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Online NFA Events

 

You're invited to our 2022 weekly event series! Taking place on Sundays at 2:00 p.m. central, these interactive Zoom events were crafted with the flute community in mind, designed to inspire and connect. All events are open to the public and free of charge, but advance registration is required. You're welcome to attend one, some, or all of the events—whatever sparks your interest.

NFA members have put together a diverse and dynamic roster of experiences, drawing on the expertise, talent, and passion of a wonderful cross-section of flutists. We hope you'll join the conversation!

To view a list of online NFA events that have occurred in the past, click here.

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February events:

February 13: Low Flute Love 2

February 27: Learn Irish Traditional Flute

March events:

March 6: Spider Log: An Efficient Way to Use Interleaved Practice

March 13: Demystifying Contemporary Flute Pedagogy

 

 

 

 

 

 

Low Flute Love 2

presented by the Low Flutes Committee
Sunday, February 13 at 2:00 p.m. central
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LowFluteLove2

Come share the love with the NFA Low Flutes Committee and play love songs for alto, bass, contrabass, and sub contrabass flutes. During this participatory session, we'll share exercises and tips on how to play through the entire range of your low flute expressively. You're invited to play with the pros as we go through expressive exercises and low flute repertoire based on well-known, well-loved tunes. Please print out the music in advance of the session. All playing levels and all types of low flutes are welcome. Don’t have a low flute handy? Grab your concert flute and play the bass flute part.

Presenters:

Paige Long and guests

Sheet music: 

Alto flute packet

Bass flute packet

Contrabass flute packet

 

 


Learn Irish Traditional Flute

Sunday, February 27 at 2:00 p.m. central
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Click here to view the presentation slides from this event.

This 60-minute workshop will teach Irish traditional tunes and discuss how to add techniques and ornamentation in order to play them in the Irish traditional flute style. Guidance on how to play these techniques and ornaments on Boehm flute, simple system flute, and tin whistle will be covered. All levels of playing are welcome at this participatory workshop.

Presenter:

Leslie Anne Harrison 

 

 

 

Spider Log: An Efficient Way to Use Interleaved Practice

Sunday, March 6 at 2:00 p.m. central
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Spider Log is a fresh way to get practice routines working efficiently and projects moving forward at a quick pace. A powerful tool for organization and self-assessment, this practice approach reexamines time management strategies and is based on new research that shows the highly beneficial effects of interleaved practice.

During this workshop, participants will learn to create their own interleaved practice routines based on their priorities and goals. Examples will be provided of productive practice logs and how each practice routine can be tailored to fit individual goals.

Participants will learn to set specific goals for flute practice, segment practice routines into manageable amounts, coordinate multiple projects, create a graphic feedback for their practice, and have better time management during the flute practice.

Presenter: 

Danilo Mezzadri

 

 

 

Demystifying Contemporary Flute Pedagogy

Sunday, March 13 at 2:00 p.m. central
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Explore benefits of and tools for incorporating contemporary flute techniques, sounds, and repertoire as pedagogical tools at all levels in order to increase the diversity of music and students' creativity and control in their flute playing. This will be a fun, interactive experience with hands-on experimentation. 

By the end of the session, participants will have experienced and acquired a set of tools to use in their teaching, with concrete games and exercises to employ at all levels of student skill. They will also gain insights into how to teach extended techniques, the benefits of these sounds for all repertoire, and how contemporary music is a key tool for creating more diverse musical experiences for students.

Presenter: 

Shanna Pranaitis

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Past Events

2020:

December 13: Building Community Through Online Events

December 29: Holiday Flute Choir Play-Along

2021:

January 24: Inclusion and Belonging: A Guided Conversation

January 31: Creative Paths: Arts Administration

February 14: Low Flutes Love

February 28: New Sounds for Young Flutists

March 7: Panel Discussion on Focal Dystonia

March 28: Questions for Piccolo Experts

April 18: Jazz Improvisation from Novice to Expert

April 25: Creative Paths: Instrument Technicians

October 17: Updating the NFA Repertoire Guide 

October 24: Diversity and Inclusion Affinity Session: BIPOC 

October 31: The Low-Down on Low Flutes

November 7: Speech and Imagery in C. P. E. Bach's Solo Sonata

November 14: Making Your Warm-Up Count

November 21: Adult Amateur Competition Winners' Concert and Conversation

November 28: Diversity and Inclusion Affinity Session: LGBTQIA+

December 5: Intentional Fluting: Practicing vs. Playing

December 12: Diversity and Inclusion Affinity Session: Accessibility 

December 19: Jazz Flute Big Band Holiday Play-Along