47th Annual National Flute Association Convention

August 1–4, 2019 | Salt Lake City, Utah

The Call for Proposals is now closed. Proposal notifications will be sent in late January 2019; 2020 concerto proposals will be notified Spring of 2019.

We invite proposals for the 2019 National Flute Association Convention in Salt Lake City. Our theme for this year, “Transforming Artistry,” will celebrate artistry’s expressive potential. Some of us channel our creativity to performing, others to teaching. Some of us run organizations and expose communities to the arts, facilitating experiences for others.

Artistry can mean performance in its highest form, but it also can mean the skill and passion poured into a lesson, or the time and devotion involved in creating a meaningful musical experience within a community of people. It can be the careful planning of an events staff making everything run smoothly, the energy a teacher puts into mentoring students, or the collaborative skill found in the best of chamber musicians. We all have unique gifts and bring our inspired spirit to music and the flute.

Our organization includes flute enthusiasts who engage with the instrument in a variety of ways. We will entertain proposals that promote unity through inclusion and access for all flutists and professions. We look forward to appreciating the skill and beauty found in high-level performance, honoring the legacy of artistry passed to us from teachers, and revitalizing the connections among us all as collaborators and artists.

All proposals submitted will be carefully considered. Performance proposals might include anything from one piece to a larger program. Special consideration will be given to proposals aiming to celebrate the history and legacy of teachers, innovative ideas for expanding access to music, and presentations or performances that connect the flute and its repertoire to regional features, whether near Salt Lake City or the region of the proposer. We hope to simultaneously celebrate our shared heritage and empower our next generation of flutists to make their way in our musical landscape.
We look forward to being inspired by your submissions!

Submitting proposals
Recordings of your playing are required for performance submissions, uploaded with your proposal. You many include audio files (mp3, m4a, wav, wma, or aif only) or links to online videos of your playing (such as a link to your YouTube video); please include these links in the supporting materials. Links must be accurate and functioning at the time of review; please do not include both audio files and video links. Audiovisual requests must also be noted on the proposal form and are subject to budgetary considerations.

Flute Choir proposals 
Flute Choir proposals (all ensembles of more than five flutes) are accepted via the online proposal form until 11:59 p.m. Eastern (ET) on Thursday, November 15, 2018. Choir directors must include an audio file (no vid­eos) consisting of three to five representative selections recorded no earlier than 15 months prior to submission. Please note that the only acceptable recordings for flute choir proposals are audio files (mp3, m4a, wav, wma, or aif only). A program with exact timings of 30 minutes total (including set up, speaking, and transition) is also required as part of the proposal, and does not require inclusion of the recorded works submitted. If invited, the ensemble’s performance date and time will be determined by the program chair.

—Rebecca Johnson
2019 Program Chair, rebecca.johnson.nfa@gmail.com

—Kate Henry
2019 Assistant Program Chair, kate.henry.nfa@gmail.com

The NFA is now accepting proposals for the 2020 Gala Concerto Concert, which will take place Saturday evening at the 48th Annual NFA Convention in Dallas, Texas, held August 6-9, 2020. 

Gala Concerto Concert performers are often scheduled prior to the call for proposals. For the 2020 convention, we are giving you the opportunity to present your ideas for consideration to the Program Chair. Please note that each Program Chair reserves the right to choose artists and repertoire other than through the proposal process.