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Upcoming events

    • Saturday, October 24, 2020
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM (PDT)
    • Virtual Series -"4th Saturday @ 4:00pm" - SDFG Discord
    Register

    Hello Flutists! 

    Please join us on Saturday, October 24 at 4:00pm online for a Spooky Flute Social. Enjoy the connection of our community as we share stories, current projects, and other happenings in our flute lives. If you can't make it, that's ok! We will have a social every 4th Saturday at 4:00pm. Join us next time!

    We are hosting this live virtual party on our Discord.

    This is the invitation link to join our Discord (it's our virtual home with different rooms)  https://discord.gg/FerfA23

    Once you are on our Discord, you should see lots of "channels" on the left, or as we like to call them - "rooms" - because that's what they are, online virtual rooms where you can connect, talk, play music, etc. ( and the audio is better than zoom!)

    The Spooky Flute Social will be under Virtual Series.

    "4th Saturday @4:00pm"

    Don't miss out and join us on Discord for all of our live events. 

    Please email sandiegofluteguild@gmail.com if you have any questions.



    • Saturday, November 07, 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (PST)
    • SDFG Discord Server - https://discord.gg/FerfA23
    Register

    Saturday, November 7th, 2020 at 1:00 PM

    This class will delve into the function and purpose of harmonics for the flute player and explore best practices of playing harmonics regularly as a part of building tone and strengthening the embouchure. Ms. McElroy will lead you through how to train the ear to recognize intervals, listen critically during practice and performance, and systematically approach improvement using exercises that target these skills.

    All SDFG Live Events are on Discord

    Invitation Link to Join SDFG Discord

    Please email sandiegofluteguild@gmail.com with any questions.


    Valerie McElroy is a flutist, educator, music arranger, and multi-instrumentalist who has traversed the world of music in her teaching and performance. She is the founder and director of VM Studio, a private music studio, as well as the San Diego-based chamber group Connessa Trio. Valerie enjoyed studying at DePaul University with Mary Stolper, Hideko Amano, and Jennifer Clippert and has since worked with hundreds of music students in her educational career. Her pedagogy is centered around the development of the whole musician.

    • Saturday, December 05, 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (PST)
    • https://discord.gg/FerfA23
    Register

    "Practice your scales! Your Taffanel & Gaubert needs more attention. Did you work on your arpeggios? Keep those 16th notes even! Pay attention to this passage and these notes and ... everything"

    And then, suddenly, it's performance time and you're stressed, needing to play every note perfectly, focusing too hard to enjoy your success, worried about making even one mistake.

    Does this sound familiar? Did it make you cringe a little?

    On Saturday, December 5th at 1pm, learn how to make every part of playing the flute fun - including your technique exercises! Sorcha Barr-Deneen, SDFG Recording Secretary, will share her favorite tips and tricks for practicing and performing, and overcoming perfectionism to truly enjoy music.


    After a devastating injury and 3 corrective surgeries, Sorcha thought her performance career was over. All those years of practicing, dreaming, and making plans had gone to waste, ruined by 1 bad fall... or so she thought. And so, Sorcha put her flute away.

    Months later on a lazy afternoon, a little voice in her head spoke up. 'Maybe you could try playing again, just for fun... see how it goes...' As time passed, that voice spoke up more and more often until Sorcha was once again playing every day, just for fun. That fun spread from holiday songs to favorite classics to etudes until the day she pulled out her technique books and had a blast seeing what she could do, what was better than yesterday, what new adventure she could go on with the exercises. Before Sorcha knew it, she finished one degree and moved to the next, performing across the US and in Europe, premiering works and reaching new heights. Since then she has always kept one idea central to her music-making: This is all just for fun.

    Sorcha studied with Dr Jonathan Keeble at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Christina Jennings at the University of Colorado at Boulder, and Hideko Amano in Illinois. She has premiered and recorded works across the US and enjoys performing electroacoustic music in addition to solo and orchestra works. She is an active teacher, performer, and adjudicator. Learn more about Sorcha at sorchabarr.net.

    • Saturday, December 12, 2020
    • (PST)
    • Online

    More info coming soon

Past events

Saturday, October 17, 2020 Creating a Timeline & Achieving Successful Results
Saturday, October 10, 2020 Playing Music Together While Apart
Saturday, October 03, 2020 SDFG Members Recital
Saturday, October 03, 2020 Building Your Exercise Routine
Saturday, September 26, 2020 SDFG Teachers' Happy Hour
Saturday, September 26, 2020 Student Flute Social
Saturday, September 19, 2020 MUSICAL MASTERSESSION SOLO FLUTE/PICCOLO PIECES BY DANIEL DORFF
Saturday, September 12, 2020 Audio Recording for Flutists
Saturday, September 05, 2020 Warm Up Class
Saturday, August 29, 2020 Annual Meeting of the Members
Sunday, January 26, 2020 2020 Chamber Fest
Sunday, December 15, 2019 2019 Winona Grant Holiday Flute Choir Concert
Sunday, October 27, 2019 2019 Annual Membership Meeting and Fall Members' Recital
Sunday, October 20, 2019 College Audition Workshop with Pam Vliek Martchev
Wednesday, June 26, 2019 2019 Summer Flute Camp
Sunday, April 28, 2019 2019 Flute Festival Winners' Recital
Sunday, April 14, 2019 2019 Spring Flute Festival
Sunday, April 14, 2019 2019 Spring Flute Festival Competitions
Sunday, January 13, 2019 2019 Chamber Fest
Sunday, December 16, 2018 2018 Winona Grant Holiday Flute Choir Concert
Sunday, November 04, 2018 2018 Annual Membership Meeting and Fall Members' Recital
Wednesday, June 27, 2018 2018 Summer Flute Camp
Thursday, May 31, 2018 PROJECT Trio
Sunday, May 06, 2018 2018 Flute Festival Winners' Recital
Sunday, April 29, 2018 2018 Spring Festival Masterclass
Sunday, April 29, 2018 2018 Spring Flute Festival Competitions
Sunday, April 29, 2018 2018 Spring Flute Festival
Saturday, April 28, 2018 2018 Young Artist Competition
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 Spring Flute Festival Competitions
Sunday, April 30, 2017 2017 Spring Flute Festival
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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