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February 2020 San Diego Flute Guild Newsletter

Tuesday, February 04, 2020 7:15 PM | Anonymous

Youth Artist Division recording deadlines coming up! Read the newsletter to register for the Spring Festival divisions and masterclass with Linda Chesis. Open this newsletter for more information about our biggest event of the year.

Youth Artist Divisions Registration Deadline 

The deadline to register and submit preliminary round recordings for the Youth Artist divisions is now February 15th (11:59PM PST). The Youth Artist divisions include Youth Artist Senior, Youth Artist Junior, and Youth Artist Elementary. The preliminary recorded rounds do not require piano. Up to six flutists will be chosen for each division to compete as finalists in the live final round. The required recordings for each division are listed below.

Youth Artist Senior

  • G.P. Telemann - Fantasie No. VII in D Major (Barenreiter)
    • Beginning through Allegro. End on the low D on the downbeat of the 2nd Largo (m.86) NO REPEAT. Ornaments are optional but encouraged
  • P. Taffanel - Andante Pastorale and Scherzettino (Schott)
    • Andante Pastorale: Beginning to beat 3 of m.28 (G)
    • Scherzettino: Beginning of section (m.56) to end of m.103

Youth Artist Junior

  • B. Marcello - Sonata in F Major (Op. 2, #1), I. Adagio & II. Allegro (International)
    • Adagio: m.6-end of movement
    • Allegro: Beginning - m.17 (downbeat)

Youth Artist Elementary

  • J.J. Quantz - Sonata No. 1 in a minor (QV 1:146), I. Adagio (Forberg)
    • Adagio in its entirety

Register Here for the Youth Artist Competitions

Spring Festival with Guest Artist Linda Chesis

Mark your calendars for SDFG's Annual Spring Festival! This is our biggest event of the year featuring guest artist, Linda Chesis. Linda is the flute professor and Woodwind Chair at Manhattan School of Music. We are ecstatic to have a renowned flutist and teacher visiting San Diego this year! Linda Chesis will lead a masterclass, perform a solo recital, and judge our Young Artist live rounds at the competition.

We have festival divisions for all ages (through Adult amateur), as well as Piccolo and Orchestral Excerpt competitions.

Not interested in competing? No problem! We would love to see you at the event at our warm up class, exhibit hall, and three recitals! We also have lots of volunteer spots if you have a free hour or two.

Deadline to register for the Festival and Specialty Divisions and to attend the festival as a non-participant is March 1st, 2020.

Festival and Specialty Divisions

Register for the Spring Festival Here

RECAP: Chamber Fest on January 26th

We had a wonderful Chamber Fest event on January 26th at San Marcos High School. Six groups performed on stage and then received a mini-coaching sessions from our two judges, Sorcha Barr and Cheryl Bretsnyder. Each student received a ribbon and certificate, along with written comments from the judges. 

A big thanks to the students who performed and their teachers! 

Check out pictures from the event on our Facebook page

Masterclass Application Deadline March 1st

Interested in performing in a masterclass with Linda Chesis at Spring Festival? Applications are open! Preference will be given to those who have not performed in an SDFG masterclass in recent years. You must be a member to apply.

Masterclass Application

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