World Flute Society

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World Flute Society
Abbreviation WFS
Motto Celebrating the Musical and Cultural Expressions of the World’s Indigenous and Folk Flute Traditions
Formation 2013
Type Non-profit organization
Headquarters Suffolk, Virginia, USA
453 (2013)
Executive Director
Kathleen Joyce-Grendahl, Ph.D.

The World Flute Society (WFS), a successor to the International Native American Flute Association, is a non-profit organization dedicated to "musical and cultural expressions of the world’s indigenous and folk flute traditions."[1] WFS has a particular emphasis on the study and development of the Native American flute.

Its primary activities include organizing music-oriented conferences and workshops, production of printed and audio materials, and the publication of the newsletter Overtones.

The advisory board comprises Mary Youngblood, Peter Phippen, Dr. Andra Bohnet, Xavier Quijas Yxayotl of Guadalajara, Kevin Locke, and G. S. Sachdev. The Scholar-in-Residence is Michael Graham Allen (Coyote Oldman).

The WFS is based in Suffolk, Virginia, United States.

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  1. ^ "World Flute Society". Retrieved January 5, 2015. 

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