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NFA members include leading soloists, orchestral players, jazz, beatbox, and world music flutists, college and university teachers, adult amateurs, students of all ages—and even astronauts. Members of the NFA enjoy collegiality and friendship throughout the year with opportunities to meet other professionals, students, amateurs, teachers, and performers. Join us today!

Benefits of Membership Include*


The Flutist Quarterly

For four decades, The Flutist Quarterly has provided NFA members information about the performance, study, history, manufacture, and enjoyment of flutes, flutists, and flute music. Members have access to PDFs of the entire back catalog of issues.


Annual Convention

Since 1976, the organization has hosted the NFA Annual Convention in various cities, featuring performances by great artists and ensembles, seminars and masterclasses, and exhibits of flutes, music, and accessories for sale.


NFA Competitions

NFA members may apply for the organization’s prestigious annual competitions, many offering cash prizes, and scholarships.



NFA members are eligible for low-cost instrument insurance.


NFA Music Library

Members enjoy borrowing privileges from the world’s second largest collection of flute music—more than 15,000 works.


Job Notices

Members can find and post jobs, internships, and related career opportunities online, for free.


Membership Directory and Profiles

An up-to-date online member directory includes member profiles, so NFA members can find not only contact information but also search for other members by affinity, interest, profession, schooling, and many other criteria.


Teacher Directory

The NFA makes available exclusively to members a directory of teachers listed by location, student and flute specialty, and other criteria. (The NFA does not endorse the teachers listed.)


Store and Advertising Discounts

Save 20% on all items in the NFA store, including books and historical CDs. Also save on Flutist Quarterly, web, and convention program book advertising, and on your own customized content in e-blasts sent to NFA members.


Grove Music

NFA members have unlimited access to Grove Music Online, the world’s leading online resource for music research.



NFA members have unlimited access to Naxos Music Library, the most comprehensive collection of classical music available online.



NFA members are eligible for a 15% discount on one year of SmartMusic for Students music education software.


Online Content

NFA members enjoy exclusive online content. FQ Plus, the online sister publication to The Flutist Quarterly, offers feature articles, interactive features, and news about flute events and people. Monthly excerpted articles from The Flutist’s Handbook: A Pedagogy Anthology, Volume 1 and Volume 2 contain a wealth of articles about pedagogy, tone, technique, performance, technology, performance health, and musical style. Other exclusive resources include repertoire guides.


Instrument Notices

Members may post free instrument notices to assist in the recovery and sale of instruments.


Oxford University Press

NFA members enjoy a 25% discount across OUP’s vast music list. Visit OUP.com and add your chosen titles to your cart, proceed to checkout, and enter the special NFA promo code in the box indicated.


Play With a Pro

NFA members get 30% off the Play with a Pro’s Full Pahud Bundle, a series of instructional videos presented by Emmanuel Pahud, principal flutist of the Berlin Philharmonic


Principal Chairs

NFA Members now have an exclusive 50% discount to Principal Chairs, the world’s largest orchestral flute excerpt resource online, featuring video masterclasses, audio examples, and more.


*Member benefits subject to change.

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the membership year begin?
The membership year runs from August 1 to July 31 annually.
How can I join as a student member?
You must be a full-time student at an accredited institution with a valid student ID.
What are the different levels of membership?
For a complete explanation of the membership levels, visit the Levels of Membership page.
Who should I contact if I have additional questions about NFA membership?
Please contact Victoria Pampe with Member Services by email at vpampe@nfaonline.org or by phone at 312-332-6682.