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Upcoming events

    • Saturday, December 05, 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (PST)
    • https://discord.gg/FerfA23
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    "Practice your scales! Your Taffanel & Gaubert needs more attention. Did you work on your arpeggios? Keep those 16th notes even! Pay attention to this passage and these notes and ... everything!"

    Does this sound familiar? Did it make you cringe a little? 

    With all of this stress and perfectionism, it's hard to remember why we play flute at all!

    On Saturday, December 5th at 1pm, learn how to make every part of playing the flute fun - including your technique exercises! Sorcha Barr-Deneen, SDFG Recording Secretary, will share her favorite tips and tricks for practicing and performing, and overcoming perfectionism to truly enjoy music.


    After an injury and 3 corrective surgeries, Sorcha thought her performance career was over. All those years of practicing, dreaming, and making plans had gone to waste, ruined by 1 bad fall... or so she thought. And so, Sorcha put her flute away.

    Months later on a lazy afternoon, a little voice in her head spoke up. 'Maybe you could try playing again, just for fun... see how it goes...' As time passed, that voice spoke up more and more often until Sorcha was once again playing every day, just for fun. That fun spread from holiday songs to favorite classics to etudes until the day she pulled out her technique books and had a blast seeing what she could do, what was better than yesterday, what new adventure she could go on with the exercises. Before Sorcha knew it, she finished one degree and moved to the next, performing across the US and in Europe, premiering works and reaching new heights. Since then she has always kept one idea central to her music-making: This is all just for fun.

    Sorcha studied with Dr Jonathan Keeble at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Christina Jennings at the University of Colorado at Boulder, and Hideko Amano in Illinois. She has premiered and recorded works across the US and enjoys performing electroacoustic music in addition to solo and orchestra works. She is an active teacher, performer, and adjudicator. Learn more about Sorcha at sorchabarr.net.

    • Friday, December 18, 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (PST)
    • https:discord.gg/FerfA23
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    Do you miss making music with others?? 

    Join us on Discord for live Classes and Events


    SDFG invites you to make music together virtually as a flute orchestra this holiday season. We will be sponsoring one large flute orchestra and we will be rehearsing virtually on Discord as full ensemble and in sectionals. Sign up for the part that you would like to play (flute 1, flute 2, flute 3, flute 4, flute 5, alto, or bass flute).

    Our wonderful coaches include Sunah Jong, Julia Barnett, Valerie McElroy, Alina Steele, and Gina Sobel.  All ages and all levels are welcome to join. The more the merrier!!  

    Join us for 4 super fun rehearsals (we have great music picked out!):

    • Friday, Nov 13, 2020 at 6:00-8:00 PM
    • Friday, Nov 20, 2020 at 6:00-8:00 PM
    • Friday, Dec 4, 2020 at 6:00-8:00 PM
    • Friday, Dec. 11, 2020 at 6:00-8:00 PM


    All rehearsals are on Discord.

    Please join SDFG's private discord server to attend live classes, events, and connect with other flute players! 


    Email sandiegofluteguild@gmail.com if you have any questions. 


    Winona Grant Holiday Flute Choir Concert:

    Friday, December 18th at 6:00 PM 

    Registration deadline for SDFG-Sponsored Flute Orchestra: Nov. 13, 2020

    Registration deadline for privately organized groups: Dec. 12, 2020

    This is definitely an opportunity you do not want to miss!!! 


    • Sunday, December 20, 2020
    • (PST)
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    Take a Foray into Fauré with the Flute Guild in our all-Fauré competition, in conjunction with our Winter Retreat!

    With 3 levels, there's a competition for everyone! Check out all the details below, and don't miss the Winter Retreat, January 2-3!

    Full competition details available at A Foray into Fauré

    After registering, email your solo (unaccompanied), unedited, single-take competition recording to sdfgcompetitions@gmail.com. Recordings are due December 20, 2020. 

    Sponsored by Flutacious and Wm. S. Haynes

    • Saturday, January 02, 2021
    • 10:30 AM (PST)
    • Sunday, January 03, 2021
    • 7:00 PM (PST)
    • WINTER RETREAT - https://discord.gg/FerfA23 -
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    Linda Chesis Winter Virtual Retreat Options:

    PERFORMER (limited to 10) - $150 

    Each Performer will:

    • Perform in 1 solo repertoire masterclass for Linda Chesis
    • Perform in 1 orchestral excerpts masterclass for Amy Taylor
    • Perform in 1 Mozart Concerto masterclass for Linda Chesis 
    • Attend all masterclasses and participate in daily warm-up sessions
    • Participate in seminars and workshops with Antonia Styczen, Marley Eder, and Alina Steele, Flutacious and Haynes. 
    • Be eligible to enter "A Foray into Fauré"  Competition sponsored by Flutacious and Haynes (additional $25 entry fee)

    Have access to recordings of all classes up to two weeks after the retreat 

    Performers: Submit a ~2 min recording (audio or video YouTube link) and short bio to sandiegofluteguild@gmail.com

    Final Deadline for Applications and Tuition Payment ($150) — December 20th

    (Performers will be accepted and notified on a rolling basis!)


    AUDITOR  - $75

    Register before January 2!

    Auditors will:
    • have access to all masterclasses and seminars, and can participate in workshops and daily warm-up sessions.
    • Be eligible to enter "A Foray into Fauré"  Competition sponsored by Flutacious and Haynes (additional $25 entry fee)
    • Have access to recordings of all classes up to two weeks after the retreat

    Questions?  Please email sandiegofluteguild@gmail.com

    • Monday, March 01, 2021
    • (PST)
    • Online
    Register

    The San Diego Flute Guild invites you to compete in our highly esteemed Young Artist Competition.

    COMPETITION DATES

    Round
     Date
    Preliminary Recorded Round Deadline
    Monday, March 1st, 2021

    Final Live Round

    Saturday, May 22, 2021
    Winners' Recital
    Sunday, May 23, 2021

    Cash Prizes

    First Place Prize: $1500

    Second Place Prize: $750
    Third Place Prize: $500

    Entry Fees, Eligibility, Requirements, & Obligations

    • The SDFG Young Artist Competition is open to flutists age 18-30 (as of May 22nd, 2021).
    • Entry Fee: $55 (does not include SDFG Membership Fee, and is non-refundable*).
    • *All entrants must be members of the San Diego Flute Guild (may join with entry).
    • First Place Prize Winners from previous years are not eligible.
    • Finalists must be available to perform live for the adjudication panel on Saturday, May 22, 2021.
    • First, Second, and Third Place Prize Winners must also be available to perform on Sunday, May 23, 2021 at the San Diego Flute Guild Spring Festival Winners’ Recital.

    Registration & Deadlines

    Before you can register, you must first create an account and become a SDFG member. 

    • Complete the online membership and registration forms, and email your recordings and headshot by the March 1, 2021 (midnight PST) deadline to sdfgcompetitions@gmail.com
    • Six Finalists and two Alternates will be chosen, and all competitors will be notified by April 1, 2021 with results.
    • Finalists are required to submit a completed Confirmation of Intent and Agreement to Terms and Conditions by April 10, 2021 (midnight PDT) via email.

    Failure to meet any of the above deadlines may result in forfeiture of your Finalist position.

    Preliminary RECORDED Round Repertoire

    Entrants are to submit an audio recording of the following compulsory pieces:

    A. Piazzolla - Tango Étude No. 2 pour flûte solo, with repeat (Lemoine)


    and


    J.S. Bach - Partita in A minor for Solo Flute, III. Sarabande & IV.  Bourreé Angloise, with repeats (Bärenreiter)


    Final Round Repertoire & Program

    If selected to perform in the live final round, contestants will play both recorded round selections as listed above, plus the choice of *one* of the following pieces (in its entirety) to perform live:     

    V. Coleman - Danza de la Mariposa for solo Flute (Presser)

    or

    L. A-Ahmad - Two Skazkas for solo Flute (Presser)

    or

    S. Karg-Elert - Sonata Appassionata (Zimmermann)

    HEADSHOT & RECORDING REQUIREMENTS

    Headshots and recordings should be submitted via email to Farah Zolghadr, SDFG Competition Coordinator, (sdfgcompetitions@gmail.com), no later than March 1st, 2021 (midnight PST).

    Headshots:

    • Please send your photo as a square, high resolution, black and white .jpg file. 
    • Please use your first and last name as the file name. (i.e. Sally.Smith.jpg)

    Recordings:

    • Recordings must be in mp3/m4a/wav/aiff audio format (no videos will be accepted as this is an anonymous round). 
    • For identification purposes, name your files as your first initial and last name followed by the composer’s name (i.e. S.Smith.Bach.mp3)
    • Please do not talk or identify yourself in any way on your submitted recordings.
    • The two pieces must be submitted as one audio file each (two tracks total).
    • Recordings must be complete and unedited (recording breaks between movements are acceptable).

    Note: All recorded files will be coded and numbered for anonymity before being submitted to the Preliminary Recorded Round adjudication panel.

    Should you have any questions or require further information, feel free to contact Farah Zolghadr, SDFG Competition Coordinator, at sdfgcompetitions@gmail.com.
    • Thursday, April 15, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • Online
    Register

    The San Diego Flute Guild invites you to compete in our new Collegiate Artist Competition.

    COMPETITION DATES

    Round
     Date
    Preliminary Recorded Round Deadline
    Thursday, April 15, 2021

    Final Live Round

    Sunday, May 23, 2021
    Winners' Recital
    To Be Announced

    Cash Prizes

    First Place Prize: $500
    Second Place Prize: $200

    Third Place Prize: $100

    Entry Fees, Eligibility, Requirements, & Obligations

    • The SDFG Collegiate Competition is open to flutists enrolled in a undergraduate program at a college, university, or conservatory for the 2020-21 academic year. 

    • Entry Fee: $45 (does not include SDFG Membership Fee, and is non-refundable*).
    • *All entrants must be members of the San Diego Flute Guild (may join with entry).
    • Finalists must be available to perform live for the adjudication panel on Sunday, May 23, 2021.
    • A Winners' Recital featuring the finalists of the Collegiate Artist Competition will be held at a later date. 

    Registration & Deadlines

    Before you can register, you must first create an account and become a SDFG member. 

    • Complete the online membership and registration forms, and email your recordings and headshot by the April 15, 2021 (midnight PST) deadline to sdfgcompetitions@gmail.com
    • Six Finalists and two Alternates will be chosen, and all competitors will be notified by May 1, 2021 with results.
    • Finalists are required to submit a completed Confirmation of Intent and Agreement to Terms and Conditions by May 10, 2021 (midnight PDT) via email. 

    Failure to meet any of the above deadlines may result in forfeiture of your Finalist position.

    Preliminary RECORDED Round Repertoire

    Entrants are to submit an audio recording of the following compulsory piece:

    J.S. Bach - Partita for solo Flute, III. Sarabande & IV. Bourreé Angloise, no repeats (Bärenreiter)


    Final Round Repertoire & Program

    J.S. Bach - Partita for solo Flute, III. Sarabande & IV. Bourreé Angloise, all repeats (Bärenreiter)

    Plus the choice of *one* of the following pieces:

    V. Coleman - Danza de la Mariposa for solo Flute (Presser)

    or 

    S. Karg-Elert - Sonata Appassionata (Zimmermann)

    or

    L. Liebermann - Eight Pieces, Op. 59: Ophelia, Etude, Forgotten Waltz, Etude, Hongroise, Cypher, Fanfares, March (Presser)

    All movements must be performed on C flute and in the order listed.

    or

    A. Piazzolla - Tango Étude No. 2 pour flûte solo, with repeat (Lemoine)

    RECORDING REQUIREMENTS

    Recordings should be submitted via email to Farah Zolghadr, SDFG Competition Coordinator, (sdfgcompetitions@gmail.com), no later than April 15th, 2021 (midnight PST).

    • Recordings must be in mp3/m4a/wav/aiff audio format (no videos will be accepted as this is an anonymous round). 
    • For identification purposes, name your files as your first initial and last name (i.e. S.Smith.mp3)
    • Please do not talk or identify yourself in any way on your submitted recording.
    • The two movements must be submitted as one audio file. 
    • Recordings must be complete and unedited (recording breaks between movements are acceptable).

    Note: All recorded files will be coded and numbered for anonymity before being submitted to the Preliminary Recorded Round adjudication panel.

    Should you have any questions or require further information, feel free to contact Farah Zolghadr, SDFG Competition Coordinator, at sdfgcompetitions@gmail.com.
    • Thursday, April 15, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • Online
    Register

    The San Diego Flute Guild invites you to compete in one of our three Youth Artist Competitions. 

    COMPETITION DATES

    Round
     Date
    Preliminary Recorded Round Deadline
    Thursday, April 15, 2021

    Final Live Round

    Sunday, May 23, 2021
    Winners' Recital
    To Be Announced

    CASH PRIZES

     Competition  Grade Level  Prize (1st, 2nd, 3rd)
     Youth Artist Senior  Through 12th Grade  $300, $200, $150

     Youth Artist Junior

     Through 9th Grade

     $200, $150, $100

     Youth Artist Elementary

     Through 6th Grade

     $150, $100, $50


    ENTRY FEES, ELIGIBILITY, REQUIREMENTS, & OBLIGATIONS

    • The Youth Artist Competitions are open to students through and including 12th grade. 
    • Entry Fee: $50 (does not include SDFG Membership Fee, and is non-refundable*). If also registering for a Specialty Division, the entry fee for that Specialty Division is an additional $25. 
    • All entrants must be members of the San Diego Flute Guild (may join with entry).
    • Finalists must be available to perform live for the adjudication panel on Sunday, May 23, 2021.
    • Each Youth Artist division will have a preliminary recorded round. Six finalists will be chosen from the Preliminary Recorded Round to compete as finalists in the live final round. 
    • In the live final round, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prizes and Honorable Mention(s) will be awarded per the judges’ discretion. There are no ties. Judges' decisions are final. 
    • Youth Artist Competition Finalists MAY NOT also compete in a Festival Division, however they may compete in the Specialty Divisions. Non-finalists are encouraged to register and participate in the applicable Festival Division.
    • Previous 1st prize winners are not eligible to compete in the same division in following years. 

    REGISTRATION & DEADLINES

    Before you can register, you must first create an account and become a SDFG member. 

    • Complete the online membership and registration forms, and email your recording(s) by the April 15, 2021 (midnight PST) deadline to sdfgcompetitions@gmail.com
    • Six Finalists and two Alternates will be chosen, and all competitors will be notified by May 1, 2021 with results.
    • Finalists are required to submit a completed Confirmation of Intent and Agreement to Terms and Conditions by May 10, 2021 (midnight PDT) via email. 

    Failure to meet any of the above deadlines may result in forfeiture of your Finalist position.

    Full preliminary and final round Repertoire requirements are available on this page

    RECORDING REQUIREMENTS

    Recordings should be submitted via email to Farah Zolghadr, SDFG Competition Coordinator, (sdfgcompetitions@gmail.com), no later than April 15th, 2021 (midnight PST).

    • Recordings must be in mp3/m4a/wav/aiff audio format (no videos will be accepted as this is an anonymous round). 
    • For identification purposes, name your files as your first initial, last name, and composer name (i.e. S.Smith.Telemann.mp3)
    • Please do not talk or identify yourself in any way on your submitted recording.
    • Each piece must be submitted as a separate audio file. Multiple movements of the same piece must be submitted as a single audio file.  
    • Recordings must be complete and unedited (recording breaks between movements are acceptable).

    Note: All recorded files will be coded and numbered for anonymity before being submitted to the Preliminary Recorded Round adjudication panel.

    Should you have any questions or require further information, feel free to contact Farah Zolghadr, SDFG Competition Coordinator, at sdfgcompetitions@gmail.com.

    • Saturday, May 08, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • Online
    Register

    The San Diego Flute Guild invites you to register for one of our festival or specialty divisions! This year, we have 10 festival (non-competitive) divisions, a piccolo division (non-competitive), and orchestra excerpt division (competitive). Festival and Specialty Division competitions will be held in a virtual, recorded format in 2021. 

    If you are only registering for Festival and/or Specialty Divisions, register through this page. If you will be registering for a Youth Artist Division, please register here

    For all information on the 2021 competitions please visit the 2021 Competitions Page

    Registration Guidelines

    You must be logged in as a member to register.

    Please have the following information ready before you fill out your registration: Competitor Information, Division(s), and Repertoire.  Each family member who is competing must submit separate membership and registration forms.  

    Note: The name on the registration must be the name of the competitor, not the name of the parent.

    Fees 

    Festival Division - $45

    Specialty Division - $45, or $25 if registering for another division.

    Competitors may not register for both the Festival and Youth Artist Division, but may register for either the Festival Division, and the Specialty Divisions, or the Youth Artist Divisions and the Specialty Divisions. Competitors may register for multiple Specialty Divisions if desired. 

    Deadlines

    Registration fees are non refundable, and are due May 8th, 2021.

    Please note that there will be a $25 late fee assessed to all registrations that are submitted after May 8th, 2021. No registrations will be accepted after May 15th, 2021. NO EXCEPTIONS WILL BE MADE TO THIS POLICY. Thank you for your prompt registrations.

    RECORDING REQUIREMENTS

    Recordings should be submitted via email to Farah Zolghadr, SDFG Competition Coordinator, (sdfgcompetitions@gmail.com), no later than May 8th, 2021 (midnight PST).

    Full repertoire requirements are located on this page. Please read carefully. 

    • Recordings for Festival and Piccolo divisions must be no longer than 8 minutes in length. 
    • Recordings must be in mp3/m4a/wav/aiff audio format.
    • For identification purposes, name your files as your first initial and last name, (i.e. S.Smith.mp3) 
    • Please do not talk or identify yourself in any way on your submitted recording.
    • If submitting 2 pieces, you may submit separate recordings. Please include composer name as part of the file name. 
    • Recordings must be complete and unedited. 

    Should you have any questions or require further information, feel free to contact Farah Zolghadr, SDFG Competition Coordinator, at sdfgcompetitions@gmail.com.

Past events

Saturday, November 21, 2020 Improvisation for Fun!
Saturday, November 14, 2020 Audio/Video Editing for Virtual Ensembles
Saturday, November 07, 2020 Spring Festival Winners Recital
Saturday, November 07, 2020 Training the Ear: Harmonics, Tone-Building & Critical Listening
Saturday, October 24, 2020 Spooky Flute Social
Saturday, October 17, 2020 Creating a Timeline & Achieving Successful Results
Saturday, October 10, 2020 Playing Music Together While Apart
Saturday, October 03, 2020 SDFG Members Recital
Saturday, October 03, 2020 Building Your Exercise Routine
Saturday, September 26, 2020 SDFG Teachers' Happy Hour
Saturday, September 26, 2020 Student Flute Social
Saturday, September 19, 2020 MUSICAL MASTERSESSION SOLO FLUTE/PICCOLO PIECES BY DANIEL DORFF
Saturday, September 12, 2020 Audio Recording for Flutists
Saturday, September 05, 2020 Warm Up Class
Saturday, August 29, 2020 Annual Meeting of the Members
Sunday, January 26, 2020 2020 Chamber Fest
Sunday, December 15, 2019 2019 Winona Grant Holiday Flute Choir Concert
Sunday, October 27, 2019 2019 Annual Membership Meeting and Fall Members' Recital
Sunday, October 20, 2019 College Audition Workshop with Pam Vliek Martchev
Wednesday, June 26, 2019 2019 Summer Flute Camp
Sunday, April 28, 2019 2019 Flute Festival Winners' Recital
Sunday, April 14, 2019 2019 Spring Flute Festival
Sunday, April 14, 2019 2019 Spring Flute Festival Competitions
Sunday, January 13, 2019 2019 Chamber Fest
Sunday, December 16, 2018 2018 Winona Grant Holiday Flute Choir Concert
Sunday, November 04, 2018 2018 Annual Membership Meeting and Fall Members' Recital
Wednesday, June 27, 2018 2018 Summer Flute Camp
Thursday, May 31, 2018 PROJECT Trio
Sunday, May 06, 2018 2018 Flute Festival Winners' Recital
Sunday, April 29, 2018 2018 Spring Festival Masterclass
Sunday, April 29, 2018 2018 Spring Flute Festival Competitions
Sunday, April 29, 2018 2018 Spring Flute Festival
Saturday, April 28, 2018 2018 Young Artist Competition
Sunday, January 21, 2018 2018 Chamber Fest
Sunday, December 03, 2017 2017 Winona Grant Holiday Flute Choir Concert
Saturday, November 04, 2017 2017 Fall Members' Recital
Saturday, November 04, 2017 2017 Annual Membership Meeting
Sunday, September 10, 2017 2017 Teachers' Luncheon
Saturday, June 24, 2017 Palomar Mountain Flute Retreat - Guest Artist Day
Tuesday, June 20, 2017 Palomar Mountain Flute Retreat
Saturday, May 13, 2017 Flute Festival Winners' Recital
Sunday, April 30, 2017 Spring Festival Masterclass
Sunday, April 30, 2017 Spring Flute Festival Competitions
Sunday, April 30, 2017 2017 Spring Flute Festival
Saturday, April 29, 2017 Young Artist Competition
Sunday, January 29, 2017 Chamber Fest
Sunday, December 18, 2016 Winona Grant Holiday Flute Choir Concert
Saturday, November 05, 2016 Fall Member's Recital
Sunday, August 21, 2016 Annual Meeting of the Members & Introduction of the new board

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