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SDFG 2018 April Newsletter

Saturday, April 07, 2018 12:50 PM | Anonymous

See below for all that you need to know regarding the spring Festival. 
Summer Camp registration deadlines are almost here.  Register today!


San Diego Flute Guild April 2018 Newsletter

Message From The President

Dear Kate, 

We're excited about spring festival!  There were more than 100 competition registrations for all of the divisions, The competitions are scheduled, and the program is being finalized. We are so thrilled with the participation, even on such a busy day!  We realize there are several youth orchestra concerts, honor bands, and other events happening on Sunday, April 29th, so we are very thankful that you will be spending a small portion of your day with us!  

This newsletter includes as many tidbits as we could think of to try to make your day at spring festival easy, and as always, if you think of anything we can help you with, please feel free to email us. 

Have a wonderful April!
Kate Prestia-Schaub
SDFG President 

Spring Festival 

April 29, 2018
Point Loma Nazarine University
3900 Lomaland Drive
San Diego, CA 92106

Festival Schedule 

Information/Welcome Booth
Come and visit here throughout the day to mingle with other flutists - make new friends within the community! Complimentary snacks will be available and other food items will be available for sale. New this year, Renee Tresko will be offering craft projects.  In your spare time, purchase one of these flute-focused craft kits and build them with Renee’s assistance or take them home and build them on your own. More details will be available at check-in.  

Exhibitor Area
Make sure you save time to visit all of our exhibitors in the Band Room. Try out that new flute you are considering, or shop for the latest flute accessories and music. There will also be details on this year’s raffle prizes which you will not want to miss! Open until 4:00pm.

9:00 AM Crill Hall ~ Morning Warm up with Wilfrido Terrazas
Bring your flute and warm up with Wilfrido!  All ages and stages are welcome and encouraged to take part in this warm up on the stage of Crill Hall.  This is perfect if you need new ideas for your warm up, and want to prepare for the day of competitions. Find more about Wilfrido Terrazas on his website.

11:00 AM Crill Hall ~ Young Artist Competition Winners Recital
This 45-minute recital features the top three winners of our highly esteemed Young Artist Competition.  We have 6 outstanding finalists from throughout the United States and abroad.

12:00 PM Crill Hall ~ FUNDraiser!
Calling one, calling all to participate in our fun flute games! Test your endurance in Long Note. Be the note heard 'round the world in Loud Note. Go head-to-head with professionals! Bring your friend and make music together with 2 Guys, 1 Flute. Donate to participate - all donations go towards our scholarship fund. Open to all ages - don't forget to bring your flute!

1:00 PM Crill Hall ~ Masterclass with Carol Wincenc
Congratulations to Sergio Miragliotta, Samantha Prestreleski, Darcy Kelley and Natalia Valencia-Moss for being selected to perform in the Masterclass with Carol Wincenc.  You will hear them perform works by Ibert, Mozart, Faure, and Prokoffiev. 

3:00 PM Crill Hall ~ Flute Choir Reading Session with Wilfredo Terrazas
Bring your flute!  We will be able to read through several great flute choir tunes together in a fun and relaxed shared experience.  Bring a friend or two, and perhaps you'll meet some new friends as well.  This is a wonderful way to celebrate the camaraderie and love for the flute in San Diego!

4:00 PM Crill Hall ~ Recital by Carol Wincenc
Carol will be performing works by Copland, W.A. Mozart, Amanda Maier, and Poulenc. She will be joined by the fantastic pianist Makiko Hirata!

5:00 PM Crill Hall ~ Award Ceremony
If you are a festival competitor, you'll want to attend this special Awards Ceremony just for you!  The SDFG Board will be passing out all of the prize $, awards, certificates, medals and more!

Festival Information

Did you know our website has all the information available to regarding the spring festival? Here are a few links to help you gather all of the information to help make your day easy! 

Below, you'll find more details about the day's events, and links to register to attend if you're not competing. 

The Festival Artist this year is Carol Wincenc who will be joined by the fabulous pianist Makiko Hirata! The innovative Wilfrido Terrazas will be presenting a morning warm-up and leading us through an afternoon flute choir reading session. Check out their revolutionary biographies!

The Parking at PLNU is a BREEZE!  Simply enter campus, and wind through until you reach Parking Lot C.  The Cooper music building is a short distance from there and parking is free. 

At PLNU, you'll find the Nicholson Commons next door to the Cooper Music Building.  You can go there at any time to find a nice variety of meals and snacks!

This year, we have a wonderful variety of exhibitors and competition sponsors!  We couldn't do this festival without you, so thank you for being a part of our organization! Links to all of our advertisers and sponsors are also found below.

Please take a moment before attending the festival to click this FAQ link to see all of the important information laid out for you.  FAQs include information for family members of competitors, competition details, how to register, and much much more. 

We're still in need of some volunteers to monitor competitions, collate awards, and help at the hospitality table.  The more the merrier!  Check out the needs here.  

Summer Camp 

Wednesday, June 27th through Sunday, July 1st, 2018
Green Oak Ranch
1237 Green Oak Road
Vista, CA 92081

Fee: $400
Registration Deadline: May 15, 2018

Summer is quickly approaching and you know what that means...flute camp! Don't miss out on friends, swimming pools, s'mores, baby goats, and most importantly, flute. 

Our special guest artist this year is Seth Allyn Morris, Principal Flutist of the Houston Grand Opera and Houston Ballet Orchestras. He will be presenting a masterclass, performing a recital, and more! 

Seth Allyn Morris will also be joined by other Masterclass presenters: Janelle Barrera and Maralyn Prestia. In addition, we will have interactive classes: "The Wow Factor" presented by September Payne; and "Yoga for Flutists" presented by Alina Freiman Steele. 

Registration is now open and spots are limited. Don't wait!

2018 Festival Sponsors 

Guest Artist Sponsor:

Young Artist Sponsors:

Additional prizes generously organized by Rena Urso, and provided by:

Youth Artist High School Sponsor: Youth Artist Junior High School Sponsor:
Youth Artist Elementary Sponsor:
 Location Sponsor:

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