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Achievement Awards

Every year since 1991 the National Flute Association has honored the best and the brightest of its colleagues with the Lifetime Achievement Award. The debut award went to Jean-Pierre Rampal; since that time, luminaries from Julius Baker to Sir James Galway have joined the ranks, along with recipients of the NFA's intermittent National Flute Association Distinguished Service Award. The Distinguished Service Award is presented to an individual who has demonstrated profound, dedicated service and commitment to the National Flute Association. 

For its 50th anniversary celebration in 2022, the NFA will grant Golden Anniversary Awards in lieu of the Lifetime Achievement Award and the National Flute Association Distinguished Service Award.

Listed below are past Lifetime Achievement Award and National Flute Association Distinguished Service Award winners.

2020

These awardees will be honored at the 2022 convention. 

  • Karl "Fritz" Kraber, Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Ransom Wilson, Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Nancy Clew, National Flute Association Distinguished Service Award

2019

2018

2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

Sir James Galway, Lifetime Achievement Award

2008

2007

2006

2005

2004

2003

2002

2001

2000

1999

1998

  • Albert Cooper, Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Charles DeLaney, Lifetime Achievement Award
  • John Solum, National Flute Association Distinguished Service Award

1997

1996

1995

1994

1993

1991

1976