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Woodwind Instruments

Basic resources for finding information on and music for woodwind instruments



The National Flute Association was formed in 1972 and incorporated in 1973. The Association's goals include encouraging a "higher standard of artistic excellence for the flute, its performers, and its literature, members include leading soloists, orchestral players, jazz and world music performers, teachers, adult amateurs, and students of all ages." The Association maintains the largest lending library of flute music internationally with a catalog of more than 15,000 works. The NFA has numerous scholarship programs for continuing education including cultural outreach scholarships in 15 U.S. and non-U.S. cities. The NFA has also commissioned over 65 works for both flute and piccolo.

Some content on the website is available only to NFA members, but includes information on:

  • Annual NFA Convention
  • Competitions
  • Employment
  • Pedagogy
  • NFA Publications
  • Blog
  • Print & A-V Resources