COFA’s 2019 Guest Artist: Aaron Goldman

The Central Ohio Flute Association welcomes Aaron Goldman, principal flute of the National Symphony Orchestra. The day features a recital and master class by Goldman, a flute choir showcase, numerous exhibitors, competition finals, lectures, clinics and more. For event details explore our site or contact Katherine Borst Jones, professor of flute.

National Symphony Orchestra

Aaron Goldman, Principal Flute of the National Symphony Orchestra since January 2013, joined the NSO as Assistant Principal Flute in September 2006. Prior to joining the NSO, he was Principal Flute of the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra and has performed as guest principal with the Baltimore Symphony.

An active soloist and chamber musician, Mr. Goldman has been featured with theAmadeus Chamber Orchestra, Virginia Chamber Orchestra, Orlando Philharmonic, the Chamber Orchestra of Florida, and has performed at several National Flute Association’s annual conventions. He appears as part of the Kennedy Center Chamber Players, and is active in NSO In Your Neighborhood, the NSO’s signature community engagement project.  He has also performed with the Eclipse Chamber Orchestra, the National Chamber Players, the 21st Century Consort, the Smithsonian Chamber Orchestra, and participated in many educational programs with the NSO, including performances in the Family and Terrace Theaters. He has given lectures at the Carnegie Institute, and the Smithsonian Institution, such as “The Magical Flute” and “Math and Music: Closer Than You Think” alongside former NSO cellist Yvonne

Mr. Goldman received his Bachelor of Music degree from the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY and is on the faculty of the University of Maryland.

Mr. Goldman performs on a 24K gold flute made by Muramatsu Flute in Japan.


COFA 2019 Date

The Central Flute Association’s annual Flute Festival is going to be on April 6th, 2019.  Keep an eye on our website for the competition information and guest artist announcements!


OSU DMA student, Daniel Gallagher, won third place at the National Flute Association’s 2018 Young Artist Competition.  The OSU Flute Studio is extremely proud of his achievements and fantastic playing.

2018 COFA Competition Winners

Congratulations to all of the winners at the COFA festival yesterday!

Junior Division: Sofia Geelhood
Senior Division: Katie Frazier
Collegiate Division: Elise Kim
Young Artist Division: shared between Kenneth Cox and our very own Daniel Gallagher

Thanks to all that competed in the competition!

2018 COFA Competition Final Round Finalists

Hughes Auditorium


8:30-9am Junior Division: Mariana Anjali Castañeda, Sofia Geelhood, Phoebe Chen

9:15-10am Senior Division: Megan Cui, Katie Frazier, Jenna Knight

10:15- 11:15am Collegiate Division: Joshua Stine, Sydney Scherer, Elise Kim

11:30am- 12:30pm Young Artist Division: Jenny Davis, Daniel Gallagher, Kenneth Cox