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June 2018 SDFG Newsletter

Friday, June 08, 2018 2:18 PM | Farah Zolghadr (Administrator)

Message from the President:

It has been my sincere honor and privilege to serve on the board for the past 10 years, with the last two as president. This will be my last message as president and I will be ending my time on the board as of July 1st. On that day, the board will begin anew and commence with planning the 2018-2019 season. There are now step-by-step protocols for each event in place which will create a springboard for the new board to hit the ground running. So, be ready to mark your calendars by late summer for the announcements of the next season of events!  

I’d like to take a moment to give thanks to the board that I have worked with this year as you’ve all done an incredible amount of work to make events seamless for the members.  Each of you has brought new ideas to the table, and have been extremely generous with your time in learning new jobs, taking on new roles, and becoming more and more familiar with the details that are the San Diego Flute Guild. Cheryl, Farah, Lionel, Alina, Alan, Pam, Suzy, and Sierra: you are some of the most well organized and responsive and loving people I have been able to work with, and I appreciate each of you immensely.  

Teachers: thank you for your tireless efforts and skill at producing the next generation of flutists!  Students, thank you for your endless time in the practice room, and for your eager hearts pouring through your performances during recitals and competitions; your hard work does not go unnoticed!  Flute enthusiasts: thank you for your continued participation, and love of the flute, and thank you for your display of camaraderie and support of one another in this community! To each of the members of the flute community, it has been a joy to watch the guild grow and flourish during these years, and I’m sure it will continue to expand in new and exciting ways in the future. Most importantly, I wish to thank all of you for helping to create something beautiful in this world, whether performing for an audience or just playing music for yourself. You are truly part of something special.

Have a wonderful summer, and thank you again for all that you do to support the guild, 

Kate Prestia-Schaub

SDFG President 

LAST CALL: Board Election

This week will be the final chance to vote for the San Diego Flute Guild 2018-19 Board. Vote either "Yes" or "No" since each member is running unopposed. Your vote helps our vision for the organization.


Summer Flute Camp 2018

This summer perform in a chamber group with friends, enjoy pool time, pet a baby goat, eat some s'mores, and more camp activities!

We have a few spots open for registrants to this year's flute camp! We have extended the deadline to Sunday, June 10th. Hurry and register now! This will be the final extension, after this date no registrations will be accepted!

Register Here

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Competition news:

Gabriela Beltran, student of Dr. Elena Yarritu was awarded First Place in the MTAC State Final Competition. She will appear in a recital at the MTAC Convention at the Hyatt regency in Orange County in July.

On Sunday, June 3, Carlos Aguilar, was awarded $10,000 as the first prize instrumentalist in the 2018 San Diego Musical Merit Foundation Competition. In 2017, he was the first flutist in the organization's 71 year history to win the grand prize, an award of $13,000 plus a full summer at the Aspen Summer Music Festival. The final competition round can be viewed at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jv941FWiIfw.

Carlos studies with Dr. Elena Yarritu, Paula Robison, Claire Chase and Carol Wincenc.

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