Upcoming Events

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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For a PDF of the 2017-2018 Posters for each event listed below, please click here, and feel free to post them in your studio, or hand out to friends, etc. Thanks for your help in spreading the word!

Upcoming events

    • Sunday, January 21, 2018
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Oak Valley Middle School, 16055 Winecreek Rd San Diego, CA

    The “Chamber Fest” combines flute and/or mixed ensembles in a festival where students play in a recital setting and are adjudicated by professional flutists. 

    Entrants will be given a room to warm up in prior to the beginning of the event, but all should be in the recital hall (MPR) when the "Chamber Fest" recital begins. Each group will be given a few minutes off stage to tune and warm up their instruments before their performance(s). We request, as a matter of courtesy, that all performers remain to hear the full recital unless they are otherwise committed.


    Each ensemble should be 2 or more flutes, or mixed instrumentation (no piano).

    • Elementary –  through 6th Grade
    • Junior – through 9th Grade
    • Senior – through 12th Grade
    • Adult – non-professional adults


    • Adjudication panels include one or two professional flutists.
    • Judges will assign ratings of Superior, Excellent or Good based on the quality of the performance.
    • All judges decisions are final.

    Awards / Awards Ceremony:

    • Ensemble members will be awarded ribbons (Superior, Excellent, Good) based on performance evaluation.
    • An Awards Ceremony will be held following the performances where ribbons and judges comments will be given.


    • SDFG Chamber Fest is open to all students through high school, as well as adult amateurs performing in flute and/or mixed-instrument ensembles 
    • No Piano or Keyboards will be available.
    • Each ensemble must consist of two or more flutes, or mixed instrumentation, and one member must be a flutist.
    • All participants must enter the division of the oldest member of the ensemble.
    • Participants may register to enter a maximum of 3 times, but must have unique ensembles in which to perform with for each registration.
    • Performances are not to exceed 8 minutes (including tuning and set-up).
    • Repertoire should be appropriate to ability level.
    • Participants must bring a legible copy of the music for the adjudication panel.
    • Participants are encouraged to pick a name for the ensemble – This will be used to introduce the group so be creative! 
    • All performers in the ensembles must be students or amateurs.
    • All flutists must be 2017-18 members of SDFG to participate. Other instrumentalists do not have to be members. Please log in to check your membership status and register.  


    $17 per person, per ensemble

    Registration & Deadlines: 

    Please choose one member of your ensemble to register and pay for your group, and enter each member of your ensemble as a "guest" during the registration process. 

    Individual payments by each member in the group should be made to the member of the group who is registering as payments may not be split.

    Be sure to list the name of each member of your ensemble exactly as you'd like to see them on the program. 

    You must be logged in to register.

    Registration Deadline: Tuesday, January 2nd, 2018.

    • Saturday, April 28, 2018
    • Point Loma Nazarene University

    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 format. 
    • 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.
    • 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

    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 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.

    To register for the Young Artist Competition (ages 18-30), please click here.

    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.

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

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

    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. 


    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

    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
    • Winn Room at the Coronado Library

    Sunday, May 6, 2018
    Coronado Library ~ Winn Room
    640 Orange Ave.
    Coronado, CA 92118

    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.

Past events

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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