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NFA Committee Exhibit Hall Hours


The following NFA committees will hold office hours in the exhibit hall during the convention. Stop by at the following times to learn more about committee initiatives and engage in related activities. 

Exhibit hall

Archives and Oral History

Come chat with Nancy Toff and Meg Griffith of the Archives and Oral History Committee, hear stories about your favorite teachers and performers, and see who you recognize in our picture archive for a prize.

  • Sunday, 12–1 pm

Adult Flutist and Amateur Resources Committee

Bring your flute and newly-purchased duets or trios to the NFA booth in the exhibit hall to read through with members of the Adult Flutist and Amateur Resources Committee!

  • Friday, 2–4 pm
  • Sunday, 2–3 pm

Career and Artistic Development

Career Checks: Looking for feedback? Does your resume need a reboot? The Career and Artistic Development Committee is here to help! Stop by the NFA committee booth or sign up in advance to reserve a time for a 20-minute career mentorship meeting. Sessions can provide general career or interview advice or may be used as an opportunity to review and discuss cover letters, resumes, and/or CVs. 

  • Thursday, 4–5 pm | Hilary Abigana
  • Friday, 4–5 pm | Michelle Stanley
  • Saturday, 12–1 pm | Jessica Sherer 
  • Saturday 4–5 pm | Colleen White 

Historical Flutes

Historical Flutes Committee chair Barbara Hopkins will offer free mini lessons. Bring your own flute (Baroque or modern) for a mini lesson, or use one of ours: Baroque flutes from the Betty Bang Mather and Roger Mather collection will be available for use during the lesson. No previous experience on Baroque flute is necessary–come and try something new!  

  • Friday, 11 am12 pm | Barbara Hopkins
  • Sunday, 1–2 pm | Barbara Hopkins

Pedagogy Committee

Members of the Pedagogy Committee will offer “How to teach” sessions for teachers of all levels. 

  • Thursday, 11 am–12 pm | Helen Blackburn - Tone/Embouchure 
  • Thursday, 1–2 pm | Korinne Smith - Dynamics/Musicality
  • Thursday, 2–3 pm | Cassandra Eisenreich - Rhythm
  • Friday, 12–1 pm | Korinne Smith - Technique
  • Saturday, 2–3 pm | Irene Pruzan - Practicing 
  • Sunday, 11 am–12 pm | Irene Pruzan - Memorization

Performance Health Care

  • Thursday, 10–11 am | “The Doctor is IN” session with Chip Shelton
  • Thursday, 34 pm | "Wellness for Flutists” Life Coaching advice with Sue Hurwitz
  • Friday, 10–10:30 am | “Musician Injuries and Resources,” with Francesca Leo
  • Friday, 1–2 pm | Q & A Session Angela McCuiston NASM-CPT, CES, SFS and Sandra Cox, D.M.A.
  • Saturday, 10:30–11:30 am | Q & A session with Krystin Gygi, Susan Mayer and Dr. Michael Weinstein
  • Sunday, 10–11 am | "The Doctor is IN” session with Chip Shelton

Youth Engagement Committee

Students and teachers alike are welcome to visit the NFA booth to talk Step-up Flutes, get or give tips for perfecting flute abilities from beginner to college, and get exhibit hall tours for parents, students, families, and first-timers. The NFA Youth Engagement Committee will be on hand to help you explore!
  • Saturday, 3–4 pm | Tips, Trials, and Tours: Explorations for the Emerging Flutist