gedigian. Ticket purchase required-- available at registration until noon Friday.
 
Saturday
8 – 9 a.m.

Workshop

Restorative Yoga with Live Music
Yoga instructor and Gemeinhardt Teaching Artist, Matthew Allison guides us through a 60 minute restorative yoga sequence where yoga and live electroacoustic music by Canada’s looping flutist, Rozalind MacPhail dance together to create inner peace and make room for space in the heart.
 
Saturday
8:45 – 9:15 a.m.

Solo Performance

Saturday Morning Morsel
This short program will fill your soul for a day of music. Flutists include Hanna Weiss and Ashley Shank.
 
Saturday
9 – 10 a.m.

Workshop

Flute Choir Reading Session
Christina Steffen will lead participants in an hour of flute choir works, including many composed in just the last few years. Come to get ideas for your next program.
 
Saturday
9 – 9:30 a.m.



Youth Flute Day Warm-up
As a kickstart to Youth Flute Day, take this time to meet fellow participants and get warmed up for a fun filled day of flute activities.
 
Saturday
9 – 10:30 a.m.

Solo Performance

NFA Commissions for Piccolo
A concert of works commissioned by the National Flute Association featuring the piccolo. Performers include members of the NFA's Piccolo Committee, Erinn Frechette, Zachariah Galatis, Nicola Mazzanti, Rachel Ordaz, and Peter Verhoyen.
 
Saturday
9:30 – 11 a.m.

Chamber Performance

Chamber Music Summit 2
Works for mixed ensembles by Eric Ewazen, Katherine Hoover, Stephen Kujala, Andrey Rubtsov will be performed by flutists Francesca Arnone, Carla Copeland Burns, Erinn Frechette, Mindy Kaufman, Amy Orsinger Whitehead, Carol Wincenc. The second part of the program features jazz flutist Holly Hofmann performing jazz standards with Mike Wofford.
 
Saturday
9:30 – 10:30 a.m.

Panel

Anxiety, Depression and Stage Fright, Oh My!
Anxiety and Depression, along with "stage fright" and the pressure to perform well can seem overwhelming. In this presentation, join Dr. Michael Weinstein, Susan Mayer, LMT, Sandra Cox and Kristen Gygi as they talk about the different methodolgies used to address anxiety and depression from a clinical perspective and also a practical one.
 
Saturday
9:45 – 10:45 a.m.

Workshop

YFD Work and Play: Creating a Playground for Deep Practice
In this interactive masterclass, local students will perform in an interactive and integrative masterclass with Suzuki Teacher Trainer Wendy Stern, Dalcroze Licentiate and Emma Shubin.
 
Saturday
10 – 11 a.m.

Lecture

Lightning Talks: A Flash of Information in 5 Minutes or Less
Join us as presenters share innovative projects, fresh ideas, new approaches, and research in an exciting new format. Lightning Talks distill a larger topic into 5 minutes of the most relevant material.
 
Saturday
10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.



Orchestral Audition and Masterclass Competition with Christina Smith
Atlanta Symphony principal flutist Christina Smith teaches the NFA Orchestral Audition Masterclass. Participants are chosen through competition.
 
Saturday
10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.



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



Performance Health Care Committee in the Exhibit Hall
Join Krystin Gygi, Susan Mayer, and Dr. Michael Weinstein for a follow-up Q & A session on anxiety, depression, and stage fright.
 
Saturday
11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Flute Choir Performance

Flute Choir Showcase 4
This flute choir event will feature the Diamond Bar High School Flutes conducted by Darrin Thaves, and University of Utah Runnin' Fl'UTES', conducted by Tiffany Sedgley.
 
Saturday
11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Workshop

YFD: Sightreading Olympics
One of the most important musical skills is the ability to sightread well, so we invite young flutists to the NFA's first ever Sightreading Olympics! This session includes coaching from Benjamin Smolen, Principal Flute of the Pacific Symphony and circuit training with teachers from the NFA's Youth Engagement Committee.
 
Saturday
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Chamber Performance

Duos Elevated
This recital features duos Magda Schwerzmann and Elizabeth Buck on a variety of flutes, and Cobus du Toit with pianist Doreen Lee.
 
Saturday
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Solo Performance

2018 Young Artist Competition Winner in Concert: Catherine Boyack
Catherine Boyack will perform works by Aho, Jolivet, Meyer-Olbersleben, Pärt, and Revell.
 
Saturday
11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.



Alto Flute Artist Competition
The original Alto Flute Artist Competition will feature finalists playing for a panel of judges. Performers chosen by recorded competition.
 
Saturday
11:45 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.

Solo Performance

Monumental Matinee
This memorable lunchtime performance features well-known performers Eva Amsler, Michel Bellavance, Brook Ferguson, Catherine Ramirez, Amy Tu, and Carol Wincenc.
 
Saturday
12 – 1:15 p.m.

Flute Choir Performance

Saturday Flute Choir Lobby Concert
Come to the South Lobby to hear the Los Angeles Flute Orchestra, conducted by Emily and Peter Senchuk and the Orange County School of the Arts Flute Ensemble, conducted by Janelle Barrera.
 
Saturday
12 – 1 p.m.



Career and Artistic Development Committee in the Exhibit Hall
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. Jessica Sherer
 
Saturday
1 – 1:30 p.m.



High School Soloist Winner Meet and Greet
Hear this year's High School soloist Competition winner perform with pianist Dianne Frazer and say hello to Youth Flute Day artists and contributors. Bring a pen and your program book for autographs!
 
Saturday
1 – 2 p.m.



Adult Amateur Masterclass with Angeleita Floyd
Celebrated teacher Angeleita S. Floyd will give a masterclass for volunteer performers. The opportunity to sign-up to play will be at the start of the class. A keyboardist will be provided.
 
Saturday
1 – 2:30 p.m.

Chamber Performance

MOSAIC: A Collage of Composer-Performer Collaborations
These pieces showcase collaboration between the flutist and composer by illustrating individual sound worlds while using the most modern adaptations to the instrument. Performers include Brian Allred, Claudia Anderson, Lisa Bost-Sandberg, Sarah Brady, Trudy Kane, Ellen Johnson Mosley, Conor Nelson, Hannah Porter Occena, Jane Rigler, Paul Taub, and Tammy Evans Yonce.
 
Saturday
1 – 2:30 p.m.

Lecture

Poster Session
Paula Hartsough, Bethany Padgett, Osvaldo Gomes dos Santos Jr, and Rachel Taylor will be available to discuss their research in this inaugural NFA Poster Session.
 
Saturday
1:30 – 3 p.m.

Workshop

Masterclass Performer's Competition Masterclass with Gergely Ittzés
Winners of the 2019 Masterclass Performers Competition play flute works for Gergely Ittzés.
 
Saturday
1:30 – 2:30 p.m.

Panel

YFD Flute FAQ: Youth Edition
This session features six discussion circles for young flutists, one for each of the following, youth-centered topics: taking care of your flute, purchasing a new instrument, playing with braces, alternate fingerings, piccolo, and low flutes. Participants will rotate between all six circles, giving them a chance to gain a lot of knowledge in a short time. Make sure to come with questions!
 
Saturday
2 – 3 p.m.

Solo Performance

Recital: Susan Milan & Rogerio Zerlotti Wolf
The featured recital will include Lifetime Achievement Award winner Susan Milan in performances with Daniel King Smith and Kevin Gowland, and Brazilian flutist Rogerio Zerlotti Wolf with pianist Katie Leung.
 
Saturday
2 – 3 p.m.



Pedagogy Committee in the Exhibit Hall
Members of the Pedagogy Committee will offer “How to teach” sessions for teachers of all levels. Irene Pruzan - Practicing
 
Saturday
2:15 – 3 p.m.

Workshop

Native American Flute for the Classical Flutist
The Native American Flute has a beautiful rich tone and history. Learn to include this sound into your own playing and teaching studios. This session will start off with the basics: How to produce a sound, various scales, articulations, and ornamentations. It will also explore how the Native American Flute can be used to create a sense of calmness and encourage wellness.
 
Saturday
2:30 – 3 p.m.

Lecture-Recital

YFD Sliding Life: The Glissando Headjoint
In this lecture-recital, Tammy Evans Yonce and Melissa Keeling perform pieces for flute with Glissando Headjoint, demystify Glissando Headjoint techniques, and present exercises for developing Glissando Headjoint skills.
 
Saturday
2:30 – 3 p.m.

Solo Performance

Celtic Jazz Fusion
This concert showcases Philippe Barnes' innovative style of combining elements of Irish music and jazz to create sophisticated modern folk tunes, complemented by creative harmonisations.
 
Saturday
3 – 5 p.m.



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



Youth Engagement Committee in the Exhibit Hall
“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
4 – 5 p.m.



Career and Artistic Development Committee in the Exhibit Hall
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. Colleen White
 
Saturday
4 – 5 p.m.



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

Chamber Performance

Confluence of Artistry
The performances on this concert include many forms of art. Pieces inspired by poetry will be played by Wendy Rolfe and Caen Thomason-Redus, pieces for flutist-dancer performed by Martha Councell-Vargas and Nina Assimakopoulos, and an original work by Viviana Guzman.
 
Saturday
4 – 5 p.m.

Flute Choir Performance

Flute Choir Showcase 5
This flute choir event will feature the Morehead State University Flute Choir conducted by Ellen Johnson Mosley, and Pacific Flute Ensemble, conducted by Darrin Thaves.
 
Saturday
4 – 5 p.m.

Chamber Performance

Saturday Headliner Recital
Saturday's recital features piccolo player Peter Verhoyen and pianist Pieter-Jan Verhoyen in French flute repertoire that highlights the singing voice of the piccolo. The dynamic duo of April Clayton and Carol Wincenc will perform works by Utah composers, and will be joined for the finale by 2018 Young Artist Competition winner Catherine Boyack.
 
Saturday
4 – 5 p.m.

Workshop

YFD Preparing for College Auditions
In this workshop, Mary Matthews will provide resources to and answer questions from students who are thinking about applying to music school. Resources include video tutorials on standard audition repertoire, tips on how to select and find/order appropriate repertoire, a how-to guide on starting a music resume, and information about the daily life of a music major.
 
Saturday
4 – 5 p.m.

Workshop

Solutions: Play Low Flutes without Pain, and Improve High Register Technique
In this two part presentation, Chip Shelton and flutist-participants from his NY JAZZ FLUTET will showcase and discuss how to play low flutes without pain. Followed by an Upper Register Workshop presented by Amy Hamilton designed as an interactive seminar for flutists of all ages and abilities with the goal of improving technical skills in the third octave.
 
Saturday
5 – 5:45 p.m.



Gala Awards Reception
All convention attendees welcome. A cash bar will be available.
 
Saturday
5:45 – 7:45 p.m.



NFA Gala Awards Dinner
The NFA Annual Gala Awards Dinner will honor 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award recipients Emerson Deford and Susan Milan. Attendees are entitles 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

Saturday Pre-Gala Lobby Concert
Our final Abravanel Hall Lobby Concert features the group Flutefinity, the University of Arizona flute ensemble. The works evoke the energy of the western vistas of Arizona. The group will perform Howard Buss’ newly-composed works, Engergico and Zephyrs of the Dawn, and Brian Luce’s Mogollon Memories for Flutefinity and UA’s own HarpFusion. Conducted by Brian Luce.
 
Saturday
8 – 10 p.m.

Solo Performance

Saturday Concerto Gala
Join us in Abravanel Hall for Saturday’s Concerto Gala concert, featuring concertos by Burton, Prior, Verhey, and Jolivet, performed by Chelsea Knox, Jonathan Keeble, Hélène Boulègue, and Christina Smith. Conducted by Richard Prior.
 
Saturday
10 – 11:30 p.m.

Chamber Performance

Jazz Flute Big Band Concert Late Night Cabaret
Dominique Gagne leads the NFA Jazz Flute Big Band with guest soloists Holly Hofmann and others in a cabaret performance. Flutist performers are chosen through competition.
 
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
8:30 – 9:30 a.m.



Commercial Members Appreciation Breakfast
Open to Commercial Members only.
 
Sunday
8:30 – 10 a.m.

Workshop

The Art of Giving a Masterclass for the College Interview Process
The NFA Pedagogy Committee will choose three university job candidates from a mock application process to give a mini masterclass that would normally be part of a college teaching interview. Distinguished pedagogues Eva Amsler, Leone Buyse, and Angeleita Floyd will provide feedback.
 
Sunday
8:45 – 9:30 a.m.

Workshop

Improvising for Non-Improvisers - Step One
David Weiss will lead this workshop & demonstration, with voluntary audience participation, which focuses on developing basic improvising skills. It will incorporate utilizing short interval studies and motifs to help develop basic improv “thinking” for non-improvisers.
 
Sunday
8:45 – 9:30 a.m.

Lecture

Romantic era “hybrid” flutes and enhanced simple system flutes
Flutists are well aware of Theobald Boehm’s work on the flute which resulted in his 1832 and 1847 models. Numerous adjustments and modifications have been made to the Boehm system after its introduction, though many consider them “minor”. The simple system flute continued to be used throughout the 19th century and into the 20th, and it too evolved side by side with the Boehm flute. Presented by Richard Wilson.
 
Sunday
9 – 10:15 a.m.

Solo Performance

Artistry in Eastern Europe
Featuring music by composers from Eastern Europe, flutists performing include Nina Assimakopoulos, Cynthia Ellis, Jennifer Grim, Aleksandra Kemble, and Karen McLaughlin Large.
 
Sunday
9 – 10 a.m.

Chamber Performance

Chamber Music Summit 3
Chamber Music for flute and harp, two flutes and piano, and three flutes. Flutist performers include Zachariah Galatis, Nayoung Ham, Stephanie Hoeckley, Martha Long, Lauren McNee, and Alicia Paulsen.
 
Sunday
9:30 – 10 a.m.



MUSIC & THE SPOKEN WORD live worldwide broadcast with The Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square
This is a Non-NFA event, but open to all. Please be seated by 9:15; reserved seating available with NFA badge. This week’s broadcast features programing in honor of the NFA. The Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square have performed to sold out audiences at Berlin Philharmonie, Musikverein, Bozar, Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Ravinia, Disney Hall, Wolftrap, Chautauqua, Red Rocks and more. Location: Conference Center, 60 North Temple St., Salt Lake City
 
Sunday
9:30 – 10:30 a.m.



Professional Flute Choir Concert
Richard Prior conducts a varied program performed by a flute choir chosen through recorded competition.
 
Sunday
9:30 – 10:30 a.m.

Lecture-Recital

Baroque Rediscoveries from the Old and New Worlds
This lecture-recital showcases excellent chamber works for flute found in European and North American archives that had previously been lost to audiences for centuries. Suzanne Stumpf and Daniel Ryan will be joined by Mexican flutist and researcher María Diez-Canedo, founder of Mexico’s La Fontegara.
 
Sunday
10 – 11 a.m.

Panel

Leading by Example: Teaching and Performing for Community Building
In the 21st century, the definition of a musician has changed. This panel aims to inspire us as a collective to consider how we might build the stewardship of our craft through connection, healthy attitudes, mindful teaching and co-teaching, and supportive performances.
 
Sunday
10 – 11 a.m.



Performance Health Care Committee in the Exhibit Hall
The Doctor is IN” session with Chip Shelton, DDS. Dr. Shelton is available to answer your dental-facio questions and concerns.
 
Sunday
10 a.m. – 3 p.m.



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

Lecture-Recital

Teaching a Diverse Flute Repertoire
This session encourages greater diversity in the solo flute repertoire by presenting resources that all flutists can access. Paul Taub, a specialist in the music of Eastern Europe and the Baltics, performs music by Peteris Vasks (Latvia). Leonard Garrison performs music by emigré Chinese composer Zhou Long.
 
Sunday
10:45 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Flute Choir Performance

Flute Choir Lobby Concert: Crossroads of the West Flute Choir and the Flute Choir of Panama
The Crossroads of the West Flute Choir, an adult amateur flute choir comprised of 35 new friends, will be conducted by Phyllis Avidan Louke. The Flute Choir of Panama, conducted by Manuel Ruiz, brings traditional pieces arranged for flute choir.
 
Sunday
11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Chamber Performance

International Fusion
Performers from around the globe play chamber music. Flutists include Yaritzy Cabrera, Gabriela Gimenes, Claudia Nascimiento, Jessica Raposo, Julee Kim Walker, Mihoko Watanabe, and Lisa Read Wolynec.
 
Sunday
11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Solo Performance

Flute Timelapse
This program begins with the rare opportunity to hear flute quartets played on renaissance flutes, and then travels through time, ending with modern works by Barker and Ravel.
 
Sunday
11 a.m. – 12 p.m.



Pedagogy Committee in the Exhibit Hall
Members of the Pedagogy Committee will offer “How to teach” sessions for teachers of all levels. Irene Pruzan - Memorization
 
Sunday
11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.



Jazz Flute Masterclass with Holly Hofmann
Three competition winners will play in a masterclass for jazz flutist Holly Hofmann.
 
Sunday
11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.



Young Artist Competition Final Round
Three finalists will each perform a 25-minute accompanied program. Winners in first, second, and third place will be announced at the closing ceremonies.
 
Sunday
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.



Collegiate Flute Choir Concert
Nicole Molumby conducts the NFA Collegiate Flute Choir, whose members are chosen through competition, in a varied program. Zawa! will appear as soloists.
 
Sunday
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Lecture-Recital

"L"-Evating Art: The Artistic Listener
In this interactive event, James Brinkmann takes the audience through a creative experience exploring how listening can transform and elevate us to become collaborative artists with performers and other listeners. During each performance, listeners will write, draw, or color what they hear in the music onto a communal board.
 
Sunday
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Panel

How to Start a Flute Club
This panel presented by the NFA Flute Clubs Committee will help guide flute club newbies through the daunting but rewarding work of beginning their own flute organization. This session will be moderated by Erica Pirtle from the NFA Flute Clubs Committee, and panelists will include Amy Porter (founder of the Southeast Michigan Flute Association and co-founding advisor of The Atlanta Flute Club), Kathy Farmer (The Atlanta Flute Club), Penny Fischer (founder of The Flute Society of Washington), and members of the Utah Flute Association.
 
Sunday
12 – 1 p.m.



Archives and Oral History Committee in the Exhibit Hall
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
12:30 – 1:30 p.m.



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



Historical Flutes Committee in the Exhibit Hall
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!
 
Sunday
1:30 – 3 p.m.

Solo Performance

Varied Visions: European Composers Past and Present
Relax this afternoon with dynamic performances by flutists from around the globe. Featuring the official premiere of Peony by Mary Kouyoumdjian performed by Marianne Gedigian.
 
Sunday
1:30 – 2:30 p.m.



High School Flute Choir Concert
Cassandra Eisenreich conducts this flute choir comprised of the winners of the High School Flute Choir Competition.
 
Sunday
1:30 – 2:30 p.m.

Lecture

Prokofiev and Kincaid
Patricia Harper and Hannah Porter Occena will discuss recent developments in scholarship on Prokofiev's flute sonata based on earliest published Russian editions. In the second presentation Ginny Tutton will examine William Kincaid's performances alongside his pedagogical materials.
 
Sunday
1:30 – 3 p.m.

Workshop

Masterclass Performers Competition Masterclass with Susan Milan
Winners of the 2019 Masterclass Performers Competition play flute works for Susan Milan.
 
Sunday
2 – 3 p.m.



Adult Flutist and Amateur Resources Committee in the Exhibit Hall
Bring your flute and newly purchased duets or trios to the NFA booth to read through with committee members!
 
Sunday
2 – 3:30 p.m.

Chamber Performance

Chamber Music Summit 4
Exciting performances of chamber music by flutists you won't want to miss. Also featuring the convention premiere of Martin Amlin’s Three Inventions for Five Flutes doubling Piccolos, and the official premiere of Fade for flute and soundtrack by Alexandra Gardner.
 
Sunday
2:15 – 3:45 p.m.

Flute Choir Performance

Sunday Flute Choir Pre-Gala Lobby Concert - Utah Celebration
Come to the South Lobby for an all Utah Celebration with performances by the Utah State University Flute Choir, conducted by Leslie Timmons, the Dixie State University Flute Choir, conducted by Candice Behrmann, and the BYU Flute Choir, conducted by Rachel Christensen.
 
Sunday
2:30 – 3:30 p.m.

Solo Performance

The Final Flute Course
This tasting menu contains a selection of short works for flute, played by Burak Besir, Adrienne Greenbaum, Cate Hummel, and the Jolly Jones Duo.
 
Sunday
4 – 6 p.m.



Sunday Gala Concert and Closing Ceremonies
Our final concert features short performances by many artists, representing our flute family repertoire and styles in 60-minutes. Starting off with a record breaking low flutes ensemble, other performances include a tribute to Katherine Hoover, played by Bonita Boyd, and the Professional Flute Choir with soloist Viviana Guzman. Eva Amsler, Katherine Borst Jones, George Pope, Ali Ryerson, Peter Verhoyen, and Zawa! contribute short works. We close with announcements and the traditional performance of J.S. Bach’s Air in D Major.