The Historical Flutes Committee promotes the playing and study of historical flutes from the Renaissance to the nineteenth century.
Barbara Hopkins, chair
Leighann Daihl Ragusa
Betty Bang Mather and Roger Mather Baroque Flute Study Program
In the spring of 2016, Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, past president and longtime NFA member, Betty Bang Mather, shared her interest in donating to the NFA some of the baroque flutes belonging to her and Roger. First and foremost, she wanted her flutes to be well cared for and to be used by aspiring historical flutists, under the supervision of the Historical Flutes Committee.
The Mathers have generously donated six professional quality Baroque flutes to the NFA. All of the flutes are playable at A=415. In addition, one flute will play at A=440 and three will play at A=392.
The Historical Flutes Committee has created a mentorship program which allows NFA members to borrow flutes for a period of nine months (September to May) to study Baroque flute.
Specifics are as follows: