The Flutist Quarterly

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.

 

Fall 2017 Issue Cover

The Fall 2017 Issue

In this issue:
Dayton C. Miller, lauded for his flute collection, was also one of the leading scientists of his time. Flute historian Nancy Toff describes Miller, the man—as fascinating as his collection is long. Also in this issue is an article about wind articulations in the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries and their significance for today’s flutist. Lauded flute teacher Leone Buyse, recipient of the NFA Lifetime Achievement Award, has adapted her presentation at the 2017 NFA Convention for her article about the importance of using empathy in teaching. And Mary Kay Fink remembers her friend and colleague, the late Phil Dikeman, whose death this year fell only three years after he chaired the 2014 convention in Chicago. 

 

Frequently Asked Questions

When will I receive my first Flutist Quarterly?
Your membership benefits include a subscription to Flutist Quarterly, the official quarterly journal of the National Flute Association. Please refer to the chart below to see when you should expect your first issue.
If your membership is processed… …your first issue will be: *
July 1 – September 30 Fall (October)
October 1 – December 31 Winter (January)
January 1 – March 31 Spring (April)
April 1 – June 30 Summer (July)
*Back issues will no longer be mailed but are available as PDFs.
How do I change my mailing address?
You can Sign In to your NFA account and make the change or alternatively, contact the NFA Office. Bulk rate mail is not forwarded. The NFA will be responsible for one missed magazine in the event an address change crosses in the mail. Missed issues due to bad addresses are available at the back issue rate of $10 per copy for members. Non-members may purchase back issues at the rate of $12 each.
Am I able to purchase back issues of the Flutist Quarterly?
Yes; they are available through the NFA Store for $10.00 per issue, plus shipping.
I am having difficulty opening the Flutist Quarterly file downloaded from the NFA web site. What should I do?
The Flutist Quarterly is saved in the standard .PDF format. This format requires the free Adobe Reader software, available directly from Adobe. You may in fact already have Adobe Reader installed on your computer, although we recommend downloading and installing the latest version from Adobe if you do not already have it.



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