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January 2018 Newsletter

Monday, January 01, 2018 8:00 AM | Anonymous

Dear San Diego,

Happy New Year!  We hope you had a delightful holiday season!  We're gearing up for Chamber Fest, and the deadline is TODAY!!  Check out all the good stuff we have planned for you, and have a wonderful start to your new year!

Kate Prestia-Schaub
SDFG President

Chamber Fest

Sunday, January 21, 2018
Oak Valley Middle School
Registration Deadline TODAY: January 7th, 2018
Registration Fee: $17 per member per ensemble.

As you know, the Chamber Fest is an opportunity for students of all ages to come together and create a small ensemble of 2 or more instruments (at least one of which being flute). These ensembles are judged by two professional flutists and will receive feedback and a medal. There will be no keyboard or piano available.

This year, we are re-defining our divisions to streamline the event further:

  • Elementary (through 6th)
  • Junior (through 9th)
  • Senior (through 12th)
  • Adult (amateurs)

The deadline for registration is by the end of today, January 7th, 2018! Don't miss out on this opportunity as there will be no exceptions passed the deadline. Thank you in advance for your prompt registrations!

Registrations must be completed by one member of each participating ensemble, and not by the teacher. At least one member must be a member of the San Diego Flute Guild, though everyone is recommended to be members.  To make sure each of the members of your ensemble is registered, please be sure to add their names as a "Guest Registration" to the main ensemble registrations. 

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact:

Sierra Johnson, Coordinator 
Alan Payne, Coordinator

Register Here!

Young Artist Competition

Registration for the YAC recorded round is open, and we will be accepting applications until February 1st, 2018. The competition is open to flutists between the age of 18-30. Recorded Round repertoire includes:

  • J.S. Bach, Partita in A Minor: Allemande and Sarabande
  • Robert Muczynski, Three Preludes, Op. 18

In addition to cash prizes totaling $1750 dollars, there will be $4300 dollars in scholarships for CSU Summer Arts Program, "The 21st Century Flutist." This summer program gives flutists the opportunity to study with renowned flutists from all around the globe -- Carol Wincenc is one of the featured Guest Artists!

For more about CSU Summer Arts Program, visit here

Register for the YAC

Annual Spring Festival Proposals

Morning Warm-Up Artist

We are accepting proposals for our annual Spring Festival's Morning Warm-Up Artist! The Morning Warm-Up Artist will present a 45-50 minute warm-up that encourages audience participation and helps set the tone for the day's activities.

Proposals should include:

  • Presenter biography
  • High-resolution photo
  • Handouts that will need to be printed
  • short description of the warm-up

The presenter will receive a $100 stipend for the session. Priority is given to those who have not presented a class for our festival in recent years.

Proposals will be accepted until February 1st, 2018.

Featured Flute Choir

We are accepting proposals for a Flute Choir to be featured at our annual Spring Festival! We are looking for an experienced and high-level flute choir to perform a 45-50 minute program of various works.

Proposals should include:

  • Biography of the group
  • Repertoire, as it should appear in the festival program
  • High-res group photo and director

Priority will be given to those who have not performed at our festival in recent years.

Proposals will be accepted until February 1st, 2018

Email your proposals!

Spring Fest Volunteers

Our Spring Festival is an all hands on deck event. The continuing success of this event is heavily based on the generosity and time of our many volunteers. The festival provides numerous opportunities for anyone to give back to our thriving San Diego Flute Guild community. Volunteers get community service hours and our utmost gratitude for helping with this major event! 

Please consider volunteering for our annual Spring Festival. The more help, the better; and we need all the help we can get!

If you're willing, please send us a quick reply to this email, and let us know you're available!  If you'd like to see what kinds of tasks there are, check out this page:


Spring Fest Dates And Deadlines

All Spring Festival Registration deadlines are final. No exceptions will be made. Also, as a reminder, we know that these deadlines are very close to Certificate of Merit exams, and this time of year is extremely busy. We highly recommend you register early so that if there are any issues with your registrations, we can handle it before the deadlines. Click on any link to get more information and to register.  

YAC Recordings Due February 1, 2018

Apply to Perform in the Masterclass by March 25, 2018

Register for Competitions by March 25, 2018

Sponsor a Competition by April 1, 2018

Advertise in our Program by April 1, 2018

Member Events

If you have an upcoming event, or flute news, active SDFG members are invited to share with the community!  Your announcement will be included in the next emailed newsletter, which is generally send on the 7th of each month. 

Bold and Brassy, Sweet and Sassy

February 10, 2018

2:00 PM Golden Bears Theater ~ Temecula Valley High School

SDFG Member and President Kate Prestia-Schaub will be performing the Carmen Fantasy and the Poulenc Sextet with the Temecula Valley Symphony.  


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