Bringing Together LGBTQ+ Flutists at the NFA Conventions (and Beyond!)

To the outside world, the very idea of a flute choir sounds impossible because of…

Detail from The Iron Flute Yang Weizhen
Tradition with Modernity: Chinese Culture Meets Western Composition

Since antiquity, the flute has been an important part of Chinese culture. In the 1980s,…

The Evolution of My Approach to Interpretation, in Eleven Stories

As performers of music notated on the page, we may think interpretation is as simple…

Ensemble 126 with Sami Seif 2
C.R.E.A.T.E.-ing New Music with Ensemble 126

The recipient of the NFA’s 2020 C.R.E.A.T.E  Project Competition, Ensemble 126, looks back on what…

American Wild Ensemble at Mount Rainier National Park
C.R.E.A.T.E., The American Wild Ensemble, and Storytelling

When we think of musical storytelling and children’s programming, the first (and sometimes only) piece…

Dancing, Still: A Chat With 2022 High School Soloist Competition Commission Recipient Asha Srinivasan

Asha Srinivasan is the recipient of the 2022 High School Soloist Competition Commission. In advance…

Mariana Villaneuva Magali Gómez
A Spiritual Path Through Music: Q&A With 2022 Young Artists Competition Commission Recipient Mariana Villaneuva

Mariana Villaneuva is the recipient of the 2022 Young Artists Competition Commission. We’ll be hearing…

Unforgettable Lessons: The 2022 Frances Blaisdell Scholarship Recipient Shares Her Convention Experience

The sights and sounds heard throughout the Hilton Chicago are ones that I will never…

Reviews of the 2021 Newly-Published Music Competition

Flute Choir Carnival Overture, Op. 92 Antonin Dvořák (arr. Shaul Ben-Meir) Megido Publications Dvorak’s Carnival…

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Remembering Doriot

In June 2022 friends, colleagues, and family gathered at Boston’s Symphony Hall to celebrate the…

Celebrating Doriot

In June 2022 friends, colleagues, and family gathered at Boston’s Symphony Hall to celebrate the…

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Celebrating 50: Photos From Some of the Very Special Events at the NFA’s 2022 Chicago Convention

This August, for the first time since the COVID epidemic, the flute community gathered all…