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 Summer 2016 Issue
This issue features Michael Lynn’s article, “The Development of the Flute in 19th-Century France,” offering tantalizing glimpses into the popular but virtually unknown flute repertoire and instruments used in France two centuries ago. We also pay tribute to renowned flutemaker Bickford Brannen in an interview by his friend and colleague Eva Kingma. And we bid farewell to legendary flutist and pedagogue Aurèle Nicolet, who died this year, in an article by his former student Eva Amsler. In an intimate essay, Ramakrishnan Kumaran, the winner of the 2015 NFA Young Artist Competition, shares his thoughts on his life as an artist. This issue also includes information about the 44th Annual NFA Convention, including—new this year—the complete schedule of events in a special, easy-to-carry insert.
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