To enrich the musical lives of flutists; to encourage a higher standard of artistic excellence for the flute, its performers, and its literature.
The NFA is a significant national and international player in the commissioning of new works. The organization has shepherded more than
65 new works since 1980. Commissioned composers include winners of the Pulitzer Prize, the Prix de Rome, the Naumberg, Guggenheim and many other national and international awards. They have been honored by the American Academy of Arts and Letters,
the Order of Canada and other prestigious organizations.
The Annual NFA Convention is attended by more than 3000 flutists, composers, flute scholars, flute makers, music publishers and flute enthusiasts
from around the world. The convention features the presentation of the Lifetime Achievement Award and the NFA National Service Award plus gala concerts, workshops, seminars and recitals. Comprehensive Convention Program Books contain programs, schedule,
biographies, indeces and more flute- and convention-related information.
The NFA Music Library is the world’s largest lending library of flute music. Located at the University of Arizona Fine Arts Library in Tucson, AZ, the library has a collection of more than 15,000 scores. The collections hold both rare editions and out-of-print scores.
NFA helps to maintain the extensive Dayton C. Miller flute collection at the Library of Congress.
NFA maintains a liaison with more than 200 U.S. flute clubs.