This years NFA convention was held in Orlando, FL. I attended many concerts with flute, piano, and other instruments. A highlight of the convention was the concerto concert on Saturday night, where several well-known flutists performed with an orchestra, including Marian Gedigan and Jasmine Choi. Several new flute works were premiered at the convention.
I find that conventions are a great opportunities to brush up on repertoire and network with other musicians. Some of my most positive experiences as a composer include performing my own works on flute, including my Fantasy and Sonata for Flute and Piano. I have also written a concerto for flute and orchestra, which I hope someday to perform live.