March 2019 e-News


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. 

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.
Watch for the special convention e-News edition, beginning in April! 
Register for the Convention

Welcome Lora Tannehill to the NFA Team! 


We are delighted to introduce Lora Tannehill, our new Convention Director

Lora has extensive convention management and programming experience as director of meetings for the American Society of Neuroradiology in Oak Brook, Illinois. She has managed conventions in the U.S. and Canada drawing more than 2,000 attendees.
Lora has been involved in leadership and speaker roles for the Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) and the Association Forum of Chicagoland. She is a graduate of DePaul University in Chicago, with a Bachelor of Science in Commerce. She has also attained her Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) certification. She is a member of the PCMA and the Association Forum of Chicagoland. Lora has been recognized with several local and national industry awards for her industry involvement and mentoring of younger professionals.      
Please join us in welcoming Lora Tannehill to our organization! She can be reached at

The Popular Pedagogy Masterclass Returns

Announcing the return of the popular convention event, Masterclass Skills 101: The Art of Giving a Masterclass for the College Interview Process

This masterclass, hosted by the NFA Pedagogy Committee, will help applicants hone their skills and gain valuable constructive criticism in a mock interview scenario.
The Pedagogy Committee is looking for three potential job “candidates” to give a 15-20-minute mini-masterclass to college-age students. A panel of flute professors will provide feedback on how to connect with the audience and performer, discuss effective communication skills, and review the candidates’ presentation of concepts.

Please refer to the model job vacancy announcement posted on the NFA website. Qualified individuals should send a cover letter, CV, philosophy of teaching statement, and reference contact information to Cassandra Eisenreich, NFA Pedagogy Committee Chair, at Application review begins April 15, 2019, and will continue until the positions have been filled.

Giving Recognition Where It's Due

Is there someone you believe deserves consideration for the National Flute Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award or Distinguished Service Award? Share your recommendation via the NFA website

CAD Corner

Introducing CAD Career Chats

Welcome to the first installment of the Career and Artistic Development Committee's video series, CAD Career Chats! In CAD Career Chats, flutists share their advice on building a modern career in music.

In this video, Marianne Gedigian, Professor of Flute at The University of Texas at Austin Butler School of Music, responds to the question, "What advice would you give to college students and young professionals today?"

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, April 7, 2-5 pm, with Alina Osika. Sign up here.

Now Accepting Intern Applications

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. 

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