The 2021 NFA election opens July 1 and closes on August 14 at 5:00 p.m. central. The following candidates are to be ratified. The assistant secretary/secretary will serve one year in each position; the treasurer will serve a four-year term; board members will serve three-year terms. The announcement will be made during closing ceremonies on Sunday, August 15.
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A two-year commitment; will serve one year as assistant secretary and the following year as secretary.
A native Houstonian, flutist Julee Kim Walker remains an active performer and pedagogue in the Dallas-Ft. Worth metroplex. She is Associate Professor of Flute at Texas A&M University-Commerce. She received her Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Texas at Austin and her Master’s degree from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. She received the Doctorate of Musical Arts degree from the University of North Texas. Her principal teachers include Terri Sundberg, Tim Day, Karl Kraber, Christina Jennings, and September Payne.
An esteemed teacher, Julee was the 2016 and 2020 recipient of the Paul W. Barrus Distinguished Faculty Award for Teaching and is sought after as a clinician, adjudicator, and masterclass teacher throughout the U.S. and abroad. Julee is Artistic Director of the Texas Summer Flute Symposium, is President of the Texas Flute Society, and serves on the NFA Diversity and Inclusion Committee.
Responsible for the maintenance of adequate books and financial records, has charge and control of all funds and investments of the NFA, and shall in general perform all duties incident to the office of a Treasurer. Treasurer is also the Chair of the Finance Committee.
Thomas Mease retired from North Carolina State University in April 2021 where he served for the past eight years as Business Officer for The North Carolina Agricultural Foundation, Inc. (a 501(c)3 non-profit), fundraising and supporting the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. He helped develop annual General Fund Budgets, monitor revenues and expenditures, and assist fund raisers and faculty. He started his professional career as a band director in North Carolina and worked at NCSU for 22 years in various accounting functions. Tom received his Bachelor of Music in Flute from Drake University and Master's of Woodwinds at East Carolina University. He has been a member of the Raleigh Flute Choir since 1989, performing locally and regionally on all flutes in the flute choir. Tom has also been a member of the Raleigh Symphony Orchestra since 2000 and a member of the International Flute Orchestra since 2011 playing bass flute. He enjoys sharing his love of the flute and music locally, regionally, and internationally.
Primary duty is to participate in all meetings of the board and adopt the policies and the programs of the Association.