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NFA Committees

The National Flute Association has always functioned through inclusiveness and member participation. From the very beginning, NFA committees have played a critical role in guiding the organization’s mission and policies. Over the years, members have founded a great depth and breadth of committees, following their own passions and seeking to move the NFA and greater flute community forward.

NFA committees perform many functions: highlight less prominent areas of flute musicianship, such as low and Baroque flutes, promote diversity and reach out to underserved communities, provide pedagogical guidance, and more. The hard work and dedication of these groups enabled the NFA to establish many core parts of its mission and traditions, from commissioning new music and creating scholarships and competitions to fostering the careers of young flutists.

In these pages, learn more about the work of NFA committees and browse the resources these groups have put together for the benefit of the flute community.

To learn more about a committee, or to explore how you might get involved, please contact the committee chair. Contact information can be found on the appointee roster.

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Career and Artistic Development

Provides artistic and professional guidance and facilitates access to information about career resources for all NFA members.


Diversity and Inclusion

Promotes diversity within the NFA membership through a variety of programs, including several scholarships.

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Historical Flutes

Promotes the playing and study of historical flutes from the Renaissance to the nineteenth century.

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Low Flutes

Educates flutists, composers, and other musicians about the value of these instruments and provides educational resources.


New Music Advisory

Initiates and oversees commission projects for the NFA.

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Assists teachers of the flute at all levels in their quest for pedagogical excellence.

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Performance Health Care

Connects flutists with resources to help treat and prevent performance-based injuries, promote mental health awareness, and more.

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Promotes the value of research and encourages the creation of new scholarly work to benefit the profession


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