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The Florida Flute Association

44th Annual Membership Convention

January 24, 25, and 26, 2020


LOCATION: Orlando Airport Marriott Lakeside

7499 Augusta National Drive, Orlando Florida


**Downloadable PDF Schedule of Convention – Subject to change


To attend any part of the convention, including exhibits, all flute players of any age or level, active or retired, must register as a 2020 FFA member.


2020 Adult Annual Membership Fee $30, Convention Fee $55.

2020 Student Annual Membership Fee $10, Convention Fee $30.

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


Our 2020 Special Guest Artist  

Paul Edmund-Davies


Appearance partially sponsored by

Paul was Principal Flute of the London Symphony Orchestra for twenty years. For five years he held the same position in the Philharmonia Orchestra and completed his orchestral life with two and a half years at English National Opera.

In addition, he has written a flute technique book (The 28 Day Warm Up Book), edited flute music for Kevin Mayhew Ltd, made many CDs and now regularly gives classes and recitals in Japan, USA, China, Canada, Europe and the UAE. In the summer of 2014, as a flute soloist, he directed a choir and orchestra to an audience of over 40,000 in South Korea.

He has also played on numerous film soundtracks, among them Star Wars, Harry Potter, Aliens, Avengers: Infinity War and Mary Poppins Returns. For a complete listing of his extensive movie soundtracks, click on this link: Filmography. At Paul’s website, you will find educational videos and a blog.




Our 2020 Florida Guest Artists



Cuban-born flutist Ernesto Fernandez is currently an Adjunct Professor of Music at Miami-Dade College and Director of Bands at Rockway Middle School. He earned a degree of Doctor of Musical Arts in Instrumental Performance with an emphasis in Music Business from the University of Miami.
A versatile musician skilled in both classical and Latin genres, Ernesto has performed in Italy, Switzerland, Mexico, Grand Cayman, Nicaragua, Toronto, Cleveland, New York, Washington D.C., Las Vegas, Chicago, Charlotte, and New Orleans. In the summer of 2017, Ernesto performed a jazz concert and conducted a workshop in the prestigious Galway Flute Festival in Weggis, Switzerland. In October of 2017, Ernesto taught a jazz flute lesson to world-renowned flutist Sir James Galway in Miami, Florida at his request.
Ernesto Fernandez is endorsed by Gemeinhardt Musical Instruments, Inc. He served as the Jazz Competitions Coordinator for the National Flute Association for five years, and is a regular clinician and performer at state and national flute conventions. He has also collaborated in multiple GRAMMY-nominated and Latin GRAMMY-nominated projects.



Sarah Jane Young has been a member of the Tallahassee Symphony since 2005 and the Pensacola Symphony since 2007 after her 2001 orchestral debut with the Wallingford Symphony Orchestra in Connecticut. After receiving her Master’s degree from Florida State University, Sarah Jane was selected as the Professor of Flute at the King Hussein Foundation National Music Conservatory in Amman, Jordan. While there, she served as Principal Flute with the Amman Symphony Orchestra and the Amman Sinfonietta, as well as the National Music Conservatory Woodwind Quintet. She has performed for both Queen Noor (Queen Consort of Jordan) and Princess Muna al-Hussein (Princess consort of Jordan). As a soloist and chamber musician, she has performed in Canada, England, Jordan, Costa Rica, Belgium, Italy, and throughout the United States. Performance venues include Sprague Hall, Woolsey Hall, Jerash South Theater in Jordan, Carnegie Hall, and Lincoln Center. She has had the honor to share the stage with such prestigious artists as Gunther Schuller, Christopher O’Riley, J. K. Simmons, and Renée Fleming.
As a chamber musician Sarah Jane currently performs with Bold City Contemporary Ensemble based in Jacksonville, Florida. She is a founding member of Traverso Colore, an all baroque flute ensemble; founding member of the Coreopsis Wind Quintet, winner of the Promising Young Artist Competition; founding member of Duo Velocipede, an adventurous flute and saxophone duo specializing in the music of Neil Anderson-Himmelspach; and founding member of award winning new music ensemble What Is Noise.

Currently on faculty with Bethune-Cookman University, Sarah Jane has performed as a guest artist at the National Institute of Music in Costa Rica, Harford Community College in Maryland, Furman University, the University of North Carolina at Asheville and Chapel Hill, James Madison University, University of Missouri, Florida State University, and Webster University. This summer she will serve on faculty at both the Montelione Music Camp and the Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp, and she will also perform as a guest artist at the National Conservatory of Music in Bolivia.

Exhibitors Attending The 2020 Convention

Altus Flutes

Brannen Brothers Flutemakers

Brixton Publications

Burkart Flutes and Piccolos

Carolyn Nussbaum Music Co

Florida Flutes

Flute Center of New York

Flute Specialists  

Flute World

Flutistry Boston


Keefe Piccolo

Levit Flute Co

Little Piper


Muramatsu America

Music Minus Pain

Nagahara Flutes

Pettry Piccolos

Sankyo Flutes

Spotted Rocket Publishing

The Tampa Flute Studio

US Army Recruiting Battalion

Verne Q. Powell Flutes

Wm S Haynes Co


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