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May 2019 SDFG Newsletter

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 8:58 PM | Anonymous

May Newsletter

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Message from the President

I can't believe that our 2019 Spring Festival was a month ago! There were several times during the event that I looked around, proud of how the flute community came together in such a positive, encouraging way. I am so grateful to all of you who participated in some way in our largest event of the year. 

We started the day with a wonderful warm up session by Alina Windell. Leone Buyse was masterful during her recital and gave such wonderful tips to the masterclass participants. The Young Artist winners performed beautifully and it was a joy to have the Orange County School of the Arts Flute Ensemble join us. What a polished performance they gave - I'm sure in no small part to the guidance of their director, Janelle Barrera! Thanks to all of the teachers who were in attendance and also helped prepare their students for competitions. We couldn't have done it without all the volunteers who helped things run smoothly and the adjudicators for their thoughtful comments for the competitors. A special thank you as well to our sponsors and exhibitors for their support and participation. 

Thanks to all of you who helped make this event a success! 

If you have any thoughts about the 2019 Spring Festival, email me at sandiegofluteguild@gmail.com. The SDFG Board wants to hear from you so we can continue to make all our events even better!

Wishing you a wonderful May and start to the summer,

Farah Zolghadr, President

2019 Summer Camp - Registration Deadline 6/1

Dates: June 26th-30th, 2019

Location: Green Oak Ranch

Join us for our annual summer camp! Camp is open to students grades 5-12 (ages 10-18) and you do not need to be a member to attend. We're excited to have flutist Diana Morgan as our guest artist this year! There are overnight and day camp options. 

For more details, visit the camp event page

2019 Spring Festival Winners

Our Spring Festival page has a complete list of winners from the 2019 Spring Festival. If you scroll to the bottom, you'll see who received a gold medal in a Festival Division or 1st/2nd/3rd/Honorable Mention for Youth Artist and Specialty Divisions. Congrats to all on a job well done! 

Winners were invited to perform at the Winners' Recital on April 28th at Eve Encinitas. Thanks to Lionel Avila for organizing the recital and to Alina Steele for helping to coordinate the venue. 

2019 Spring Festival Photos

We have two sets of amazing photos from festival! Check them out on Facebook and on the bottom of the Spring Festival page

Call for Nominations: SDFG Board Elections

We have a few open positions on the board for next year! Being part of the board is a rewarding experience and entails attending 6 board meetings (3 in-person and 3 online), along with assisting with events, voting on guild matters, and participating in email discussions. Open positions include: 

  • Treasurer
  • Membership Secretary
  • Recording Secretary
  • Director

The slate will be posted for membership voting in late May, and members will have 30 days to complete the online ballot. If you're interested in serving in this capacity (or would like to nominate someone else), please email sandiegofluteguild@gmail.com no later than May 22nd.

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