The Annual NFA Convention is our flagship event. Each year, our members gather for four days of performances, masterclasses, competitions, and workshops. With thousands of flutists in attendance, this is a once-a-year opportunity to hear world premiere performances, learn from your favorite flutists, and explore the rich culture of San Antonio. You won't want to miss this!
The 2024 Convention, Flauta Mundi: Global Voices of the Flute, celebrates the global nature of the flute. Convention performances will be focused on three distinct themes:
Represented historically across geographies, races, traditions, nationalities and styles, the flute is an instrument of rich diversity. By inviting proposals inclusive of wide-reaching repertoire, we strive to feature the broad cultural palate of our flute.
Our flute’s multifaceted nature lends itself to collaboration with a wide variety of art forms. We seek proposals which explore this intersection, incorporating flute with every possible art medium. Performances and installations which employ partnership with other artists or feature multidisciplinary artist-flutists are encouraged.
Throughout history, the flute has been a chosen instrument to draw us closer to nature. Emulating birdsong, the sounds of water and wind, and conjuring images of idyllic landscapes, the flute reconnects us with the natural world. We request proposals which highlight repertoire rooted in themes of nature.