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Ticketed Meal Events

The NFA convention hosts three special ticketed meal events that provide an opportunity for renowned speakers and honorees to share their wisdom and perspective with flutists of all backgrounds. These mealtime events are a terrific way for new and returning members to share in camaraderie and artistic inspiration. Break at midday on Friday for the Flute Lovers’ Lunch, start Saturday morning with Food for the Day’s Journey breakfast, and spend Saturday evening in celebration at the Gala Awards Dinner. We invite you to join us.

Flute Lovers’ Lunch with Nancy Toff

Join other flutists over a casual meal with historian and flutist Nancy Toff, who will present Nancy Drew and the Mystery of the New York Flutists, a talk centered on her adventures in flute research. Toff is recipient of the 2012 NFA distinguished service award and one of the leading authorities on flute history. She is the author of The Development of the Modern Flute (1979), The Flute Book (third edition, 2012)and Monarch of the Flute: The Life of Georges Barrère (2005). Toff is vice president and executive editor at Oxford University Press.

Friday, August 2, 11:30 a.m., $50 per person.

Food for the Day’s Journey with Marianne Gedigian

Marianne Gedigian presents a breakfast talk sure to inspire flutists for the day ahead and beyond. Gedigian is the Butler Professor of Flute at University of Texas at Austin and a former acting Principal of the Boston and Pittsburgh Symphonies and the Boston Pops. She has also performed on several film soundtracks, including John Williams’s scores for Saving Private Ryan and Schindler’s List.

Saturday, August 13, 8:00 a.m., $40 per person

NFA Gala Awards Dinner

The NFA Annual Gala Awards Dinner will honor 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award recipients Susan Milan and Emerson DeFord.

Saturday, August 3, 5:45 p.m., $125 per person, $40 tax deductible; table of 10 - $1,100, $325 tax deductible.