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Convention Schedule

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Saturday

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Wednesday

General Warm Up Room

Wednesday
8 a.m. – 10 p.m. 

General warm up room available to all attendees, as needed, without assignment or reservation.

Exhibitor Registration Open

Wednesday
9 a.m. – 9 p.m. 

Registration and badge pick-up for exhibitors.

Instrument Security Room

Wednesday
3 p.m. –  

Complimentary secure instrument storage will be available Wednesday 3:00 p.m. through Sunday 11:00 p.m.

Information Desk Open

Wednesday
3 – 9 p.m. 

Attendants available to give directions to convention events and answer questions.

Attendee Registration Open

Wednesday
3 – 9 p.m. 

Registration open for all attendees.

Great Salt Lake Flute Orchestra Rehearsal

Wednesday
4 – 5:30 p.m. 

This choir is directed by John Bailey. Participating flutists must have completed advance registration and must commit to two rehearsals, warm-up, and the concert.

Young Artist Competition Quarterfinals

Wednesday
5 – 10 p.m. 
Solo Performance

Fifteen contestants perform unaccompanied works for judges. Six will then advance to the semifinal round.

Welcome Orientation

Wednesday
7 – 8 p.m. 

Hosted by 2019 Assistant Program Chair Kate Henry and 2020 Assistant Program Chair Vanessa Fourla

Great Salt Lake Flute Orchestra Rehearsal

Wednesday
8 – 10 p.m. 

See 4:00 p.m. listing for details.

Thursday

Instrument Security Room

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Complimentary, secure instrument storage is available through Sunday 11:00 p.m.

Information Desk Open

Thursday
8 a.m. – 6 p.m. 

Attendants available to give directions to convention events and answer questions.


Attendee Registration Open

Thursday
8 a.m. – 6 p.m. 

Registration open for all attendees.


General Warm Up Room

Thursday
8 a.m. – 10 p.m.  

General warm up room available to all attendees, as needed, without assignment or reservation.


Exhibitor Registration Open

Thursday
8 a.m. – 6 p.m. 

Registration and badge pick-up for exhibitors.


Great Salt Lake Flute Orchestra Warm Up

Thursday
8 – 8:45 a.m. 

Annual Meeting and Opening Orchestra Concert

Thursday
– 10 a.m.

John NFA President Joanna Bassett in the official opening of the 2019 Convention! Followed by a performance of the Great Salt Lake Flute Orchestra.


Exhibit Hall Open

Thursday
10 – 5:30 a.m. 

Visit the convention's famously vibrant exhibit hall, featuring companies offering a wide variety of flutes, music, and flute-related merchandise - your 'one-stop shop' for all things flute!

Performance Health Care Committee in the Exhibit Hall

Thursday
10 – 11 a.m. 

“The Doctor is IN” session with Chip Shelton, DDS. Dr. Shelton is available to answer your dental-facio questions and concerns.


Exhibitor Showcase: Drelinger Headjoint Company, Inc. "Headjoint Buying Guide"

Thursday,
10 – 10:25 a.m. 

Important features and services to consider before buying a headjoint. Also, information on how to pretest a headjoint you are considering for purchase.

Money Matters: Make it, save it, organize it

Thursday
10 – 11 a.m. 
Workshop

Creating your own career is made possible when you know how to generate and manage money. Join Katherine Emeneth for an essential money education designed to help you navigate your career from today forward.

Striking the Right Chord: Crafting Dynamic Flute Choir Arrangements

Thursday
10:15 – 11:30 a.m. 
Panel

In this interactive session, a team of flute choir composers and arrangers will discuss important considerations and solutions to common pitfalls when arranging music for flute ensembles. Participants are encouraged to bring their ideas and their scores-in-progress! Panelists include Nicole Chamberlain, Matt Johnston, Daniel Kessner, Ricky Lombardo, and Phyllis Avidan Louke.

High School Soloist Competition Final Round

Thursday
10:15 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. 

Eight finalists perform for judges.

Chamber Music Summit 1

Thursday
10:15 – 11:30 a.m. 
Chamber Performance

Start your convention out with a mixed chamber music program with the BETA Quartet, Ballif Duo, Jacqueline Cordova-Arrington with Adam Larison, the Capstone Trio, and the Madera Winds.

Fresh Voices

Thursday
10:30 – 11:30 a.m. 
Solo Performance

Works by living composers are celebrated with performances by Nicole Riner, Mariana Gariazzo with Mary Karen Clardy, Sophia Tegart, Dan Parasky, and the Pittsburgh Professional Flute Orchestra.

Jazz Summit

Thursday
11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. 
Solo Performance

Artistry in Jazz is honored with performances by flutists Carla Campopiano, Shivhan Dohse Morton, Kimberly Helton, Ali Ryerson, Carol Shanksy, and Nancy Stagnitta.

Pedagogy through Chamber Music: Suzuki Flute and Harp

Thursday
11 – 11:45 a.m. 
Chamber Performance

Teachers Nancy Wood and Artamisha Farnsworth present their student chamber music project placing Suzuki flute and harp students into duos and other small ensembles. Current students will perform chamber repertoire for flute and harp.

Pedagogy Committee in the Exhibit Hall

Thursday
11 a.m. – 12 p.m. 

Members of the Pedagogy Committee will offer “How to teach” sessions for teachers of all levels. Helen Blackburn - Tone/Embouchure

Happy Birthday, Severino!: Celebrating the 100th anniversary of the birth of Italian flute virtuoso Severino Gazzelloni (1919-1992)

Thursday
11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. 
Lecture

This presentation discusses the life and work of the iconic Italian flutist Severino Gazzelloni. Harvey Sollberger presents an introduction to his new English translation of Gazzelloni’s autobiography, and representative recorded performances by Gazzelloni. Short testimonials from former students and colleagues will also be featured. Sponsored by the NFA Special Publications Committee. John Bailey, moderator.

Thursday Flute Choir Lobby Concert

Thursday
12 – 1:15 p.m. 
Flute Choir Performance

Come to the South Lobby to hear the BYU-Idaho Flute Ensemble, conducted by Nadine Luke and Flautissimo, conducted by Lorinda Atwater.

Submerged

Thursday
12 – 1:15 p.m. 
Chamber Performance

Featuring Miguel del Aguila's new piece Submerged, performed by the Hat Trick Trio, this concert also features music by low flutes and other instruments. Flutists include April Clayton, Katherine Kemler, Rebecca Powell Garfield, Kelly DeVany, Wendy Stern and Kathleen Nester, the Contraband Ensemble, and the Low Flutes Committee and Friends.

Movement Analysis for Peak Performance

Thursday
12:15 – 1:15 p.m. 
Lecture

In this shared session, Simone Maurer will present about how Laban Movement Analysis can enhance your flute playing and teaching by observing, interpreting, and improving a flutist’s body posture and movement. Samuel Hood will present the Flutist's MAPP, a pedagogical method inspired by Dalcroze Eurhythmics.


Free Solo Flute Family

Thursday
12:30 – 1:30 p.m. 
Solo Performance

This engaging program of unaccompanied repertoire will include flutists Kathryn Thomas Umble, Daniel Kessner, Jennifer Lau, Kristen Stoner, John McMurtery, and Erinn Frechette.

Piccolo Orchestral Audition and Masterclass Competition with Peter Verhoyen

Thursday
12:30 – 3 p.m. 

Antwerp Symphony Orchestra Principal Piccoloist Peter Verhoyen teaches the NFA Piccolo Orchestral Audition and Masterclass Competition. Participants are chosen through recorded competition.

Pedagogy Committee in the Exhibit Hall

Thursday
1 – 2 p.m. 

Members of the Pedagogy Committee will offer “How to teach” sessions for teachers of all levels. Korinne Smith - Dynamics/Musicality

Wonder Women: Celebrating Our Strength Through Music

Thursday
1 – 2:30 p.m. 
Chamber Performance

Come hear music emphasizing the beauty and power of women’s voices, celebrating the works of female composers. Performed by flutists Cristina Ballatori, Erika Boysen, Brook Ferguson, Mindy Kaufmann, Virginia Broffitt Kunzer, Naomi Seidman, Naomi Senzer, Lindsay Leach-Sparks, Kelly Sulick, and Audra Ziegel.

Flute Composing Speakeasy

Thursday
1:30 – 3 p.m. 
Workshop

In the spirit of Katherine Hoover’s contributions to the flute world, this special NFA composer workshop will guide flutists into creating their own music. Composers Valerie Coleman, Nicole Chamberlain and Amanda Harberg will lead a two-part event including a masterclass on their own music, followed a workshop designed to encourage aspiring flutist-composers, who will have a chance to perform their own works for feedback from the panel of composers.

Enchanting Duos and Trios

Thursday
1:45 – 3 p.m. 
Chamber Performance

This mixed chamber music program will include not to be missed performances by Sami Junnonen in a duo with Eva Alkula on kantele, and woodwind trios featuring flutists Nicole Molumby and Mihoko Watanabe.

Flute Choir Showcase 1

Thursday
2 – 3 p.m. 
Flute Choir Performance

This flute choir event will feature the Song of the Angels Flute Orchestra conducted by Charles Fernandez, and the UNLV Flute Ensemble, conducted by Jennifer Grim.


Pedagogy Committee in the Exhibit Hall

Thursday
2 – 3 p.m. 

Members of the Pedagogy Committee will offer “How to teach” sessions for teachers of all levels. Cassandra Eisenreich - Rhythm


Graduate Research Competition Winner Lectures

Thursday
2 – 3 p.m. 

2019 winners present their research and findings. Elsa Nichols and James Thompson will share their projects and inspire your future research.

The Journey to Inclusion

Thursday
2 – 3 p.m. 
Panel

This panel/forum will address the many different forms of exclusion that occur in various work and educational settings and consider strategies for increasing the inclusion and success of all members of the flute community. Panelists include Brian Dunbar, Eileen Grycky, William Linthicum-Blackhorse, Jeiran Hasan and Catherine Ramirez. Moderated by Caen Thomason-Redus and James Miller.

Visit the Exhibit Hall

Thursday
3 – 4 p.m. 

Performance Health Care Committee in the Exhibit Hall

Thursday
3 – 4 p.m. 

"Wellness for Flutists" offers Life Coaching advice on confidence and positive body language by Certified Life Coach, Yoga Instructor, and Enrichment Educator Sue Hurwitz.

High School Masterclass with George Pope

Thursday
4 – 5:30 p.m. 

Three alternates from the High School Soloist Competition perform in a masterclass for George Pope.


Career and Artistic Development Committee in the Exhibit Hall

Thursday
4 – 5 p.m. 

Career Checks: Looking for feedback? Does your resume need a reboot? The Career and Artistic Development Committee is here to help! Stop by the NFA committee booth or sign up in advance to reserve a time for a 20-minute career mentorship meeting. Sessions can provide general career or interview advice or may be used as an opportunity to review and discuss cover letters, resumes, and/or CVs. Hilary Abigana

Tomorrowland: Commissioning the Future of Flute Literature

Thursday
4 – 5 p.m. 
Lecture-Recital

Tomorrowland is a lecture-recital that combines performances of newly commissioned works for flute with a discussion about the genesis and process of commissioning new works. The recital is co-hosted by Timothy Hagen and Benjamin Smolen, both flutists who have been closely involved with the creation of new works for the flute as performer, composer, and/or commissioner.

Transforming Artistry: The Legacy of Joachim Andersen

Thursday
4 – 5 p.m. 
Lecture-Recital

Follow the trail of Joachim Andersen through St. Petersburg, Berlin, Scheveningen, and Copenhagen. Kyle Dzapo presents her new film and joins John Thorne and Dianne Frazer in performances of some of Andersen’s unknown treasures.

Project Trio Jam Session

Thursday
4 – 5 p.m. 
Workshop

Come join Project Trio in an open session. Bring your flute and plan to improvise!

Bach to the Future

Thursday
4 – 5:15 p.m. 
Workshop

In the first portion of this interactive class Leighann Daihl Ragusa explains what ornamentation is, why we ornament music, where to add ornamentation, and how to develop an ornamental language. The second workshop features Philip Snyder introduces a simple guide to setting up electronic gear for the technological beginner on a budget.

Thursday Headliner Concert

Thursday
5 – 6 p.m. 
Solo Performance

This dynamic recital will feature two high-powered performers. Baroque flutist Na'ama Lion opens the program with music by Bon de Venzia, Jacquette de la Guerre, and Blaker, and Stephanie Jutt highlights her most recent South American recording project with works for flute and piano by Turina, Granados, and Ginastera.

Utah Symphony Flute Section in Recital

Thursday
5:30 – 6:30 p.m. 
Solo Performance

The flute section of the Utah Symphony will perform a recital of varied works, featuring solo performances by each of the three members, Mercedes Smith, Lisa Byrnes, and Caitlyn Valovick-Moore as well as two trios.

Emerson DeFord Tribute

Thursday
5:30 – 6:30 p.m. 

Lifetime Achievement Award Winner Emerson DeFord will be honored for his contributions to flute making and the flute industry. Coordinated by Gemeinhardt's David Pirtle and Jennifer Baunoch.

Myrna Brown Dine-Around

Thursday
5:45 – 7:30 p.m. 

Nothing transforms strangers into friends quite like sharing a meal. Meet at the NFA Registration Desk.

100 Years of the New York Flute Club

Thursday
5:45 – 6:30 p.m. 
Lecture-Recital

The New York Flute Club, the oldest orchestral instrument organization in the world, will celebrate its centennial in the 2019-20 season. The NYFC’s current president and archivist, flute historian Nancy Toff, will survey the rich history of this illustrious organization, with performances by some of the NY Flute Club's long time members.

Thursday Pre-Gala Lobby Concert

Thursday
7 – 7:45 p.m. 
Flute Choir Performance

The beautiful Abravanel Hall Lobby will be filled with the sounds of the Fairbanks Flutists in a program called "Frozen Flutes -- Music of the Circumpolar North." The program features music from northern couutries: Alaska, Scandinavia, and Canada, depicting snow, forests and folk music. Conducted by Dorli McWayne.

Thursday Gala Concert

Thursday
8 – 10 p.m. 
Solo Performance

Finish your day with a party! Thursday’s evening concert will open with the lively Irish band Cherish the Ladies. Hungarian flutist Gergely Ittzés will perform his own composition, A Most International Flute Festival, and New York City jazz flutist Christian Artmann and his quartet will close the concert.

Cabaret: Joanie Madden and Cherish the Ladies

Thursday
10:30 p.m. – 12 a.m. 
Solo Performance

After their gala concert performance, Joanie Madden and Cherish the Ladies will move to the late night event. The Irish-American female group to provides an entertaining and inspiring show.

Friday

Instrument Security Room

Complimentary, secure instrument storage is available through Sunday 11:00 p.m.

Information Desk Open

Friday
8 a.m. – 6 p.m. 

Attendants available to give directions to convention events and answer questions.

Attendee Registration Open

Friday
8 a.m. – 6 p.m. 

Registration open for all attendees.

Exhibitor Registration Open

Friday
8 a.m. – 6 p.m. 

Registration and badge pick-up for exhibitors.

General Warm Up Room

Friday
8 a.m. – 10 p.m. 

General warm up room available to all attendees, as needed, without assignment or reservation.

Flute Hackathon!

Friday
8 – 9:30 a.m. 
Workshop

Flute Hackathon: a sprint-like event in which flutists interested in entrepreneurial projects collaborate intensely for a short amount of time. The goal of the Flute Hackathon is to come up with a functioning entrepreneurial idea at the end of the event! Prizes will be awarded. Event mentors will be Nicole Chamberlain, Morgan Pappas, Barbara Siesel, and Michelle Stanley.

Friday Morning Morsel

Friday
8:45 – 9:15 a.m. 
Solo Performance

Whet your appetite for the day's events with this short, zesty performance by Julia Barnett and Michael Williams.

Fresh Faces

Friday
9 – 10 a.m. 
Solo Performance

This concert of fresh new music will include performances by Danielle Breisach, Paula Gudmundson, Amy Likar, and Paul and James Thompson.

Celebrating Utah!

Friday
9 – 10 a.m. 
Chamber Performance

Join members of the Utah Flute Association for performances involving many Utah composers, plus performances by the Aspen Winds and Logan Canyon Winds.


Exhibitor Showcase: Nagahara Flutes, NNI, Inc. "Completing the Boehm Tradition: Nagahara FC flute"

Friday
9 – 9:25 a.m. 

Hear master craftsman Kanichi Nagahara in a conversation about the development of the revolutionary Full Concert Model flute. Dr. Jonathan Keeble joins the discussion to provide a performer's perspective.

Answers to Copyright Questions from an Expert

Friday
9 – 10:30 a.m. 
Lecture

A copyright attorney will provide an overview of copyright law as it relates to flute teachers and performers and answer several questions commonly faced.

Flute Choir Reading Session: The Classics Go to Hollywood

Friday
9:30 – 10:30 a.m. 
Workshop

It's all about the bass.... and alto, and contra! Explore exciting new ensemble repertoire for low flutes, directed by Paige Dashner Long and Phyllis Avidan Louke. From classics to popular music from film and TV, participants will read through a wide variety of musical genres.

Exhibitor Showcase: Sankyo Flutes "Gergely Ittzés and the Sounds of Sankyo"

Friday
9:45 – 10:10 a.m. 

Experience a multitude of textures and sounds through an exploratory session with Gergely Ittzés. Featuring various Sankyo models and materials, Gergely wows the senses in this not-to-be missed showcase!

Performance Health Care Committee in the Exhibit Hall

Friday
10 – 10:30 a.m. 

“Musician Injuries and Resources” with Francesca Leo

Exhibit Hall Open

Friday
10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. 

"Visit the convention’s famously vibrant exhibit hall, featuring companies offering a wide variety of flutes, music, and flute-related merchandise.

Young Artist Competition Semi-Finals

Friday
10 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. 

Six semi-finalists perform for judges.

Technology: Recordings and Online Presence

Friday
10 – 11 a.m. 
Workshop

The first half of this interactive workshop will feature Erin K. Murphy helping participants through the entire process of making a recording. In the second half Google employee Amy Fu and lawyer/professor Sara Anne Hook will teach participants to create an online presence while staying out of legal trouble.

Convention Performers Competition and Newly Published Music Competition Winners in Concert

Friday
10:15 – 11:15 a.m. 

Winners of the Convention Performers Competition play prize-winning pieces from the Newly Published Music Competition.


Exhibitor Showcase: Blocki Flute Method, LLC "Energize Your Studio as a KinderFlute Teacher"

Friday
10:30 – 10:55 a.m. 

Discover the joys of teaching young children with the KinderFlute program and how certification can expand your studio.

Irish Flute for the Classical Flutist

Friday
10:30 – 11:30 a.m. 
Workshop

Join Joanie Madden and Cherish the Ladies along with Irish flute specialist Andra Bohnet in this presentation that addresses the characteristics and nuances of Irish music, while passing along the traditions of this idiom. All levels welcome!

How to Play Piccolo in a Large Ensemble

Friday
11 a.m. – 12 p.m. 
Panel

Join the NFA's Piccolo Committee for a panel discussion focusing on aspects of mastering the piccolo in the context of a large ensemble. The discussion will address the challenges of intonation, dynamics, when to blend and when not to, as well as preparation and working successfully with colleagues.


Historical Flutes Committee in the Exhibit Hall

Friday
11 a.m. – 12 p.m. 

Historical Flutes Committee chair Barbara Hopkins will offer free mini lessons. Bring your own flute (Baroque or modern) for a mini lesson or use one of ours; Baroque flutes from the Betty Bang Mather and Roger Mather collection will be available for use during the lesson. No previous experience on Baroque flute is necessary–come and try something new!


Exhibitor Showcase: Jupiter Flutes "Connecting with Young Flute Students Using Technology"

Friday
11:15 – 11:40 a.m. 

Join us in connecting everyday practice through creativity with electronics and technology. Sarah Jane will demonstrate the use of electronic effects for enhancing a deeper understanding of intonation, vibrato, harmonization, articulation, and expression.


Flute Lovers' Lunch

Friday
11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. 

Flute historian Nancy Toff reports on some of her research adventures, and reveals some of her recent discoveries while planning the centennial celebrations for the New York Flute Club. Ticket purchase required -- available at registration through noon Thursday.

Cancer, Women's Health and the Flute

Friday
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. 
Lecture

This lecture will discuss frequently encountered women’s health issues, and how these can affect flute playing. Also discussed will be how to safely exercise during and after treatment. Sponsored by the Performance Healthcare Committee.

Recital: Ittzés/Hélène Boulègue

Friday
12 – 1 p.m. 
Solo Performance

Gergely Ittzes and Hélène Boulègue will share the stage as they each perform a recital of varied works by Brönnimann, Enescu, Fauré, and Jolivet.

2019 Myrna Brown International Scholarship Winner: Khanyisile Mthetwa

Friday
12 – 1 p.m. 
Solo Performance

Khanyisile Mthetwa, from South Africa, performs a recital of music by living South African composers.

Friday Flute Choir Lobby Concert

Friday
12 – 1:15 p.m. 
Flute Choir Performance

Come to the South Lobby to hear the Wichita State University FluteShox Flute Choir, conducted by Carmen Lemoine and the Rocky Mountain Flute Choir, conducted by Shawana Quirk.

Music for Flute and Percussion

Friday
12 – 1:15 p.m. 
Chamber Performance

Join us for chamber music featuring percussion as a duo partner performed by flutists Melissa Colgin Abeln, Heidi Álvarez, Tracy Doyle, Kathryn Eagles, Sarah Vay Kerns, Joanne Lazzaro, Valerie Potter, Wendy Rolfe, and Tammy Evans Yonce.

Pedagogy Committee in the Exhibit Hall

Friday
12 – 1 p.m. 

Members of the Pedagogy Committee will offer “How to teach” sessions for teachers of all levels. Korinne Smith - Technique

Winning the Mental Game: The Simple Solution to Performance Anxiety

Friday
12:30 – 1:30 p.m. 
Workshop

Mental Performance Consultant, Metropolitan Opera Baritone, and New World Symphony faculty member Nicholas Pallesen will help participants learn to walk into a performance or audition ready to unleash artistry, no matter the circumstances.

Using Social Media to Grow Your Studio

Friday
1 – 2 p.m. 
Panel

In this panel discussion, pre-college and college flute teachers will discuss their successful use of various social media platforms to reach out to prospective students and create a more inclusive sense of community among their current students.

Performance Health Care Committee in the Exhibit Hall

Friday
1 – 2 p.m. 

Join Angela McCuiston, NASM-CPT, CES, SFS, and Sandra Cox, DMA, for a follow-up Q & A session on women’s health issues and flute playing.


Baroque Open Masterclass with Na'ama Lion

Friday
1 – 2 p.m. 

Na'ama Lion, celebrated soloist and performer on baroque flute, gives an open masterclass on baroque flute. With Alice Chuaqui Baldwin, harpsichord. Bring your baroque flute and music to play!

Exhibitor Showcase: Verne Q. Powell Flutes, Inc. "The New Sonare 905!"

Friday
1:30 – 1:55 p.m. 

The affordable 2019 Powell Sonare 905 features smooth mechanism, resonant projection, and tone quality. Powell Artist Nancy Stagnitta will use it to perform the Ibert Concerto. Enter to win one! Must be present to win.

Jazz Flute Big Band Reading Session

Friday
1:30 – 3 p.m. 

Dominique Gagné leads this session, open to experienced and aspiring jazz flutists. All are welcome to participate or audit. BYO flutes of all types and music stands and play great jazz arrangements from the NFA JFBB repertoire, with opportunities for improvisation.

Susan Milan Tribute

Friday
2 – 3 p.m. 

Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Susan Milan will be honored by former students and colleagues in this tribute event. Coordinated by Allison Conlan and Kevin Gowland.


Adult Flutist and Amateur Resources Committee in the Exhibit Hall

Friday
2 – 4 p.m. 

Bring your flute and newly purchased duets or trios to the NFA booth to read through with committee members!

Elemental Influences: Earth, Air, Fire, Water

Friday
2 – 3 p.m. 
Chamber Performance

Including works inspired by nature's influences, this program features flutist performers Ginny Atherton, Mariana Gariazzo, Frank Martinez, Terri Sanchez and the Cultural Outreach Committee.

Flute Choir Showcase 2 

Friday
2 – 3 p.m. 
Flute Choir Performance

This flute choir event will feature the TWU/Brookhaven Flute Choir conducted by Pam Youngblood, and the Camellia City Flute Choir, conducted by Martin Melicharek.

Remembrance and Healing Concert

Friday
2 – 3 p.m. 
Solo Performance

This annual concert features performances dedicated to teachers, family members, friends, and colleagues who are no longer with us.


Exhibitor Showcase: Muramatsu "Hélène Boulègue plays the Incantations by André Jolivet on her Muramatsu Flute"

Friday
2:15 – 2:40 p.m. 

Hear this exciting work performed by the first prize winner of the 2017 Kobe International Flute Competition.

Exhibitor Showcase: Altus Flutes "Extended Techniques Workshop"

Friday
3 – 3:25 p.m. 

Join Altus Flutes and Nina Assimakopoulos for an extended techniques workshop! Attendees will learn how to use different techniques in their music and will also have the opportunity to win door prizes such as a signed copy of Nina’s book, The Virtuosic Flutist!

NFA Committee Chairs and Appointees Meeting

Friday
3 – 4 p.m. 

Open only to NFA committee chairs and appointees.

Visit the Exhibit Hall

Friday
3 – 4 p.m. 

Career and Artistic Development Committee in the Exhibit Hall

Friday
4 – 5 p.m. 

Career Checks: Looking for feedback? Does your resume need a reboot? The Career and Artistic Development Committee is here to help! Stop by the NFA committee booth or sign up in advance to reserve a time for a 20-minute career mentorship meeting. Sessions can provide general career or interview advice or may be used as an opportunity to review and discuss cover letters, resumes, and/or CVs. Michelle Stanley

Baroque and Breakouts

Friday
4 – 5:30 p.m. 
Solo Performance

With performances on baroque flute and modern works, this session will demonstrate that the changes in the flute over time do not limit artistry. Performers include Gemma Goday, Leighann Daihl Ragusa, Christopher Lee, Wendy Rolfe, Magda Schwerzmann, and Vincenzo Volpe.

Friday Headliner: Masterworks by Master Teachers

Friday
4 – 5:15 p.m. 
Solo Performance

Come to hear a few of your favorite teachers play their favorite works. Bonita Boyd, Jonathan Keeble, John Thorne, and Linda Toote, will perform with Dianne Frazer and Katie Leung.

Flute Choir Showcase 3

Friday
4 – 5 p.m. 
Flute Choir Performance

This flute choir event will feature the New York Flutists directed by Soo-Kyung Park, and Flute Sonic, conducted by Gordon Halligan.

Fruit Flies Like a Banana - Rethinking How We Teach Audiences About Music Through Vaudeville

Friday
4 – 5 p.m. 
Lecture-Recital

Fruit Flies Like a Banana is a neo-vaudeville variety show. It introduces audiences to music you've never experienced (or hear all the time) in a way that’s not alienating. The lecture portion includes discussion on how to bring non-classical music devotees to an instrumental music show; how we teach audiences about our world without condescension and most importantly, creating an atmosphere where audience members find enjoyment no matter their experience level with the genre.

Gone Electric: Flute Effects, Electronics and Film

Friday
4 – 5 p.m. 
Lecture-Recital

Composer-performers Melissa Keeling, Sarah Jane Hargis, Leszek Hefi Wisniowski and Rozalind MacPhail combine their passion of contemporary flute techniques, effects pedals, looping, storytelling and film as they perform original works that move and inspire.

Velocity!

Friday
5 – 6 p.m. 
Chamber Performance

Join us for high energy performances by flutists Nicole Esposito, James Hall, Julie Hobbs, and Martha Long.

Phil Swanson Memorial Tribute

Friday
5:45 – 6:45 p.m. 

Join us in celebrating the life of NFA Founder Phil Swanson, with performances and remembrances by friends and colleagues. Hosted by Gwen Powell.

Exhibitor Concert

Friday
6 – 7 p.m. 

Hear performances by representatives of our exhibiting companies.

Life Member and Legacy Circle Reception

Friday
7 – 7:45 p.m. 

Invitation required.

Friday Pre-Gala Lobby Concert

Friday
7 – 7:45 p.m. 
Flute Choir Performance

Prior to the gala concert, the Abravanel Hall lobby concert features the Desert Echoes Flute Project, including a premiere of Vincenzo Palermo's "Introduzione and Caccia Frenetica" for flute orchestra. Conducted by Christina Steffen.


Friday Gala Concert

Friday
8 – 10 p.m. 
Solo Performance

Friday’s evening concert features dynamic performers including the Cincinnati Symphony’s Randy Bowman, the new University of Kansas flute professor Daniel Velasco, the Milwaukee Symphony’s principal flutist Sonora Slocum, and Italian piccoloist Nicola Mazzanti. Hybrid arts ensemble The Fourth Wall, with flutist Hilary Abigana, will add dramatic content to the event.


Friday Cabaret

Friday
10 – 11:30 p.m. 
Chamber Performance

Join us for refreshments and music. Late night performances by jazz musicians Christian Artmann and Laszlo Gardony, and the Luce-Caliendo Duo with Brian Luce and Christopher Caliendo.

Saturday

Instrument Security Room

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Information Desk Open

Saturday
8 a.m. – 6 p.m. 

Attendants will be available to provide directions to convention events and answer general inquiries.


Attendee Registration Open

Saturday
8 a.m. – 6 p.m. 

Registration open for all attendees.

Exhibitor Registration Open

Saturday
8 a.m. – 6 p.m. 

Registration and badge pick-up for exhibitors.

General Warm Up Room

Saturday
8 a.m. – 10 p.m. 

General warm up room available to all attendees, as needed, without assignment or reservation.


Food for the Day's Journey Breakfast with Marianne Gedigian

Saturday
8 – 9 a.m. 

This Pedagogy Committee sponsored breakfast will include a delicious meal followed by speaker Marianne Gedigian. Ticket purchase required-- available at registration until noon Friday.

Restorative Yoga with Live Music

Saturday
8 – 9 a.m. 
Workshop

Yoga instructor and Gemeinhardt Teaching Artist, Matthew Allison guides us through a 60 minute restorative yoga sequence where yoga and live electroacoustic music by Canada’s looping flutist, Rozalind MacPhail dance together to create inner peace and make room for space in the heart.

Saturday Morning Morsel

Saturday
8:45 – 9:15 a.m. 
Solo Performance

This short program will fill your soul for a day of music. Flutists include Hanna Weiss and Ashley Shank.

Youth Flute Day Warm-up

Saturday
9 – 9:30 a.m. 

As a kickstart to Youth Flute Day, take this time to meet fellow participants and get warmed up for a fun filled day of flute activities.

NFA Commissions for Piccolo

Saturday
9 – 10:30 a.m. 
Solo Performance

A concert of works commissioned by the National Flute Association featuring the piccolo. Performers include members of the NFA's Piccolo Committee, Erinn Frechette, Zachariah Galatis, Nicola Mazzanti, Rachel Ordaz, and Peter Verhoyen.


Flute Choir Reading Session

Saturday
9 – 10 a.m. 
Workshop

Christina Steffen will lead participants in an hour of flute choir works, including many composed in just the last few years. Come to get ideas for your next program.

Exhibitor Showcase: Flute Specialists, Inc. "Robert Dick's Glassando Headjoint"

Saturday
9 – 9:25 a.m. 

Featuring electric flutist Melissa Keeling performing acoustically and amplified. Headjoint and microphone available at Flute Specialists’ booth. Melissa Keeling and Robert Johnson, president

Chamber Music Summit 2

Saturday
9:30 – 11 a.m. 
Chamber Performance

Works for mixed ensembles by Eric Ewazen, Katherine Hoover, Stephen Kujala, Andrey Rubtsov will be performed by flutists Francesca Arnone, Carla Copeland Burns, Erinn Frechette, Mindy Kaufman, Amy Orsinger Whitehead, Carol Wincenc. The second part of the program features jazz flutist Holly Hofmann performing jazz standards with Mike Wofford.


Anxiety, Depression and Stage Fright, Oh My!

Saturday
9:30 – 10:30 a.m. 
Panel

Anxiety and Depression, along with "stage fright" and the pressure to perform well can seem overwhelming. In this presentation, join Dr. Michael Weinstein, Susan Mayer, LMT, Sandra Cox and Kristen Gygi as they talk about the different methodolgies used to address anxiety and depression from a clinical perspective and also a practical one.

YFD Work and Play: Creating a Playground for Deep Practice 

Saturday
9:45 – 10:45 a.m. 
Workshop

In this interactive masterclass, local students will perform in an interactive and integrative masterclass with Suzuki Teacher Trainer Wendy Stern, Dalcroze Licentiate and Emma Shubin.


Lightning Talks: A Flash of Information in 5 Minutes or Less

Saturday
10 – 11 a.m. 
Lecture

Join us as presenters share innovative projects, fresh ideas, new approaches, and research in an exciting new format. Lightning Talks distill a larger topic into 5 minutes of the most relevant material.

Orchestral Audition and Masterclass Competition with Christina Smith

Saturday
10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. 

Atlanta Symphony principal flutist Christina Smith teaches the NFA Orchestral Audition Masterclass. Participants are chosen through competition.

Exhibit Hall Open

Saturday
10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. 

Visit the convention's famously vibrant exhibit hall, featuring companies offering a wide variety of flutes, music, and flute-related merchandise - your 'one-stop shop' for all things flute!

Performance Health Care Committee in the Exhibit Hall 

Saturday
10:30 – 11:30 a.m. 

Join Krystin Gygi, Susan Mayer, and Dr. Michael Weinstein for a follow-up Q & A session on anxiety, depression, and stage fright.


Flute Choir Showcase 4

Saturday
11 a.m. – 12 p.m. 
Flute Choir Performance

This flute choir event will feature the Diamond Bar High School Flutes conducted by Darrin Thaves, and University of Utah Runnin' Fl'UTES', conducted by Tiffany Sedgley.

YFD: Sightreading Olympics

Saturday
11 a.m. – 12 p.m. 
Workshop

One of the most important musical skills is the ability to sightread well, so we invite young flutists to the NFA's first ever Sightreading Olympics! This session includes coaching from Benjamin Smolen, Principal Flute of the Pacific Symphony and circuit training with teachers from the NFA's Youth Engagement Committee.


Exhibitor Showcase: Miyazawa "Virginia Broffitt Kunzer and The Colors of Sound"

Saturday
11:15 – 11:40 a.m. 

A dazzling recital featuring the incredible Virginia Broffitt Kunzer! Experience the true meaning behind The Colors of Sound and join us to celebrate our 50th Anniversary.  The first 50 people in attendance will receive a special gift!

Alto Flute Artist Competition

Saturday
11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. 

The original Alto Flute Artist Competition will feature finalists playing for a panel of judges. Performers chosen by recorded competition.

Duos Elevated

Saturday
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. 
Chamber Performance

This recital features duos Magda Schwerzmann and Elizabeth Buck on a variety of flutes, and Cobus du Toit with pianist Doreen Lee.

2018 Young Artist Competition Winner in Concert: Catherine Boyack

Saturday
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. 
Solo Performance

Catherine Boyack will perform works by Aho, Jolivet, Meyer-Olbersleben, Pärt, and Revell.

Monumental Matinee

Saturday
11:45 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. 
Solo Performance

This memorable lunchtime performance features well-known performers Eva Amsler, Michel Bellavance, Brook Ferguson, Catherine Ramirez, Amy Tu, and Carol Wincenc.

Saturday Flute Choir Lobby Concert

Saturday
12 – 1:15 p.m. 
Flute Choir Performance

Come to the South Lobby to hear the Los Angeles Flute Orchestra, conducted by Peter Senchuk and the Orange County School of the Arts Flute Ensemble, conducted by Janelle Barrera.

Career and Artistic Development Committee in the Exhibit Hall

Saturday
12 – 1 p.m. 

Career Checks: Looking for feedback? Does your resume need a reboot? The Career and Artistic Development Committee is here to help! Stop by the NFA committee booth or sign up in advance to reserve a time for a 20-minute career mentorship meeting. Sessions can provide general career or interview advice or may be used as an opportunity to review and discuss cover letters, resumes, and/or CVs. Jessica Sherer

High School Soloist Winner Meet and Greet

Saturday
1 – 1:30 p.m. 

Hear this year's High School soloist Competition winner perform with pianist Dianne Frazer and say hello to Youth Flute Day artists and contributors. Bring a pen and your program book for autographs!


Adult Amateur Masterclass with Angeleita Floyd

Saturday
1 – 2 p.m. 

Celebrated teacher Angeleita S. Floyd will give a masterclass for volunteer performers. The opportunity to sign-up to play will be at the start of the class. A keyboardist will be provided.

MOSAIC: A Collage of Composer-Performer Collaborations

Saturday
1 – 2:30 p.m. 
Chamber Performance

These pieces showcase collaboration between the flutist and composer by illustrating individual sound worlds while using the most modern adaptations to the instrument. Performers include Brian Allred, Claudia Anderson, Lisa Bost-Sandberg, Sarah Brady, Trudy Kane, Ellen Johnson Mosley, Conor Nelson, Hannah Porter Occeña, Jane Rigler, Paul Taub, and Tammy Evans Yonce.

Poster Session

Saturday
1 – 2:30 p.m. 
Lecture

Paula Hartsough, Bethany Padgett, Osvaldo Gomes dos Santos Jr, and Rachel Taylor Geier will be available to discuss their research in this inaugural NFA Poster Session.

YFD Flute FAQ: Youth Edition

Saturday
1:30 – 2:30 p.m. 
Panel

This session features six discussion circles for young flutists, one for each of the following, youth-centered topics: taking care of your flute, purchasing a new instrument, playing with braces, alternate fingerings, piccolo, and low flutes. Participants will rotate between all six circles, giving them a chance to gain a lot of knowledge in a short time. Make sure to come with questions!

Masterclass Performer's Competition Masterclass with Gergely Ittzés

Saturday
1:30 – 3 p.m. 
Workshop

Winners of the 2019 Masterclass Performers Competition play flute works for Gergely Ittzés.

Exhibitor Showcase: Verne Q. Powell Flutes, Inc. "The Art of the Headjoint"

Saturday
1:30 – 1:55 p.m.

Join Lindsey McChord to learn how headjoint-making techniques and materials create your unique voice. Two new wooden headjoint styles will be introduced. Nora Lee Garcia performs. Enter to win a handmade Powell headjoint and free lesson! Must be present to win.

Pedagogy Committee in the Exhibit Hall

Saturday
2 – 3 p.m. 

Members of the Pedagogy Committee will offer “How to teach” sessions for teachers of all levels. Irene Pruzan - Practicing

Recital: Susan Milan & Rogerio Zerlotti Wolf

Saturday
2 – 3 p.m. 
Solo Performance

The featured recital will include Lifetime Achievement Award winner Susan Milan in performances with Daniel King Smith and Kevin Gowland, and Brazilian flutist Rogerio Zerlotti Wolf with pianist Katie Leung.

Native American Flute for the Classical Flutist

Saturday
2:15 – 3 p.m. 
Workshop

The Native American Flute has a beautiful rich tone and history. Learn to include this sound into your own playing and teaching studios. This session will start off with the basics: How to produce a sound, various scales, articulations, and ornamentations. It will also explore how the Native American Flute can be used to create a sense of calmness and encourage wellness.


Exhibitor Showcase: Trevor James "The 'Mindful' Flutist + Alto Flute Giveaway!"

Saturday
2:15 – 2:40 p.m. 

The ultimate NFA energizer: 2019 Emmy Award Winner José Valentino will guide you through this deeply relaxing and motivational session filled with beautiful music and positivity. One of you will also walk away with a new TJ alto flute!

Celtic Jazz Fusion

Saturday
2:30 – 3 p.m. 
Solo Performance

This concert showcases Philippe Barnes' innovative style of combining elements of Irish music and jazz to create sophisticated modern folk tunes, complemented by creative harmonisations.

YFD Sliding Life: The Glissando Headjoint

Saturday
2:30 – 3 p.m. 
Lecture-Recital

In this lecture-recital, Tammy Evans Yonce and Melissa Keeling perform pieces for flute with Glissando Headjoint, demystify Glissando Headjoint techniques, and present exercises for developing Glissando Headjoint skills.


Historical Flutes Committee in the Exhibit Hall

Saturday
3 – 5 p.m. 

Free mini lessons offered with a selection of historical flutes available for people to look at and try. Bring your own baroque or modern flute for a mini lesson, or use one of ours. No previous experience on an early flute is necessary - come and try something new! Booth 804.

Youth Engagement Committee in the Exhibit Hall

Saturday
3 – 4 p.m. 

“Tips, Trials, and Tours: Explorations for the Emerging Flutist.” Students and teachers alike are welcome to visit the NFA booth to talk Step-up Flutes, get or give tips for perfecting flute abilities from beginner to college, and get exhibit hall tours for parents, students, families, and first-timers. The NFA Youth Engagement Committee will be on hand to help you explore!

Visit the Exhibit Hall

Saturday
3 – 4 p.m. 

Career and Artistic Development Committee in the Exhibit Hall

Saturday
4 – 5 p.m. 

Career Checks: Looking for feedback? Does your resume need a reboot? The Career and Artistic Development Committee is here to help! Stop by the NFA committee booth or sign up in advance to reserve a time for a 20-minute career mentorship meeting. Sessions can provide general career or interview advice or may be used as an opportunity to review and discuss cover letters, resumes, and/or CVs. Colleen White


YFD Preparing for College Auditions

Saturday
4 – 5 p.m. 
Workshop

In this workshop, Mary Matthews will provide resources to and answer questions from students who are thinking about applying to music school. Resources include video tutorials on standard audition repertoire, tips on how to select and find/order appropriate repertoire, a how-to guide on starting a music resume, and information about the daily life of a music major.

Flute Choir Showcase 5

Saturday
4 – 5 p.m. 
Flute Choir Performance

This flute choir event will feature the Morehead State University Flute Choir conducted by Ellen Johnson Mosley, and Pacific Flute Ensemble, conducted by Darrin Thaves.

Confluence of Artistry

Saturday
4 – 5 p.m. 
Chamber Performance

The performances on this concert include many forms of art. Pieces inspired by poetry will be played by Wendy Rolfe and Caen Thomason-Redus, pieces for flutist-dancer performed by Martha Councell-Vargas and Nina Assimakopoulos, and an original work by Viviana Guzman.

Saturday Headliner Recital

Saturday
4 – 5 p.m. 
Chamber Performance

Saturday's recital features piccolo player Peter Verhoyen and pianist Pieter-Jan Verhoyen in French flute repertoire that highlights the singing voice of the piccolo. The dynamic duo of April Clayton and Carol Wincenc will perform works by Utah composers, and will be joined for the finale by 2018 Young Artist Competition winner Catherine Boyack.


Solutions: Play Low Flutes without Pain, and Improve High Register Technique

Saturday
4 – 5 p.m. 
Workshop

In this two part presentation, Chip Shelton and flutist-participants from his NY JAZZ FLUTET will showcase and discuss how to play low flutes without pain. Followed by an Upper Register Workshop presented by Amy Hamilton designed as an interactive seminar for flutists of all ages and abilities with the goal of improving technical skills in the third octave.

Gala Awards Reception

Saturday
5 – 5:45 p.m. 

All convention attendees welcome. A cash bar will be available.


NFA Gala Awards Dinner

Saturday
5:45 – 7:45 p.m. 

The NFA Annual Gala Awards Dinner will honor 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award recipients Emerson Deford and Susan Milan. Attendees are entitles to reserved premium seating at the Gala Concerto Concert immediately following. A percentage of the purchase price of each ticket is a tax-deductible gift to the NFA's General Endowment Fund. Ticket purchase required--available at registration until noon Friday.

Saturday Pre-Gala Lobby Concert

Saturday
7 – 7:45 p.m. 
Flute Choir Performance

Our final Abravanel Hall Lobby Concert features the group Flutefinity, the University of Arizona flute ensemble. The works evoke the energy of the western vistas of Arizona. The group will perform Howard Buss’ newly-composed works, Engergico and Zephyrs of the Dawn, and Brian Luce’s Mogollon Memories for Flutefinity and UA’s own HarpFusion. Conducted by Brian Luce.

Saturday Concerto Gala 

Saturday
8 – 10 p.m. 
Solo Performance

Join us in Abravanel Hall for Saturday’s Concerto Gala concert, featuring concertos by Burton, Prior, Verhey, and Jolivet, performed by Chelsea Knox, Jonathan Keeble, Hélène Boulègue, and Christina Smith. Conducted by Richard Prior.

Jazz Flute Big Band Concert Late Night Cabaret

Saturday
10 – 11:30 p.m. 
Chamber Performance

Dominique Gagné leads the NFA Jazz Flute Big Band with guest soloists Holly Hofmann and others in a cabaret performance. Flutist performers are chosen through competition.

Sunday

Instrument Security Room

– 11 p.m. 

Information Desk Open

Sunday
8 a.m. – 3 p.m. 

Attendants will be available to provide directions to convention events and answer general inquiries.

Attendee Registration Open

Sunday
8 a.m. – 3 p.m. 

Registration open for all attendees.

General Warm Up Room

Sunday
8 a.m. – 3 p.m. 

General warm up room available to all attendees, as needed, without assignment or reservation.

Commercial Members Appreciation Breakfast

Sunday
8:30 – 9:30 a.m. 

Open to Commercial Members only.

The Art of Giving a Masterclass for the College Interview Process

Sunday
8:30 – 10 a.m. 
Workshop

The NFA Pedagogy Committee will choose three university job candidates from a mock application process to give a mini masterclass that would normally be part of a college teaching interview. Distinguished pedagogues Eva Amsler, Leone Buyse, and Angeleita Floyd will provide feedback.

Improvising for Non-Improvisers - Step One

Sunday
8:45 – 9:30 a.m. 
Workshop

David Weiss will lead this workshop & demonstration, with voluntary audience participation, which focuses on developing basic improvising skills. It will incorporate utilizing short interval studies and motifs to help develop basic improv “thinking” for non-improvisers.

Romantic era “hybrid” flutes and enhanced simple system flutes

Sunday
8:45 – 9:30 a.m. 
Lecture

Flutists are well aware of Theobald Boehm’s work on the flute which resulted in his 1832 and 1847 models. Numerous adjustments and modifications have been made to the Boehm system after its introduction, though many consider them “minor”. The simple system flute continued to be used throughout the 19th century and into the 20th, and it too evolved side by side with the Boehm flute. Presented by Richard Wilson.


Chamber Music Summit 3

Sunday
9 – 10 a.m. 
Chamber Performance

Chamber Music for flute and harp, two flutes and piano, and three flutes. Flutist performers include Jacqueline Cordova-Arrington, Zachariah Galatis, Nayoung Ham, Stephanie Hoeckley, Martha Long, and Lauren McNee.

Artistry in Eastern Europe

Sunday
9 – 10:15 a.m. 
Solo Performance

Featuring music by composers from Eastern Europe, flutists performing include Nina Assimakopoulos, Jennifer Grim, Aleksandra Kemble, and Karen McLaughlin Large.

MUSIC & THE SPOKEN WORD live worldwide broadcast with The Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square

Sunday
9:30 – 10 a.m. 

This is a Non-NFA event, but open to all. Please be seated by 9:15; reserved seating available with NFA badge. This week’s broadcast features programing in honor of the NFA. The Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square have performed to sold out audiences at Berlin Philharmonie, Musikverein, Bozar, Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Ravinia, Disney Hall, Wolftrap, Chautauqua, Red Rocks and more. Location: Conference Center, 60 North Temple St., Salt Lake City


Professional Flute Choir Concert

Sunday
9:30 – 10:30 a.m. 

Richard Prior conducts a varied program performed by a flute choir chosen through recorded competition.

Baroque Rediscoveries from the Old and New Worlds

Sunday
9:30 – 10:30 a.m. 
Lecture-Recital

This lecture-recital showcases excellent chamber works for flute found in European and North American archives that had previously been lost to audiences for centuries. Suzanne Stumpf and Daniel Ryan will be joined by Mexican flutist and researcher María Diez-Canedo, founder of Mexico’s La Fontegara.

Leading by Example: Teaching and Performing for Community Building

Sunday
10 – 11 a.m. 
Panel

In the 21st century, the definition of a musician has changed. This panel aims to inspire us as a collective to consider how we might build the stewardship of our craft through connection, healthy attitudes, mindful teaching and co-teaching, and supportive performances.

Performance Health Care Committee in the Exhibit Hall

Sunday
10 – 11 a.m. 

The Doctor is IN” session with Chip Shelton, DDS. Dr. Shelton is available to answer your dental-facio questions and concerns.

Exhibit Hall Open

Sunday
10 a.m. – 3 p.m. 

Visit the convention's famously vibrant exhibit hall, featuring companies offering a wide variety of flutes, music, and flute-related merchandise - your 'one-stop shop' for all things flute!

Teaching a Diverse Flute Repertoire

Sunday
10:15 – 11 a.m. 
Lecture-Recital

This session encourages greater diversity in the solo flute repertoire by presenting resources that all flutists can access. Paul Taub, a specialist in the music of Eastern Europe and the Baltics, performs music by Peteris Vasks (Latvia). Leonard Garrison performs music by emigré Chinese composer Zhou Long.

Flute Choir Lobby Concert: Crossroads of the West Flute Choir and the Flute Choir of Panama

Sunday
10:45 a.m. – 12 p.m. 
Flute Choir Performance

The Crossroads of the West Flute Choir, an adult amateur flute choir comprised of 35 new friends, will be conducted by Phyllis Avidan Louke. The Flute Choir of Panama, conducted by Manuel Ruiz, brings traditional pieces arranged for flute choir.

International Fusion

Sunday
11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. 
Chamber Performance

Performers from around the globe play chamber music. Flutists include Yaritzy Cabrera, Gabriela Gimenes, Claudia Nascimiento, Jessica Raposo, Julee Kim Walker, Mihoko Watanabe, and Lisa Read Wolynec.

Flute Timelapse

Sunday
11 a.m. – 12 p.m. 
Solo Performance

This program begins with the rare opportunity to hear flute quartets played on renaissance flutes, and then travels through time, ending with modern works by Barker and Ravel.


Pedagogy Committee in the Exhibit Hall

Sunday
11 a.m. – 12 p.m. 

Members of the Pedagogy Committee will offer “How to teach” sessions for teachers of all levels. Irene Pruzan - Memorization

Jazz Flute Masterclass with Holly Hofmann

Sunday
11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. 

Three competition winners will play in a masterclass for jazz flutist Holly Hofmann.

Young Artist Competition Final Round

Sunday
11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. 

Three finalists will each perform a 25-minute accompanied program. Winners in first, second, and third place will be announced at the closing ceremonies.

Collegiate Flute Choir Concert

Sunday
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. 

Nicole Molumby conducts the NFA Collegiate Flute Choir, whose members are chosen through competition, in a varied program. Zawa! will appear as soloists.

"L"-Evating Art: The Artistic Listener

Sunday
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. 
Lecture-Recital

In this interactive event, James Brinkmann takes the audience through a creative experience exploring how listening can transform and elevate us to become collaborative artists with performers and other listeners. During each performance, listeners will write, draw, or color what they hear in the music onto a communal board.

How to Start a Flute Club

Sunday
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. 
Panel

This panel presented by the NFA Flute Clubs Committee will help guide flute club newbies through the daunting but rewarding work of beginning their own flute organization. This session will be moderated by Erica Pirtle from the NFA Flute Clubs Committee, and panelists will include Kathy Farmer (The Atlanta Flute Club), Penny Fischer (founder of The Flute Society of Washington), and members of the Utah Flute Association.

Archives and Oral History Committee in the Exhibit Hall

Sunday
12 – 1 p.m. 

Come chat with Nancy Toff and Meg Griffith of the Archives and Oral History Committee, hear stories about your favorite teachers and performers, and see who you recognize in our picture archive for a prize.

Visit the Exhibit Hall

Sunday
12:30 – 1:30 p.m. 

Historical Flutes Committee in the Exhibit Hall

Sunday
1 – 2 p.m. 

Historical Flutes Committee chair Barbara Hopkins will offer free mini lessons. Bring your own flute (Baroque or modern) for a mini lesson or use one of ours; Baroque flutes from the Betty Bang Mather and Roger Mather collection will be available for use during the lesson. No previous experience on Baroque flute is necessary–come and try something new!

High School Flute Choir Concert

Sunday
1:30 – 2:30 p.m. 

Cassandra Eisenreich conducts this flute choir comprised of the winners of the High School Flute Choir Competition.


Varied Visions: European Composers Past and Present

Sunday
1:30 – 3 p.m. 
Solo Performance

Relax this afternoon with dynamic performances by flutists from around the globe. Featuring the official premiere of Peony by Mary Kouyoumdjian performed by Marianne Gedigian.

Prokofiev and Kincaid

Sunday
1:30 – 2:30 p.m. 
Lecture

Patricia Harper and Hannah Porter Occeña will discuss recent developments in scholarship on Prokofiev's flute sonata based on earliest published Russian editions. In the second presentation Ginny Tutton will examine William Kincaid's performances alongside his pedagogical materials.

Masterclass Performers Competition Masterclass with Susan Milan

Sunday
1:30 – 3 p.m. 
Workshop

Winners of the 2019 Masterclass Performers Competition play flute works for Susan Milan.

Chamber Music Summit 4 

Sunday
2 – 3:30 p.m. 
Chamber Performance

Exciting performances of chamber music by flutists you won't want to miss. Also featuring the convention premiere of Martin Amlin’s Three Inventions for Five Flutes doubling Piccolos, and the official premiere of Fade for flute and soundtrack by Alexandra Gardner.


Adult Flutist and Amateur Resources Committee in the Exhibit Hall

Sunday
2 – 3 p.m. 

Bring your flute and newly purchased duets or trios to the NFA booth to read through with committee members!

Sunday Flute Choir Pre-Gala Lobby Concert - Utah Celebration

Sunday
2:15 – 3:45 p.m. 
Flute Choir Performance

Come to the South Lobby for an all Utah Celebration with performances by the Utah State University Flute Choir, conducted by Leslie Timmons, the Dixie State University Flute Choir, conducted by Candice Behrmann Tenney, and the BYU Flute Choir, conducted by Rachel Christensen.

The Final Flute Course

Sunday
2:30 – 3:30 p.m. 
Solo Performance

This tasting menu contains a selection of short works for flute, played by Burak Besir, Adrienne Greenbaum, Cate Hummel, and the Jolly Jones Duo.

Sunday Gala Concert and Closing Ceremonies

Sunday
4 – 6 p.m. 

Our final concert features short performances by many artists, representing our flute family repertoire and styles in 60-minutes. Starting off with a record breaking low flutes ensemble, other performances include a tribute to Katherine Hoover, played by Bonita Boyd, and the Professional Flute Choir with soloist Viviana Guzman. Eva Amsler, Katherine Borst Jones, George Pope, Ali Ryerson, Peter Verhoyen, and Zawa! contribute short works. We close with announcements and the traditional performance of J.S. Bach’s Air in D Major.