acqueline Cordova-Arrington talks to three other flutists about “The Joy in Waiting.” In advance of the 50th Anniversary Convention in Chicago, we look at the many exciting events, celebrate the Golden Anniversary Award recipients, share a few NFA member memories, and highlight some more of the NFA commissions. Katherine Saenger and Robert Dick look into the science behind the Pitch of the Plonk. Erik Nugent and Robert Bigio give us a closer look at the instrument that inspired flute maker Verne Q. Powell’s famous Spoon Flute. And much more!
The Spring 2022 issue celebrates the NFA’s incredible tradition of commissioning with a look at what it’s done so far, as well as Q&As with three of the commissioned composers whose works are premiering at the NFA’s 2022 convention: Jennifer Higdon, Thea Musgrave, and Julia Wolfe. Additionally, there are tributes to the convention’s special honorees, Nancy Clew, Fritz Kraber, and Ransom Wilson; a deep-dive into a George Crumb trio; tips on a career in chamber music; pondering empathy; info on participating in a special oral history project; and more.
In this issue: NFA’s amazing scholarship programs, Piazzolla, Paganini, the historic flutes of the Sigal Museum, composer Daniel Cueto, supporting first-generation college students, why performance anxiety is a misnomer, the C.R.E.A.T.E. Competition winners, graphic notation, the latest on the 50th Anniversary Convention, and more.
This issue features José Pablo Moncayo’s Amatzinac, Lowell Liebermann, the importance of discussing and dissecting health in the music industry, dealing with the COVID lockdown, how to better serve students from diverse backgrounds, and much more.
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