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Pedagogy Committee

The NFA Pedagogy Committee was formed to assist teachers of the flute at all levels in their quest for pedagogical excellence. To that end, the Pedagogy Committee has sponsored the publication of scholarly documents, including The Flutist's Guide: A Pedagogy Anthology, Vol. 1, 1998 and Vol. 2, 2012, as well as a series of graded repertoire and studies guides (published 2001, 2005, and 2009). The committee also strives to present a variety of informative and inspirational sessions at the annual convention. In recent years, the committee has instituted a Teachers’ Breakfast and High School Masterclass; both have become flagship pedagogical sessions held each year.

Excerpts from Pedagogy Anthologies available free for members

As an exclusive benefit for NFA members, we offer monthly excerpted articles from The Flutist’s Handbook: A Pedagogy Anthology, Volume 1 (1998) and Volume 2 (2012).  These influential texts contain a wealth of articles about pedagogy, tone, technique, performance, technology, performance health, and musical style. Every month, we will feature one of more than 60 articles—each authored by a respected flutist. The Flutist’s Handbook: A Pedagogy Anthology, Volumes 1 and 2 are available for sale in the NFA store.


Committee members:

Cassandra Eisenreich, Chair
Korinne Smith
Timothy Hagen
Rebecca Johnson
Christina Ballatori
Jennifer Parker- Harley 
Helen Blackburn
Irene Pruzan