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!
Each event takes place at 2pm CT via Zoom unless otherwise noted. After you register, you will receive an email with the Zoom information.
This workshop explores how musicians can become more aware, independent, and effective in the practice room. Through guided activities, participants will learn how to develop their ability to practice effectively, and teachers will gain practical questions that help students become more independent over time.
*bring your flute and specific fundamentals or music to work on.
Learn the basics of the Glissando Headjoint, including how it works, examples of how it is used in pieces, and commissioning works using the Headjoint.
Through shared experiences and insightful discussions, a panel of trans flutists will guide us in cultivating safer and more welcoming environments for trans students and colleagues. 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.
Participants will learn a detailed prescription for daily practice of Jean-Pierre Rampal’s teaching methods to engage and strengthen the abdominal muscles that facilitate effortless breathing and vibrant articulations, empower technical freedom, and promote expressive phrasing.
In this interactive session, disability activist and flutist Katherine Lewis will share her personal journey and expertise to help you confidently empower flutists of all abilities. Engage in supportive conversation, discover accessibility best practices, and develop strategies for making flute accessible for all. Includes a Q&A session and exclusive resources.
Let’s hear from Young Artists from across the Globe. Send us your questions and curiosities! Visit the official NFA Instagram Page at 2pm CT to view the live event.
The NFA Performance Health Care Committee is back with another Q&A session and panel discussion with our movement and healthcare professionals! This event features an open and interactive discussion with attendees. Bring any performance health-related questions you may have, or tune in to hear the latest on important discussions on performing arts health and flute playing!
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!
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.
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!
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
A short discovery journey about Ecuadorian music. A short history of it and its latest developments in terms of Academic Flute repertoire.
September 17th: In Performance - Winners of the 2023 Adult Amateur Competition
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
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
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
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