SAN DIEGO'S PREMIER FLUTE ORGANIZATION
Below is information on all of the SDFG Spring Festival Competitions. There are 16 competition divisions each year, including a highly competitive Young Artist Competition, 3 Youth Artist Divisions, 3 Specialty divisions, and 8 Festival Divisions.
Point Loma Nazarene University
1st Place Prize: $1000
2nd Place Prize: $500
3rd Place Prize: $250
Two full tuition scholarships of $1,650* for the 1st and 2nd place prizewinners, and two $500 scholarships for the 3rd place prize winner and Honorable Mention winner to attend the CSU Summer Arts Program "The Complete 21st Century Flutist".
*Full tuition scholarship is $1650 for ages 16 and older or a current undergrad. Non-CA resident winners are responsible for the difference that the CSU charges for non-res tuition. Or, if the winner is a grad student, they are responsible for the difference for upper division (i.e. already having a bachelors degree) vs undergrad tuition. All winners are responsible for housing/meal plan costs. Scholarships will only be awarded to the 1st 4 prizewinners.
The Complete 21st Century Flutist is a unique opportunity to spend two weeks refining every aspect of your flute playing, from traditional Baroque and classical repertoire, to jazz, to 21st c. extended techniques. Students will work closely with a handful of the top flutists, master teachers, and composers of our time: Carol Wincenc, Ian Clarke, John Barcellona, Nicola Mazzanti, Marianne Gedigian, Stephen Kujala, and Rena Urso.
The mission of CSU Summer Arts is, "To transform lives through excellence and innovation in arts education and performance.” This roster of flutists is arguably some of the most innovative, passionate and inspiring performers/educators in our flute industry. You will learn from the best of the best, gaining a clear picture of exactly what it takes to be a successful artist/musician/flutist in our current climate. Besides writing your own Mozart Concerto cadenza, and embarking on the journey of taking your first professional orchestral audition, you’ll reach outside their traditional, classical comfort zone with the study of extended techniques, as well as learning to improvise. Through the study of Body Mapping, you’ll develop an improved body awareness and playing efficiency, helping to avoid overuse and injury. Flute pedagogy workshops will teach you how to become better performers and teachers. An introduction to ethnic flutes will expand your western musical circles, thereby making you more marketable, exploring other subtle musical nuances outside of the classical western flute world. Further, personal growth, artistic inspiration, and the courage to create something uniquely your own will come from your fellow course colleagues and other students and guest artists at CSU Summer Arts. What makes this course so uniquely valuable is that in the span of two weeks, students will work and develop lasting relationships with a cross section of the finest flutists/teachers/composers in the flute world. Being immersed among artists, students and professionals, with the extraordinary variety of courses CSU Summer Arts offers, for two intense weeks, changes everyone for the better. There are many other summer flute courses and master classes, but what makes The Complete 21st Century Flutist a standout summer course among the sea of others is the rare opportunity to have all of these guest artists in the same place at the same time, with all of the other remarkable benefits of Summer Arts.
Scholarships generously organized by Rena Urso and provided by:
Final Round Repertoire / Program
If selected to perform in the live final round, contestants will play the following selections from the recorded preliminary round:
J.S. Bach ~ Partita in A Minor: I. Allemande (no repeats)
R. Muczynski ~ Three Preludes, Op. 18: III. Allegro molto
In addition to the unaccompanied pieces above, contestants will choose *one* of the following pieces (in its entirety) to perform live with a pianist:
Youth Artist Elementary
(through & including 6th grade)
1st Place Prize: $75
2nd Place Prize: $50
3rd Place Prize: $25
Compulsory Repertoire:1. M. Blavet – Sonata, Op. 2, No. 2 “La Vibray” (for flute and piano) (Barenreiter)
2. Piece of contestant’s choosing (not to exceed 4 minutes).
The total performance time (including tuning and set-up) is not to exceed 13 minutes. Please do not take any repeats.
The Youth Artist Elementary Division is sponsored by:
Youth Artist Junior
(through & including 9th grade)
1st Place Prize: $100
2nd Place Prize: $75
3rd Place Prize: $50
1. Entrants should select *one* of the following complete Telemann Fantasies (for solo flute) without repeats, and ornamentation should be added as one would on the repeats.
G.P. Telemann – Fantasie No. 2, No. 6, *or* No. 12 (International)
Flute World |Carolyn Nussbaum
The total performance time (including tuning and set-up) is not to exceed 18 minutes. Please do not take any repeats.
The Youth Artist Junior division is sponsored by:
Youth Artist Senior
(through & including 12th grade)
1st Place Prize: $150
2nd Place Prize: $100
3rd Place Prize: $75
1. J.M. Leclair – Sonata in E Minor, Op. 2 No. 1 (for flute and piano) (Schott)
Select *two* contrasting movements from the below listed movements:
I. Adagio, II. Allegro ma poco, III. Sarabanda, and IV. Allegro
Flute World | Carolyn Nussbaum
Total Time (including tuning and set-up) is not to exceed 18 minutes. Please do not take any repeats.
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2. L.V. Beethoven - Leonore Overture No. 3, Op. 79
Excerpt 1 - Bar 1 through Bar 36
Excerpt 2 - Bar 328 through Bar 360
3. C. Debussy - Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune (Très modéré)
Rehearsal 1 through Rehearsal 3
4. A. Dvorák - Symphony No. 8 in G Major, Op. 88, IV. Allegro ma non troppo
Allegro ma non troppo (full excerpt; take all repeats)
5. F. Mendelssohn - Incidental Music to A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Scherzo), Op. 61, Allegro vivace (full excerpt)
Entrants may choose to play with a piano accompanist or with recorded backing tracks. Please bring an appropriate electronic device (iPod, iPad, boom box with speakers) to play your backing tracks.
Students in the Jazz division will be evaluated on the following: