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Registration and Amenities

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This page will be updated at the beginning of each month with any changes or updates that are made to the schedule.

Attendee Registration

Location: 8th Street Registration Counter
Wednesday 3:00–9:00 p.m. 
Thursday–Saturday 8:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
Sunday 8:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m

 

Exhibit Hall

Location: Salon A
Thursday–Saturday
10:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
Sunday 10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.

Exhibitor Registration

Location: 8th Street Registration Counter
Wednesday 9:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m. 

Information Desk

Wednesday 3:00–9:00 p.m.
Thursday–Saturday 8:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
Sunday 8:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.

Instrument Security Room

Complimentary to all registrants. Instruments may be taken in or out as needed, 24 hours a day. All instruments must be picked up by 11:30 p.m. on Sunday August 14.
Location:
8th street North Registration Counter

General Warm-Up Rooms

General warm up rooms available to all attendees as needed, without assignment or reservation.
Room: North and South Offices, Lobby Level
Wednesday–Saturday 8:00 a.m.–10:00 p.m.
Sunday 8:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.

Committee Booth Events

Booth 613, Exhibit Hall, Salon A, Lower Level

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This page will be updated at the beginning of each month with any changes or updates that are made to the schedule.

Archives & Oral History

Thursday, 12–1 p.m.
Celebrating 50 years of the NFA: Share your stories and pictures with the Archives and Oral History Committee. Prizes will be awarded for attendees who can accurately guess photos and people from our illustrious past.
Sunday, 1–2 p.m.
NFA Memory Lane: Do you have special pictures, stories, and memories from the last 50 years of the NFA that you’d like to share? Drop by the NFA booth and meet Elizabeth Buck and other members of the AOH committee.

Adult Flutist & Amateur Resources

Thursday, 4:30–5:30 p.m.
Purchase and Play: Bring your flute and newly purchased duets or trios to read through with members of the Adult Flutist and Amateur Resources Committee!

Career & Artistic Development

Friday, 4–5 p.m.
Saturday, 4–5 p.m.
Career Checks: Looking for feedback? Does your resume need a reboot? The Career and Artistic Development Committee is here to help! Stop by or sign up in advance at the NFA Committee booth to reserve a one-on-one 30-minute career mentorship meeting.

Diversity & Inclusion

Friday, 1–2 p.m.
Saturday, 1–2 p.m.
StoryCorps: Record your flute story.

Flute Clubs

Join the FCC in sharing strategies for building and expanding your flute choir or club—bring your administrative questions!
Thursday, 3:30–4:30 p.m.
Tips for Flute Choirs
Saturday, 11–12 p.m.
Tips for Flute Clubs

Jazz

Thursday, 1–2 p.m.
Friday, 2–3 p.m.
Saturday, 2–3 p.m.
Open Jazz Improv Sessions: Join Jazz Committee members for 20-minute jazz improv sessions (at :00, :20 and :40); limited to three people per session.

Low Flutes

Sunday, 10–11 a.m.
The Low Down on Everything Low: Do you have any questions about low flutes? This is the place to come!

Membership

Saturday, 12–1 p.m.
Come speak with the NFA Membership Committee!

Pedagogy

Saturday, 10:00–11:00 a.m.
Rapid Fire Pedagogy Sessions: Join us for rapid-fire sessions addressing the topics of vibrato and interleaved practice.

Performance Health Care

Friday, 12:00–1:00 p.m.
Movement Checkup: Get a checkup with members of the PHCC who are movement specialists and can give a quick evaluation of movements and changes that can help your pain points, performance, and more.
Saturday, 3:00–4:00 p.m.
Q&A with the Committee: Got performance related health questions? Stop by to meet the members of the Performance Health Care Committee and get them answered!
Sunday, 11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
The Doctor is IN: Got performance related health questions? Talk to the doctors on the Performance Health Care Committee’s medical advisory board.

Research

Friday, 11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Research Roundup: Come brainstorm our research ideas with members of the Research Committee, and/or learn more about the Graduate Research Competition!
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Program of Events

(All times are in CDT)

This page will be updated at the beginning of each month with any changes or updates that are made to the schedule.

Category Key:

CH—Coffeehouse Concerts, CO—Competition, CR—Chamber, EF—Ensemble Festival, ES—Exhibitor Showcase, LE—Lecture, LR—Lecture Recital, MC—Masterclass, PL—Panel, SL—Solo, WS—Workshop, YF—Youth Flute Day

     

Wednesday, August 10

Time & Location
Title & Description
Category

3-5 p.m.
International North

Golden Anniversary Opening Flute Choir Rehearsal
Conducted by Raimundo Pineda. Participating flutists must have completed advance registration and must commit to two rehearsals, warm-up, and the concert.

 

5-10 p.m.
Waldorf

Young Artist Competition Quarterfinals
Fifteen contestants perform unaccompanied works for judges. Six will then advance to the semifinal round. Young Artist Competition prize money provided by John Willoughby in honor of Robert Willoughby on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of his birth.

CO

6:30-8 p.m.
Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park

Marina Piccinini Premieres Christopher Theofanidis's Flute Concerto with the Grant Park Orchestra
Celebrate the eve of our 50th anniversary convention in Grant Park with a premiere performance by Marina Piccinini. Reserve a seat or join the NFA group for free seating on the Great Lawn—bring a picnic or just listen to the music and meet other NFA members. Whatever your seating options, come and find us after the concert to socialize. Click for more information on: free seating, reserved seating, venue security. Support provided by Wm. S. Haynes Co.

 

8-10 p.m.
International North

Golden Anniversary Opening Flute Choir Rehearsal
See 3 p.m. listing for details.

 

 

Thursday, August 11

Time & Location
Title & Description
Category

8-8:45 a.m.
International North

Golden Anniversary Opening Flute Choir Warm Up

 

9-10 a.m.
International North

 

Annual Meeting and Opening Flute Choir Concert
Join NFA President Penny Zent in the official opening of the 2022 Convention, followed by a performance of the Golden Anniversary Opening Flute Choir. Support provided by ALRY Publications, LLC.

 

9-10 a.m.
Williford A/B

Graduate Research Competition Winners
2022 winners will present their research and findings. Support provided by Carol Dale.

 

LE, CO

9:15-10:15 a.m.
Continental 

Arnold Jacobs' Breathing Techniques
Chicago Symphony Orchestra tuba player Arnold Jacobs was legendary for his teaching relating to breathing and air use: Song and Wind. In this workshop, Angeleita Floyd, Kimberlee Goodman, and Alexa Still will introduce Jacobs’ ideas, cover the basics of anatomy and pulmonary function, detail the materials for DIY breathing bags (provided for the first 30 participants), instruct how to assemble the breathing bag, and share first-hand experiences with Jacobs and the exercises he taught.

WS

9:45-10:45 a.m.
Waldorf

Treasures from the NFA Library
Naomi Seidman and the Beau Soir Ensemble perform discoveries from the NFA Library.

SL, CR

10 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

Exhibit Hall Open
Visit the convention's vibrant exhibit hall, featuring vendors offering a wide variety of flutes, music, and flute-related merchandise.

SL, CR

10-11 a.m.
International South

Gary Schocker in Concert
The flutist/composer performs a concert of his works.

SL

10-11 a.m.
Boulevard B/C

Rise up! with Christina Jennings
Join Christina Jennings in a holistic warm-up class designed to inspire resonance in mind, body, and spirit. During the pandemic, Christina offered virtual warm-up classes to over 500 flutists from around the world; regardless if you are joining the community for the first time or have attended before, bring your flute as we rise up together! 

WS

10-11 a.m. 
DePaul’s historic Merle Reskin Theatre, The Theater School, DePaul University (hereafter referred to as Merle Reskin Theatre)

Ensemble Festival Reskin Showcase
University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Flute Choir, Florida State University Graduate Flute Ensemble.

EF
10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Continental A
High School Soloist Competition Finals
Eight finalists perform for a panel of judges. Support provided by Wm. S. Haynes Co.
CO

10:15-11:15 a.m.
Williford A/B/C

How to Play the Flute with Sir James Galway
Spend an hour with Sir James Galway (virtually) as he gives flute-playing advice to flutists of all ages and abilities followed by a Q & A. This is a special virtual class just for the NFA.

WS

10:30-11:30 a.m.
Grand Ballroom

To Infinity and Beyond
Melissa Keeling and Matthias Ziegler perform original works for contrabass flute and flute with electronics. Support provided by Flute Specialists, Inc.

SL

10:45-11:45 a.m.
Normandie Lounge

Ensemble Festival Lobby Concert
Falcon Flute Choir, Iowa City Flute Choir. Support provided by Yamaha Corporation of America.

EF

11-11:30 a.m.
Salon B

Ensemble Festival Composer Workshop: Gay Kahkonen
An in-depth look into Gay Kahkonen's writing process for flute ensembles. She will discuss her piece A Perfect Day and talk about her work and inspiration. Bring your flute, your music stand, and your questions.

EF

11 a.m.-12 p.m.
International North

The United States Army Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps presents: "Parlor to Parade"
Members of the US Army Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps explore the relationship between historic dance and martial music. The musical arrangements capture a wide variety of styles and showcase the evolution of the fife and drum on and off the battlefield. Sounds of the 18th century are reimagined combining fife and Baroque flute timbres. During the performance, historical context will be provided for the program selections while wearing American period uniforms.

CR

11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
Merle Reskin Theatre

Ensemble Festival Reskin Showcase
University of Nevada-Las Vegas Flute Ensemble, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point Flute Ensemble.

EF

11:30 a.m.-12 p.m.
Salon B

Ensemble Festival Composer Workshop: Jonathan Cohen
An in-depth look into Jonathan Cohen's writing process for flute ensembles. He will discuss his piece A Love Letter to Sharyn and talk about his work and inspiration. Bring your flute, your music stand, and your questions.

EF

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Marquette

One for Three and Three for Four
One flute trio and three flute quartets. Music by Michael Rene Torres, Paul Dunkel, Francois Narboni, Nicole Chamberlain.

CR

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 
Boulevard B/C

Promoting Diversity and Inclusion Through Language and Terminology 
Are you interested in becoming a better informed ally for POC, LGBTQIA+, and people with disabilities? Panelists will present the latest appropriate language, terminology, and up to date information from these communities. Following the presentations will be an open forum to ask questions you might not have known where or whom to ask, so that you walk away with more knowledge to help you be a better advocate for your students, colleagues, and friends. Panelists include Paula Gudmundson, Taylor Irelan, and Katherine Lewis.

PL

11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Waldorf

Young Artist Legacy Series
Featuring past top prize winners from the NFA Young Artist Competition: Julietta Curenton (2005), Brook Ferguson (2009), Hannah Hammel (2016), and Daniel Velasco (2008). Support provided by Altus Handmade Flutes.

SL

11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m.
Williford A/B

Tradition and innovation: Simple system flutes by Theobald Boehm
Boaz Berney presents a lecture outlining the history of Boehm’s less well known simple system flutes. It will closely examine his innovations and compare this model to flutes by contemporary makers. It will follow the history of Boehm and Gréve’s partnership and the changes that took place in his flute-making after the introduction of his 1832 model. Finally, a discussion of the process of making a copy of Boehm’s eight-keyed flutes.

LR

12-1 p.m. 
International South

Brazilian Modern Lyricism: The Evolution of the Brazilian Singing Flute in Toadas, Choros, and Canções
Modern Brazilian music for flute and piano enjoyed significant evolution through the influence of folklore and popular music genres. All pieces will be performed by a diverse group of first generation immigrants to America.

CR
12-1 p.m.
Grand Tradition (next to 720 Lounge)
Flute Teachers' Meet Up
Meet up with fellow teachers at this casual gathering to share experiences, information, and more. Hosted by Naomi Seidman.
 

12:30-1:30 p.m.
Merle Reskin Theatre

Ensemble Festival Reskin Showcase
Morehead State University Flute Ensemble, Middle Tennessee State University Flutes and Friends. Support provided by Altus Handmade Flutes.

EF

12:30-3:30 p.m.
Grand Ballroom

Piccolo Artist Competition Semifinals
Six semifinalists perform for judges. Support provided by Keefe Piccolos.

CO

12:45-1:30 p.m.
Williford C

Iconic Works by Black Composers
Works by William Grant Still, Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, Valerie Coleman, and Adolphus Hailstork will be performed by Mary Matthews, Alexa Still, and Laurel Zucker. Support provided by Brannen Brothers Flutemakers, Inc.

SL
1-2 p.m.
Grand Tradition
Welcome Orientation
Come learn how to make the most of your convention experience. Hosted by 2022 Assistant Program Chair Laura Benning and 2023 Assistant Program Chair Debbie MacMurray.
 

1-2 p.m.
Continental C

Flute Choir Reading Session with Taylor Irelan
Bring your piccolo, flute, alto flute, bass flute, or contrabass flute, and a stand!

EF

1-2 p.m. 
Marquette

Past Presidents' Panel
Join us for a lively discussion about the NFA's past, present, and future with a panel of past presidents. Panelists include Katherine Borst Jones (1994-1996), Gerald Carey (1990-1991), Zart Dombourian-Eby (2014-2016), Angeleita Floyd (1999-2000), Jonathan Keeble (2010-2012), George Pope (2001-2002). Moderated by Past Presidents' Council Chair Leonard Garrison.

PL

1-2 p.m.
Boulevard B/C

The Evolution of Density 21.5
Barrère biographer Nancy Toff traces the compositional and performance history of Edgard Varèse’s landmark Density 21.5, written for Georges Barrère and later revised. Molly Barth will perform several versions of the work. The program will also include rare historic recordings and a video conversation with Varèse scholar Felix Meyer, director of the Sacher Foundation, which owns the Varèse archive. Support provided by Wm. S. Haynes Co.

LE

1:30-2 p.m.
Williford A/B

Evolution of the Flute for Flute Quartet and Electronics
This five movement work showcases the unfolding history of the flute. With Terri Sanchez and Claudia Aizaga.

SL

1:30-2:15 p.m.
Waldorf

2022 Myrna Brown International Scholarship Winner: Evangelina Reyes Lopez
Featuring works by Mexican composers. With Maria Fernanda Castillo, Nicaulis Alliey, and Mariana Gariazzo.

SL, CR
1:45-2:15 p.m.
PDR 2
Exhibitor Showcase: Wm. S. Haynes Co.
The Haynes Sound: Past, Present, and Future
Join Master Headjoint Maker, Aiven O'Leary, and Sales Manager, Korinne Smith from the Wm. S. Haynes Company as they go in depth about the legendary Haynes sound and the creation of Haynes headjoints. They will go over the sound differences between the current headjoint offerings as well as introduce their NEW custom headjoint cut! Come, see, and hear what Haynes has in store for your sound.
ES

1:45-3:15 p.m.
Merle Reskin Theatre

Ensemble Festival Reskin Showcase
Michigan Flute Orchestra, Flutes on the Bayou, Northern Iowa Flute Choir.

EF

2-3:30 p.m.
International South

Flutists of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra in Concert
Randy Bowman, Henrick Heide, Haley Bangs, and newly appointed piccolo Rebecca Tutunick perform works of Castérède, Bach, Hoover, Lovreglio, and more.
SL
2-3:30 p.m.
Joliet
Historic Flutes Room
Get an up close look at the evolution of the flute. Open for exploration, the Historic Flutes Room will display a large assortment of pre- and early Boehm designs. Experts will be available to demostrate instruments as well as answer questions about your personal instruments and those on display.
 

2:30-3:30 p.m.
Continental C

Ensemble Festival Showcase
Erie Waters Flute Ensemble, Song of the Angels Flute Orchestra.

EF

2:30-3:30 p.m.
Williford A/B

Nothing About Us Without Us: Reflections on Inclusion
This panel, sponsored by the Diversity & Inclusion Committee, celebrates the NFA’s 50th anniversary by highlighting our collective perspectives, struggles and philosophies on inclusion in the arts today. Collected responses to the question “What Does It Mean to Be Included” will be explored.

PL

2:30-3:30 p.m.
Waldorf

Premieres Concert
World premieres of works by Liebermann, Caliendo, Grenfell, Basler, performed by Heidi Alvarez, Angela Jones-Reus, Patricia Nagle, Cathy Peterson, Kristen Stoner, Michael Williams. Support provided by Brannen Brothers Flutemakers, Inc.

SL, CR

2:30-3:30 p.m.
Boulevard B/C

Musical Origins and the Stone Age Evolution of Flutes
Join Jelle Atema for a discussion and demonstration of prehistoric musical instruments.

LR
3:30-4:30 p.m.Visit the Exhibit Hall 
4:30-5:00 p.m.
PDR 2
Exhibitor Showcase: Miyazawa Flutes
The Colors of Sound: Cresta Series
Join us and Miyazawa Performing Artist Göran Marcusson to hear and discuss our new, exclusive series of flutes – The Cresta Series.
ES

4:30-5:30 p.m.
Grand Ballroom

Piccolopalooza #1
Performances by Zart Dombourian-Eby, Erinn Frechette, Julia Grenfell, Jennifer Gunn, Anke Lauwers, Nicola Mazzanti, Marta Rossi, Pamela Stahel, Peter Verhoyen. Support provided by Burkart Flutes & Piccolos.

SL, CR

4:30-5:30 p.m.
Continental C

Low Flutes Reading Session
Paige Long and Dorli McWayne will lead a session exploring "Golden Lows," pieces written exclusively for low flutes. Bring your alto, bass, or contrabass flute and stand!

EF

4:30-5:30 p.m.
Williford C

Open Adult Amateur Masterclass with Gary Schocker
Volunteers will be selected from the audience to perform. A pianist will be provided.

MC

4:30-5:30 p.m.
Boulevard B/C

The Evolving Flutist: Mozart to Marketing
What would have happened if Mozart had been a savvier business person? Join Katherine Emeneth and Laura Zabanal as they lead a discussion on the basics of marketing that all musicians should know...even Mozart. The basics of networking, social media marketing, and money management will be discussed as well as an opportunity to explore new endeavors.

WS

4:30-5:30 p.m.
Normandie Lounge

Ensemble Festival Lobby Concert
Emporia State University Flute Choir, Flute Loops. Support provided by Yamaha Corporation of America.

EF

4:30-6 p.m.
Grand Tradition

Flutists of Color Affinity Group
Holding space for flutists of color to come together and connect, sharing experiences and meeting other flutists. Jennie Brown, facilitator.

 
4:30-6 p.m.
Joliet
Historic Flutes Room
Get an up close look at the evolution of the flute. Open for exploration, the Historic Flutes Room will display a large assortment of pre- and early Boehm designs. Experts will be available to demostrate instruments as well as answer questions about your personal instruments and those on display.
 

5-6:30 p.m.
Continental A

High School Masterclass
With Tadeu Coelho.

MC

5:30-6:30 p.m.
International South

The Romantic Flute: Sharon Bezaly in Concert
Performing works by Chopin, Schumann, Reinecke, and Doppler. Support provided by Muramatsu America.

SL

5:45-7:30 p.m.
Registration

Myrna Brown Dine-Around
Nothing transforms strangers into friends quite like sharing a meal. Meet at the NFA Registration Desk.

 

6-7 p.m.
Williford A/B

Exhibitors' Concert
Hear performances by representatives of our exhibiting companies. Support provided by Keefe Piccolos.

ES

6-7 p.m.
Boulevard B/C

Creativity with Looping and Effects Pedals
This interactive workshop by Melissa Keeling will cover what gear is needed to get started playing flute with effects pedals, how to set up the equipment, demonstrations of various effects, and a lesson on looping and improvisation. This session goes beyond the gear itself to explore how effects can be used creatively to expand the capabilities of the flute. Attendees will have the opportunity to try the pedals in various contexts.

WS

6-7 p.m.
Normandie Lounge

Flute Ensemble Festival Kick Off
Join fellow flute ensemble festival participants for a welcome reception.

EF

7-7:45 p.m.
International Foyer

Thursday Pre-Gala Lobby Concert
Ensemble 126.

EF

8-10 p.m.
International Ballroom

Gala Concert: Evolution
Showcasing many facets of our beloved instrument, from ancient to modern, folk to classical, and more! Performers include Philippe Barnes, Molly Barth, Julietta Curenton, Emi Ferguson, Jelle Atema, Brandon Patrick George, Marina Piccinini. Support provided by Wm. S. Haynes Co.

EF

10:30 p.m.-12 a.m. 
Grand Ballroom

Late Night Cabaret
Polish flutist Leszek Wisniowski presents an evening of jazz for flute and jazz trio.

 

 

Friday, August 12

Time & Location
Title & Description
Category

8-9 a.m.
Williford A/B

 

Floga with Live Music
Start your day with heightened focus, energy and flow! Join us for a special session of yoga for flutists led by Suzanne Buerkle. Canada’s electro flute looper Rozalind MacPhail accompanies the practice with her uplifting music.

WS

8:15-9 a.m.
Boulevard B/C

New Music for Low Flutes
Francesca Arnone and Mariana Gariazzo perform recent works for alto and bass flute.

SL, CR

8:30-9 a.m.
Buckingham

Coffeehouse Concerts: Two Latin American Works for Flute and Electronics
with Asako Arai.

CH

8:45-9:15 a.m.
Continental A

Imaginative New Works for Flute and Cello
Flute and cello duo tuo duo perform recently commissioned works inspired by the natural world.

CR
9-9:30 a.m.
PDR 2
Exhibitor Showcase: Song Headjoints
Jasmine Choi: The Elegance of Song Headjoints
Join craftsman Youngchan Song alongside Jasmine Choi as she demonstrates the resonance, luxury, and handcrafted beauty of Song Headjoints!
ES

9-9:45 a.m.
International North

From Dawn to Dusk
Music inspired by morning, daytime, and evening, performed by Sarah Brady, Mihi Kim, Antonina Styczeń, and Audra Ziegel.

SL

9-10 a.m.
Williford C

Three, Four, Five ALIVE!
Works by (mostly) living composers for flute trio, quartet, and quintet. Works by Nicole Chamberlain, Jessie Montgomery, Raimundo Pineda, and Alexander Tcherepnin.

CR

9-10 a.m.
Normandie Lounge

Ensemble Festival Lobby Concert
Mile High Flute Benders, VanderCook College of Music Flute Ensemble. Support provided by Yamaha Corporation of America.

EF

9-10 a.m.
Merle Reskin Theatre

Mindful Flute Choir Warm-Up
The NFA Flute Club Committee presents a refreshing flute choir warm-up session using morning meditation to establish our awareness for playing music together. By meditating, participants will experience present awareness, intention awareness, and non-judgmental awareness. These experiences can be effective for making music together. Attendees should bring their music stands and instruments of choice (flute, alto, bass, or contrabass). With Mihoko Watanabe.

EF, WS

9-11:30 a.m.
Waldorf

Orchestral Audition and Masterclass Competition
Mock orchestral audition followed by a masterclass with Kersten McCall, principal flutist of Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra.  Support provided by Brannen Brothers Flutemakers, Inc.

CO, MC

9:15-9:30 a.m.
Buckingham

Coffeehouse Concerts: Roots of Interior by Phyllis Chen
with Elise Blatchford.

CH

9:30-10:30 a.m.
Grand Ballroom

Jazz Flute Big Band Reading Session with Billy Kerr
Open to experienced and aspiring jazz flutists. BYO flutes and stands to play arrangements from the NFA Jazz Flute Big Band repertoire plus new works! With opportunity for jazz improvisation with an outstanding live rhythm section.

 

9:30-11 a.m.
Continental C

Ensemble Festival Showcase
Baltimore Flute Choir, West Michigan Flute Orchestra, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.

EF

9:30-11 a.m.
Boulevard B/C

C.R.E.A.T.E. Project Competition Presentations
Creating Resources through Engagement, Artistry, Teamwork, and Entrepreneurship. Four finalist teams will present their proposed projects that approach performance and education in a new, collaborative way to a panel of judges.

CO, LE

9:45-10:15 a.m.
Buckingham

Coffeehouse Concerts: Deep Winter
with Carolyn Totaro.

CH
10-11 a.m.
Grand Tradition (next to 720 Lounge)
Adult Amateur Meet Up
Meet up with fellow adult amateurs at this casual gathering to share experiences, information, and more. Hosted by Barb Fairman.
 

10-11:30 a.m.
Williford A/B

Young Artist Legacy Series
Featuring past top prize winners from the NFA Young Artist Competition: Adam Kuenzel (1982), Rhonda Larson (1985), Göran Marcusson (1987), and Gary Schocker (1978).

SL
10:15-10:45 a.m.
Salon B
Ensemble Festival Composer Workshop: Phyllis Avidan Louke
An in-depth look into Phyllis Avidan Louke's process of writing flute ensemble music. She will discuss her work and inspiration and will lead a workshop on one of her pieces. Bring your flute, your music stand, and your questions.
EF

10:15-11:15 a.m.
Merle Reskin Theatre

Ensemble Festival Reskin Showcase
Southern Mississippi Flute Choir, Duquesne University Flute Choir.

EF
10:30-11 a.m.
PDR 2
Exhibitor Showcase: Sankyo Flutes
Discover the Sounds of Sankyo
In this interactive session, Dionne Jackson will give a short, expressive performance on four Sankyo flutes: The 901 Pure Silver, 10k Gold, 14k Gold, and the Grenadilla wood flute. As each flute is demonstrated, we will discuss the experience of performing on and listening to each model.
ES
10:45-11:15 a.m.
Salon B
Ensemble Festival Composer Workshop: Nicole Chamberlain
An in-depth look into Nicole Chamberlain's writing process for flute ensembles. She will discuss her piece Railroaded and talk about her work and inspiration. Bring your flute, your music stand, and your questions.
EF
10 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

Exhibit Hall Open
Visit the convention's vibrant exhibit hall, featuring vendors offering a wide variety of flutes, music, and flute-related merchandise.

 

11 a.m.-12 p.m.
International South

Alena Walentin in Concert
Performing works by Ibert, Jongen, Tansmin.

SL

11-11:30 a.m.
Continental A

Celebrating Asian Composers
Performed by Hannah Porter Occeña, EsPiri Winds, Pan Pacific Woodwind Quintet.

SL, CR

11 a.m.-12 p.m.
Marquette

France: Renaissance to Romantic
Members of the Historical Flutes Committee perform French music from the Renaissance to the Romantic Era. Come hear music played on flutes similar to the instruments used in the original performances: renaissance flutes, baroques flutes, and simple system romantic flutes.

SL
11:15-11:45 a.m.
PDR2

Exhibitor Showcase: Theodore Presser Company

Exploring "Flute 101.5" with Phyllis Avidan Louke

This session will feature an in-depth discussion of the recently released “Flute 101.5” with Phyllis Avidan Louke, co-author of the acclaimed Flute 101 series.

ES

11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
Boulevard B/C

Flute & Hip-Hop
Since 2017, flute samples have been trending amongst popular hip hop songs across the globe. From Future’s Mask Off to Lizzo, hip hop has brought a 21st-century transformation to the identity of the flute. In Flute & Hip-Hop, flutists Brittany Trotter, Ashley “Flute Bae” Crawford, and Justine Lee Hooper discuss and demonstrate how they fuse together the genres of hip hop and classical music in their performance and pedagogy.

LR

11:15 a.m.-12:45 p.m.
Grand Ballroom

Jazz Artist Competition Final Round
Three finalists with a rhythm section perform for a panel of judges.

CO

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Williford C

Irish Music on the Silver Flute
Have you ever wanted to join in an Irish music session in a bar, sound more convincing in a theatre show, or just play Celtic tunes for your own enjoyment? Join Philippe Barnes for an in-depth look at ornaments and techniques for playing Irish and other traditional music on the classical flute.

LE

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Normandie Lounge

Ensemble Festival Lobby Concert
Heartland Flute Choir, Madison Flute Club Chamber Choir. Support provided by Yamaha Corporation of America.

EF

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Merle Reskin Theatre

A Look Behind the Conductor's Stand
Have you ever been asked to organize or conduct an ensemble but aren’t sure what to do? In this workshop presented by the NFA Flute Clubs Committee, we will discuss how to approach organizing an ensemble and conducting even if this is your first time on the podium. Attendees should come with questions and are encouraged to try out their conducting skills. Presented by Gail Green (director of the Michigan Flute Orchestra).

EF, WS

11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Conrad Hilton Suite

Flute Lovers' Lunch with Marina Piccinini
Join us for lunch and conversation hosted by featured performer Marina Piccinini. She will discuss her multifaceted career performing, teaching, and commissioning new works.

 

11:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
Buckingham

Coffeehouse Concerts: "To Each Her Own..." Flute Music by Chicago Women Composers
with Lisa Goethe-McGinn.

CH
12-12:30 p.m.
PDR 2
Exhibitor Showcase: Pettry Piccolos
Piccolo Headjoint Cutting: A Demonstration
The headjoint is the heart of every piccolo, but compared to flutes, it's a totally different ballgame. Watch Adam Pettry, owner of Pettry Piccolos, finish a headjoint, and hear the magic for yourself. One lucky attendee will get to keep today's headjoint.
ES

12-1:30 p.m.
Continental C

Ensemble Festival Showcase
Central Michigan University Flute Choir, Tennessee Tech Flute Choir, Eastern Illinois University Flute Choir.

EF

12-1:30 p.m.
Grand Tradition

Accessibility Flutists and Allies Affinity Group
Whether you identify as disabled, chronically ill, or any other variation—or your experience doesn't have a label, please join us for community and conversation about what it means to be an 'able' flutist. Allies and anyone who values access to all flutists are also welcome. Katherine Lewis, facilitator.

 

12-3:30 p.m.
Waldorf

Young Artist Competition Semifinals
Six semifinalists perform for a panel of judges. Young Artist Competition prize money provided by John Willoughby in honor of Robert Willoughby on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of his birth.

CO
12-3:30 p.m.
Joliet
Historic Flutes Room
Get an up close look at the evolution of the flute. Open for exploration, the Historic Flutes Room will display a large assortment of pre- and early Boehm designs. Experts will be available to demonstrate instruments as well as answer questions about your personal instruments and those on display.
 

12:30-2 p.m. 
International South

Flutists of the Atlanta Symphony in Concert
Works by Mendelssohn, Martin, Cronin, Uebayashi, Debussy, Bartok, and Higdon will be perfomed by Christina Smith, Robert Cronin, Todd Skitch, and Gina Hughes.

SL

12:30-2 p.m.
Boulevard B/C

Getting Started on Baroque Flute
Participants can have their first Baroque flute lesson in the company of their friends and colleagues. No previous experience on the Baroque flute is required, and instruments will be available to use. Topics will include: hand position and basic fingerings, tone and embouchure, intonation, strong vs. weak notes, different sounds of various keys vs. homogeneity of sound, articulation. Everyone will perform a short excerpt from the Boismortier D Major Concerto for Five Flutes.

WS

12:45-1:45 p.m.
Williford A/B

Searching for Balance in the Flute Repertoire: Latin American Sonatas and Sonatinas
Maria Fernanda Castillo will present a lecture-recital featuring performances of sonatas and sonatinas by composers from Puerto Rico, Venezuela, Peru, and Brazil.

LR

12:45-1:15 p.m.
Buckingham

Coffeehouse Concerts: Music for Flute and Electronics by Composers of African Descent
with Steven Keith.

CH
12:45-1:15 p.m.
PDR 2

Exhibitor Showcase: Verne Q. Powell Flutes
The Powell Sound
The iconic Powell Sound is known for its color, nuance, and projection. Join Powell flute-makers and Powell Artist Christina Jennings for a special showcase of a newly developed flute and headjoint. Featuring a modern approach to the original designs of Verne Q. Powell, experience the classic sound that founded the American school of flute-playing.  All attendees will be entered to win a Handmade Custom Silver headjoint! 

ES

12:45-2 p.m.
Merle Reskin Theatre

Ensemble Festival Reskin Showcase
Southern Utah University Flute Choir, His Grace Notes, Saginaw Valley State University Community Flute Choir.

EF

1:15-2:45 p.m.
Grand Ballroom

Jazz Flute Masterclass
Three jazz flutists selected from the Jazz Masterclass Competition perform for prominent flutist, composer, and arranger Marc Adler. 
MC

1:30-1:45 p.m.
Buckingham

Coffeehouse Concerts: Skinscape for Flute and Fixed Media
with Ellen Johnson Mosley.

CH
1:30-2 p.m.
PDR 2
Exhibitor Showcase: Flute Specialists, Inc.
The Highs and Lows of Harmony Flutes
Flute Specialists has commissioned three new pieces for harmony flutes written by composers Gregory Wanamaker, Carmen Marulanda, and Zachery Meier. Join Tatiana Cassetta and Heather Neuenschwander as they give the world premiere of duets written for these lesser-seen flutes - piccolo, G treble flute, Eb flute, Bb flute, alto flute and bass flute. Come try the flutes for yourself at the Flute Specialists booth afterwards!
ES

1:30-2:30 p.m.
Continental A

Remembrance and Healing Concert
This annual concert features performances dedicated to teachers, family members, friends, and colleagues who are no longer with us and those lost to the pandemic, oppression, and social injustice. Support provided by Wm. S. Haynes Co.

SL, CR

2-2:30 p.m.
Buckingham

Coffeehouse Concerts: Profaning the Sacred
with Janice Misurell-Mitchell and clarinetist Eric Mandat.

CH

2-3:30 p.m.
International North

Karl Kraber Tribute Concert
Former students and colleagues will pay tribute to 2020 Lifetime Achievement Award winner Karl Kraber.

SL, CR

2-3:30 p.m.
Williford C

Newly Published Music/Convention Performers Winners Concert
Winners of the Convention Performers competition perform prize-winning works.

CO, CR, SL

2-3 p.m.
Normandie Lounge

Ensemble Festival Lobby Concert
Terre Haute IN Flute Choir, Flute Choir of Atlanta. Support provided by Yamaha Corporation of America.

EF

2:30-3:30 p.m.
Boulevard B/C

Jennifer Higdon and Thea Musgrave in Conversation
Join Jennifer Higdon (attending live) and Thea Musgrave (participating via Zoom) as they discuss their NFA commissions with performers Valerie Coleman and Jennifer Gunn. Moderated by NFA Commissioning Coordinator Sarah Brady. Support provided by Keefe Piccolos.

PL

2:30-3:30 p.m.
Merle Reskin Theatre

Gareth McLearnon: Edge Effect Reading Session
A creative, dynamic, exciting and extremely funky piece - exploring contemporary techniques alongside commercial music rhythms and idioms - and finishing with controlled chaos(!) Join the composer of this piece for a read-through and a Facebook Live broadcast performance at the end. Players of all abilities are welcome. Support provided by Wm. S. Haynes Co.

EF, WS

2:45-3:15 p.m.
Buckingham

Coffeehouse Concerts: Book of Birds for Flute and Electronics
with Gozde Cakir.

CH
3-3:30 p.m.
PDR 2
Exhibitor Showcase: Muramatsu America Flutes
The Sound of Precision: Brandon Patrick George
Brandon Patrick George discusses why he plays Muramatsu Flutes and explores the instrument’s signature sound through works of J.S. Bach and Isang Yun. The 2022 Grammy-nominated soloist and chamber musician is the flutist of Imani Winds, and serves on the faculty of the Curtis Institute of Music.
ES

3:30-4:30 p.m.

Visit the Exhibit Hall 
4:30-5 p.m.
PDR 2
Exhibitor Showcase: Wm. S Haynes Co.
Customization at its Finest
Meet with the most highly skilled artisans and staff from the Haynes Flute Company as they embark on the world of customization. They will be presenting two stunning examples of recent commissions they completed in the last year that demonstrate the skills and artistry that could only come from Haynes. Come and learn about the endless possibilities through the process of customization and how you can tell your personal story through the creation of your own custom handmade instrument.
ES

4:30-5:30 p.m.
Continental C

Flute Choir Reading Session with Mary Matthews
Bring your piccolo, flute, alto flute, bass flute, or contrabass flute, and a stand!

EF

4:30-5:30 p.m.
Marquette

Contemporary and Baroque Music for Historic Flutes
Works from the 18th, 19th, and 20th century will be played on baroque flutes by Jennie Oh Brown, Barbara Hopkins, Na'ama Lion, Linda Pereksta, Ian Plansker.

SL

4:30-5:30 p.m.
Waldorf

Poison and Ambrosia
Luisa Sello and Le Agane, a collaboration of international flutists, will perform a show with music, dance, and microtheatre representing the magic fairy tales from the past with their double personality (magic and demonic). All the flutists will perform and act.

CR

4:30-6 p.m.
Grand Tradition

Affinity Group: Under the Rainbow Tree
A safe networking and social gathering for LGBTQIA+ flutists. Taylor Irelan, facilitator.

 

4:30-5:30 p.m.
Williford A/B

Music of Canada and Ukraine
Jaye Marsh, Denis Savelyev, and Aleksandr Haskin will perform music by Canadian and Ukrainian composers.
SL

4:45-5:45 p.m.
International North

Marina Piccinini and Kersten McCall in Concert
Performing works by J S Bach, Ferneyhough, Paganini, Gaubert, Karg-Elert, and new works by Harbison and Monnakgotla. Support provided by Wm. S. Haynes Co.

SL

4:45-5:45 p.m.
Buckingham

Coffeehouse Concerts: The Visible Breath: Solo and Electroacoustic Works of the New Millennium
with Lindsay Goodman. Support provided by Brannen Brothers Flutemakers, Inc.

CH

4:45-5:45 p.m.
Boulevard B/C

Disembodied Routine
While shifting to online formats due to the pandemic, the routine of performing and teaching has been fragmented on many levels. The Telematic Performance Format developed at Zurich University of the Arts has become an important tool in that context. With Mattias Ziegler.

LE

5-5:45 p.m.
Normandie Lounge

Gala Awards Reception
All convention attendees are welcome. Cash bar available.

 
5:15-5:45 p.m.
PDR 2
Exhibitor Showcase: Abell Flute Co.
Whistle Headjoint for Boehm-system Flutes
The Abell Low Whistle Headjoint is an end-blown, fipple style headjoint which offers a new and unique voice for the flutist. It is designed to fit any Boehm-system flute and to play comfortably through the full range of the instrument.
The Low Whistle Headjoint orients the flute vertically providing a more balanced and centered position. This orentation relaxes the upper body, opening the lungs and diaphragm. Options for supporting the flute vertically include thumb rests and neck straps.
ES
5:30-6:30 p.m.
Joliet
Historic Flutes Room
Get an up close look at the evolution of the flute. Open for exploration, the Historic Flutes Room will display a large assortment of pre- and early Boehm designs. Experts will be available to demonstrate instruments as well as answer questions about your personal instruments and those on display.
 

5:45-7:45 p.m.
Grand Ballroom

Gala Awards Dinner
The annual dinner honors 2020 Lifetime Achievement Award recipients Ransom Wilson and Karl Kraber and Distinguished Service Award recipient Nancy Clew.

 

7-7:45 p.m.
International Foyer

Friday Pre-Gala Lobby
Concert Les flûtistes de Montréal.

EF

8-10 p.m.
International Ballroom

Friday Night Gala: Celebrating 50 Years of the NFA
Celebrate 50 years of the NFA with a special anniversary concert highlighting some of the important milestones from the NFA's past as well as a look towards its future. The concert will include the world premiere performance of Julia Wolfe's Oxygen for 144 flutes and performances by Sarah Jackson, Göran Marcusson, Khanyisile Mthetwa, Amy Porter, Mimi Tachouet, and Nestor Torres. Support provided by Wm. S. Haynes Co.

CR, SL

10:30 p.m.-12 a.m.
Buckingham

Late Night Trivia
Bring a team, or just show up, for a fun night of flute trivia hosted by Amy Porter! Prizes will be awarded from the NFA store. Support provided by Wm. S. Haynes Co.

 

10:30 p.m.-12 a.m.
Boulevard B/C

Irish Play Along
Irish music-making traditionally occurs in a relaxed social setting and is a time for sharing tunes with friends both old and new. A traditional Irish session is quite informal, but easily learnable tunes will be introduced to the participants and we will learn and play them together. Participants will also have the opportunity to interject their own tunes into the session. Led by Andra Bohnet.

WS

 

Saturday, August 13

Time & Location
Title & Description
Category

8-9 a.m.
Williford A/B

Morning Warm Up: Taffanel + Lizzo; Moyse + Aretha
Spice up your daily exercises. Bring your flute and your dancing shoes to this participatory workshop featuring Lizzo, Beyonce, and Bieber. Learn how to incorporate our favorite pop artists into your warm-up featuring rhythm, long tone, intonation, vibrato and scale exercises. Led by Erika Boysen and Katherine Emeneth. Support provided by Wm. S. Haynes Co.

WS

8-9 a.m.
Conrad Hilton Suite

Food for the Day's Journey: Breakfast with Julietta Curenton
This Pedagogy Committee-sponsored breakfast features prize-winning flutist Julietta Curenton who works across genres including classical, jazz, gospel, and pop. She will discuss turning points in her career that led to her focus on marginalized music and compositions. Support provided by Altus Handmade Flutes.

 

8-8:45 a.m.
Continental C

Youth Flute Day Ensemble Festival Showcase
Naperville Youth Symphony Flute Choir and Parasky Flute Studio Ensembles.

EF, YF

8:30-9:30 a.m.
International North

Morning Sonatas
Start your morning with works by Rocherolle and Ysaye, performed by Stephen Clark and Denis Savelyev.

SL

8:30-9:30 a.m.
Boulevard B/C

Twice the Fun... Telemann for Two!!
Everyone loves Telemann’s Solo Fantasies! Join Detroit Symphony flutists Sharon Sparrow and Hannah Hammel to hear them performed in DUET version, enlightening the listener to harmonies and delightful musical ideas often overlooked when performing solo. Tips on basic ornamentation will be provided, taking the fear away from giving this a try in your own Baroque repertoire. Support provided by Muramatsu America.

LR

8:45-9:15 a.m.
Buckingham

Coffeehouse Concerts: Electro Flute Loops and Film
with Rozalind MacPhail.

CH
9-9:30 a.m.
PDR 2
Exhibitor Showcase: Nagahara Flutes
It's time to change!
Does pandemic weariness have you yearning for a reset? Are you ready to take the next step towards becoming a better musician? Come hear about the flute-making revolution which promises to place in your hands the instruments of tomorrow.
ES

9-10 a.m.
Williford C

Meet the Composers: NFA Competition Commissions
Come hear the NFA Commissions for the 2022 Young Artist, 2022 Piccolo Artist, and 2007 High School Soloist competitions. Composers Marco Granados, Helena Tulve, and Evan Williams will discuss their works. Performances by Emma Gerstein, Alyce Johnson, and Adam Kuenzel. Support provided by Brannen Brothers Flutemakers, Inc.

PL
9-10 a.m.
Grand Ballroom
Latin Jazz Jam and Workshop with Nestor Torres
Bring your flute and start your morning playing Latin Jazz with Nestor Torres and his band.
 

9-10 a.m. 
Merle Reskin Theatre

Ensemble Festival Reskin Showcase
Northern Illinois University Flute Ensemble, Celtic Crúe.

EF

9:15-10:15 a.m.
Normandie Lounge

Ensemble Festival Lobby Concert
Detroit Flute Guild, Raleigh Flute Choir. Support provided by Yamaha Corporation of America.

EF

9:30-10:30 a.m.
Buckingham

Coffeehouse Concerts: Backstory: The Evolution of Electroacoustic Flute
with Kelly Catlin.

CH

9:30-11 a.m.
International South

The Fluture is Low: A Low Flutes Chamber Recital
World class low flutists perform a wide variety of new chamber music for low flutes. This concert will showcase the versatility and virtuosity of low flutes, including the alto, bass, contrabass, and sub contra flutists performing duets, trios, and small ensemble music specifically composed and arranged for, and featuring, low flutes. This is a rare opportunity to hear the amazing subcontra flutes in small ensemble music.

CR

9:30-11 a.m.
Continental C

Ensemble Festival Showcase
Flutissimo, Texas Womens' University, University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley.

EF

9:30-11 a.m.
Waldorf

Young Artist Legacy Series
Featuring past top prize winners from the NFA Young Artist Competition: Christina Jennings (1998), Amy Porter (1990), Catherine Ransom Karoly (1991).

SL
9:45-10:15 a.m.
PDR 2
Exhibitor Showcase: Burkart Flutes and Piccolos
Discover the Legacy of Burkart...
Join us for the launch of Burkart’s newest offering! Experience the culmination of tradition, innovation, and sound through the artistry of Nicola Mazzanti. Attendees will be entered to win $1000 towards the purchase of a new Burkart instrument (terms and conditions may apply).
ES

9:45-10:15 a.m.
Salon B

Youth Flute Day: Flute Olympics: Headjoint Hurdles
On your mark, get set, blow! Learn new skills, get tips to improve your playing, meet new friends, and earn prizes as you make your way through the five challenges! From Head Joint Hurdles and a Tone Triathlon to Rhythm Gymnastics, Scale Diving, and a Sight Reading Party.

YF

10-10:45 a.m.
Marquette

Morning Music for Flute and Harp
The renowned Aletheia Duo performs a concert of works ranging from modern classics by Bernard Andres and Charles Rochester Young to exciting premieres by Carlos Carrillo and Richard Prior.

CR

10-11 a.m.
Williford A/B

Social Justice Concert
This concert features works spotlighting the issues of racism, classism, global warming, immigration, and gun violence. Performed by Christine Beard, Elicio Winds, Martha Councell-Vargas.

CR, SL

10-11 a.m.
Boulevard B/C

Balance Training for an Unbalanced Instrument: How Offloaded Strength Training Improves Your Flute
Performance WS. In this interactive workshop, two musician fitness trainers will dive deep into how offloaded, lopsided, and uneven strength training can give your workouts the stability and benefit they’ve been missing to be able to offset our asymmetrical instrument! With Angela McCuiston and Katie Mess.

WS
10-11 a.m.
Grand Tradition (next to 720 Lounge)
International Flutists Meet Up
Meet up with fellow international flutists at this casual gathering to share experiences, information, and more. Hosted by Matt Johnston.
 

10 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

 

Exhibit Hall Open
Visit the convention's vibrant exhibit hall, featuring vendors offering a wide variety of flutes, music, and flute-related merchandise.

 

10:15-11:15 a.m.
Merle Reskin Theatre

Ensemble Festival Reskin Showcase
Silversmiths, Coro de Flautas de Panamá "Dr. Eduardo Charpentier De Castro."

EF

10:30-11:30 a.m.
Salon B

Youth Flute Day: Learning from the Pros
Come learn from a professional flutist! Members of the Diversity and Inclusion Committee will lead mini 20-minute sessions focused on warm-up, improvisation, musicality, and technique. Rotate to each session and learn some new tips to inspire your practice session.

YF
10:30-11 a.m.
PDR 2
Exhibitor Showcase: Windward Flutes Ltd. 
Our Story, the Magic, and the Possibilities
Come and see how Windward Flutes has brought the taper-bore flute into the 21st century, by combining expert craftsmanship and modern technology, to make flutes with exquisite intonation and voicing, in a variety of stunning tone woods. These flutes are not just for Celtic music; they inspire endless musical adventures. Join makers Forbes & Yola Christie, with Andra Bohnet, Micheal Morton, and the USA Celtic Crúe to see what we have to offer you in your musical journey!
ES

10:45-11 a.m.
Buckingham

Coffeehouse Concerts: Frate vento, frate focu and Flusso di coscienza
with Cassandra Eisenreich.

CH

11 a.m.-12 p.m.
International North

Keynote Address: "Where Do I Go From Here? A Short Guide Through a Long Path" with Maestro Leonard Slatkin
Reflecting on 50 years in the business, Maestro Slatkin will discuss the changing music world and its effects on today’s artists. Support for Maestro Leonard Slatkin's keynote provided by Carol Dale.

 
11:15-11:45 a.m.
PDR 2
Exhibitor Showcase: Blocki Flute Method LLC
Breathing: Super Fun—Super Easy
Join us for a session full of engaging and effective breathing activities to add to your teaching toolbox.
ES

11:30 a.m.-12 p.m.
Continental A

Crossing Chicago: Classical Flute Meets Jazz
Playing jazz can be fun for the classical flutist, and when doubled with other instruments, twice the fun! Elizabeth Buck and artists from the Arizona State University School of Music, Dance and Theatre join in on this chamber music collaboration.

CR

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Boulevard B/C

Vibrate from your belly and support from your diaphragm: Demystifying the use of anatomical references
In this collaborative workshop between the NFA Pedagogy and Performance and Healthcare committees, topics and exercises regarding tone production, legato playing, vibrato, and breathing are discussed from both pedagogical and anatomical perspectives.

LE

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Merle Reskin Theatre

Ensemble Festival Reskin Showcase
Coro de Flautas de Panamá "Dr. Eduardo Charpentier De Castro", Crane Flute Ensemble.

EF
12-12:30 p.m.
PDR2

Exhibitor Showcase: Kingma Flutes
New Developments in Kingma Low Flutes
New developments in the Kingma 'family' of low flutes are presented by Matthias Ziegler. We show improvements of the keywork design, leading to better response and lower weight.

ES

12-1 p.m.
Continental C

Flute Choir Reading Session with Christina Condon-Numerick 
Bring your piccolo, flute, alto flute, bass flute, or contrabass flute, and a stand!

EF

12-1 p.m. 
International South

Meet the Composer: James Stephenson
Chicago composer James Stephenson will discuss his works along with the NFA premeire of his Trio Sonata for Flute, Trumpet, and Piano.

CR

12-1 p.m.
Williford C

Beatboxing and Beyond: Essential Skills for the 21st Century Flutist
Are you looking to diversify your practice routine, add more 20th- and 21st-century music to your repertoire list, or develop new ways to teach the wide range of extended techniques on the flute? This workshop will cover descriptions, practice techniques, standard notation, troubleshooting ideas, and etudes covering fourteen of the most common types of extended techniques. With Nicole Chamberlain and Mary Matthews.

WS

12-1 p.m.
Normandie Lounge

Ensemble Festival Lobby Concert
Clarion Winds, Chesapeake Flute Consort. Support provided by Yamaha Corporation of America.

EF

12-1:30 p.m.
Grand Ballroom

Piccolo Artist Competition Finals
Three finalists perform for judges. Support provided by Keefe Piccolos.

CO

12-1:30 p.m.
Grand Tradition

Flutists of Color Affinity Group
Holding space for flutists of color to come together and connect, sharing experiences and meeting other flutists. Paula Gudmundson, facilitator.

 
12-2:30 p.m.
Joliet
Historic Flutes Room
Get an up close look at the evolution of the flute. Open for exploration, the Historic Flutes Room will display a large assortment of pre- and early Boehm designs. Experts will be available to demonstrate instruments as well as answer questions about your personal instruments and those on display.
 

12:15-12:45 p.m.
Buckingham

Coffeehouse Concerts: “Roots” Three Short Pieces for Membrane Flute, Contrabass Flute and Laptop
with David Weiss.

CH

12:15-12:45 p.m.
Salon B

Youth Flute Day: Flute Olympics: Tone Triathlon
On your mark, get set, blow! Learn new skills, get tips to improve your playing, meet new friends, and earn prizes as you make your way through the five challenges! From Head Joint Hurdles and a Tone Triathlon to Rhythm Gymnastics, Scale Diving, and a Sight Reading Party.

YF
12:45-1:15 p.m.
PDR 2
Exhibitor Showcase: FCNY presents Woodify Sound Solutions
Feeling Sound - New Tone Colors with Woodify
Discover all that Woodify Sound Solutions have to offer! In this showcase and discussion, the Founder of Woodify will demonstrate Woodify Rings, which enhance tone and projection for flute, alto flute, or bass flute. You will also have the chance to try Woodify Wave and Woodify Twig ergonomic tools, which give flutists a comfortable grip while allowing the flute to resonate. Special guests to be announced.
ES

12:45-1:15 p.m.
Salon B

Youth Flute Day: Flute Olympics: Rhythmic Gymnastics
On your mark, get set, blow! Learn new skills, get tips to improve your playing, meet new friends, and earn prizes as you make your way through the five challenges! From Head Joint Hurdles and a Tone Triathlon to Rhythm Gymnastics, Scale Diving, and a Sight Reading Party.

YF

12:45-2:15 p.m.
Merle Reskin Theatre

Ensemble Festival Reskin Showcase
Desert Echoes Flute Project, Florida Flute Orchestra.

EF

1-1:15 p.m.
Buckingham

Coffeehouse Concerts: The Flibbertigibbet's Fabrefaction, Vol. 1, by Roy Magnuson
with James Thompson.

CH

1-2 p.m.
International North

Jasmine Choi in Concert
Performing works of Clarke, Messiaen, Schubert, and Saint-Saëns. With pianist Hugh Sung.
SL

1-2 p.m. 
Williford A/B

50 Years of NFA Commissions
For 50 years, the NFA has been commissioning two to three works per year for its annual competitions as well as special project commissions. This program is a chronological exploration of some of the works the New Music Advisory Committee has brought to life. This celebration through time is a reminder of the rich history and enormous legacy that the NFA continues to build upon year after year.

SL, CR

1-2 p.m.
Boulevard B/C

Paganini on the Flute
The 24 Caprices, Op. 2 by Niccolò Paganini, first published in 1820 and a landmark in the history of violin playing, are performed and taught increasingly by flutists. This lecture/recital includes a summary of the place of the Caprices in the violin repertoire; consideration of the reasons for playing or teaching the Caprices on flute and the challenges of transcribing them; and comparison of the various editions and recordings on flute. Performed by Bonita Boyd, Robert Dick, and Leonard Garrison. Support provided by Flute Specialists, Inc.

LR

1-2:30 p.m.
Waldorf

Alto Flute Artist Competition
Six finalists will perform for judges.

CO

1:15-2:15 p.m.
Salon B

Youth Flute Day: Alexa's Neighborhood
Meet the flutists in Alexa’s Neighborhood! Youth Flute Day is excited to help the NFA celebrate 50 years with a return of this popular event, featuring some of today’s best flutists in a casual, youth-friendly atmosphere. Alexa Still will introduce her guests who will speak about their careers and flute playing. Special virtual appearance by Lady Jeanne Galway!

YF
1:30-2 p.m.
PDR 2
Exhibitor Showcase: Miyazawa Flutes
Michel Bellavance in Recital
An exciting program featuring a dynamic and spirited performance by Miyazawa Performing Artist and celebrated musician Michel Bellavance.
ES

1:30-2 p.m.
Continental A

Inaugural NFA LGBTQ+ Flute Choir Celebration
The LGBTQ+ community has a fierce and fabulous presence within the NFA. In light of the NFA’s 50th anniversary, the emphasis on flute choir performances this convention, and a call for stronger diversity and inclusion efforts, we will celebrate LGBTQ+ flutists and allies with the inaugural NFA LGBTQ+ Flute Choir Celebration! Support provided by ALRY Publications, LLC.

EF

1:30-2:30 p.m.
Buckingham

Coffeehouse Concerts: Video | Art | Music | Text
with Mark Rodrieg.

CH

2-3 p.m.
Williford C

Communicating Effectively with Your Audience: The Use of Inflection and Nuance In the Pedagogy of William Kincaid 
William Kincaid, one of the most influential flutists of the 20th century, described in great detail how to prepare intervals and connect one note to the next. Using these skills allows the performer to create a seamless and dynamically varied line that conveys the musical intent of both the composer and the performer. With John Thorne.

LR

2-3 p.m.
Normandie Lounge

Ensemble Festival Lobby Concert
Las Flautistas, Wichita Flute Ensemble. Support provided by Yamaha Corporation of America.

EF

2-3:30 p.m.
Grand Ballroom

Ransom Wilson Tribute
Former students and colleagues will pay tribute to 2020 Lifetime Achievement Award winner Ransom Wilson. Support provided by Wm. S. Haynes Co.

CR, SL
2-3:30 p.m.
Continental C
Ensemble Festival Showcase
DCFlutes, Oklahoma City University (Mary H. Anderson Collegiate Flute Choir Award Winner), Pittsburgh Professional Flute Orchestra.
EF

2:30-3:30 p.m.
Joliet

Youth Flute Day: Visit the Historic Flute Room
Take a look back in time and discover why the flute you play today looks and plays the way it does. Members of the NFA Historic Flutes Committee will give a special guided tour of the Historic Flute Room.

YF

2:30-3:30 p.m.
International South

Piccolopalooza #2
Performances by Nicole Esposito, Sarah Jackson, Beth Larsen, Snježana Pavicevic, Peter Verhoyen, Cordula Weil, Regina Helcher Yost.

CR, SL
2:15-2:45 p.m.
PDR 2
Exhibitor Showcase: Verne Q. Powell Flutes
Introducing the Powell Légende Mopane Flute
Provocative and powerful, the new Légende model flute gives the soloist a truly distinctive voice and leaves a lasting impression. Made with a Mopane Wood body, 14K Rose Gold rings, ribs, and posts, and a Sterling Silver mechanism, the Légende is part of the new Buffet Crampon aesthetic concept combining rose gold and silver in the “Grand Siècle” style. Join Powell Artist Martha Long for a performance that explores the many timbres of our Mopane and Grenadilla Wood flutes side by side! 
ES
2:30-3:30 p.m.
Merle Reskin Theatre
Ensemble Festival Open Clinic
Observe Peter Senchuk from the Los Angeles Flute Orchestra work with Coro de Flautas de Panamá and the Crane Flute Ensemble in a masterclass setting. 
EF, MC

2:30-3:30 p.m.
Boulevard B/C

Did you choose that piece or...?
Topics will center around programming, diversity, visibility and representation, individualism, and bias. This lecture will shine a light on the lack of equitable programming within our field and help reshape the way we view different styles of music. The idea of individualism within art will be considered, and the ways in which we classify music as worthy of being performed will be challenged. With Lorin Green and Jimmy Walter.

LR
3-3:30 p.m.
PDR 2
Exhibitor Showcase: Flute Specialists
Robert Dick Showcases the Glissando Headjoint™
The Glissando Headjoint™ gives flutists entirely new modes of expression, bringing the flute closer to the sound of the human voice and opening radically new timbral and phrasing possibilities. This telescoping headjoint does for the flute what the whammy bar does for the electric guitar. Robert will explain the headjoint, how it can be fit to your flute, and perform on what has now become the Glissando Flute™!
The headjoint will be available to try and purchase at the Flute Specialists booth.
ES

3-3:30 p.m.
Williford A/B

Our Story: Music by Queer Composers
In response to the violence and adversity the LGBTQIA+ community continues to face globally, Taylor Irelan commissioned works for flute and piano by international LGBTQIA+ composers in 2021 to tell their stories through music. These stories share the struggles, heartache, determination, and resilience from this diverse and beautiful community.

SL

3-3:30 p.m.
Buckingham

Coffeehouse Concerts: Imagination and Fantasy
with Adrienne Tedjamulia-Read and Samantha Donnell.

CH

3-3:30 p.m.
Salon B

Youth Flute Day: Flute Olympics: Diving into Scales
On your mark, get set, blow! Learn new skills, get tips to improve your playing, meet new friends, and earn prizes as you make your way through the five challenges! From Head Joint Hurdles and a Tone Triathlon to Rhythm Gymnastics, Scale Diving, and a Sight Reading Party.

YF

3:30-4:30 p.m.

Visit the Exhibit Hall 
4:30-5 p.m.
PDR 2
Exhibitor Showcase: Flutistry
New Tools For Your Artistic Evolution
Grab your smart phone and come ready to participate! Join us as Adam Workman conducts a flute trial in real time utilizing Flutistry’s own Trial Studio technology. Rank the flutes, talk about the how’s and why’s, and see how the results help you find an instrument you (and others) will love! 
ES

4:30-5 p.m.
Salon B

Youth Flute Day: Flute Olympics: Sight-reading Party
On your mark, get set, blow! Learn new skills, get tips to improve your playing, meet new friends, and earn prizes as you make your way through the five challenges! From Head Joint Hurdles and a Tone Triathlon to Rhythm Gymnastics, Scale Diving, and a Sight Reading Party.

YF

4:30-5:30 p.m.
Williford A/B

Cuban Masterpieces for Flute
In 2019, Mindy Kaufman, Stephanie Jutt, and Phil Unger traveled to Havana and collaborated with Cuban flutist Niurka González. This concert will feature music by living Cuban composers Amado, Brouwer, Martin, Alén, López-Gavilán, León. In addition to the performance, Phil Unger will speak about their experience in Havana. Support provided by Burkart Flutes and Piccolos.

SL

4:30-5:30 p.m.
Waldorf

Diverse Double Reeds
Bayview Winds, Elicio Winds, Trio Village, Vuorovesi Trio, and James Thompson perform a diverse program for flute with double reed instruments.

CR
4:30-5:30 p.m.
Grand Tradition (next to 720 Lounge)
Flute Ensemble Conductors Meet Up
Meet up with fellow flute ensemble conductors at this casual gathering to share experiences, information, and more. Hosted by Hilary Janysek.
 

4:30-6 p.m.
International South

Masterclass Performers Competition Masterclass #1
Three of the six winners of the competition will perform repertoire of their choosing for Alena Walentin, with a masterclass on each piece.

CO, MC

4:30-6 p.m.
Grand Ballroom

Best of Quintessenz Leipzig Flute Ensemble
Made up of members of the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, MDR Symphony, and Staatskapelle Halle, Quintessenz celebrates its 25th anniversary with this special concert featuring music of Bach, Debussy, Strauss, Rachmaninov, and Sprenger. Support provided by Keefe Piccolos.

CR, EF
4:30-6 p.m.
Joliet
Historic Flutes Room
Get an up close look at the evolution of the flute. Open for exploration, the Historic Flutes Room will display a large assortment of pre- and early Boehm designs. Experts will be available to demostrate instruments as well as answer questions about your personal instruments and those on display.
 

4:45-5:30 p.m.
Buckingham

Coffeehouse Concerts: There are Black People in the Future: electro-acoustic works by living Black composers
with Brittany Trotter.

CH

5-6 p.m.
Continental C

Combined 2020/2021 High School and Collegiate Choir Competition Choirs
Conducted by Dan Parasky and Nicole Chamberlain, the winners of the 2020 and 2021 High School and Collegiate Flute Choir Competitions will FINALLY meet in person to perform.

CO, EF

5-6 p.m.
Boulevard B/C

Amateurs of the NFA
A panel discussion with the current as well as past chair of the Adult Flutist & Amateur Resources Committee Lisa Fahlstrom and Barbra Fairman. They will review the history as well as changes the committee has been through in the past 50 years.

PL

5:30-6 p.m.
Normandie Lounge

Youth Flute Day: Windy City Flash Mob!
Youth Flute Day participants perform works by Perrin-Bryson, Valerie Coleman, and Timothy Hagen in the Normandie Lounge.

YF

6:30-7:15 p.m.
Grainger Ballroom, Symphony Center, 2nd floor*

Saturday Pre-Gala Lobby Concert
Los Angeles Flute Orchestra.
*Please note that all present at Symphony Center are required to wear masks when not eating, drinking, or performing.

EF

7:30-9:30 p.m.
Orchestra Hall at Symphony Center*

Gala Concerto Concert
Featuring the world premieres of Jennifer Higdon's The Light the We Can Hear and of Piccolo Play for Piccolo and String Orchestra by Thea Musgrave. Plus Malambo by Miguel del Aguila, Concerto for Flue and Orchestra by Carl Reinecke, and The World of Montuagretta by Christian Lindberg, performed by Valerie Coleman, Jennifer Gunn, Kersten McCall, Demarre McGill, and Sharon Bezaly. With the Chicago Philharmonic led by Leonard Slatkin. The commission of Thea Musgrave to orchestrate Piccolo Play was made possible with generous donations from James Keefe and Janet Kinmonth of Keefe Piccolos, Burkart Flutes and Piccolos and Chair of the NFA Piccolo Committee, Laurie Sokoloff. Leonard Slatkin's participation as conductor is supported by Carol Dale. 
*Please note that all present at Symphony Center are required to wear masks when not eating, drinking, or performing.

SL

10-11:45 p.m.
Grand Ballroom

50th Anniversary Party!
Time to party and wish the NFA a happy 50th. There will be cake! Celebrate Golden Anniversary Awards winners and past presidents, with music by Nestor Torres and friends. All attendees are invited to celebrate and unwind after an exhilarating three days of performances, workshops, and panels. Golden Anniversary Award winners will be honored by a performance of a specially commissioned piece by James Lee III. Presented in partnership with the Chicago Philharmonic.

 

 

Sunday, August 14

Time & Location
Title & Description
Category

8-9 a.m.
Williford A/B

Morning Warm Up: A Bottom Up Approach to Whole Body Movement
This workshop will explore feet and whole body movement patterns to experience greater spinal mobility and movement of the pelvis. Everything else builds on the connection to the ground, using feet as tools to sense what’s happening with the pelvis in all the movements we do as performing artists and humans living in this crazy world. This is a movement-based, participatory session. Bring your flutes! With Kelly Mollnow Wilson.

WS

8:30-9:30 a.m.
Grand Ballroom

Latin American Voices
Works by José Pablo Moncayo, José Elizondo, Efraín Amaya, César Guerra-Peixe, and Raimundo Pineda will be performed by Terri Sundberg, Mariana Gariazzo, Nora Lee Garcia, Etesian Duo, and Jonathan Borja.

CR, SL
8:30-9:30 a.m.
Conrad Hilton Suite
Commercial Members Appreciation Breakfast
Open to Commercial Members only.
 

9-9:30 a.m.
Waldorf

Piccolopalooza #3: Celebrating the Piccolo Artist Competition
Piccolo Artist Competition prize winners Caitlyn Valovick-Moore and Jona Venturi perform Charke and Piccolo Artist Competition-commissioned works by Demase and Beliss.

SL

9-10 a.m.
Williford C

2021 Young Artist Competition Winner in Concert
Dominique Kim will perform music by Roussel, Sohn, Hailstork, Dick, Telemann, and Harberg.

SL

9-10 a.m.
Normandie Lounge

Ensemble Festival Lobby Concert
NFA Adult Amateur Flute Choir, The Flute Academy. Support provided by Yamaha Corporation of America.

EF

9-10 a.m.
PDR 3

Junior Soloist Competition
Outstanding young flutists in grades 6-8 perform for a panel of judges. Support provided by Flute Specialists, Inc.

CO

9:15-9:45 a.m.
International South

Ravel Revisited
Two beloved works, Les Valses Nobles et Sentimentales and L’Enfant et les sortilèges, newly arranged for two flutes. With Mihi Kim and Patricia Nagle.

CR

9:30-10 a.m.
Marquette

Daughters of Our Time
This program of new, original compositions for flute and guitar celebrates the emotional and physical journeys of great women poets, as well as the personal journeys and evolution as women, mothers, daughters, sisters, musicians, writers, and travelers living in a foreign country.

CR

9:45-11 a.m.
Boulevard B/C

A Whole New World: Re-Imagining a Career Post-Pandemic
As musicians, many of us have spent years in and outside of school, building our portfolios, honing our playing, and freelancing in our communities. COVID-19 has changed the ways we produce, consume, and make a living from music. Join the Career and Artistic Development Committee in sharing how your career and priorities have changed and how you've adapted your career to rise to the challenges of our new realities. Panelists include Rose Bishop, Maria Fernanda Castillo, Michelle Stanley, Jessica Sherer, and Colleen White.

WS

10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Exhibit Hall Open
Visit the convention's vibrant exhibit hall, featuring vendors offering a wide variety of flutes, music, and flute-related merchandise.

 

10-11 a.m.
Continental C

Professional Flute Choir Concert
Clyde Mitchell conducts the winners of the competition in an exciting program featuring Trudy Kane as soloist. Support provided by ALRY Publications, LLC.

CO, EF

10-11 a.m.
Williford A/B

Flute Evolution, 1800-1900, The Revolution
This lecture demonstrates the flute from 1800-1900 (1-key and multi-keyed flutes) through the introduction of the Boehm flutes and how both the earlier simple system flutes and the Boehm system flutes continued to develop throughout the century. With Michael Lynn.

LR

10-11 a.m.
Waldorf

Birds of Paradise
Inspired by our avian friends, Virginia Broffitt, duo970, Duo Hybrids, Deanna Little, Nicole Molumby, Stephanie Rea perform works by Beeftink, Françaix, Boyd, and Ran.

CR, SL

10-11 a.m.
PDR 2

Junior Masterclass
Young flutists chosen from the recorded round of the junior soloist competition will perform in a masterclass led by Julee Kim Walker.

MC
11 a.m.-12 p.m.Visit the Exhibit Hall 
12-1 p.m.
Continental C

Collegiate Flute Choir Concert
Gareth McLearnon conducts the winners of the competition in a varied program. Support provided by Anderson Musical Instruments Insurance Solutions, LLC.

CO, EF

12-1:30 p.m.
International North

The Evolving Flute Quartet
Join the Houston Symphony Flute Section as they perform new arrangements and new compositions for flute quartet.

SL
12-1:30
Joliet
Historic Flutes Room
Get an up close look at the evolution of the flute. Open for exploration, the Historic Flutes Room will display a large assortment of pre- and early Boehm designs. Experts will be available to demonstrate instruments as well as answer questions about your personal instruments and those on display.
 

12-1:30 p.m.
Grand Ballroom

New Creations Workshop
Led by women composer-performers Valerie Coleman, Nicole Chamberlain, and Amanda Harberg, this workshop is designed to give aspiring performers an opportunity to create, share, and workshop their own music, which can be at any stage of development. Within this event, each participant will perform her/his work, followed by an empowering feedback session from the session hosts, full of encouraging and constructive tips for the participants and the audience.

WS

12-1:30 p.m.
Waldorf

Young Artist Competition Finals
Three finalists perform for a panel of judges. Young Artist Competition prize money provided by John Willoughby in honor of Robert Willoughby on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of his birth; Best Performance of the Newly Commissioned Work prize money provided by the Paul Taub Fund.

CO

12:15-1:30 p.m.
Williford A/B

Mark Thomas Memorial Tribute Concert
Celebrate the life and work of the NFA's founder with performances and remembrances by former students and past presidents of the NFA.

CR, SL

12:30-1:30 p.m.
Boulevard B/C

Celebrating and Evolving Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Our Flute Organizations
Join the NFA Flute Clubs Committee in a panel discussion about progress related to diversity, equity, and inclusion in our country's regional flute organizations. Representatives from various flute groups will highlight ways that they are working to evolve their flute community regarding diversity, equity, and inclusion. We will also hear from the Umoja Flute Institute to learn about their work. Panelists include Kristin Bacchiocchi-Stewart (NJ Flute Society), Brian Dunbar (Umoja and NFA DEI Committee), Mariana Gariazzo (Chicago Flute Club), Hilary Janysek (Austin Flute Society and NFA Flute Clubs Committee), Christian Lampkin (Umoja). Moderated by Heidi Álvarez and Hilary Janysek.

PL

1-2 p.m.
Continental A

Ensemble Festival Showcase
Flute Sonic Orchestra, International Flute Orchestra.

EF

1:30-2:30 p.m.
International South

Piccolopalooza #4: From Grado with Love
A program of music for piccolo ensembles, performed by an all-star lineup of artists from the International Piccolo Festival, held every year in Grado, Italy.

CR

1:30-2:30 p.m.
Marquette

18th Century Masterworks
Works by Blavet, Telemann, Couperin, Leclair, and Quantz performed by Wendy Rolfe, Nihan Atalay, and Gemma Goday.

SL

1:30-2:30 p.m.
Williford C

Made in Chicago: Chicago Flute Club plays Chicago Composers
The Chicago Flute Club presents a program highlighting performers from the Chicago Flute Club playing music by Chicago composers. Celebrating the inspirational force of the Chicago Flute Club and its impact to its growing membership, this program features a diverse variety of styles, genres, and versatility of expression in music conceived, practiced, composed, and performed by Chicagoans.

CR, SL

1:30-2:30 p.m.
Normandie Lounge

Ensemble Festival Lobby Concert
Orquesta de Flautas ILLAWARA, Cardinal Heights Flute Choir. Support provided by Yamaha Corporation of America.

EF
1:30-2:30 p.m.
Grand Tradition (next to 720 Lounge)
Young Professionals Meet Up
Meet up with fellow young professionals at this casual gathering to share experiences, information, and more. Hosted by Julee Kim Walker.
 

2-3 p.m.
Boulevard B/C

How To Make Great Music Videos - The Basics
Join Dave Weiss for a workshop on demystifying the basics of how to get started producing your own music videos so they look and sound professional. He will show you how to produce excellent videos using free software, smartphones/tablets, and laptops for YouTube, Facebook, TikTok, etc.

WS

2:30-4 p.m.
Grand Ballroom

Masterclass Performers Competition Masterclass #2
Three of the six winners of the competition will perform repertoire of their choosing for Bonita Boyd.

CO, MC
2:30-4 p.m.
Joliet
Historic Flutes Room
Get an up close look at the evolution of the flute. Open for exploration, the Historic Flutes Room will display a large assortment of pre- and early Boehm designs. Experts will be available to demonstrate instruments as well as answer questions about your personal instruments and those on display.
 

2:30-4 p.m. 
Waldorf

Young Artist Legacy Series
Featuring past top prize winners from the NFA Young Artist Competition: Leah Arsenault (2006), Virginia Broffitt (2004), Emi Ferguson (2013), Erinn Frechette (2002). Support provided by Keefe Piccolos.

SL

2:45-3:45 p.m.
Continental C

High School Flute Choir Concert
Christina Steffen conducts the winners of the competition in an exciting program featuring Ali Ryerson as soloist. Support provided by ALRY Publications, LLC.

CO, EF

2:45-3:45 p.m.
Williford A/B

Pandemic Reflections
Music born of, or inspired by, the world's collective experience of the COVID pandemic. With Carole Bean, Katrina Penman, Kristen Stoner, and Pamela Youngblood.

SL

4-6 p.m.
International Ballroom

Gala Concert and Closing Ceremonies
Celebrate the NFA's next 50 years with special premieres by Judy Nishimura and Ali Ryerson, performances by Göran Marcusson, Brice Smith, Adrianne Greenbaum, Jasmine Choi with the Professional Flute Choir, and a special send-off by the Past Presidents' Flute Choir. At the end of the closing ceremonies, the convention closes with the traditional participative performance of J S Bach's Air in D Major.