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Online Registration Ends July 26th | Register NOW for the 2024 Convention!

Flauta Mundi: Global Voices of the Flute

The Global Flute Community Under One Roof

August 1-4, 2024

Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center

900 East Market Street

San Antonio, TX 78205

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The NFA's Annual 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.

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*Note that the convention schedule is subject to change. Amendments will be published to the NFA website and in the Convention App as they become available.
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What past attendees are saying...

"If you're thinking about going to the convention, do it. You won't regret it."
"I began meeting new people immediately, even in the first morning concert and I continued to meet new friends and see old schoolmates. I saw new products, went to a special lunch, saw huge flute ensembles, heard new music, renewed friendships, and came out of the experience energized and with a new enthusiasm for everything flute."
"I always come home from the convention feeling energized and inspired, with new ideas, new friends, and new music."

From a survey of attendees at the 2023 convention in Phoenix, AZ


The convention theme, Flauta Mundi: Global Voices of the Flute, celebrates the global nature of the flute.


Convention performances will be focused on three distinct themes:

 

Cultural Diversity: The Far Corners of the Flute

Represented historically across geographies, races, traditions, nationalities and styles, the flute is an instrument of rich diversity. This year's performances are inclusive of wide-reaching repertoire, featuring the broad cultural palate of our flute.

The Arts: Flute as Collaborative Partner
Our flute’s multifaceted nature lends itself to collaboration with a wide variety of art forms. Performances will explore this intersection, incorporating flute with with a multitude of art mediums.
Nature: Our Musical Connection
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.

Meet The 2024 Program Team:

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Alberto Almarza

Program Chair

Sarah Shin

Sarah Shin

Assistant Program Chair

More From the Program Team:

2024 Convention Highlights:

Workshops, Panels, & Recitals

From morning to night, each day is filled with events geared towards all manner of interests. View the Program Book & Schedule to start making your calendar! 

Masterclasses

View master teachers at their best. This year's masterclass teachers include Marianne Gedigian, Hyeri Yoon, Mark Sparks, Soo-Kyung Park, and Hideko Amano

Evening Gala Concerts

Each evening, the convention comes together for a show-stopping concert featuring leading flutists from around the world. The Saturday night Gala Concerto Concert, featuring a full program of concerto performances, is not to be missed. LEARN MORE

Special Events & Receptions

The Convention offers endless opportunities for networking, socializing, and fun. LEARN MORE

Participatory Flute Choirs

Meet new friends and perform at the Convention! This year, guests can join the Flauta Mundi Opening Flute Orchestra, the Adult Amateur Flute Choir, or the Flauta Mundi Closing Flute Orchestra. Advance registration required.  LEARN MORE

Honoring the 2024 Achievement Award Winners

Join us at the Gala Awards Cocktail Reception as we present the Lifetime Achievement Award to Trudy Kane and David Straubinger, and the Distinguished Service Award to Leonard Garrison. This is a ticketed event - be sure to purchase your ticket when you register for the convention. 

Affinity Groups

Affinity spaces are locations where groups of people come together because of a shared interest or engagement in a common activity. These events are a chance to engage with fellow convention guests. LEARN MORE

Livestreamed Events

Live from San Antonio, we're steaming select events - for free - straight to your home! All flutists are invited to watch these streams on our Facebook page. LEARN MORE

With over 200 events, there's something for everyone! View the Program Book & Schedule now.
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The Henry B. González Convention Center is just steps away from the historic San Antonio Riverwalk, with restaurants, shops and entertainment for everyone.
Lila Cockrell Theatre
The annual Gala Concerto Concert (Saturday night) will feature soloists with an orchestra in the beautiful Lila Cockrell Theatre.
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Our vast Exhibit Hall offers an unparalleled experience for shopping, trying new instruments, and browsing sheet music.

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Online Registration Available through July 26th!

Photos from the 2023 Convention:

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2023 NFA Thurs 63
a flute ensemble performs in a concert hall

 

 

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a flute choir plays in a crowded lobby
a group of people smiling in an exhibit hall

Photos by: Tim Trumble
Artwork by: Tessa Vermeulen