Da Capo
On Top of the World with Chamber Music: The Flutist of the Da Capo Chamber Players on Choosing a Career in Chamber Music

As flutists pondering career options, unless we are planning to be soloists, we tend to…

Henry Cowell’s Trio for Flute, Violin, and Harp: Its Puzzling Premiere and Ineffective Purpose

An Academic Commission One of Henry Cowell’s (1897–1965) most momentous commissions is also one of…

Connections! Impact! NFA Distinguished Service Award Recipient Nancy Clew!

The 2020 Distinguished Service Award recipient clocked in years of impeccable service managing major events—including…

Karl Kraber
The Life and Legacies of Karl F. Kraber, NFA Lifetime Award Recipient

Born in New York in 1935, Karl F. Kraber (known to friends as “Fritz”) began…

Celebrating Ransom Wilson: NFA Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient

The 2020 NFA Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, Ransom Wilson, has had a major career as…

A Helping Hand: The National Flute Association’s Scholarship and Mentorship Programs

“I had journalists calling me, and newspapers and TV people. I didn’t know it would…

Beyond the Score: The Spirit of Tango in Piazzolla’s Tango-Études

A century after the birth of Argentine composer and virtuosic bandoneón player Astor Piazzolla, Mariana…

Paganini on the Flute

Why are the 24 Caprices, Op. 1, by Niccolò Paganini (1782–1840), originally for violin, now…

Sigal Museum
Window to the Past: Exploring Two Centuries of Early Flutes Via the Sigal Music Museum

The Sigal Music Museum in Greenville, South Carolina began life as the Carolina Music Museum…

Daniel Cueto
An Introduction to the Music of Daniel Cueto

Composer and flutist Daniel Cueto (b. 1986) is quickly gaining widespread attention for his music…

Lauding Lowell

The amazingly prolific composer Lowell Liebermann turned 60 as we were beginning to come out…

Music Careers and Chronic conditions Reframing illness, injury, and disibility in the industry

While there is an enormous focus on the individual’s responsibility for musical preparation, decorum, health…