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February 2019 e-News

The Competition Entry Deadline is February 19th

In 2019, the NFA is offering almost $30,000 in total prize money and other opportunities for growth. Flute choir and masterclass competition winners also gain the opportunity to work with renowned performers and pedagogues at the annual convention in Salt Lake City.

With four different categories and 15 total competitions, there are options for all flutists to explore. There's still time to enter! 
 
Learn More About Competitions

Advance Convention Registration is Now Open

Come Play with Us in Salt Lake City

Save the date for the Annual NFA Convention, August 1-4, 2019, at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City. Join us as we celebrate four days of everything flute, with concerts, workshops, panels, and more. 

Don't miss Saturday night's Gala Concerto Concert, with Hélène Boulègue, Jonathan Keeble, Chelsea Knox, and Christina Smith.

As you register, take note of the special Ticketed Meal Events with Nancy Toff (Flute Lovers' Lunch); Marianne Gedigian (Food for the Day’s Journey Breakfast), and Lifetime Achievement Award recipients Emerson DeFord and Susan Milan (Gala Awards Dinner). 

Stay tuned for more updates, and be sure to follow the NFA on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram as we prepare for #NFAFlute2019.
 

Helpful Links:

  • Find a roommate - Use our online system to match up with a roommate and save on housing costs.  
  • Book your hotel - The official convention hotels are the Marriott Salt Lake Downtown City Creek and the Hilton Salt Lake City Center.
  • FAQ - Read the answers to a few of our most frequently asked convention questions.
Register Now!

Due Next Week: Poster Session Abstracts 


The NFA invites members to submit abstracts for Poster Sessions at the 2019 NFA Convention in Salt Lake City. Posters selected for display will represent the best flute-related research and investigation.
 

Share Innovative Research and Ideas From the Flute Community

The visual format of the poster allows researchers to display their concepts succinctly and invite conversation. During scheduled poster sessions, authors will be present to discuss their work with attendees.

The deadline is February 15. Applicants will be notified of a decision by April 1.

Learn More and Submit.

Frances Blaisdell Scholarship Entries Due 

The Frances Blaisdell Scholarship, open to U.S. high school and college students, provides $1,000 toward NFA convention expenses and a complimentary one-year membership to the NFA. Ideal candidates are serious flute students who are eager to experience all that the NFA convention has to offer but whose financial situation prevents them from attending. Applications must be submitted by February 19. Please note this deadline is earlier than previous years. 
"I had an unbelievable time at my first NFA Convention in Orlando, thanks to support from the Frances Blaisdell Scholarship. Blaisdell was a trailblazer for female flutists and it was an honor being part of her legacy through this scholarship." 

Davina Miaw
2018 Frances Blaisdell Scholarship recipient 

Member Benefit Spotlight: Advertising Discount

Did you know NFA members are eligible for discounts on advertising? If you need to spread the word about a local flute event, new recording, or other flute-related promotion, try advertising through the NFA!

Place an ad in The Flutist Quarterly or choose from digital options, like a hosted e-blast. Visit the advertising page or contact Glenn Karaban at advertising@nfaonline.org to learn more about all the options available. 

Catch Up with the CAD Committee 

Lightning Talks at the 2019 Convention

The Career and Artistic Development Committee is pleased to announce a call for Lightning Talks for the 2019 convention. Presenters will share innovative projects, fresh ideas, new approaches, and research in an exciting new format. Lightning Talks distill a larger topic into five minutes of the most relevant material. Up to eight presentations will be accepted for this one-hour session. Submit a proposal now! The deadline is March 1.

Sign up for a Mentoring Session

Looking for feedback on your resume, CV. or cover letter? Sign up for a 20-minute mentorship meeting with a member of the Career and Artistic Development Committee to go over general job-seeking advice or review application materials. 

The next session is Sunday, February 10, 2-5 pm, with Colleen White. Sign up here.

Be an NFA Intern

2018 convention interns
NFA convention internships provide great on-the-job work experience to student flutists who are about to start the next stage of their careers. Convention Interns receive a behind-the-scenes perspective of convention operations and planning while enjoying flute music from around the world during four exciting days of the annual convention. Convention interns receive free housing and a convention pass. Stay tuned for more information.

We are now accepting applications! The deadline is April 1. 
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