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  • Tuesday, August 01, 2017 8:00 AM | Anonymous

    August Newsletter

    August 7, 2017

    Upcoming Events 2017-2018

    Happy August everyone! The 2017-2018 year is in full planning mode and the board is working hard to get each event ready for registration in the beginning of September!  For now, here is a list of the events for this year:

    • September 10, 2017: Teachers' Luncheon
    • November 4, 2017: Fall Members' Recital & Annual Meeting of the Members
    • December 3, 2017: Winona Grant Holiday Flute Choir Concert
    • January 28, 2018: Chamber Fest
    • April 28, 2018: Young Artist Competition Final Round
    • April 29, 2018: Annual Spring Festival
    • May 2018: Festival Winners' Recital
    • June 2018: Summer Flute Retreat

    dates subject to change

    More details to come, so for now, keep up-to-date with current events on our Upcoming Events page.

    Teachers' Luncheon

    Sunday, September 10th, 2017 
    Wilson Creek Winery
    35960 Rancho California Road
    Temecula, CA 92591 

    Join us for an afternoon in Wine Country! All SDFG members who have students who may wish to participate in SDFG events in the 2017-2018 season are invited to the annual Teachers’ Luncheon. We will announce our season of events, and hand out packets with information on the upcoming events for the year, and review the benefits of membership so that you may share this information early with your students. Most importantly, however, the luncheon is a time to share your teaching stories, spend time together, and embrace the wonderful community of flute teachers in the greater San Diego area! Our greatest hope is that we can all come together to celebrate this exceptional group of dedicated and talented teachers and friends.

    This year, we’ve chosen to host the luncheon at the delightful Wilson Creek Winery in Temecula Wine Country! Wilson Creek features extensive picnic grounds, bocci ball, a warm and welcoming tasting room, and if you’re still hungry after lunch, you’re welcome to head to their Creekside Grille. If you’d like to purchase wine tasting tickets to enjoy during the meeting, they are $20 at the door which includes 5 tastings, a glass that you can take home, and $5 off of any purchase.

    The luncheon is free to attend, please RSVP no later than September 3rd.

    For more information and to RSVP, please visit our website:

    Del Mar Flute Ensemble Class

    Fall Semester

    September 5 -- January 17 (16 weeks)
    6:30 to 8:00 on Wednesdays
    No Class: 11/22, 12/20, 12/27, 1/3
    Fee: $290

    Concert: January 20th

    Spring Semester

    February 8 -- May 31 (16 weeks)
    6:30 to 8:00 on Wednesdays
    No Class: 4/12

    Fee: $290

    Concert: June 3rd

    10855 Sorrento Valley Road, Suite 2
    San Diego, CA 92121 USA

    Rosalind Richards, Director

    Calling All Members!

    We love everyone who is a part of the San Diego Flute Guild community. Please don't get left behind this year and remember to renew your membership starting September 1st! Check your email for your automatic renewal information. By renewing your membership, you will continue to enjoy our benefits - monthly newsletters, member exclusive performances and events, discounted San Diego Symphony tickets, and much more!  Also, when you renew, don't forget to update your profile with any changes.  Changes can include basic contact information, school, grade, teacher, studio/business information, as well as your willingness and availability to volunteer.  

    Collaborative Pianists

    The San Diego Flute Guild has a directory of pianists available for hire for your next flute event. You can look on the Collaborative Pianist page if you're in need of a pianist for any event!

    Do you know of a pianist who is looking to collaborate with flutists?  If you know of someone is interested in making music with others, please have then email us!

    2017-2018 San Diego Flute Guild Board

    • President: Kate Prestia-Schaub
    • Immediate Past President: Cheryl Bretsnyder
    • 1st Vice President: Farah Zolghadr
    • 2nd Vice President: Lionel Avila
    • Treasurer: Alina Freiman Steele
    • Membership Secretary: Alan Payne
    • Recording Secretary: Farah Zolghadr
    • Director: Pamela Vliek Martchev
    • Director: Liliana Lazzari
    • Director: Suzy Farber
    • Director: Sierra Johnson

    Send us your events

    If you are a current member of the San Diego Flute Guild, please feel free to send us your upcoming event for posting in the monthly newsletter and on social media!

  • Tuesday, June 13, 2017 12:30 PM | Anonymous

    Vote for the 2017-2018 Board, and get more information on our Palomar Mountain Flute Retreat Guest Artist Day.

    San Diego Flute Guild

    June 2017 Newsletter

    Last chance to vote in the Board Election

    This week is your last chance to vote for the new 2017-2018 SDFG Board.  Each member being considered for election is running unopposed, and is vital to the strength and vision of our organization.  Please click below to see our slate of officers, and place your vote!

    Vote Now!

    Palomar Mountain Flute Retreat ~ Guest Artist Day with Sarah Jackson

    We are so excited for camp this month!  Our staff and campers are getting ready for this fantastic summer opportunity.  If you are not able to attend for the full time, or you are a college student, adult, or teacher, and you would like to be a part of this exciting retreat, we invite you to come on Saturday, June 24th for one special day with guest artist Sarah Jackson!  Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be provided for all attendees and guests.  The fee is $50 and registration is open up to and including the day of the event, or until the limited seating is full. 

    Tentative Schedule:

    8:30 - 9:30 am ~ Breakfast

    9:45 - 10:15 am ~ Group Warm-up led by Sarah Jackson

    10:30 am -12:00 pm ~ Guest Artist Day Attendees: Flute Choir Reading Sessions 
    Camp Attendees: Ensemble Rehearsals

    12:00 - 1:00 pm ~ Lunch

    1:15 - 2:30 pm ~ Presentation by Sarah Jackson

    2:45 - 5:00 pm ~ Masterclass with Sarah Jackson

    5:00 - 6:00 pm ~ Free Time / Practice

    6:00 - 7:00 pm ~ Dinner

    7:30 pm ~ Sarah Jackson Recital with Pianist Jeanette Louise Yaryan
    Sarah and Jeanette will be performing works for piccolo by Paul Taffanel, David Loeb, Eugene Damare, Katherine Hoover, Gabriel Faure, and Matt Smith.

    Register today!

  • Monday, May 15, 2017 6:22 PM | Anonymous
    Dear flutist, 

    Please read below for important information regarding the Palomar Mountain Flute Retreat, and the upcoming Board Elections for the San Diego Flute Guild.  

    Thank you in advance for your time and participation!
    San Diego Flute Guild

    Palomar Mountain Flute Retreat

    Today is the last day to register and complete your payments for the San Diego Flute Guild's Palomar Mountain Flute Retreat!  There are still a few slots left, so be sure to register before registration closes tonight at midnight!  For more information on this year's summer camp, please check out the pages below.

    To make your final camp payment, please click here.  Payments will show up on your SDFG account within 24 hours of receipt.  

    Election for the 2017-2018 Board

    Each year, the San Diego Flute Guild has several open board positions requiring an official election.  Voting is now open for the 2017-2018 membership year.  The election will remain open until June 10th at which point we will announce the official new slate.  The board serves on a volunteer basis, coordinates events, manages the membership, maintains financial accounts, and generates ideas to assist in the development and reach of the guild to our members.   

    This year, the primary goal of the flute guild board is to introduce several new members to the team, as well as cross-train long standing board members in different board positions so as to make sure that no one person carries the only working knowledge of each responsibility and role.    

    The proposed slate of directors and officers for the next term is listed below.  Those in BLUE are up for election to become official members of the San Diego Flute Guild Board. 

              President: Kate Prestia-Schaub (2016-2018)*  
              Immediate Past President: Cheryl Bretsnyder (2016-2018)* 
              Vice President: Cindy Anne Broz (2016-2018)**
              Treasurer: Alina Freiman Steele (2017-2019)
              Membership Secretary: Alan Payne (2017-2019)
              Recording Secretary: Farah Zolghadr (2017-2018) 
              Director: Pamela Vliek Martchev (2016-2018)* 
              Director: Liliana Lazzari (2017-2018)* 
              Director: Suzy Farber (2017-2019)
              Director: Joanne Matibag (2017-2019)

    *Currently elected for term noted

     **Continuation of another’s term who is retiring from their position before their term is up.

  • Monday, May 01, 2017 9:34 PM | Anonymous

    2017 May Newsletter

    Thank you! (A letter from the president)

    Dear San Diego,

    This weekend passed at hurricane speed for me - I know it did for many of you as well.  I want to personally say thank you so much to all who came to the festival this weekend at our Spring Flute Festival.  It was so nice to meet so many new people, and have fleeting moments here and there with old friends as well.  Marianne Gedigian and Collette Valentine were incredible, right?!

    As much as I try to recognize each individual for their efforts at making this a fantastic event, there are simply too many names and I fear that I will leave someone out.  I will try to remember each group here, but please know how much everyone's individual contribution means to me, and also the entire San Diego Flute Guild Board.

    My deepest thanks to the board - Alan, Alina, Cheryl, Cindy, Erica, Lily, Pam, Ruth, Tracy, and Tina.  You did an amazing job this weekend organizing, doing the heavy lifting, and giving freely of your time for the ever expanding flute community!

    The Exhibitors came loaded with incredible products, I know several students of mine who got to come home with new instruments - what a difference a really high quality instrument makes!  I appreciate you making the time for our flute community.  Thank you to those who had to travel long distances, we know how much work it is to set these things up!

    The Adjudicators gave very well thought out comments, both helpful and encouraging, and gave up their chance to attend many festival events to listen to the huge number of competitors!  

    The Volunteers - Did you all know that there were over 80 jobs to be done at this festival?  All was covered from top to bottom - Everyone on the Registration team, the Hospitality Table, the Door Monitors, Competition Proctors, Collating Room helpers, Ushers, Competition Runners, Page turners, drivers, photographers, and especially the staff at PLNU made the day smooth as silk.  Special thanks go to Christine Fontes and Renee Tresko for their long hours!!

    The Sponsors, Steve Finley from Wm. S. Haynes and Flute FX made it possible to have Marianne and Collette perform, Adam Workman from Flutistry Boston was a sponsor for the Young Artist Competition, Paul Rabinov sponsored the Youth Artist Junior Division, and Jeff Bertrand from Bertrand's Music sponsored the Youth Artist Senior Division, and the lovely Cynthia Kelley at Flutacious sponsored the FUNdraisers and the Festival Divisions.   The financial support you provided to the San Diego Flute Guild really helps make this event truly special for our community, and we can only hope you can know how appreciative we are for your generosity!

    The pianists were on their toes all day long - many of them with more than 10 students each!  I don't know how you all learn that much music, incredible!  Thank you for being willing to run from room to room for hours on end.  Without your beautiful contribution, us flutists would be so lonely!  

    To the teachers, thank you for your tireless effort at preparing these lovely students with the ability to compete at such an incredibly high level.  The talent in this area is a deep pool, and each of you brings such a unique flavor which is reflected in your lovely students!

    The competitors!  Oh my goodness....  You are all so amazing to me!  I loved watching you prepare as you waited outside the room.  I watched you come out of the competition - some relieved, some overjoyed, and of course some disappointed.  But through all of it, I watched hard work and devotion in progress all day long.  Thank you for participating, for practicing, and most importantly for sharing your talent!  We are all so proud of each one of you!

    Of course, to our Artists - Cynthia Ellis and Laguna flutes - Marianne Gedigian and Collette Valentine - I am so inspired, and I know everyone who got the chance to hear you is as well.  Thank you from the bottom of each heart on the board for your artistry and generosity!

    Check out our facebook page for festival photos!

    I am brimming over with appreciation, 

    Kate Prestia-Schaub, SDFG President, and Festival Chair

    2017 Competition Award List

    Congratulations to all who competed in the festival!  Below, you will see all of the Gold Medal winners for each festival division, as well as the winners of the divisions with 1st through 3rd place prizes. If you do not see your division listed, there were no gold medalists. Certificates, medals, and evaluation forms can either be picked up from me, or they will be mailed to teachers by next week. Teachers: Please email Kate with the address to which your packet should be mailed, or to schedule a pick up time.  

    Festival Elementary Division

    Eshan Patibandla
    Mina Hurt
    Michelle Sun
    Yufei Wu
    Lakshanya Sankaran
    Soyeon Park
    Mina Kim

    Festival 7th Grade Division

    Olivia Chen
    Seah Yoon
    Joanne Lee
    Emma Cao
    Karen Zheng
    Nithin Chilakapati

    Festival 8th Grade Division

    Chloe Lee
    Kevin  L. Li
    Samantha Prestrelski
    Skyler Williams
    Katherine Lee

    Festival 9th Grade Division

    Michelle Zhu
    Jessica Mar
    Jaelyn Daluraya
    Hanna Kim
    Peter Tolo
    Carina Luo

    Festival 10th Grade Division

    Saqtiel Orozco-Pedroza
    Mia Wilson

    Festival 11th Grade Division

    Michelle Grace Liu
    Erin Yoon

    Festival 12th Grade Division

    Rucha Deshpande
    Anabel Torres
    Esther Kim

    Festival Collegiate Undergraduate Grade Division

    Emily Patricia Harrington
    Sierra Johnson
    Anahita Pestonjamasp
    Natalia Valencia-Moss

    Piccolo Competition

    1st Place Isabelle Jamois
    2nd Place Ruth Dunlop
    3rd Place Bridgette Shroll
    Honorable Mention Kathleen Herb

    Orchestral Audition Competition

    1st Place Lionel Avila
    2nd Place Christine Choi
    3rd Place Danielle Guilmette
    Honorable Mention Michelle Grace Liu
    Honorable Mention Anahita Pestonjamasp

    Youth Artist Elementary Division

    1st Place Erica Wang
    2nd Place Min Wang
    3rd Place Megan Payne
    Honorable Mention Grace L. Li
    Honorable Mention Jiyoung Park

    Youth Artist Junior High School Division

    1st Place Gabriela Beltran
    2nd Place Elisha Tan
    3rd Place Helen Zhu
    Honorable Mention Emma Li
    Honorable Mention Nathan Haghgoo

    Youth Artist Senior High School Division

    1st Place Lorenzo Van Munoz
    2nd Place Amy Liu
    3rd Place Ann Kuo
    Honorable Mention Jenny Choi
    Honorable Mention Jennifer Joy Levy

    Young Artist Competition

    1st Place Jeiran Hasan
    2nd Place Elyse Davis
    3rd Place Tracy Goodwin
    Honorable Mention Kah Yun Song

    Palomar Mountain Flute Retreat

    June 20-24, 2017 @ The Lodge at Palomar Mountain
    Registration Deadline: May 15th
    Guest Artist: Sarah Jackson
    Camp Staff:  Cindy Anne Broz, Ruth Washington-Mayhew, Erica Peel

    It is going to be a truly amazing event and heaps of fun for all!

    Sarah Jackson will be our Guest Artist on Friday June 23 (for week-long campers only) and also on Saturday June 24th. Saturday is a Guest Artist Day (see below). 

    The registration fee for the camp (ages 10-18) is $375. This includes all 5 nights/6 days: accommodations, all music (ensembles will be designed based on ability and will rehearsed by our professional camp staff; they will perform on the final day in concert for parents and families), meals, and two days of inspiration with Sarah Jackson (not to mention the daily attention with the winning personalities of our own professional staff )! Erica Peel, Ruth Washington-Mayhew, and Cindy Anne Broz will be the professional staff for camp. SDFG President, Kate Prestia-Schaub, will be there several evenings and on Saturday and Sunday. 

    The week-long camp is for ages 10-18. On Saturday, there is a Guest Artist Day which is open to adults (and others who are not able to attend the full camp). The fee for this day is $50 (this fee includes lunch and dinner, masterclasses/workshops and a concert performance by Sarah Jackson). 

    We encourage you to register as soon as possible if they want to secure a spot. At this point, out of 28 available spots, there are only 10 left.  We will have a waiting list once we hit our max limit of 28  campers (should someone who has a secured spot be unable to attend, this spot will be offered to the first on the waiting list and so forth). 

    If you have any questions or require further information, please don't hesitate to contact us.

  • Sunday, April 16, 2017 11:22 PM | Anonymous

    Dear Flutists, 

    The Spring Festival is now just two weeks away, and we are so excited to share a few details with you!  The competition registration is now closed, and all competition times have been sent to teachers to distribute to students.  Pre-registration will remain open until Friday, April 28th, and you can always purchase your festival pass at the event. If you're busy during the day, you can also purchase a ticket on site for the final Guest Artist recital with Marianne Gedigian.  

    This year, parking is free, and lunch is available in the dining hall, next door to the music building on campus at PLNU.

    We are still looking for 5 more volunteers to help out during the day - please email sandiegofluteguild@gmail.com if you can spare a few hours!

    We're also including information on our summer flute retreat in this newsletter.  Sarah Jackson will be our featured artist at summer camp this year.  There are only 14 spaces remaining.  Since it is first come first served, we recommend you register early.  If you can't attend the full camp, but want to spend a day hearing a masterclass and recital with Sarah Jackson, you may do so here.  

    We look forward to seeing you all at the end of the month, and again in the summer for camp!

    Flute Festival Events Schedule

    Sunday, April 30th, 2017
    Point Loma Nazerine University

    7:30 am Cooper Lobby ~ Registration Desk Opens

    8:00 am Various Rooms ~ Competitions Begin

    8:00 am - 4:00 pm Band Room ~ Vendors and Exhibitors

    8:30 - 9:15 am Crill Hall ~ Morning Warm Up with Cynthia Ellis

    11:00 - 11:45 am Crill Hall ~ Recital Featuring the Winners of the Young Artist Competition

    12:00 - 1:00 pm Nicholson Commons Lunch Hour

    12:00 - 12:45 pm Crill Hall Lobby ~ FUNdraisers!

    1:00 - 2:30 pm Crill Hall ~ Guest Artist Masterclass

    3:00 - 3:45 pm Crill Hall ~ Laguna Flutes in Recital 

    4:00 - 5:00 pm Crill Hall ~ Guest Artist Recital 

    5:00 - 5:30 pm Rhapsody Hall ~ Awards Ceremony

    Pre-Register for a festival Day Pass

    A Special Thank You to Our Sponsors

    Young Artist Competition Sponsor Youth Artist Senior Sponsor

    Youth Artist Junior Sponsor

    Youth Artist Senior Sponsor

    2017 Guest Artist Sponsors:

    Masterclass with Marianne Gedigian

    1:00 to 2:30 PM ~ Crill Hall

    • 1:00 ~ Danielle Guilmette ~ Serenade by H. Hanson
    • 1:20 ~ Skyler Williams ~ Suite, I. Moderato by C. M. Widor
    • 1:40 ~ Michelle Grace Liu ~ Poem by C. Griffes
    • 2:00 ~ Sierra Johnson ~ Concerto, I. Moderato by L. Liebermann

    Guest Artist Recital  

    Marianne Gedigian, flute; Colette Valentine, piano
    4:00 to 5:00 PM ~ Crill Hall

    Sonata in G Minor, BWV 1020 by Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach

     Sonatine for Flute and Piano by Walter Gieseking

    Concertino, Op. 107 by Cécile Chaminade

    Sonata for Flute and Piano by Samuel Zyman

    Thank you to Haynes flutes and Flute FX for generously sponsoring our artists Marianne Gedigian and Colette Valentine

    Marianne Gedigian

    Marianne Gedigian, Professor of Flute and holder of the Butler Professorship in Music at The University of Texas at Austin Butler School of Music, was a regular performer with the Boston Symphony Orchestra for over a decade, including several seasons as Acting Principal Flute under Seiji Ozawa. As Principal Flute with the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra and Acting Principal Flute with the Boston Pops, Ms. Gedigian has been heard on dozens of recordings and Evening at Pops television broadcasts as well as the nationally broadcast Fourth of July specials. She has also been heard on several John Williams’ movie scores, including Saving Private Ryan and Schindler’s List . In the 2000 – 2001 season, Ms. Gedigian was invited by Mariss Jansons to perform as Acting Principal Flute with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. Her solo performances have taken her around the world, including recitals in Japan, Australia, England, and Armenia and she has appeared as concerto soloist numerous times with the Boston Pops Orchestra and with the Armenian Philharmonic performing her own transcription of the Khachaturian Violin Concerto. She was featured with Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull fame in a performance at the Berklee College of Music in Boston. Ms. Gedigian has been a featured soloist and teacher at numerous National Flute Association conventions across the country, and is a frequent recitalist and teacher for flute clubs in the United States, Australia, Japan, and England.

    Ms. Gedigian has been first prizewinner in the National Flute Association’s Young Artist Competition, and the James Pappoutsakis Memorial Flute Competition. She keeps an active schedule as a chamber musician as a founding member of the Boston-based Walden Chamber Players and was formerly a member of the Dorian Wind Quintet. Her solo recordings include Voice of the Flute and Revolution, both with pianist Rick Rowley.

    Ms. Gedigian is on the summer faculty at the Brevard Music Center, and has served on the faculties of Boston University’s College of Fine Arts, The Boston Conservatory, the Round Top International Institute, and the Tanglewood Music Center. Ms. Gedigian’s teachers include Leone Buyse, Doriot Anthony Dwyer, Clement Barone, and Donna Olkowski.

    Colette Valentine

    Pianist Colette Valentine, one of the most active professional collaborative pianists in the United States, joined the faculty of the newly created Collaborative Piano Department at the University of Texas at Austin’s Butler School of Music in the fall of 2008. She completed her DMA in Piano Performance at the State University of New York at Stony Brook with Gilbert Kalish after earning her BM and MM degrees from the University of Maryland where she studied with Nelita True. From 2000-2008 she was on faculty at Long Island University, C.W. She was also a faculty member at New Jersey City University from 1996-2008. In the summers, she joins other professional colleagues as a coach at the Interlochen Adult Chamber Music Camp in Michigan.

    Morning Warm Up

    Featuring Cynthia Ellis
    8:30 to 9:15 AM ~ Crill Hall

    Bring your flutes and prepare for a ‘whole body’ warm up.

    ~ Fingers to toes, flutes included! ~

    The end of this warm up will include a brief flute choir reading session.

    Laguna Flutes in Recital

    3:00 to 3:45 PM ~ Crill Hall

    Beckett’s Whisper by Ron Korb

    Beyond the Night Sky by Peter Senchuk

    Petite Symphonie by Charles Gounod, arr. Kristen Smith Stoner

    Cynthia Ellis

    Cynthia Ellis is the solo piccolo player for the Pacific Symphony Orchestra and also served as Principal Flute for the Opera Pacific Orchestra from 1995 until the company closed in 2009.

    She is a member of the Pedagogy Committee for the National Flute Association and served as Program Chair for the NFA's annual convention in Anaheim, CA in 2010. She has taught on the music faculty at the Claremont Graduate School, Pomona College, Biola College, and CSU Fullerton. She currently teaches applied music at Saddleback College and Hope International University and serves as music director for Laguna Flutes, a 25-member flute ensemble, through the Emeritus program at Irvine Valley College.  Piccolo is a specialty for Cindy: she writes the "Let's Talk Picc' column for Flute Talk Magazine and served as an artist in residence at the International Piccolo Symposium in July, 2013, held at the University of Nebraska, Omaha.

    Cynthia has recorded for television, motion picture and cartoon soundtracks as well as commercially released chamber music recordings. 'Beyond Beethoven", with the award winning Les Amis Musicalles trio, was released on the Centaur label, and Jeremy Beck’s  Flute Sonata is recorded on the CD "Never Final, Never Gone, on the Innova label. This sonata is also dedicated to her.

    Cynthia shares her home with Pacific Symphony trumpet player Tony Ellis and their three Labrador retrievers. Cindy enjoys fitness and is an active yoga enthusiast. She volunteers for Southern California Labrador Retriever Rescue and also enjoys cooking and reading in her leisure moments.  For more, feel free to visit her website: www.CindyEllisFlute.com.

    Young Artist Winners’ Recital

    11:00 to 11:45 AM ~ Crill Hall

    The San Diego Flute Guild’s highly esteemed Young Artist Competition features the nations top artists aged 18 to 30. The preliminary recorded round took place in February 2017, and six finalists were selected to perform the live at the final round on Saturday, April 29th, 2017. The 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place Prize Winners will perform one work from the compulsory competition repertoire listed below, and was selected by the final round adjudication panel. Congratulations to this fantastic group of flutists! Finalists will be announced on Sunday in the program. Works to be performed will be from the following list:

    Sonata in A Minor for Flute Solo, I. Poco adagio and II. Allegro by C. P. E. Bach

    Trois pièces pour flute, III. Toan-Yan “La fête du Double-Cinq” by P. O. Ferroud

    Sonata for Flute and Piano by Samuel Adler

    Sonata (Three Lakes) by Daniel Dorff

    Sonata No. 2 by Eric Ewazen


    12:00 to 12:45 PM ~ Crill Hall Lobby

    Do you have what it takes?

    Take a deep breath and enter the FLUTE FUNdraiser! This contest tests your skills and raises funds for a worthy cause. Enter to compete in one or more of four different contests. Entry tickets are only $2. Each winner will receive an awesome prize. All funds collected will benefit the SDFG Scholarship Fund. There is ONE PRIZE for each division.

    Bring Your Flute!

    Longest Note: A note will be selected at the contest. Contestants will compete in groups of 5 until the final round. Stop sounding and you are out! No circular breathing! Can you make it to the finals? Do you have the lungs to go all the way?

    Loudest Note: The note will be selected at the contest. How loud can you go?!? We will have the decibel meters on hand to see. Blow us away!

    Beat the Pro: Do you have what it takes to beat a Pro? Professionals will be on hand to test your skills. Can you outlast them in a longest note competition? You never know, you could beat a Pro!

    Two Guys One Flute: Guys or gals are okay for this test of skill. Bring your own music. Can you and a friend play it on one flute? One will blow while the other manages the keys. The best performance wins. By the way, laughing while performing is considered poor form.

    This FUNdraiser is Generously sponsored by:


    Purchasing a raffle ticket will help build the San Diego Flute Guild’s Scholarship Fund! A limited number of scholarships are available for members for lessons, assistance for payments for SDFG Events, or in certain cases towards the purchase of a new instrument. Tickets can be purchased at the info booth for $1 per ticket, 20 tickets for $15, and 30 tickets for $20. Drop your ticket into the basket for the raffle you’d like a chance at winning, and prizes to be given away at the awards ceremony at 5:00 pm in Crill Hall after the final recital.

    Visit Our Exhibitors 

     Between 8 am and 4 pm ~ Band Room





    Parking Information

    Dining Information

    Palomar Mountain Flute Retreat

    June 20 – 25, 2017
    With Guest Artist Sarah Jackson

    Guest Artist Information:

    June 23rd (Friday)

    Sarah Jackson will offer classes and presentations for 28 campers. Students wishing to perform for Sarah Jackson on Friday, June 23rd, should bring a prepared piece to camp.  There will be an audition held on Wednesday, June 21st, at which five students will be selected to perform.  Selection will be based on preparation, and will represent differing levels.

    June 24th (Saturday) - Guest Artist Day

    Ms. Jackson will offer classes and presentations for campers and Guest Artist Day attendees during the day and a concert in the evening featuring solos works from the flute and piccolo repertoire and ensemble pieces performed with the Camp Coordinators/Staff.

    Camp Staff:

    Full-time overnight and day staff will include Camp Coordinators/Staff: Erica Peel, Ruth Washington-Mayhew, and Cindy Broz. Special guests include Kate Prestia-Schaub as well as 2 college aged Camp Staff Assistants. Staff to Camper ratio: 1/5

    Planned Activities:

    Daily Warm-Ups, Daily Masterclasses, Musical Games, Educational Presentations, Craft Activities, Ensemble Rehearsals/Preparation for SDFG Summer Flute Camp Concert.


    • Open to students Grade 5 thru Grade 12.
    • Students do not need to be members of San Diego Flute Guild.
    • There are only 28 spaces available, so be sure to register early as space is first come first served, and are filling up fast.
    • A waiting list will be opened once these 28 spots are filled.

    Registration Information:

    • Registration for The Palomar Mountain Flute Retreat must be received by May 15th, 2017.
    • Campers may secure a spot with a down payment of $100 prior to the registration deadline, but payment in full must be received by May 15th, 2017.
    • All payments are non- refundable.

      Come Join us at the Lodge on Palomar Mountain for a 6 day / 5 night flute retreat!

    Camp Registration

    Guest Artist Day Pass
  • Tuesday, March 07, 2017 9:14 AM | Anonymous

    Dear Flutist,

    With all of the rain, it has been a beautiful spring.  I've never seen it so green, and with so many wildflowers!  I hope each of you will get the chance to enjoy the weather, and the outdoors.   The March Newsletter contains a few more details for spring festival, but if you need the full line up of festival details, please see the February Newsletter.

    Spring Festival 

    If you or your students are planning on entering any of the festival competitions, the first two weeks of March is a good time to make sure all memberships are active.  Teachers of participating students are encouraged to become members as well.  All competitors are required to become members, and can do so here.  To check on memberships, please log in to check the status here, or as always, please feel free to email us at any time.

    Competition Registration:
    Once memberships are all current, then competition registration can begin. The deadline for registration is April 1st.  All registration information must be accurate for students to be scheduled for competition.  Please make sure you have all of the following information before beginning the registration process: 

    • Teacher's name and email
    • Accompanist's name and email (there are no scheduling requests for pianists and they should be available all day)
    • Competition Division(s)
    • Composer / title of their selected pieces

    Festival Masterclass:
    If you are interested in performing for our amazing guest artist, Marianne Gedigian, you may apply as a member by April 1st.  We will be awarding 4 outstanding flutists with the opportunity to perform, and more information can be found here.

    Spring Festival Volunteers:
    We are looking for student and parent volunteers for the festival.  We need helpers with everything from manning the information booth, collating the awards and medals, room monitors, check in and registration table, runners, and more!  All students will receive community service hours.  Parents, if you're not sure what to do while your child attends the event, please consider helping out!  If you or your friends, family, or neighbors may be interested in receiving the community service hours, please email us.

    Spring Festival Advertising:
    We are now collecting artwork for advertising in our spring festival program book.  All ads will reach over 200 flutists and families who attend this event.  Additionally, all ads will run on our website until September 1st, 2017.  Proceeds from advertising go towards our Scholarship fund which assists student members with lessons, instrument purchases, and participation in events. All ads must be reserved by April 1st.  For more information on advertising your business, please visit here.

    Sponsor a Competition:
    If you are willing and able, please consider sponsoring a competition.  All sponsorship is considered a tax deductible donation, and recognition will be given on our website, on our face book page, and of course in our program booklet.  For more information on sponsorship, please visit here.

    Thank you so much to our guest artist and festival sponsors!



    Exhibit at our Festival:
    There are still a few more spaces left for exhibitors for the festival.  Space is limited, and is granted first come first served.  If you are interested in exhibiting, please visit here.

    Current exhibitors include:

    Palomar Mountain Flute Retreat:

    There are only a small number of summer camp spaces available this year, so please consider registering early.  Space is already filling up, and the deadline to register is May 15th.  Guest Artist Sarah Jackson will be working with students, and holding a special flute day as well.  For more information, and to register, please visit here

    Member News and Events:

    A huge congratulations to our board member Erica Peel for being appointed as the new solo piccolo player of the Philadelphia Orchestra. We are all so proud of you, and wish you the best of luck in this amazing new experience.  While we will miss you terribly, we are thrilled with your success, and know that Philly is gaining a truly remarkable friend and musician.  Well done Erica!

    SDFG Member Pamela Vliek Martchev is hosting a flute recital and Masterclass with Seth Allyn Morris on Wednesday, March 8, 2017 from 6:00 - 8:30 PM in Smith Recital Hall at San Diego State University.  Dr. Morris will be performing works by Mozart, Bach, Blavet, Paganini and Boehm with pianist Karen Follingstad. This event is generously sponsored by SDSU and WM. S. Haynes Flutes.

    SDFG Member Janelle Barrera is hosting the Southern California Flute Day 2017Co-Sponsored by the Los Angeles Flute Guild and the Orange County School of the ArtsFeaturing guest artists, Elise Shope Henry, Second Flutist of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Erica Peel, Solo Piccolo of the San Diego Symphony, and Janelle Barrera, Flute Instructor at the Orange County School of the Arts. Masterclasses, Flute Choir Reading Session, and Recital featuring guest artists! Flutacious, the West Coast Flute and Specialty Shop, will also be on display! www.lafluteguild.com.

    As always, if you are a member of SDFG, please feel free to submit your news and events for publication in our monthly newsletters.  Newsletters go out within the first week of every month.  You can simply email us at any time to submit. 

  • Tuesday, February 07, 2017 11:28 PM | Anonymous

    February 2017 Newsletter

    Spring Festival Edition

    Dear Flutists,

    The biggest event that the San Diego Flute Guild hosts each year is the Spring Festival.  We are looking forward to sharing our many flute events with you including a masterclass and recital by our special guest artist Marianne Gedigian, the Laguna Flutes ensemble led by Cynthia Ellis, and the Young Artist Competition Winners' Recital.  This email is filled with tips and tricks to help you get registered correctly, and will keep you informed about the changes to the 2017 festival.  All of the festival web pages contain valuable information so please click on the links provided to familiarize yourself with the event.  And as always, don't hesitate to email with any questions you may have. 

    All best, 
    Kate Prestia-Schaub
    SDFG President and Festival Chair   

    Sunday, April 30th, 2017 from 8:00 am to 5:30 pm

    Point Loma Nazarene University

    For many years, we've held our festival at San Diego State University, but this year, we are thankful to Point Loma Nazarene University for opening up their incredibly beautiful campus to us this April.  Some of the many benefits of PLNU include free parking, onsite dining, the welcoming Cooper Music Building (including Crill Hall), and the stunning ocean views! 

    Featured Guest Artist ~ Marianne Gedigian

    We are thankful to have two generous Guest Artist Sponsors this year: 
    Flute FX and Wm S. Haynes Flutes.  Be sure to visit their websites!

    Festival Passes:

    If you are planning on attending the festival events, you can purchase your day pass in advance, or upon arrival. Events will include a warm up session (flute choir style with Cynthia Ellis), the Young Artist Competition Winners' Recital, FUNdraisers, a Flute Choir performance by Laguna Flutes, fantastic exhibitors, raffles, and of course the highly anticipated masterclass and recital featuring Marianne Gedigian.  
    $35 - Non-Members
    $25 - SDFG Members
    $15 - Guest Artist Recital Only
    $10 - Exhibit Hall Only

    Exhibit Hall:

    The Exhibits will be open from 8 am to 4 pm, and will feature some incredible flutes, piccolos, and of course your favorite flute accessories.  Check out their websites by clicking on the images below.

    2017 Exhibitors


    Young Artist Competition:

    Recorded Round Deadline: Sunday, February 26th
    Live Final Round: Saturday, April 29th
    Winners’ Recital: Sunday, April 30th 

    YAC Tips:
    #1.  The recorded round deadline is coming right up!  If you are competing in our Young Artist Competition, please make sure your membership is active, your registration is complete, and your recordings are emailed on time.  

    #2.  When you register, please be sure to include a 300 character bio (not 300 words) in you membership profile.  If selected as a finalist your bio will be used in the program book. If you have already registered, and you would like to double check the length of your bio, you can do that at any time by logging into the website, and viewing your member profile. Biographies longer than 300 words will be cut and edited accordingly.

    Festival Masterclass:

    Application Deadline: Saturday, April 1st
    Masterclass Date: Sunday, April 30th

    Each year during the Spring Festival, 4 flutists are chosen to perform for our featured guest artist. Applicants may perform flute or piccolo solos, with or without piano, and any orchestral excerpt.  We look forward to receiving your applications!

    Masterclass Application Tips:
    #1. Priority is given to those who have not performed at a festival in previous years.

    #2.  Students should have their current teacher submit an emailed recommendation telling us a little bit about the applicant to assist in our decision. 

    #3.  Shortly after the application deadline, the board will review each of the applicants, and select 4 performers and an alternate. Selected performers will have a week to complete payment and confirm that they will be participating before their request is given to the alternate. 


    Competition Registration Deadline: Saturday, April 1st
    Festival Divisions, Youth Artist Divisions, and Specialty Divisions: 
    Sunday April 30th from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

    Competition Registration Tips:

    #1.  You will need to be logged into our website, and your membership will need to be active in order to register for any SDFG competition.  You may check your membership status at any time by logging into the website and clicking on your Member Profile.

    #2.  Participants may not enter both a Youth Artist division and a Festival division.  However, participants mayenter a Festival Division OR Youth Artist, and also any/all of the available Specialty Divisions (Orchestral and Piccolo division(s)).

    #3.  A live pianist is required for all pieces with written accompaniment or piano reductions except for the Orchestral Audition Division.  The Orchestral division should not include a pianist for the required concerto. For festival divisions and the piccolo division, Smart Music, or other pre-recorded accompaniment may be used only upon special request. (Email us with your specific request).

    #4.  Be sure to check the time limits on your chosen competition division on the competition page before your choose your repertoire. For most divisions, we request that competitors not take repeats.

    #5.  The specialty divisions with no age limits (Orchestral and Piccolo) are for non-professionals of any age.  Teachers and adults who make their living playing the flute are not eligible to compete, but are eligible to play and receive comments only.

    #6. Teachers do not register and pay for their students as they have done in the past. Instead, students register themselves, and can pay directly through PayPal. 

    #7.  Please note that there are no scheduling requests, students and pianists should be available between 8 am and 4 pm on Sunday, April 30th.

    #8. Please be sure that you're filling out the registration form accurately and completely. (For example, if you are registering for a Youth Artist Division, please make sure you are entering the repertoire in the Youth Artist repertoire fields, rather than the Festival Division or Specialty Division repertoire fields). Please explore the competition page for all of the guidelines and to become familiar with each competition division so that you are sure to register for the correct competition.  
    You will need the following required information before registration: 
    • Teacher name and email
    • Accompanist name and email 
    • Competition Division(s)
    • Repertoire title (including movement name & movement number)
    • Composer name (first initial and last name)
    • You'll need to let us know whether or not you intend to perform on the winners' recital on May 13th (See tip #9 below)

    #9.  The Flute Guild will host a Winners' Recital on Saturday, May 13 at 2:00 pm at the Coronado Public Library.  If you are chosen as a gold medalist in a festival division, or prizewinner in the Youth Artist or Specialty Divisions, you are eligible to perform in the winners' recital.   Before you register, please check your calendars, and check with your pianists to see if you are available to participate, and then state your intention to perform, or not to perform on your registration form.  By checking the intent to perform box on your registration, you will automatically be added to the program if you are a winner. 

    #10. Register early - Although the deadline is April1st for most competitions, we are recommending that you don't wait until the last minute to register.  Late and incomplete registrations are subject to a late fee. 

    Call for Volunteers:

    We could use room monitors, help with the info booth, photographers, runners, warm-up room helpers, help at the registration table, and much more!  If you are interested in helping out, please email us, and let us know if you are available to help out.  High School students are eligible for community service hours.



    Member News:

    Del Mar Flute Ensemble Class

    Spring Semester (16 weeks) 

    Begins February 8 through March 29
    (spring break 4/5)  April 12 through May 31st
    6:30 to 8:00 Wednesday

    Performance:  June 3rd

    Conductor: Rosalind Richards 760-497-2088

    Fee:  $300

    NYO New Youth Orchestra - San Diego Youth Orchestra
    10855 Sorrento Valley Road, Suite 2
    San Diego, CA 92121 USA

    All ages; Intermediate/Advanced

  • Monday, January 09, 2017 7:35 PM | Anonymous

    Upcoming events, Registration Deadlines, and Flute News!

    January Newsletter

    Happy New Year to All

    We hope you have had a wonderful holiday season, and excellent start to your new year!  We at SDFG know how busy everyone is - especially this time of year, so we'll try to keep this brief!  Please scan below for some important registration deadlines, be sure that your membership is up to date, and that you're registered on time through our website so you don't miss out on any of these fantastic flute events!

    Chamber Festival

    Sunday, January 29, 2017 from 2 - 6 pm at Oak Valley Middle School

    The Chamber Fest combines flute and/or mixed ensembles in a festival where students play in a recital setting and are adjudicated by professional flutists. There are 6 competitive divisions and ensemble members will be awarded ribbons based on performance evaluations.  There will be a command performance recital to follow the awards ceremony.  Eligibility and guidelines are posted on the event page online, and fees are $10.

    Registration Deadline: January 14th, 2017

    Chamber Fest Info and Registration

    Young Artist Competition

    Preliminary Recordings Due February 26, 2017

    Final Competition is on Saturday, April 29, 2017 at Point Loma Nazarene University.

    The San Diego Flute Guild invites you to compete in our highly esteemed Young Artist Competition.  There are $1750 worth of prizes awarded to the top three participants.  Flutists must be 18-30, members of the SDFG, and the fee is $50. All repertoire and preliminary round repertoire and recording guidelines are online.

    Should you have any questions or require further information, feel free to contact Cindy Anne Broz via email or by phone: 951-240-0448.

    Registration Deadline is February 26th, 2017

    YAC Info and Registration

    Spring Festival

    Sunday, April 30, 2017 from 9 am to 5:30 pm at Point Loma Nazarene University

    Spend the day at our Spring Flute Festival, flute fun for all ages! This festival features vendors, competitions, FUNdraisers, exciting concerts and classes. It is our desire to serve the SDFG membership and provide the best possible festival for everyone. It can’t be done without our capable board and other volunteers. Please let us know if you are interested in assisting us with the 2017 Spring Festival.  Also, please consider sponsoring a competition, advertising in our program book, or showing your flutes in our exhibit hall!  Registration for attending the 2017 festival features discount membership pricing for those logged in to the site as a San Diego Flute Guild member 

    Registration Deadlines are listed online for exhibitors, advertisers, and festival attendees.

    Spring Festival Information

    Sponsors / Exhibitors  / Advertisers

    Festival Day Passes

    Masterclass with Marianne Gedigian

    Sunday, April 30, 2017 from 1-2:30 pm at Point Loma Nazarene University

    This year during the Spring Festival, 4 flutists will be chosen to perform for our featured guest artist, Marianne Gedigian. Applicants may perform flute or piccolo solos, with or without piano, and any orchestral excerpt.  Priority is given to those who have not yet performed in a festival masterclass.  Performers must be SDFG members, and the fee is $40 if selected to perform.

    Registration Deadline: April 1st, 2017

    Masterclass Registration

    Festival Competitions

    Sunday, April 30 2017 from 9 am to 5 pm at Point Loma Nazarene University

    There are 16 competition divisions each year, including 4 Young Artist Divisions, 2 Specialty divisions and 8 Festival Divisions.  For all information on the 2017 competitions please visit the Spring Festival Competition Page

    Registration Deadline: April 1st, 2017

    Competition Registration

    Palomar Mountain Flute Retreat

    June 20 - 25, 2017 at The Lodge at Palomar Mountain

    Come join us at the Lodge at Palomar Mountain for a 6 day/5 night flute retreat! Daily Warm-ups, masterclasses, lessons, ensembles, crafts and so much more make this an experience you will not want to miss. Our Guest Artist this summer is Sarah Jackson, Piccoloist of the LA Philharmonic. Open to flutists grades 5-12.

    6 day/5 night Retreat - $375

    Includes accommodations, home-cooked (& dietary conscious) meals, daily masterclasses, ensemble playing, lessons, activities, two days with Sarah Jackson, (includes Guest Artist Day) and much more flute fun! Grades 5 – 12 Limit: 28 Campers - slots are going fast!

    Guest Artist Day - $50

    Includes Sarah’s classes during the day, her concert in the evening, and meals for the day.         

    Camp Info and Registration

    If you are a member of a flute choir and are interested in performing in our Spring Festival, please email us by January 15th to request to perform.  Priority will be given to those who have not yet performed at our festival.

    Flute Choirs

    Members are welcome to submit news and events at any time, and they will be posted online, and in newsletters each month! Just send us an email, and we'll post for you!

    Member News

    Benefits of Membership:

    • Discount SD Symphony Tickets
    • Reduced prices for SDFG events
    • Membership directory listings for teachers and businesses

    Become a Member

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  • Saturday, December 17, 2016 10:36 AM | Anonymous

    December 2016 Newsletter

    Winona Grant 

    Holiday Flute Choir Concert

    Chamber Fest

    Sunday, January 29, 2017
    2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    Oak Valley Middle School
    16055 Wincreek Rd San Diego, CA

    The “Chamber Fest” combines flute and/or mixed ensembles in a festival where students play in a recital setting and are adjudicated by professional flutists.  Registration is open, and we look forward to hearing you in January!


    • Elementary (2 or more flutes or mixed instrumentation) –  through 6th grade
    • Junior Duet (flutes or mixed instrumentation)  – through 9th grade
    • Junior Large Ensemble – 3 or more instruments (flutes or mixed instrumentation) – through 9th grade
    • Senior Duet (flutes or mixed instrumentation) – through 12th grade
    • Senior Larger Ensemble – 3 or more instruments (flutes or mixed instrumentation) – through 12th grade
    • Adult  (2 or more flutes or mixed instrumentation) – non-professional adults


    $10 per person, per ensemble

    Registration & Deadlines:

    Please choose one member of your ensemble to register your group, and you must be logged in as a current SDFG member to register.

    Registration Deadline: Saturday, January 14th, 2017

    For more information and to register, log in here:

    Chamber Fest Registration

    Spring Festival

    We are so thankful to Flute FX, and WM. S. Haynes Co. for their generous sponsorship of our incredible artists this year.   For more information on our sponsors, please click on the logos below!

    Young Artist Competition

    The deadline to submit Young Artist Preliminary Recorded Round is February 26th, 2017.  If you are selected as one of the 6 finalists, you will have the opportunity to perform in the live final round in San Diego on Saturday, April 29th.  There are substantial cash prizes, and an additional winners' recital on Sunday, April 30th during the festival. 


    Other Competitions

    All competition repertoire has been posted, and registration is open now.  Please feel free to peruse the competition page for information on any of our competitive divisions that take place during our spring festival.  Please tell your friends, teachers, and band directors!  


    Flute Choirs

    If you are a member of a flute choir, or know of a flute choir that would like an opportunity to perform at the spring festival, please send us an email telling us a little about your group, and we will consider you to perform on our flute choir concerts, and to assist with the flute choir reading sessions.  

    Tell us about your choir!


    We are beginning to compile advertisements for our festival program.  

    • Half Page: $50, 5.25" x 4.215" (Including bleed room).
    • Full Page:  $100, 5.25" by 8.25" (including bleed room).

    Artwork needs to be in the form of a hi-res jpeg (300+dpi), and all jpegs need to be emailed no later than March 12th, 2017.



    Exhibitor Space will be made available on a first come, first served basis and space is limited, and must be confirmed by April 1st, 2017.

    Last year we were not able to accommodate all interested exhibitors and we expect the same this year. If you want to ensure your spot in this event PLEASE register early. 

    Fees: $100.00

    Tables are $25 each (max 2), and vendors provide their own tablecloths.

    Register as an exhibitor here.


    This year we have a large number of competitions, and we are asking for support in sponsoring a competition.  All sponsors will receive recognition in our program, on our website, and on Facebook. Thank you in advance for all of your generosity and support which enables the San Diego Flute Guild to provide the highest quality flute events in Southern California.  To sponsor a competition, please click here for more information.

    Youth Artist Elementary - $150

    Youth Artist Junior - $225

    Youth Artist Senior - $325

    Young Artist Competition

    1st place prize - $1000

    2nd place prize - $500

    3rd place prize - $250

    To be a partial donor, you can simply make a donation to the guild 


    For more information on advertising, exhibiting, or sponsorship please click the link below:

    Advertisers / Exhibitors / Sponsors

    Palomar Mountain Flute Retreat 

    We are thrilled to announce our 2017 summer camp with Guest Artist Sarah Jackson!  

    There are only 28 spaces, so register early by clicking on the poster below.

    Member News

    San Diego Flute Guild Busness Member "That Other Label" has a new CD to announce with flutist Kris Palmer! As a rare ensemble dedicated to music for flute, cello, and guitar, Black Cedar creates, discovers, and re-imagines works for this unique combination. The trio’s accolades include grants from the Zellerbach Family Foundation and the San Francisco Friends of Chamber Music, plus an invite to the National Flute Association Convention. Their recently released debut album, A Path Less Trod has earned critical praise, with Stephen Smoliar’s The Rehearsal Studio blog writing, “While the instrumentation is unconventional, it is surprisingly effective…Black Cedar is particularly effective for the rhetoric of intimacy they establish…an intimacy evident in the strategic command of understatement one encounters in the performances on this new album.”

    Remember, if you are a member, we will post your news and events on our site, on Facebook, and in our newsletter!  Just send us an email at any time. 

    Discounted San Diego Symphony Tickets

    If you are a member of the San Diego Flute Guild, you are eligible to receive a special discount for your San Diego Symphony concert tickets.  The next concert is not to miss!  To find out how to get your discount, log in to our website as a member, and click below!

    Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 4

    FRI FEB 3

    Jahja Ling, conductor
    Benjamin Beilman, violin

    SHOSTAKOVICH: Festive Overture
    SAINT-SAËNS: Violin Concerto No. 3
    TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony No. 4

    Discount Tickets for SDFG Members

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  • Thursday, November 03, 2016 10:09 AM | Anonymous

    November Newsletter

    Dear Flutist,

    Please let us take a moment to express our thanks for your continued support for the San Diego Flute Guild. As usual, please let us know if you have any events that you'd like to share with our flute community, and we look forward to seeing you at one of our many upcoming events!

    Have a wonderful Thanksgiving,
    San Diego Flute Guild

    Fall Members' Recital

    Saturday, November 5th, 2016 ~ 2:00 pm

    Coronado Public Library
    640 Orange Ave
    Coronado, CA 92118

    The recital is free and open to the public, we hope you can come join us! Performers include Megan Payne, Sergio Miragliotta, Erica Wang, and the Del Dios Jazz Flute Choir.

    More Information

    Winona Grant Holiday Flute Choir Concert

    Sunday, December 18th, 2016 ~ 2:00 pm

    Westminster Presbyterian Church
    1500 S. Juniper St.
    Escondido, CA 92025

    The San Diego Flute Guild is happy to host the annual Winona Grant Holiday Flute Concert, with two 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).

    SDFG Choir Information:

    • Beginning-Intermediate Choir is open to Elementary and Middle School flutists.
    • Advanced Choir is open to flutists High School age and adults.

    There will be 4 rehearsals prior to the concert:

    • Friday, November 11th, 5:30 to 7:00 PM
    • Friday, November 18th, 5:30 to 7:00 PM
    • Friday, December 2nd, 5:30 to 7:00 PM
    • Saturday, December 17th, 9:00 to 11:00 AM In the sanctuary.

    All Friday rehearsals will meet concurrently in two different rooms at Westminster Presbyterian Church. 

    Registration Deadline is: 

    Saturday, November 5th, 2016!

    Register Here

    2017 Chamber Fest

    Saturday, January 29th, 2017 ~ 2:00 - 6:00 pm

    Oak Valley Middle School
    16055 Winecreek Rd.
    San Diego, CA

    We are pleased to announce the 2017 Chamber Fest!  The “Chamber Fest” combines flute and/or mixed ensembles in a festival where students play in a recital setting and are adjudicated by professional flutists.


    • Elementary (2 or more flutes or mixed instrumentation) –  through 6th Grade
    • Junior Duet (flutes or mixed instrumentation)  – through 9th Grade
    • Junior Large Ensemble – 3 or more instruments (flutes or mixed instrumentation) – through 9th Grade
    • Senior Duet (flutes or mixed instrumentation) – through 12th Grade
    • Senior Larger Ensemble – 3 or more instruments (flutes or mixed instrumentation) – through 12th Grade
    • Adult (2 or more flutes or mixed instrumentation) – non-professional adults


    • Adjudication panels include at least one professional flutist.
    • Judges will assign ratings of Superior, Excellent or Good based on the quality of the performance.
    • All judges decisions are final
    Awards / Awards Ceremony / Command Performance:
    • Ensemble members will be awarded ribbons (Superior, Excellent, Good) based on performance evaluation.
    • An Awards Ceremony will be held at the end of the day where ribbons and judges comments will be given
    • A “Command Performance” Recital will follow the Awards Ceremony which will include select “Superior” performances (judges will determine which ensembles will be asked to perform).


    • $10 per person, per ensemble
    Register Here

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