The Flutist Quarterly, the flagship member publication of the National Flute Association, was founded more than four decades ago, dating back almost as far as the organization itself. Recognized throughout the international flute community for its quality and visual appeal, The Flutist Quarterly provides information and articles about the performance, study, history, manufacture, and enjoyment of flutes, flutists, and flute music. The magazine features articles written by leading flute performers, scholars, and teachers and news about developments and accomplishments in the NFA membership and flute community at large. Article topics range from breaking discoveries and new insights in research and methodologies to in-depth analyses of new works. Profiles of the world’s leading flutists and pedagogues, significant activities in communities from Boston to China and all points in-between, performance health insights, and developments in flute repair and manufacture are among topics explored in the magazine’s feature articles. Regular departments include reports on flute club activities, Annual NFA Convention news and updates, obituaries, international news, news from and about the NFA, announcements of new products, and reviews of new CDs, music, and books pertaining to flute.
The Winter 2017 Issue
The winter 2017 issue of The Flutist Quarterly features an article by historian and flutemaker Robert Bigio about the curious flute of a most curious man. Dr. William Chester Minor designed his flute in the late 1800s—while incarcerated in the Broadmoor Criminal Lunatic Asylum. An important article on musician’s focal dystonia, written by Joanna Cowan White, presents exhaustive research on the topic, folding together the latest information from books, articles, specialists, and flutists who have struggled with this devastating disorder—including the author. Amy Hamilton profiles 93-year-old William Hebert, NFA Lifetime Achievement Award recipient. Hannah Hammel, winner of the 2016 Young Artist award, describes her dual passions—flute and dance. And Claudia Anderson explores the meaning of “artistry” through the words and insights of fellow flutists in her article on this elusive subject.
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