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History

Founded by Mark Thomas in 1972 and incorporated in 1973, the National Flute Association has a rich and vibrant history. Over the past five decades, our initiatives have grown as our organization has evolved—from a black-and-white newsletter to our full-color and full-length Flutist Quarterly magazine, from a small gathering of flutists in Anaheim, CA, in 1973 to an annual national convention with attendance in the thousands. Below, you'll find a collection of pages that help tell the story of the NFA.

Historical Pages

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Achievement Awards

Listed here are past Lifetime Achievement Award and National Flute Association Distinguished Service Award winners. (Pictured: Hubert Laws)

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Commissions

Listed here are the works commissioned by the NFA. The NFA has shepherded more than 90 new works into the musical world.

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Competition Winners

Listed here are past winners of NFA competitions. These flutists have gone on to positions in the nation’s leading institutions.



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Convention Chronicles

NFA members share reports from past NFA Conventions. Learn more about what you can expect from four days of everything flute.

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The Founders

Listed here is the first Board of Directors from 1973 and the 77 charter members of our first convention. (Pictured: Mark Thomas)

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Past FQ Issues

Here, our members can read all the past issues of The Flutist Quarterly magazine and its predecessor, the NFA newsletter, dating back to 1976.



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Past Presidents

Listed here are all of the past Presidents of the National Flute Association Board of Directors since 1973. (Pictured: Betty Bang Mather)

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Past Program Books

Linked here are copies of past convention program books detailing the events of our conventions.

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Past Program Chairs

Listed here are all of the past Program Chairs for the National Flute Association Conventions since 1973. (Pictured: Jennifer Grim)

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