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Upcoming events are listed below, and registration can be found within each event.  Some events appear only to members, so please log in to see all available SDFG events. Events will be listed here as soon as dates and locations are secured.  Registration links only appear when registration is open, so if you don't see the option to register, check back closer to the event date.  

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    • Saturday, April 28, 2018
    • Point Loma Nazarene University
    Registration is closed

    The San Diego Flute Guild invites you to compete in our highly esteemed Young Artist Competition.

    Cash PRizes

    First Place Prize: $1000
    Second Place Prize: $500
    Third Place Prize: $250

    Additional prizes: 

    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 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 first 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.

    For more on the CSU Summer Arts, please see our competition page.  These scholarships have been generously organized by Rena Urso and provided by:

    Entry Fees, Eligibility, Requirements, & Obligations

    • The SDFG Young Artist Competition is open to flutists age 18-30 (as of April 29th, 2018).
    • Entry Fee: $55 (does not include SDFG Membership Fee, and is non-refundable*).
    • *All entrants must be members of the San Diego Flute Guild (may join with entry).
    • First Place Prize Winners from previous years are not eligible.
    • Finalists (and their pianists) must be available to perform live for the adjudication panel on Saturday, April 28th, 2018.
    • First, Second, and Third Place Prize Winners (and their pianists) must also be available to perform on Sunday, April 29th, 2018 at the San Diego Flute Guild Spring Festival Winners’ Recital.
    • Finalists are responsible for arranging and providing payment for their own pianists. Upon entry, the SDFG will provide a list of local pianists. It is each finalist’s responsibility to contact, determine availability for rehearsals and performances, and approve (for your own use) any pianists on the provided list. Finalists are also responsible for setting up any and all rehearsals with their collaborative pianists.

    Registration & Deadlines

    Before you can register, you must first create an account and become a SDFG member. 

    • Complete the online membership and registration forms, and email your recordings and headshot by the February 1st, 2018 (midnight PST) deadline.
    • Six Finalists and two Alternates will be chosen, and all competitors will be notified by February 21st, 2018 with results.
    • Finalists are required to submit a completed Confirmation of Intent and Agreement to Terms and Conditions by March 15th, 2018 (midnight PDT) via email.
    • Finalists are required to submit the name and contact email of their collaborative pianists by April 1st, 2018 (midnight PDT).

    Failure to meet any of the above deadlines may result in forfeiture of your Finalist position.

    Preliminary RECORDED Round Repertoire

    Entrants are to submit an audio recording of the following compulsory pieces:

    • J.S. Bach ~ Partita in A Minor:  I.  Allemande, & III. Sarabande (Schott-Universal)
      For the recorded round, please do not take repeats in the Allemande, and only take the first repeat in the Sarabande. For the final round, only the Allemande will be performed.
      Flute World | Carolyn Nussbaum
    • R. Muczynski ~ Three Preludes for Unaccompanied Flute, Op. 18: I.  Allegro, II. Andante molto, & III. Allegro molto (Schirmer)
      For the recorded round, you will record all three movements, however, for the final round, you will only perform Movement III. Allegro molto.
      Flute World | Carolyn Nussbaum

    Final Round Repertoire & Program

    Six finalists will perform the following selections from the recorded preliminary round:

    • J.S. Bach ~ Partita in A Minor:  I.  Allemande (no repeats)
    • R. Muczynski ~ Three Preludes for Unaccompanied Flute, 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:

    H. Dutilleux ~ Sonatine (Leduc), or
    Flute World | Carolyn Nussbaum

    P. Sancan ~ Sonatine (Durand), or
    Flute World | Carolyn Nussbaum

    D. Milhaud ~ Sonatine (Durand)
    Flute World | Carolyn Nussbaum


    Headshots and recordings should be submitted via email to the SDFG Young Artist Competition Coordinator, no later than February 1st, 2018 (midnight PST).


    • Please send your photo as a square, high resolution, black and white .jpg file.  
    • Please use your first and last name as the file name. (i.e. Sally.Smith.jpg)


    • Recordings must be in MP3 or MP4 audio format (no videos will be accepted as this is an anonymous round). 
    • For identification purposes, name your files as your first initial and last name followed by the composer’s name (i.e. S.Smith.Muczynski.mp3)
    • Please do not talk or identify yourself in any way on your submitted recordings.
    • The two movements from the J.S. Bach Partita, and all three movements from the Muczynski Preludes must be submitted as one audio file each (two tracks total).
    • Recordings must be complete and unedited (recording breaks between movements are acceptable).

    Note: All recorded files will be coded and numbered for anonymity before being submitted to the Preliminary Recorded Round adjudication panel.

    Should you have any questions or require further information, feel free to contact San Diego Flute Guild.

    Feel free to click on the image for a PDF Poster for sharing.

    • Sunday, April 29, 2018
    • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Point Loma Nazarene University
    Registration is closed

    There are 17 competition divisions each year, including a Young Artist Competition, 3 Youth Artist Divisions, 3 Specialty Divisions and 10 Festival Divisions.

    For all information on the 2018 competitions please visit the Spring Festival Competition Page

    Registration Guidelines:

    Registration for the 2018 competitions is now open, and you must be logged in as a member to register.

    Please have the following information ready before you fill out your registration: Competitor Information, Division(s), Accompanist Name, and Repertoire.  Each family member who is competing must submit separate membership and registration forms.  

    Note: The name on the registration must be the name of the competitor, not the name parent.

    To register for the Young Artist Competition (ages 18-30), registration has closed.


    Festival Division - $45

    Youth Artist Division - $50

    Specialty Division - $45, or $25 if registering for another division.

    Competitors may not register for both the Festival and Youth Artist Division, but may register for either the Festival Division, and the Specialty Divisions, or the Youth Artist Divisions and the Specialty Divisions.  Competitors may register for multiple Specialty Divisions if desired. 

    Competitors may bring up to 3 family members to the festival for the day's events at no cost. If you have more family members that wish to attend, we ask that you purchase a festival day pass here.


    Registration fees are non refundable, and are due March 25th, 2018.

    Please note that there will be a $25 late fee assessed to all registrations that are submitted after March 25th, 2018. Thank you for your prompt registrations. 

    • Sunday, April 29, 2018
    • 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    • Point Loma Nazarene University
    Registration is closed

    San Diego Flute Guild Spring Festival

    Point Loma Nazarene University
    3900 Lomaland Drive
    San Diego, CA 92106

    Spend the day at our Spring Flute Festival, flute fun for all ages!

    This festival features vendors, competitions, FUNdraisers, exciting concerts and classes.

    It is our desire to serve the SDFG membership and provide the best possible festival for everyone. It can’t be done without our capable board and other volunteers. Please let us know if you are interested in assisting us with the 2018 Spring Festival.

    Registration for attending the 2018 festival features discount membership pricing for those logged in to the site as a San Diego Flute Guild member. Festival registration fees are non-refundable.

    Please register here for festival day passes, exhibit hall passes, recital tickets, or if you are planning on exhibiting at the 2018 festival. 


    Exhibit Hall Only Pass: $10

    Guest Artist Recital Ticket: $15

    Festival Day Pass - Members: $35

    Festival Day Pass - Non Members: $45

    Exhibitor: $100


    Registering here is for festival attendance only, and will remain open until the week before the event.  Don't worry though - you can register and attend on site! 

    If you are competing in any specialty, festival or youth artist competition division, you *do not* have to pay here to attend festival.  Instead, please register here for your competition.

    Parents of competitors do not need a festival pass, but if there are more than 3 family members, please do purchase day passes here for the additional family members.

    Check out the Festival Page for more information.

    • Sunday, April 29, 2018
    • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    • Point Loma Nazarene University
    Registration is closed

    Each year during the Spring Festival, 4 flutists are chosen to perform for our featured guest artist. Applicants may perform flute or piccolo solos, with or without piano, and any orchestral excerpt.  


    For the 2018 guest artist masterclass, our applicants are chosen based on requests provided with the following information:

    • Name, age
    • Composer / Piece / Length of work (typed as you’d like it to appear in the program)
    • Teacher and teacher information
    • Performer phone, email, website, photo
    • Short description of your playing experience, and outline of why you should be chosen to perform at this masterclass.
    • A 50-word biography (about 300 characters) for use in the program if selected.

    Priority is given to those who have not yet performed in a festival masterclass.  

    You may also wish to have your private teacher send a recommendation to the flute guild here.  This is not required, but assists the board in choosing a well rounded group of performers.


    There is no fee to apply, but if you are selected there is a $50 fee.

    Registration & Deadlines:

    To apply to perform in the masterclass, you must first become a member of San Diego Flute Guild here

    Once you are a current member, please return to this page to register.

    Application Registration Deadline: March 25th, 2018.

    If chosen as a performer, you will be notified by April 2nd, 2018, and invoiced $50.   Your payment will confirm your participation.  If payment is not complete by the payment deadline, your performance space will be given to the first alternate.

    Performer Payment Deadline: April 7th, 2018.

    • Sunday, May 06, 2018
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • EVE Encinitas

    2018 Winners' Recital

    Sunday, May 6, 2018

    EVE Encinitas ~ Community Room
    575 S. Coast Hwy 101, Encinitas CA 92024

    (Pacific Coast Hwy 101 and E Street)


    This Spring Members' recital will feature the winners of various competitions held at the April 29th Spring Festival.

    SDFG members who are not competition winners are invited to perform if space allows.  See the Eligibility and Registration sections below.

    If you are registering for the Spring Festival, and would like to perform, please make sure to select “Yes, I would like to perform in the Winner’s Recital” when filling out the online Festival Competition Registration Form.  Be sure to only check this box if you are available and willing to perform in the recital.   Those who have replied YES to this question, and have won a gold medal in a festival division, or placed 1st, 2nd, 3rd place in a youth artist or specialty division will be officially invited to perform on April 30th.  If a person wins a division, or receives a gold medal, but they have selected NO to this question will not be invited to participate, but of course you may still request to perform.   


    • All solo performers must be SDFG members.
    • If you are performing a duet, trio, or in a flute choir, we encourage membership for each flutist, but do require that at least one performer must be a current San Diego Flute Guild member.  
    • If you are not a member, and want to perform, you can become a member by clicking here.
    • First priority will be given to winners of the 2018 Spring Festival Competitions. Winners of the competition will be notified and invited on April 30th, and are required to confirm participation by May 2nd, 2018.
    • There is no age or performing ability requirement.


    Free to perform and attend.

    Registration & Deadlines:

    • San Diego Flute Guild Members: You may register at any time to request to perform. You must be logged in to register.  The deadline to register is Friday April 27th, 2018.
    • Festival competitors:  Registration for participation confirmation will open on April 29th, 2018. You must be logged on to register.  You will receive an email from the event coordinator with an invitation to perform on April 30th.  The deadline to confirm your participation by registering here is May 2nd, 2018.
    • Thursday, May 31, 2018
    • Eve Encinitas
    • 150

    Project Trio

    Thursday, May 31, 2018 7:00 pm

    EVE Encinitas ~ Community Room
    575 S. Coast Hwy 101
    Encinitas, CA 92024

    (Pacific Coast Hwy 101 and E Street)

    PROJECT Trio is a Passionate, high energy chamber music ensemble comprised of three virtuosic composer/performers from Brooklyn, NY. Blending their classical training with an eclectic taste in musical styles, PROJECT Trio has made an impact on audiences of all ages. Bursting onto the scene with their landmark videos, right out of the internet generation, PROJECT Trio is a musical experience defining a new level of entertainment!

    PROJECT Trio is a Musical Experience Not to be Missed!

    Tickets are available here $20, or pay cash at the door. 

    Seating is limited, so be sure to get your tickets before they sell out!

    • Wednesday, June 27, 2018
    • 4:00 PM
    • Sunday, July 01, 2018
    • 2:00 PM
    • Green Oak Ranch

    2018 Summer Flute Camp

    Camp Dates: June 27th through July 1st, 2018

    Come join us at Green Oak Ranch in Vista, CA for a 5 day/4 night flute camp. Daily warm-ups, masterclasses, ensembles, crafts, and so much more await. 


    Seth Morris serves as Acting Principal Flute with the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and has been Principal Flute with the Houston Grand Opera and Houston Ballet Orchestras since 2012. He previously held positions with the New World Symphony and West Michigan Symphony and has performed with ensembles across the United States including the Houston, Detroit, and Pacific Symphony Orchestras, American Ballet Theatre, and the Dallas Winds. Seth was a Fellow of the Tanglewood Music Center, as well as a member of the American Institute of Musical Studies Festival Orchestra in Graz, Austria, and performed at the Bay View Music Festival.

    In 2015, Seth gave the Houston Symphony premiere of the Carl Nielsen Flute Concerto; he has also given concerto performances with the Bay View Chamber Orchestra and the University of Kentucky Symphony Orchestra. Seth has won First Prize at the National Flute Association's Young Artist Competition, James Pappoutsakis Memorial Competition, Myrna W. Brown Artist Competition, and both the Kentucky Flute Festival's Young Artist and Collegiate Artist Competitions, and won the bronze medal at the Ima Hogg Competition. In 2008, Seth was acknowledged for outstanding artistic achievement by The House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

    In addition to his performing career, Seth has taught at numerous universities and festivals around the country. Apart from maintaining his own private studio, he has served as guest professor at the University of Michigan and University of Texas at Arlington. Additionally, Seth has been a Guest Artist or featured clinician at the Texas Flute Festival, Houston Flute Fest, Long Beach Flute Institute, Floot Fire Houston, Texas Music Festival, and Kentucky Flute Festival, and has served on the chamber music faculty for the Houston Youth Symphony. His articles have been published in The Flutist Quarterly and The Floot Fire Book: Advanced.

    Originally from Louisville, Kentucky, Seth went on to earn a Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Music in Music Education summa cum laude at the University of Kentucky, a Master of Music with Honors at the New England Conservatory, and a Doctor of Musical Arts in Flute Performance degree at the University of Michigan. His teachers include Paula Robison, Amy Porter, Fenwick Smith, and Gordon Cole.

    Seth is a William S. Haynes Artist.  For more, please visit his website: 

     Seth Allyn Morris


    Full-time overnight and day staff will include Camp Coordinators/Staff: Farah Zolghadr, Sierra Johnson and Lionel Avila.  Special Guests include: Cheryl Bretsnyder, Alan Payne, and more!

    Staff to Camper ratio: 1/5

    Planned Activities

    Daily Warm-Ups, Daily Masterclasses, Musical Games, Educational Presentations, Craft Activities, Ensemble Rehearsals/Preparation for SDFG Summer Flute Camp Concert.

    Tentative Daily Schedule

    Wednesday, June 27, 2018

    4:00-5:00: Drop-off @ Wagon Wheel 
    5:30 Dinner
    7:00 Camp Venue Boundary Tour with camp staff
    7:30 Introductions and Ice-breakers

    8:00 S'mores at the fire pit

    Thursday, June 28, 2018

    8:00 Breakfast
    9:00 - 9:30 Morning Warm Up With Sierra Johnson
    10:00 - 10:45 Individual Ensemble rehearsals 
    11:00 - 11:45 Interactive Class "The Wow Factor" with September Payne
    11:45 - 12:30 Free time / Camp Provided Activities 
    12:30 Lunch
    2:00 - 3:00 Masterclass with Janelle Barrera
    3:00 - 3:30 Entire Group Ensemble Rehearsal 
    3:30 - 5:30 Free time / Camp Provided Activities / Pool time
    5:30 Dinner at the Chuck Wagon
    7:00 Evening activity With Renee Tresko

    8:00 Staff Recital

    Friday, June 29, 2018

    8:00 Breakfast
    9:00 - 9:30 Morning Warm Up With Farah Zolghadr
    10:00 - 10:45 Individual ensemble rehearsals 
    11:00 - 12:00 Masterclass with Maralyn Prestia
    11:45 - 12:30 Free time / Camp Provided Activities 
    12:30 Lunch
    2:00 - 2:45 Yoga for Flutists with Alina Freiman Steele
    3:00 - 3:30 Entire Group ensemble rehearsal 
    3:30 - 5:30 Free time / Camp Provided Activities / Pool time
    5:30 Dinner
    7:00 Evening activities with Lionel Avila and Sierra Johnson

    8:00 Guest Artist Recital featuring Seth Morris

    Saturday, June 30, 2018 - with Guest Artist Seth Morris

    8:00 Breakfast
    9:00 - 9:30 Morning Warm Up with Lionel Avila
    9:30 - 9:45 Entire ensemble run through
    10:00 - 10:45 Individual Ensemble rehearsals
    11:00 - 12:15 Interactive Class with Seth Morris
    12:30 Lunch
    2:00 - 4:00 Masterclass with Seth Morris
    4:00 - 5:30 Free time / Camp Provided Activities
    5:30 Dinner by the Chuck Wagon
    7:00 Evening activity with Farah Zolghadr
    8:00 S'mores at the fire pit

    *Private lessons may be available with the Mr. Morris after the Masterclass. 

    Sunday, July 1, 2018

    8:00 Breakfast (Pack and Clean)
    9:30 Individual Ensemble rehearsals 
    11:00 Campers' Concert
    12:00 Reception
    2:00 Campers leave

    Camp Venue

    Green Oak Ranch

    1237 Green Oak Road
    Vista, CA 92081

    For over 65 years organizations from through-out southern California have held youth camps, retreats, Christian church functions and other events at Green Oak Ranch. Green Oak Ranch sits on 142 beautiful acres only 15 minutes from local beaches, and freeway convenient from the I-5 Freeway or I-15 Freeway. For more information on Green Oak Ranch, please feel free to visit their website.

    Our lodging accommodations include cabins that can sleep up to 300 persons (12 persons per cabin). Our 3 large bathroom facilities, and 6 private bathrooms accommodate large and small camps. Your group will enjoy meals in our Dining Hall, which seats 200 people inside and another 200 outside on our beautiful outdoor patio. 

    Our Dining Hall serves three meals a day, to refuel and nourish your group for another fun-filled and active day. Our food service team is sensitive to your folks with special dietary and allergy concerns.


    • Open to students Grade 5 thru Grade 12 (Ages 10 thru 18 years). 
    • Students do not need to be members of San Diego Flute Guild to attend. 
    • Campers must abide by the rules and regulations.

    Registration & Deadlines

    • Registration for The Summer Flute Camp must be received by May 15th, 2018.
    • Campers may secure a spot with a down payment of $100 prior to the registration deadline, but payment in full must be received by May 15th, 2018. 
    • Registration is available now.  


    • $400 for a 4-night sleepover camp (Wednesday - Sunday)
    • All payments are non-refundable.
    • Click here to make your camp payment installments.

Past events

Sunday, January 21, 2018 2018 Chamber Fest
Sunday, December 03, 2017 2017 Winona Grant Holiday Flute Choir Concert
Saturday, November 04, 2017 2017 Fall Members' Recital
Saturday, November 04, 2017 2017 Annual Membership Meeting
Sunday, September 10, 2017 2017 Teachers' Luncheon
Saturday, June 24, 2017 Palomar Mountain Flute Retreat - Guest Artist Day
Tuesday, June 20, 2017 Palomar Mountain Flute Retreat
Saturday, May 13, 2017 Flute Festival Winners' Recital
Sunday, April 30, 2017 Spring Festival Masterclass
Sunday, April 30, 2017 2017 Spring Flute Festival
Sunday, April 30, 2017 Spring Flute Festival Competitions
Saturday, April 29, 2017 Young Artist Competition
Sunday, January 29, 2017 Chamber Fest
Sunday, December 18, 2016 Winona Grant Holiday Flute Choir Concert
Saturday, November 05, 2016 Fall Member's Recital
Sunday, August 21, 2016 Annual Meeting of the Members & Introduction of the new board

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