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College Audition Workshop with Pam Vliek Martchev

  • Sunday, October 20, 2019
  • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Rhapsody Hall, San Diego State University (SDSU)


  • Please register as an applicant to submit your request to perform in the workshop. You must logged in as a member to apply.

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The San Diego Flute Guild is thrilled to present a free College Audition Workshop with flutist and educator Pam Vliek Martchev at SDSU! This workshop is designed for high school flutists who are preparing for college auditions or summer programs that require an audition. 

The workshop will include coaching with Ms. Vliek Martchev, where participants will receive feedback on their mock audition. Ms. Vliek Martchev will also share best practices for auditions and answer questions from the audience. The workshop is limited to five participants, but all are encouraged to attend and be part of the audience. Participants receiving coaching must be members of the San Diego Flute Guild. 

About Pam Vliek Martchev:

Flutist Pamela Vliek Martchev has played with Southern California’s top orchestras, including the Los Angeles Philharmonic, San Diego Symphony, LA Chamber Orchestra, Pacific, Pasadena, and Mainly Mozart Festival Symphonies. She has had the honor of performing under the baton of some of the world’s greatest conductors, including Gustavo Dudamel, Charles Dutoit, Edo de Waart, Rafael Fruhbeck de Burgos, Jeffrey Kahane, Leonard Slatkin, and Esa-Pekka Salonen. She served as principal flute with the Boulder Philharmonic in CO for 10 seasons, and was also 2nd flute of Philharmonie der Nationen in Germany from 1997-98. An avid lover of chamber music, Pamela has been featured on series such as Jacaranda, Dilijan, Le Salon de Musique, La Jolla Summerfest, Luscious Noise, Art of Elan, Bruman, PIE, Hear Now, and with the Felici Trio in Mammoth.  Of her playing, a 2012 LA Times review noted “....You could almost feel her breath transformed into music….” She can be heard on many commercials and movie soundtracks, on the last 2 CDs of Billy Childs – Lyric; and Autumn: In Moving Pictures, and on Chris Botti’s CD – Impressions.  She has performed on the Jay Leno and Ellen shows, has played with Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull, and you can see her in the Andrea Bocelli 2009 PBS Christmas Special, the Mariah Carey 2010 Christmas Special, and the movie The Soloist with the LA Phil.

Ms. Vliek Martchev went to the pre-college of Manhattan School of Music for 5 years, and continued on to get her Bachelor of Music from MSM.  She is very thankful for her NY public school music education, which culminated in winning many prizes, and soloing with the Long Island Philharmonic and other LI orchestras. Her primary teachers were Harold Jones, Kathleen Nester, and Linda Chesis. She has taught at Mt. San Antonio College and Riverside City College, and is currently on the faculties of San Diego State University and Pt. Loma Nazarene University, and USD.

Location Details: 

Rhapsody Hall, San Diego State University

5500 Campanile Dr. San Diego, CA 92182

Recommended parking (fee required) in Parking Structure 12. 

Full driving directions and parking information can be found here


For the College Audition Workshop, our applicants are chosen based on requests provided with the following information:

  • Name, age
  • Audition pieces that you wish to perform (all pieces will be performed without piano)
  • Teacher contact information
  • Performer contact information
  • Short description of your playing experience, and outline of why you should be chosen to perform at this workshop

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.

Priority will be given to those who will be taking an audition in the next year. Selection decisions are final. 

Registration & Deadlines:

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

Application Registration Deadline: October 10th, 2019

Participants Notified by: October 15th, 2019

Registration is not required for those who will attend, but not perform in, the workshop. 

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