November 2018 e-News

Proposal Submissions

General proposal submissions for the 2019 convention in Salt Lake City have closed, but there are still opportunities available for the 2019 convention and beyond. 

*NEW* 2019 Poster Sessions 

We are pleased to announce a call for research poster session abstracts for the 2019 convention. Research posters will represent the best flute-related research and innovative investigation. The poster format allows a succinct and compelling display of findings, and scheduled poster sessions at the convention will allow all authors to be present with their posters to discuss research topics. Proposals opening soon! Deadline: Friday, February 15, 2019

2019 Flute Choir Proposals Due Next Week

As always, flute choirs (ensembles of five or more flutists), have additional time to complete their proposals for the annual convention. Flute choir proposals must be submitted through the online systemDeadline: Thursday, November 15, 2018

2019 Competitions Open Next Month

Start Preparing Now

The NFA will hold 15 competitions at the 47th annual convention in Salt Lake City, in categories including solo, masterclass, flute choir, and non-performance, offering almost $30,000 in total prize money and other opportunities. Competitions open in December. In the meantime, view the repertoire online, and get practicing! 

Learn more about competitions.

Masterclass Competition Teachers and Flute Choir Conductors 

Masterclass and flute choir competition finalists gain the opportunity to work with renowned performers and pedagogues at the 2019 convention in Salt Lake City. Here are the flutist guests who have been announced so far:
Flute Choir Competition Conductors
Collegiate Flute Choir: Nicole Molumby
High School Flute Choir: Cassandra Eisenreich
Jazz Flute Big Band: Dominique Gagne
Professional Flute Choir: Richard Prior

Masterclass Competition Teachers
High school Masterclass: George Pope
Jazz Flute Masterclass: Holly Hofmann
Masterclass Performers: Gergely Ittzés and Susan Milan
Piccolo Orchestral Audition Masterclass: Peter Verhoyen

*NEW* Alto Flute Artist Competition

We are very excited to announce a brand new NFA competition for low flutists. The Alto Flute Artist Competition is for outstanding players of the alto flute, who may also choose to include a piece(s) performed on the bass flute.
Learn More About Competitions

2019 Scholarship Deadlines Approaching

Myrna Brown Scholarship

This biennial scholarship provides financial assistance to an international flutist to attend and present at the National Flute Association Convention. Recipients receive an award of $3,000, a complimentary convention pass, and the opportunity to share their unique musical perspectives and experiences through a presentation or performance at the 2019 convention in Salt Lake City. Applications are due December 1, 2018. Learn more

Frances Blaisdell Scholarship

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, 2019. Please note this deadline is earlier than previous years. Learn more.

CAD Career Checks 

Get Started on Your Job Search

Looking for feedback? Does your resume need a reboot? 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 CVs, resumes, and other application materials. 

The next session is Sunday, December 9, with Shelley Martinson. 

Get your career on track: Sign up now!

Convention Rewind 

Revisit Orlando Through the Convention Chronicles

The 2018 Convention Chronicles have now been posted online. Catch up on sessions you missed, or revisit what you enjoyed. Never been to a convention before? Learn more about what you can expect when you attend four days of everything flute, August 1-4, 2019, in Salt Lake City! 

Read the Convention Chronicles

Support Our Year-End Initiatives 

You've Got Mail! Watch for the Annual President's Appeal

As you plan your charitable giving in the last few months of 2018, please consider a donation to the NFA. Keep an eye on your mailbox for a letter from President Joanna Bassett highlighting the numerous ways your donations benefit our community of flutists.

Mark Your Calendar for #GivingTuesday

The international day of giving falls on the last Tuesday of November, and it's the perfect time to donate to the NFA or share messages of support on social media.  

Shop and Give


Support the NFA while you buy your gifts for the holidays! As you search for online deals on Black Friday and Cyber Monday, shop through AmazonSmile to automatically give .5% of your spending to the NFA. Participating is easy and costs nothing—for the NFA or for you. Just go to this link and start giving today!

Give the Gift of NFA

An NFA membership is a great gift for flutists of all ages and skill levels. NFA membership gives flutists access to numerous resources to enhance their playing and make new connections. This year, score a huge hit with the flutist in your life: Give the gift of NFA!

Purchase a gift membership.
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