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The NFA is a thriving community of flutists, including leading soloists, orchestral players, jazz, beatbox, and world music flutists, college and university teachers, adult amateurs, students of all ages. Members of the NFA enjoy collegiality and friendship throughout the year with opportunities to meet other professionals, students, amateurs, teachers, and performers; as well as numerous other benefits that support their careers, education, and performing. NFA members are deeply involved in all aspects of the organization and have opportunities to take an active part in operations. Members can take an active role in education and outreach initiatives and furthering the NFA’s diversity, equity and inclusion goals. Join us today!




NFA Competitions

NFA members may enter the organization’s 22 prestigious competitions to reward outstanding performers, composers, publishers, scholars, and entrepreneurs. Many of these offer cash prizes and scholarships to winners.

Annual Convention

Since 1976, the organization has hosted the NFA Annual Convention in various cities, featuring performances by great artists and ensembles, seminars and masterclasses, and exhibits of flutes, music, and accessories for sale.


Local Events

Submit information about community flute events and look for events in your area.

NFA Online Events

Presented by NFA members and open for all to view! These virtual sessions offer a diverse and dynamic roster of experiences. Join the conversation!


Mentorship & Learning


Principal Chairs

NFA Members now have an exclusive 50% discount to Principal Chairs, the world’s largest orchestral flute excerpt resource online, featuring video masterclasses, audio examples, and more. 

Play With A Pro

NFA members get 30% off the Play with a Pro’s Full Pahud Bundle, a series of instructional videos presented by Emmanuel Pahud, principal flutist of the Berlin Philharmonic.


NFA Music Library

Borrowing privileges from the world’s second largest collection of flute music.


Grove Music

Unlimited access to Grove Music Online, the world’s leading online resource for music research.



Unlimited access to Naxos Music Library, the most comprehensive collection of classical music available online.



A 15% discount on one year of SmartMusic for Students music education software.


Oxford University Press

NFA members enjoy a 25% discount across OUP’s vast music list. 




Membership Directory and Profiles

Search the membership directory and find other flutists in your area


Teacher Directory

Browse the teacher's directory and find local teachers.


Commercial Members Directory

View a listing of the NFA's commercial members, including flute makers, music publishers, and more.


Flute Choirs

Find flute choirs and clubs in the NFA directory (Coming soon!).

Online Content

NFA members enjoy exclusive online content. FQ Plus, the online sister publication to The Flutist Quarterly, offers feature articles, interactive features, and news about flute events and people.



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