The 2016 NFA Convention

National Flute Association pic
National Flute Association pic
National Flute Association

Heidi Scott is a certified public accountant and attorney with Schuyler Brown Land Title in Mt. Sterling, Illinois. She also maintains her own general practice in Mt. Sterling. An accomplished musician, Heidi Scott has competed at the National Flute Association Annual Competition and taught advanced flute to individuals in the Springfield, Illinois, region.

More than 3,000 flutists from nearly 40 nations around the world traveled to San Diego, California, for the 44th Annual National Flute Association (NFA) Convention this past August. The convention, held at the Town and Country Resort and Convention Center, featured an array of performances over a five-day period, from evening gala events to daily recitals, including the world premiere of four brand new works.

The 2016 NFA convention featured a presentation ceremony for Katherine Hoover, an award winning performer and composer, and James J. Pellerite, an innovative flutist who has combined his love for the flute with Native American musical influences. Both performers received the NFA’s 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award.

Attendees also included a number of workshops covering topics as diverse as career tips and health management. The next NFA convention will take place in Minneapolis, Minnesota, at the Minneapolis Convention Center in August 2017. The 2018 convention is set for the Hyatt Regency in Orlando, Florida.