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 We've launched an elegant, user-friendly reading experience: a dedicated Flutist Quarterly website. On the website, which replaces the flip book and comes at no additional cost to NFA members, you can focus on one article at a time, yet easily navigate at any time to related articles or other sections of the magazine. And while the format will look a little different, it's still the content you've come to know and love over the years: a curated variety of well researched scholarly articles by trusted comrades in the flute community. Click the button below to visit the site - which starts with Volume 47, No. 1 (Fall 2021) - using your NFA credentials to log in. To view older issues, scroll through the pdf archive at the bottom of this page.

Summer 2023

The Summer 2023 Issue

In this issue:

In advance of our face-to-face time at NFA’s Phoenix convention, the summer issue of FQ features people talking to other people: Jane Lenoir and Léa Freire, Robert Rabinowitz and James DeMars (about R. Carlos Nakai), and Matthias Ziegler chats with Wissam Boustany. There’s a Q&A with Musical Instrument Museum curator Eddie Chia-Hao Hsu, as well as looks at the benefits of meditation, some of this year’s commissions, and the newly renamed Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility Committee. And, as always, there’s news from our members, reviews, and more.


Past Issues

To view issues after Summer 2021, visit (log-in required)

FQ Fall 2021 cover
Fall 2021
Issue: 47, Number 1
FQ Summer 2021 cover
Summer 2021
Issue: 46, Number 4
Spring 2021
Issue: 46, Number 3
Winter 2021 FQ Cover
Winter 2021
Issue: 46, Number 2
Fall 2020 FQ cover
Fall 2020
Issue: 46, Number 1
Summer 2020
Issue: 45, Number 4
To view issues from Fall 2021 to the present, visit the archive on the Flutist Quarterly website.




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About The Flutist Quarterly

The Flutist Quarterly, the flagship member publication of the National Flute Association, was founded more than four decades ago, dating back almost as far as the organization itself. Recognized throughout the international flute community for its quality and visual appeal, The Flutist Quarterly provides information and articles about the performance, study, history, manufacture, and enjoyment of flutes, flutists, and flute music. The magazine features articles written by leading flute performers, scholars, and teachers and news about developments and accomplishments in the NFA membership and flute community at large. Article topics range from breaking discoveries and new insights in research and methodologies to in-depth analyses of new works. Profiles of the world’s leading flutists and pedagogues, significant activities in communities from Boston to China and all points in-between, performance health insights, and developments in flute repair and manufacture are among topics explored in the magazine’s feature articles. Regular departments include reports on flute club activities, Annual NFA Convention news and updates, obituaries, international news, news from and about the NFA, announcements of new products, and reviews of new CDs, music, and books pertaining to flute.