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Welcome to NFA #artistWednesday! Every Wednesday through the rest of the year, we will announce some of our guest artists for the 2020 Convention. Check this page each week to see the new announcement!
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Announced Artists

11.13

Happy NFA #artistWednesday! It's finally time to announce our next guest artist. Today we are featuring internationally acclaimed flutist, Shigenori Kudo. It is with great pleasure that we announce that Mr. Kudo will be playing Francois Devienne's Flute Concerto No. 7 at the Saturday Gala Concerto Concert, as well as teaching the winners of the NFA Masterclass Performers Competition!! Shigenori Kudo currently resides in France and teaches at l´Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris. Read more about his career. Learn more about the Masterclass Performers Competition

11.6

NFA #ArtistWednesday is back, and today the spotlight is on Emily Beynon, principal flute of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Amsterdam. We are thrilled to announce that Ms. Beynon will be performing Carl Vine's Pipe Dreams on Gala Concerto Concert, on August 8, 2020. She will also teach a Masterclass on Orchestral Excerpts. You may enter the Orchestral Audition and Masterclass Competition starting on December 1.

10.30

NFA #ArtistWednesday is here! Today we are happy to introduce to you three of our masterclass artists:

Alberto Almarza - Associate Professor of Flute and Head of the Flute Department, Carnegie Mellon University — Masterclass Performers Competition

Sandra Miller - Faculty on Juilliard's Historical Performance program — Baroque Flute Masterclass Competition

Helen Blackburn - Artist Teacher of Flute at West Texas A&M University in Canyon, TX and principal flutist with the Dallas Opera Orchestra — NFA High School Masterclass (for participants in the High School Soloist Competition)

For more information on NFA competitions, click here.

10.23

We have exciting news to share. Today we begin by presenting you the amazing Flute Choir Conductors who will work with the winners of our Flute Choir Competitions!

Melissa Colgin Abeln - High School Flute Choir

Lisa Garner Santa - Collegiate Flute Choir

Jack Delaney - Professional Flute Choir

Get your materials ready, as the Flute Choir Competition entries will be accepted beginning December 1st!
#NFAFlute2020 #FluteChoir #FluteCompetition

Alberto Almarza

Alberto Almarza

Emily Beynon
Emily Beynon
Sandra Miller
Sandra Miller
Lisa Garner Santa
Lisa Garner Santa
Helen Blackburn
Helen Blackburn
Melissa Colgin Abeln
Melissa Colgin Abeln
Jack Delaney
Jack Delaney
Shigenori Kudo
Shigenori Kudo