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The Florida Flute Association

45th Annual Membership Convention

January 29, 30, and 31, 2021


LOCATION: Orlando Airport Marriott Lakeside

7499 Augusta National Drive, Orlando Florida


**Downloadable PDF Schedule of Convention – Available late Fall


To attend any part of the convention, including exhibits, all flute players of any age or level, active or retired, must register as a 2021 FFA member.


2021 Adult Annual Membership Fee $30, Convention Fee $55.

2021 Student Annual Membership Fee $10, Convention Fee $30.

Guests are NON flute players and must be a guest of a convention attending member.


Our 2021 Special Guest Artist  

Valerie Coleman


Valerie Coleman is regarded by many as an iconic artist who continues to pave her own unique path, as a Grammy® nominated flutist, composer and entrepreneur. Regarded as “one of the Top 35 Women Composers” as listed in the Washington Post by critic Anne Midgette, she is also an alumna of Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center CMS Two, laureate of Concert Artists Guild, the flutist and founder of the performer-composer trio Umama Womama. Perhaps most notably, she is the creator, founder, and former flutist of the acclaimed Imani Winds, an ensemble whose performances and original works have redefined wind chamber music with performances that span the globe. Imani Winds’ legacy is documented and featured in a dedicated exhibit at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C. 

Her work as a recording artist features an extensive discography with Imani Winds, and appearances on albums by Wayne Shorter Quartet, Steve Coleman and the Council of Balance, Chick Corea, the Brubeck Brothers, Edward Simon, Bruce Adolphe, and Mohammed Fairouz, on the record labels Naxos, Sony Classical, Deutsche Grammophon, eOne and Cedille Records. Both her compositions and performances are regularly heard on the air nationally via Sirius XM, NPR, WNYC, WQXR and Minnesota Public Radio, and abroad including RadioFrance, Australian Broadcast Company, and Radio NZ.

Valerie studied flute with Julius Baker, Judith Mendenhall, Doriot Dwyer, Leone Buyse and Alan Weiss; composition with Martin Amlin and Randy Wolfe. She is published by Theodore Presser, International Opus and has her own company, V Coleman Music.

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Our 2021 Florida Guest Artists


Karen McLaughlin Large is Assistant Professor of Flute at the Florida State University College of Music.She is a passionate flutist whose varied musical experiences have included performances as a concerto soloist, recitalist, chamber player, and orchestral flutist and piccoloist.She has played in the Topeka Symphony Orchestra, Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra, Northwest Florida Symphony Orchestra, and Pensacola Symphony Orchestra and her chamber experiences have included Traverso Colore: Baroque Flute Ensemble, Tornado Alley Flutes, Florida Flute Orchestra, and Konza Wind Quintet.As a guest artist, she has enjoyed performing and teaching at universities in Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and Tennessee.

Dr. Large’s research interests include performing classical works inspired by popular genres, flute transcriptions of Romantic music, creation of the world’s first Virtual Flute Choirs, Baroque flute performance practice, and the intersection of music theory and flute performance. In January 2020, she released her second CD entitled “Wanderlust: The Flute Music of David Amram” on Blue Griffin Records. Her first CD, which featured her original transcriptions is entitled “String to Silver: Flute Transcriptions of Works in the Romantic Tradition.” Dr. Large regularly performs and presents her research at national and international conferences.

At Florida State University, Dr. Large teaches flute lessons, flute ensemble, low flutes, Baroque flute, and Wind and Percussion Pedagogy. She is passionate about helping students navigate their unique paths in the music world and teaches this through activities in areas such as music entrepreneurship, audition and competition preparation, community outreach, and grant-writing. Dr. Large previously served as Associate Professor of Flute and Music Theory at Kansas State University.

She earned her DM, MM, and BM degrees at Florida State University studying with Eva Amsler, Stephanie Jutt, and Joshua Carter (under Charles Delaney).


Judi Lampert  played flute and piccolo with the Illinois Symphony for 20 years. She has her BA in Music from Bradley University and her Masters in Music Performance from Illinois State University. She has been a soloist with several orchestras in Illinois, North Carolina and Florida and has performed at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Orchestra Hall in Chicago and at National Flute Conventions in Atlanta, Washington, DC and New Orleans. She has played with several orchestras including the Civic Orchestra of Chicago, the Asheville Symphony, the Greenville Symphony and the Spartanburg Philharmonic Orchestra. She was a founding member of the Apollo Winds woodwind quintet and continues to be a featured soloist at the Biltmore Estate. 

She has also performed in master classes in the United States and Europe under the direction of Marcel Moyse, William Bennett, Andras Adorjan, Albert Tipton, Jeanne Baxtresser and Michel Debost. Judi was the adjunct assistant professor of flute at University of North Carolina at Asheville for 20 years. She has performed internationally with the Metropolitan Flute Orchestra and the International Flute Orchestra. She currently teaches privately and at Primo School of the Performing Arts and plays with the Vero Beach Chamber Orchestra, the Treasure Coast Flute Choir and the Space Coast Flute Orchestra.

Exhibitors Attending The 2021 Convention
TBA late Fall

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