Happy New Year from San Diego Flute Guild! Read the newsletter to find out our upcoming events in the spring and a recap of our 2019 Holiday Concert!
Message from the President
I can't believe it, but 2020 is here! I hope you have all had a wonderful start to the new year. For us, the new year brings our Chamber Fest in January and our largest event of the year, Spring Festival, in April. We've been hard at work preparing for these events and I hope many of you will be able to attend! It's also that time where I start to ask for volunteers for our Spring Festival. We can't do it without the generous spirit of all our volunteers to keep things running smoothly. Please consider taking some time on April 5th to help with a task or two. Even an hour goes a long way to helping us ensure a successful event.
We're also looking for sponsors for our Spring Festival. If you have a business (or a connection to one) and are able to support us with a monetary donation or one of a good or service for our scholarship raffle, please email us. As a non-profit, anything helps to offset the significant costs of our annual event.
I wish you all the best as we start 2020 and hope to see you at an event soon!
Farah Zolghadr, President
2019 Winona Grant Holiday Flute Choir Concert
On December 15th, we hosted our annual Winona Grant Holiday Flute Choir concert at Peñasquitos Lutheran Church. This beautiful venue was a perfect setting for the groups that performed. It was great to see the large crowd of family and friends in the audience! We also raised $262 for our Scholarship Fund!
A huge thanks to all the performers and an extra special thanks to Julia Barnett, Cheryl Bretsnyder, Valerie McElroy, Renee Tresko, and Elena Yarritu, who brought their flute ensembles.
Check out our Facebook page for some photos from the event!
February 1st Deadline for Young Artist and Youth Artist Competitions
All Young Artist and Youth Artist competitors must submit their preliminary round recording by February 1st. Remember that you have to be a member of SDFG before registering for the competition. Be sure to read all requirements closely for the recorded round and email us with any questions.
*Note: After this newsletter was sent, the deadline for Youth Artist Competition registration and recordings was moved to February 15th.
Call for Spring Festival Proposals
Do you have an awesome warm up idea for our Spring Festival participants? We would love to hear from you! We're looking for someone to present a warm up appropriate for flutists of varying levels. This session will be 50 minutes starting at 8:30am. Compensation is provided, but we will not be able to cover any travel costs. Email us your proposal (including any handouts) no later than February 1st to be considered.
We may also have a couple of spots for other workshops on Sunday, April 5th, depending on the final schedule for that day. If you have an engaging workshop that would appeal to flutists of all ages and experience levels, email us your ideas and we'll reach out if your proposal is accepted and there is room on the schedule.
2020 Summer Camp
Date: June 24th-28th, 2020
Location: Green Oak Ranch
SDFG will be hosting its Annual Summer Camp again at Green Oak Ranch. Students who attend camp will learn to play in chamber groups, flute choir, and participate in various flute workshops. Flutists may also have the opportunity to participate in a masterclass with various professional flutists who are based in Southern California. Stay tuned to our newsletter and social media for announcements about our guest artists and registration info.
Have an alto flute you're looking to sell? Let us know so we can connect you with someone in the San Diego area looking to purchase. $500-600 range.
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