Masterclasses, recitals, reading sessions, and gala concerts: The National Flute Association will host its 40th Annual Convention at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada, August 9–12, 2012, with more than 3,000 flutists, composers, flute scholars, flute makers, music publishers, and flute enthusiasts from all over the world. The theme for this special anniversary NFA convention is “Rubies! Celebrating 40 Years of Artistry and Vision,” paying homage to the NFA’s long heritage as an organization that serves to inspire, enrich, and educate. Featured composers are Robert Muczynski and Harvey Sollberger. "Memo for the New Millennium" by Harvey Sollberger is scheduled to be performed.
is often mentioned in the company of icons like and as being among the important American composers from the latter 20th century. , a virtuoso flutist, has written many works for flute, especially in the chamber music genre, like the 1970 Divertimento for flute, cello, and piano (which he recorded with on piano and on cello, for CRI).