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#NFA2015: A Convention Virgin's View

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I have no idea why it never happened until last weekend...I mean, I really, really love flutes. A lot. I've been to tons of regional flute fairs, and conventions for nearly every other instrument I play that HAS a convention. (Ask me about the year that I thought I could pull off Schnittke at the American Viola Society Festival...I still have nightmares.) Last summer, I went to both the International Clarinet Association convention AND the International Double Reed Society convention in the same week! 

Yet...
I have never been to the National Flute Association convention...until now. 
In a hilariously ironic twist of fate, two years ago, the convention was held in New Orleans. Where I, you know, LIVED at the time. I literally could have *walked* from my living room to the hotel in 10 minutes. I didn't go. 
Why? 
I was performing in Tokyo.  #facepalm (Not that that's exactly a terrible reason...)
So when my dear, lovely friend Betsy Winslow Trimber, proprietrix of the esteemed Fl…