May 2018 Newsletter
Message from the President
Dear San Diego,
Thank you so much to all who were a part of the spring festival! We had a wonderful time, and are so pleased to announce the winners below! Wilfrido Terazzas was incredible with the flute players - leading them through warm ups with colors and intense listening exercises, and also taking members through a sound painting exercise in the afternoon! Carol Wincenc dazzled at the recital, and was an incredible teacher to the 4 masterclass participants! Renee Tresko did a fabulous job hosting the hospitality table, and Alan was the Master Organizer of the Exhibitors! We appreciated the volunteers who came out in droves to make this a successful event, and run smoothly all day long! The judges comments were fantastic, and the students!!! Wow! The students pulled out all the stops in competitions. I know all of us teachers were very proud! The Winners' Rectal was last weekend, and featured 16 festival winners. Thank you to Alina Freiman Steele for organizing the event, and to Cheryl Bretsnyder for assisting!
We're looking forward to our last two events of the 2017-2018 season, so check them out and register below!
Have a great end of the school year, and we'll chat again in June!
All my best,
Thursday, May 31, 2018
EVE Encinitas ~ Community Room
575 S. Coast Hwy 101
Encinitas, CA 92024
(Pacific Coast Hwy 101 and E Street)
PROJECT Trio is a Passionate, high energy chamber music ensemble comprised of three virtuosic composer/performers from Brooklyn, NY. Blending their classical training with an eclectic taste in musical styles, PROJECT Trio has made an impact on audiences of all ages. Bursting onto the scene with their landmark videos, right out of the internet generation, PROJECT Trio is a musical experience defining a new level of entertainment!
PROJECT Trio is a Musical Experience Not to be Missed!
Tickets are available here $20, or pay cash at the door.
Seating is limited, so be sure to get your tickets before they sell out!
June 27th - July 1st, 2018
Green Oak Ranch
1237 Green Oak Road
Vista, CA 92081
Featuring Guest Artist Seth Allyn Morris
Come join us at Green Oak Ranch in Vista, CA for a 5 day/4 night flute camp. Daily Warm-Ups, Masterclasses, Musical Games, Educational Presentations, Craft Activities, Ensemble Rehearsals/Preparation for SDFG Summer Flute Camp Concert.
Staff: Farah Zolghadr, Lionel Avila, Sierra Johnson, Alan Payne, Cheryl Bretsnyder
Classes with: Alina Freiman, Maralyn Prestia, September Payne, Renee Tresko and Janelle Barrera
•Open to students Grade 5-12
•Registration Deadline: May 15th
2018 Spring Festival
It has been a pleasure seeing a lot of old and new faces at the 2018 Spring Festival. From the hard work leading up to the performances and every participant happily enjoying the festival, it was a huge success! Thank you all parents and teachers for supporting your students in their hours of practicing and rehearsing; thank you to all the exhibitors for traveling far and wide to come to San Diego; thank you to the adjudicators for your constructive input for all of our performers; and thank you to the volunteers who were prime assets to making this festival run smoothly. We are proud of the hard work that went into the festival from all aspects and we look forward to next year!
Respectfully, your SDFG Board
Below are the Gold Medal Winners from the Festival Divisions, and the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and Honorable Mentions from the Youth Artist and Specialty Divisions.
Congratulations to each of you!
6th Grade Division
7th Grade Division
8th Grade Division
9th Grade Division
10th Grade Division
11th Grade Division
12th Grade Division
1st Place - Jennia Cao
2nd Place - Nithin Chilakapati
3rd Place - Saqties Orozco-Pedroza
1st Place - Victor Martinez
2nd Place - Isabella Jamois
3rd Place - Hannah Bundrant
Honorable Mention - Rebecca Huynh
Young Artist Elementary
1st Place - Carissa Koon
2nd Place - Alexis Cai
3rd Place - Min Wang
Honorable Mention - Lakshanya Sankaran
Honorable Mention -
Young Artist Junior
1st Place - Erica Wang
2nd Place - Joanne Lee
3rd Place - Nithin Chilakapati
Honorable Mention - Samantha Prestrelski
Young Artist Senior
1st Place - Isabelle Jamois
2nd Place - Gabbriela Beltran
3rd Place - Hannah Bundrant
Honorable Mention - Jenny Choi
Honorable Mention - Helen Zhu
Young Artist Competition
1st Place - Hae Jee (Ashley) Cho
2nd Place - Chi Ting
3rd Place - Devan Jaquez
Honorable Mention - Catherine Baker
Check out photos here:
Festival Page Facebook Page
Thank you to Flutacious for providing the Raffle Prizes for the FUNdraiser!
Congratulations to the winners of the prizes:
Longest Note - Katrina Meier
Loudest Note - Liliana Fiorini
2 Gals / 1 Flute - Emilia Cox & Cheryl Bretsnyder
Last Call for 2018-2019 Board Members
It's your last chance to nominate someone to join the SDFG Board for the next term! We have a few open positions, so please consider serving with a fantastic group of hardworking and dedicated individuals! Being a part of the board is incredibly rewarding, and entails attending 3 in-person meetings and 3 online meetings per year; chairing events, or assisting at events; voting, and keeping up with email discussions. The more hands on deck, the less work it is for everyone! The open positions include:
•1st Vice President
The slate will be posted for membership voting in late May, and members will have 30 days to complete their online ballot. Thank you in advance for your consideration!
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