Spend the day at our Spring Flute Festival, flute fun for all ages!
Our festival has been attended for decades at various locations throughout San Diego. Each year, we host fabulous guest artists, classes, flute choirs and a variety of competitions to suit all flutists.
Our 2020 festival will be held on Sunday, April 5th, 2020 at Point Loma University, and will include vendors, competitions, exciting concerts, and classes featuring a wonderful guest artist: Linda Chesis!
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 2020 Spring Festival. We have about 50 jobs to fill, and each volunteer shift is only about an hour or two!
Below are several links to assist you in your registration process. Registration deadlines are February 1st, 2020 for Young Artist, February 15th, 2020 for Youth Artist divisions, and March 1st, 2020 for the other festival divisions, but be sure to check the registration page for exact deadlines. Please be sure that you are an active member before registering to compete. You may check the status of your registration by logging in to this site.
If you are planning on attending the festival, and not competing, please register here. There is a discount for those who are members. If you are planning on exhibiting at this event, you will register here as well.
|7:30am||Crill Hall Foyer||Registration Desk Opens|
|8:00am||Various Rooms||Festival and Specialty Competitions Begin|
|8:00am-4:00pm||Band Room||Visit the Exhibits, Raffle Prizes|
|8:30-9:15am||Crill Hall||Morning Warm Up with Marley Eder|
Young Artist Winners Recital (feat. winners of 2020 Young Artist Competition)
|12:00-12:45pm||Crill Hall||Jazz Workshop with Gina Sobel|
|Nicholson Commons||Lunch is available at the PLNU Dining Hall, next to Cooper Music Center, from 10am-2pm|
|1:00-2:30pm||Crill Hall||Masterclass with Linda Chesis|
|3:00-3:45pm||Crill Hall||Youth Artist Winners Recital (feat. First Prize winners of 2020 Youth Artist Competitions)|
|4:00-5:00pm||Crill Hall||Recital with Linda Chesis|
All participants will receive their medals, ribbons, and certificates,
and there will be a raffle drawing for amazing prizes!
Below are maps of Cooper Music Center at Point Loma University. Building and campus maps will also be provided in your program booklet.
For a campus map and parking details, please click here.
If you are planning on competing in one of the many competitions, you will register here. Please be sure to have all of your competition information handy before beginning your registration. You will need the details on the pieces you will perform, your accompanist's information, and your teacher's contact information.
Please note the early recorded round deadline for the Youth Artist Competitions. The Final Rounds for the Youth Artist Competitions will be held on Saturday, April 4th, 2020. All other competitions will be held on Sunday, April 5th, 2020.
If you are interested in performing for our Guest Artist at the festival Masterclass, please submit your request to perform here. More details on the masterclass are also posted on this registration page.
If you are planning to compete in our Young Artist Competition, please click below. Please note the early recorded round deadline. The Final Round of the YAC will take place on Saturday, April 4th, 2020. The Winners' Recital for the Young Artist Competition will take place on Sunday, April 5th, 2020.
If you are competing in the festival competitions, and you would like to be considered to perform on the Winners' Recital (April 25, 2020), please be sure to check the event page for more details; and be sure to check your email frequently the week of April 6th for recital information. It will be a quick turn around to plan this recital, so be ready!
Our Spring Festival competitions were held through a recorded round this year to allow for entrants to receive constructive comments from judges and have the learning experience of creating a quality recording. Congrats to all competitors!
Below, you will see all of the Gold Medal winners for each festival division, as well as the winners of the specialty and Youth Artist divisions. If you do not see your division listed, there were no gold medalists.
|6th Grade Division|
|7th Grade Division|
|8th Grade Division|
|9th Grade Division|
|10th Grade Division|
|11th Grade Division|
|12th Grade Division|
1st: Daniella Arditti
2nd: Emma Ward
Honorable Mention: Claudia Kiso
1st: Saqtiel Orozco-Pedroza
2nd: Victor Martinez
Honorable Mention: Emilia Cox, Wanzhen Zhou
Youth Artist Elementary
1st: Eva Kurima
2nd: Anqi Mei
3rd: Chloe Kim
|Youth Artist Junior|
1st: Cici He
2nd: Ramona Terry-Lorenzo
3rd: Elizabeth Kim
Honorable Mention: Petunia Rizo
|Youth Artist Senior|
1st: Christina Zhou
2nd: Nithin Chilakapati
3rd: Joanne Lee
Honorable Mention: Saniya Parray, Tiffany Chen
Photo credit: Jose Rafael Gutierrez