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NFA Online Events

Taking place on Sundays at 2:00 PM Central US Time, these interactive Zoom events were crafted with the flute community in mind, designed to inspire and connect. All events are open to the public and free of charge, but advance registration is required. (You can find registration links in the event descriptions.)

NFA members have put together a diverse and dynamic roster of experiences, drawing on the expertise, talent, and passion of an exciting cross-section of flutists. We hope you'll join the conversation!

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Upcoming Events - Fall 2023

Each event takes place at 2pm CT via Zoom unless otherwise noted. After you register, you will receive an email with the Zoom information. To view recordings of past events, scroll down or click here


December 10th - The Big Blue Flute Book: A Crash Course to Using A Flutist's Vade Mecum by Walfrid Kujala with Emily Boschen - REGISTER

This interactive virtual event will introduce the practice menus used with A Flutist's Vade Mecum by Walfrid Kujala. Play along at home with your own copy and learn how to efficiently use this fantastic book!

December 17th - Harmonics Will Get You High! Or Harmonics: The Flutist’s Pan-acea with Leonard Garrison - REGISTER

Leonard Garrison reveals the magic of harmonics, which lead to precise control of embouchure, air speed, and air direction, strengthen the lip muscles, train the ear, and teach us how the flute works. We will review conflicting ideas on how to change registers on the flute and find the optimal embouchure for flexibility, control, and purity of tone.

January 14th - A Tour of World Flutes with Tereasa Payne - REGISTER

Tereasa Payne will guide you through an exploration of cultures, diversity and world music as she performs solos on world flutes while sharing interesting stories about the history and cultural significance of each of these instruments. Audience Q&A during and after the concert is encouraged and welcomed!

January 21st - Setting the Stage for Positive Performances with Sue Hurwitz - REGISTER 

Learn to fill the space between your dream of a positive performance experience and getting there with confidence. We’ll explore some of the tools to uncover ways to arrive at the confidence within

January 28th - Creating a Safe Space in Your Flute Studios with Paula Gudmundson, Katherine Lewis, Flor Cruz, and the NFA IDEA Committee - REGISTER
Through shared experiences and insightful discussions, a panel of flutists will guide us in cultivating safe and more welcoming environments for all students. Engage in meaningful conversations, gain invaluable insights, and discover practical strategies to foster inclusivity, all while having the chance to interact with our panelists during the Q&A session.

February 4th - Ecuadorian Music Across Time and Space with Ligia Verduga - REGISTER

A short discovery journey about Ecuadorian music. A short history of it and its latest developments in terms of Academic Flute repertoire.


Past Events

View recordings of past online events by clicking "play" on the YouTube playlists below or visiting this link

Fall 2023 Events and Playlist

September 17th: In Performance - Winners of the 2023 Adult Amateur Competition
October 8th: Becoming Your Own Best Teacher with James Brinkmann
October 15th: The Glissando Headjoint with Tammy Evans Yonce
October 22nd: Building an Inclusive Future for Trans Flutists with Taylor Irelan, NFA IDEA Committee
October 29th: The Pelvic Prescription: The Rampal School’s Use of Pelvic Power to Facilitate Artistry with Sheryl Cohen
November 5th: Empowering Flutists of All Abilities with Katherine Lewis
November 12th: Insta Flute Live! with Melody Shen & the NFA Youth Engagement Committee
December 3rd: Q&A Session with the NFA Performance Health Care Committee

Spring 2023 Events and Playlist

February 26: Presenting the Winners of the 2022 NFA Adult Amateur Competition
March 12: Exploring Sexism in the Orchestra, with an Emphasis on the Flute Section
March 19: Panel Discussion Hosted by the Performance Health Care Committee and Medical Advisory Board
March 26: Orchestral Auditions Preparation
April 2: Understanding Music Copyright Law with the Flute Clubs Committee
*April 23: Diving into Low Flutes - Buying, Building & Beatboxing with the Low Flutes Committee
April 30: The Doctors Are In - Ask Us Anything!

(*) denotes event NOT included in the playlist

Fall 2022 Events and Playlist

September 25: Meditative Music-Making
October 2: The College Audition Process
October 9: Revisiting Foundations in Tone and Finger Technique
October 16: Gender Disparity in Music Education
October 30: Performance Health, Repetitive Stress Injuries
*November 13: Holiday Low Lights - A Play-Along Chat with the Low Flutes Committee
November 20: Beyond the Notes - Ideas for Teaching Beginner Flute
December 4: Beyond Bach: Baroque Flute Repertoire by Female Composers
December 11: Use of Yoga Techniques in Flute Playing

(*) denotes events NOT included in the playlist


Spring 2022 Events and Playlist

February 13: Low Flute Love 2
February 27: Learn Irish Traditional Flute
March 6: Spider Log: An Efficient Way to Use Interleaved Practice
March 13: Demystifying Contemporary Flute Pedagogy


2021 Events and Playlist

January 24: Inclusion and Belonging: A Guided Conversation
January 31: Creative Paths: Arts Administration
February 14: Low Flutes Love
February 28: New Sounds for Young Flutists
March 7: Panel Discussion on Focal Dystonia
March 28: Questions for Piccolo Experts
April 18: Jazz Improvisation from Novice to Expert
April 25: Creative Paths: Instrument Technicians
August 12-15: 2021 Convention Videos
*October 17: Updating the NFA Repertoire Guide 
October 24: Diversity and Inclusion Affinity Session: BIPOC 
October 31: The Low-Down on Low Flutes
November 7: Speech and Imagery in C. P. E. Bach's Solo Sonata
*November 14: Making Your Warm-Up Count 
November 21: Adult Amateur Competition Winners' Concert and Conversation
November 28: Diversity and Inclusion Affinity Session: LGBTQIA+
*December 5: Intentional Fluting: Practicing vs. Playing 
December 12: Diversity and Inclusion Affinity Session: Accessibility 
December 19: Jazz Flute Big Band Holiday Play-Along 

(*) denotes events included in the playlist


2020 Events

May 29: The Prayer Project by Amanda Harberg
July 6 - August 14: The NFA Summer Series
August 25: Bach Air 2020
December 13: Building Community Through Online Events
December 29: Holiday Flute Choir Play-Along