46th Annual National Flute Association Convention

August 9-12, 2018 | Orlando, Florida

PR Coordinator Viviana Guzman speaks with 2018 Program Chair Francesca Arnone about her vision for the Orlando convention.

The deadline for non-flute choir proposals has passed and these proposals are no longer being accepted. The deadline for flute choir proposals is November 15.

We invite proposals for the 2018 National Flute Asso­ciation’s Orlando convention to help us celebrate our many Dedications! Join us as we explore our dedication to flute and music; to our cause of inspiring and enriching lives; and to the unifying experience of sharing these commitments together—all in the magical city of Orlando!

Dedications range in size and scope, yet the human condition seeking meaning nurtures our individual and collective devotions. The universal needs of expression, communication, and experiencing art provide a springboard for these dedications.

While we welcome all proposals, we are especially interested in those highlight­ing our many facets of dedication. Examples include (but are not limited to) such topics and works that reflect the exploration of motivation and commitment; the quest for improvement and knowledge; the enthusiasm we have for our instrument and music; the journey of personal investments we make and the rewards we gain; the purpose of creating meaningful contributions to others; and pieces written to honor a person, event, or place.

Submitting proposals:

Proposals are accepted via the online proposal form until 11:59 p.m. (CST) on Friday, October 6, 2017. 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.

We will accept proposals in the following categories:

  • Solo Performance (alone or with keyboard or electronics)
  • Chamber Performance
  • Flute Choir Performance (more than five flutes)
  • Workshop*
  • Lecture*
  • Lecture-Recital*
  • Panel*

*For these categories, an outline of your presentation as you envision it—including topics addressed, activities, and desired outcomes for your attendees—is required as part of your uploaded supporting materials.

NFA members may submit up to three proposals, yet each proposal must be from a different category.

Flute Choir proposals (all ensembles of more than five flutes) are accepted via the online proposal form until 11:59 p.m. (CST) on Monday, November 13, 2017. 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.

We look forward to your ideas!
—Francesca Arnone
2018 Program Chair, nfapc2018@gmail.com

—Kristen Stoner
2018 Assistant Program Chair,
nfa.asstpc2018@gmail.com

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