Yes, ten or more students who join or renew their NFA membership at the same time receive student membership for 50% off the regular price (discount rate: $27.50). Contact Membership Manager, Mily Harrod, at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
No, your membership will be extended one full year past your current expiration date. For example, if your membership expires on 7/31/2022 and you renew your membership on 6/1/2022, your membership will be renewed through 7/31/2023. You won't lose any time on your membership.
You will have access to the sessions on the schedule for that day plus the exhibit hall, where you’ll be able to visit and interact with a variety of organizations offering sheet music, flutes, and more.
Yes. If you would like to attend the convention but can't afford the registration, you're invited to apply for a registration scholarship. (We'll begin accepting applications in late April.) Priority will be given to students and those who would be otherwise unable to attend the convention. Non-members may apply but if selected, they will be required to purchase an NFA membership (students will receive a discounted student membership rate).
The Frances Blaisdell Convention Scholarship has already been awarded for this year. We will offer the Blaisdell Scholarship again next year, in addition to the Myrna Brown Scholarship, which is offered every other year.
We recommend that you purchase tickets for special events prior to the convention. While you may purchase tickets for these events on site, space is limited and tickets may not be available.
No, flutists ages 9–18 can register for Youth Flute Day without being members. Tickets are $25 (or $20 each for groups of 10 or more). Young flutists can bring a non-flutist adult chaperone with them (free), who doesn’t need to be a member.
We recommend purchasing tickets for the ticketed meal events ahead of time. While you may purchase tickets for these events on site, space is limited and tickets may not be available once the convention starts.
The Adult Amateur Flute Choir session, Low Flutes session, and Opening Orchestra are free to join but require registration. Because space is limited, we recommend signing up early.
Yes, you can sign up to volunteer when you register. Learn more about convention volunteer opportunities here.
2022 competitions and proposal opportunities are now closed. Submissions for the 2023 convention will open this fall; we encourage you to check back for details.
However, the 2022 convention includes many participatory events where you're encouraged to bring your flute and join in. The program contains a diverse offering of masterclasses, reading sessions, movement events, and more.
For local cultural background and sight-seeing tips, read 2022 Local Arrangements Chair Mary Stolper's one-page guide to Chicago for convention-goers.
Visit this link for information on dining options at the Hilton Chicago, where the convention will take place. A list of local eateries and grocery stores will also be available on the NFA website this summer.
The printed program book will be available at on-site registration, and an electronic copy of the program book will be available on the NFA website two weeks prior to the convention.
Yes, you can sign up to find a roommate by filling out the roommate request form.
Yes, we're pleased to offer discounted airfare and discounted hotel rooms for convention attendees. More information can be found here.
While the hotel does not offer airport shuttles, you can find information about transportation options here.
The safety of NFA members and exhibitors at the 2022 convention is of paramount importance amid continuing concerns of COVID-19. Based on current COVID data, the NFA is requiring that all those participating in and attending the 2022 convention be vaccinated or have a negative test within 72 hours of attendance. Masks will be required inside all convention venues and locations except when performing or presenting. Additional safety measures will be introduced in the exhibit hall. Each of the venues, including the Hilton Chicago, will adhere to CDC and local requirements.
As we get closer to the convention, the NFA’s safety measures will be reviewed and, if necessary, revised.