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Diversity and Inclusion Committee


The Diversity and Inclusion committee is actively advocating for a flute community whose members have diverse cultures, backgrounds, and life experiences. We aim to honor freedom of expression, ideals of citizenry, and civility of discourse as fundamental to personal, professional, and organizational growth.


Members of 2016 Cultural Outreach Committee, Eileen Grycky, Jan Angus, and Jennifer Grim, along with NFA Student members Rodrigo Corral and Dafne Guevara, host scholarship students from Mexico during the NFA Convention in San Diego.

Committee Members

  • Mariana Gariazzo, Chair
  • Brian Dunbar
  • Jeiran Hasan
  • David Houston
  • Taylor Irelan
  • Elizabeth Janzen
  • Nora Lee Garcia
  • Paula Gudmundson
  • Mily Montanez
  • Kim Scott
  • Kelly Sulick
  • Caen Thomason-Redus
  • Julee Kim Walker

Our committee strives to engage and celebrate flutists of all walks of life, including but not limited to people whose voices have been historically underrepresented or marginalized, such as:

  • BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color)
  • LGBTQ+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning, and Others)
  • Latinx (gender-neutral word for people of Latin American descent)
  • AALANA (African American, Latino, Asian, Native American)



Diversity and Inclusion scholarship programs are made possible through the NFA's General Endowment Fund. If you are interested in supporting our programs, please consider making a donation—your support could make all the difference for a promising young flutist!

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"A Flutist for All Seasons"

This vlog features member-flutists who represent the diverse backgrounds, cultures, and experiences the NFA embraces. Click below to the first installment on the NFA YouTube channel!

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Learn more about the scholarships, mentoring, and activism the committee helps to promote.

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Take advantage of BIPOC musical resources collected from across the country and around the world.

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