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Achievement Awards

In lieu of the Lifetime Achievement Award and the National Flute Association Distinguished Service Award, the NFA will receive nominations for “Golden Anniversary Awards” leading up to the 2022 convention. Details and nomination instructions to follow.

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

2020

Due to the cancellation of the 2020 convention, these awardees will be honored at the 2021 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

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