Flute New Music Consortium
The Flute New Music Consortium is an organization with the shared mission of promoting new music for flute by commissioning works, organizing simultaneous premieres, and encouraging repeat performances.
In support of this larger mission, our goals include:
– Commissioning and performing new works that feature the flute
– Encouraging fellowship among FNMC members, composers, and audiences
– Forming and/or sponsoring worthwhile projects related to new music creation, performance and education
– Enhancing community engagement through technology
– Sponsoring local and national performances and educational events
– Encouraging an increasingly high standard of artistry in new music performance and composition for the flute
Confluence by Zhou Long
FNMC Commissioning Member Karen McLaughlin Large, Professor of Flute at Kansas State University, performs our first commission “Confluence” by Zhou Long
French Quarter by Nicole Chamberlain
FNMC members Chris Kuhns, Shelley Martinson, Karen McLaughlin Large, and Elizabeth Robinson perform “French Quarter” by Nicole Chamberlain at the Florida Flute Association Convention in 2015. “French Quarter” was the runner-up work in the 2014 FNMC Composition Contest. FNMC organizes performances at flute conventions and fairs around the country increasing awareness of commissioned and contest works and providing opportunities for our members to meet and perform together.
Interview with Shawn Okpebholo
FNMC conducts video interviews with all composition contest winners. Shawn Okpebholo was the winner in the solo flute category in 2016 for “On a Poem by Miho Nonaka: Harvard Square.” In this interview he speaks with his colleague (and FNMC member) Jennie Oh Brown about his musical background, the origins of “On a Poem…”, and why he encourages composers to try writing for solo instruments. We also feature contest finalist composers in spotlight interviews: