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November 2018 SDFG Newsletter

Friday, November 16, 2018 10:52 PM | Farah Zolghadr (Administrator)


Message from the President

The weather is turning colder, which is a welcome respite from the hot summer months! 


I was so excited to see many of you at our Annual Meeting of the Members and Fall Members' Recital! We had a wonderful mix of performers who all did a great job. Special thanks to SDFG board members Alina Steele and Lionel Avila for organizing our first event of the season. 

Next up, we have our Holiday Concert (more details below!), Chamber Fest, and Spring Festival. Make sure to save the date for these events and pay close attention to upcoming registration deadlines! 

With Thanksgiving coming up, I hope you will all join me in thanking this wonderful SDFG Board for working hard on our events this season and all of you for your support in creating a wonderful flute community in our area! Let's all reflect on this past year and move into the holiday season with a grateful spirit. 

Farah Zolghadr, President


Winona Grant Holiday Concert

Date: December 16, 2018

Location: Westminster Presbyterian Church (Escondido, CA)

Time: 4:00 pm

The San Diego Flute Guild is happy to host the annual Winona Grant Holiday Flute Concert, with student flute choirs sponsored by SDFG. It is open to any and all flutists and flute choirs... the more the merrier! We welcome friends, family and flute lovers to attend the concert and help us celebrate the holiday season! It is free to attend the concert (free-will donations welcome).

Registration Deadlines (link to register below)

SDFG Student Choir: Extended to November 17th

SDFG Teachers' Choir and pre-formed choirs: November 18th

2018 Winona Grant Holiday Flute Choir Concert


2019 Chamber Fest

Date: January 13, 2019

Location: San Marcos High School (San Marcos, CA)

Time: 2:00 pm

SDFG Chamber Fest combines flute and/or mixed ensembles in a festival where students play in a recital setting and are adjudicated by professional flutists. Each ensemble should be 2 or more flutes, or mixed instrumentation (no piano). The divisions available are:

Elementary – through 6th Grade
Junior – through 9th Grade
Senior – through 12th Grade
Adult – non-professional adults

Registrations are due for Chamber Fest on December 17th. More details can be found at the link below. 


2019 Chamber Fest



Save the Date! 2019 Young Artist Competition

The San Diego Flute Guild is excited to announce the dates for the 2019 Young Artist Competition! This competition brings talented flutists from around the country to the San Diego area for the live final round of the competition. Registration is now open! 


Recorded Round Deadline: February 1, 2019

Live Final Round: April 13, 2019 



Save The Date! 2019 Spring Festival

We are also excited to announce the date for our 2019 Spring Festival: April 14, 2019! This year, our festival will be held at Palomar College in San Marcos, CA. Many more details to come, including the announcement of our guest artist! Registration is now open for our student competitions and for the event itself. 


2019 Spring Flute Festival




Congratulations Local Flutists!

Elisha Tan, a resident of Poway, student of Dr. September Payne and SDFG student member recently was awarded Honorable Mention (Division B) of Classics Alive Artists, Young Artist Competition held on the UCLA campus September 22. She has been a finalist in LA Classics and solo recitalist, for 4 years. 


Michelle Liu, a resident of 4 S Ranch, and a student of Dr. September Payne, has been accepted as 1 of 4 freshmen from across the nation to attend New England Conservatory of Music.



Submitted by Dr. September Payne

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