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Special Events & Receptions

52nd Annual NFA Convention

August 1-4, 2024

Henry B. González Convention Center
900 E Market St
San Antonio, TX 78205


Special Events & Receptions

Don't miss these opportunities to mix, mingle, and celebrate.
The convention schedule is subject to changeClick here to view the full convention schedule.

Insights Into Excellence Special Lecture Series: Trudy Kane

Friday | 12:15-1:15pm | Room 211

Join us for conversation and insights hosted by Trudy Kane, former Principal Flute at the Metropolitan Opera and Professor of Flute at the Frost School of Music from 2008-2019. Trudy Kane is a recipient of the NFA’s 2024 Lifetime Achievement Award.

Admission is included with convention registration. In past years, this event was known as "Flute Lovers Lunch."

trudy kane's headshot

FluteCONNECT: Young Professionals Mixer

Friday | 10:15pm-12am | Location TBA

Meet other young professional flutists at this after-hours reception. Cash bar, light bites.

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Insights Into Excellence Special Lecture Series: Mark Sparks

Saturday | 9-10am | Room 206A

Start your day with a conversation with Mark Sparks, former Principal Flutist of the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, faculty member of Chicago’s DePaul University and the Aspen Music Festival and School.

Admission is included with convention registration. In past years, this event was known as "Food for the Day's Journey."

mark sparks' headshot

Gala Awards Cocktail Reception

Saturday | 5:15-7:15pm | Room C3

Comecelebrate the 2024 Lifetime Achievement Award Recipients! This annual event will honor Lifetime Achievement Award recipients Trudy Kane and David Straubinger, and Distinguished Service Award recipient Leonard Garrison. The celebration will include hors-d'oeuvres, a cash bar, and live music. 

This is a ticketed event. Advance online purchase is strongly encouraged, as space is limited. Prices available here.

Leonard Garrison, Trudy Kane, and David Straubinger