Through the Young Artist Mentorship Program, college students and recent graduates who identify as belonging to a marginalized cultural group (BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, flutists with disabilities, etc.) will be paired with professionally established mentors from similar cultural backgrounds. The flutists selected for this program will be provided with career development resources, dedicated one-on-one guidance, and a supportive network of like-minded artists to share the journey with.
Continuing and strengthening NFA’s mission of inspiring flutists, enriching lives, and impacting those who need it most, the First Generation in College Scholarship aims to support and develop educational and career opportunities for talented, first-generation in college students.
The Lesson Scholarships Program provides private lessons year-round to students enrolled at community music schools in five major cities across the country. This renewable scholarship supports talented school-age students through their high school graduations. In addition to flute lessons, each student is assigned a mentor who oversees progress and helps the student explore study habits, career possibilities, and life skills. Students also receive complimentary memberships to the NFA.
Secondary school students are awarded scholarships to attend the NFA convention for one day at no cost. Each year, the Diversity and Inclusion Committee identifies 10-12 flute students who attend school in the convention host city and who could not otherwise afford to attend. Selected students are guided through convention concerts, classes, and exhibits and experience a national celebration of flute culture.
The Outreach Mentoring Program (OMP) fosters professional growth opportunities targeted to minority flutists enrolled as music major students at a university or college near the convention host city. Mentees receive personal career and outreach performance training from members of the Career and Artistic Development Committee. Mentees are invited to present at the NFA convention on a scholarship that covers their NFA student membership, convention registration costs, and miscellaneous expenses.