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February 2019 SDFG Newsletter

Monday, February 18, 2019 9:01 AM | Farah Zolghadr (Administrator)

Chamber Fest Recap

Our Chamber Fest on January 13th was a rousing success! We had 16 ensembles perform and receive comments from our amazing judges, Cheryl Bretsnyder and Tracy Goodwin. It was great to see such a wide variety of ages and skill levels represented. San Marcos High School was a beautiful venue and the staff there was extremely welcoming! 

Visit our Facebook page for more photos from that day and this link (members only) for recordings from the event. 

We're already excited for next year's event in January 2020! 

Registration Now Open! Summer Camp 2019

Date: 6/26/19 - 6/30/19

The camp committee is excited for our 2019 overnight summer camp at Green Oak Ranch (Vista, CA), the same awesome venue as last year! Students in grades 5-12 are invited to join us for 5 days of fluting and fun! Our guest artist will be announced soon. 

This year, we're happy to introduce a new day camp option. Day campers will attend programming from 9:00am-9:00pm on 6/27-6/30. 

Secure your spot with a $100 deposit before April 1st and lock in the early bird rate of $400 for the overnight camp. After that date, the overnight camp cost will go up, so register now and save! 

Full camp details can be found here

Deadline for Festival Competitions & Masterclasses

The Spring Festival has numerous performing opportunities including festival divisions, young artist competitions, and the masterclass with Guest Artist, Leone Buyse. All registrations for Spring Festival competitions and the masterclass are due by March 10th

Flutists who want to perform in the masterclass will need to submit their registration, their proposed repertoire, and a letter of recommendation from their teacher before the March 10th deadline. Applications will be reviewed and selected performers will be notified by March 18th. It is free to apply for the masterclass, but there is a fee if you are selected. 

Complete your competition registration for our Spring Festival here!

The masterclass application can be found here

Volunteers Needed

Our Spring Festival is our biggest event of the year and it takes a village for it to be executed well. We are thankful and reliant on all of our Spring Festival volunteers and we are calling everyone that can help in some capacity. There are numerous ways you can contribute to this event, such as being a runner, room monitor, division proctor, and much more. Even 1-2 hours is a huge help for us. Volunteers will be recognized for their work. Students who need service hours can use this opportunity to fulfill those requirements. 

If you would like to give back to the guild and be a proactive member of the community, please consider helping us out by visiting our Volunteer Page.

Recital & Chamber Fest Recordings Available

Recordings from the Member's Recital and Chamber Fest recordings are now available. Members who have performed at these events may find their recordings on the SDFG website. As a reminder, performance recordings are a newly added perk to your membership for this season. If you plan to participate in the events outside of the Spring Festival, there will be an audio recording available with your performance.

Scholarship Donors: Mary & Naomi A. Grant

We are making a special shoutout to Mary Grant & Naomi A. Grant for donating to our scholarship fund in honor of their mother, Winona Grant. Their donation will be used for scholarships to help deserving individuals with membership fees, competitions fees, private lesson costs, and instruments. 

If you would like to apply, visit our Scholarship Page for more details. 

Donations are welcome year-round for our Scholarship Fund - no amount too small! 

Sponsor Spotlight

We would like to thank Paul Rabinov - Flute Services for sponsoring the 2019 Youth Artist Junior Division. 

Thanks to Flutacious! and Flutistry Boston for their partial sponsorship of the 2019 Young Artist Competition. 

A very special thanks to Verne Q. Powell Flutes for their sponsorship of our guest artist for the 2019 Spring Festival, Leone Buyse.  

Spring Festival Sponsorship Opportunity!

Would your business like to sponsor our event? We have Young Artist and Festival Divisions that are in need of sponsors. If you and your business would like to be featured on all of our media platforms, please email sandiegofluteguild@gmail.com to inquire about our sponsorships. 

Visit this page for more information on sponsorship, advertising, and exhibitor opportunities.

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