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Registration and Amenities

(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.

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.

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:

CO—Competition, CR—Chamber, EF—Ensemble Festival, MC—Masterclass, WS—Workshop, YF—Youth Flute Day

     

Thursday, August 11

Time & Location
Title & Description
Category

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

10:45-11:45 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

11:15 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

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

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

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

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

EF

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

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

EF

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.
Normandie Lounge

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

EF

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

 

Friday, August 12

Time & Location
Title & Description
Category

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

9:30-11 a.m.
Continental C

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

EF
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
10:45-11:15 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

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

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

12:45-2 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

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.
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

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

7-7:45 p.m.
International Foyer

Friday Pre-Gala Lobby
Concert Les flûtistes de Montréal.

EF

 

Saturday, August 13

Time & Location
Title & Description
Category

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

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

9:30-11 a.m.
Continental C

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

EF

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

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

12-1 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.
Normandie Lounge

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

EF

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

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

EF

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

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.
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.
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

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

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

6:30-7:15 p.m.
Symphony Center

Saturday Pre-Gala Lobby Concert
Los Angeles Flute Orchestra.

EF

 

Sunday, August 14

Time & Location
Title & Description
Category
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
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
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
1-2 p.m.
Continental A
Ensemble Festival Showcase
Flute Sonic Orchestra, International Flute Orchestra
EF
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
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