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Upcoming events are listed below, and registration can be found within each event.  Some events appear only to members, so please log in to see all available SDFG events. Events will be listed here as soon as dates and locations are secured.  Registration links only appear when registration is open, so if you don't see the option to register, check back closer to the event date.  

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    • Sunday, December 16, 2018
    • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • Westminster Presbyterian Church

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

    Concert Date:
    Sunday, December 16, 2018 from 4:00 – 6:00 pm

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

    Rehearsal Information

    NORTH: SDFG Student Choir Rehearsal Dates and Location:

    Sundays: November 11 and 18  from 6:00-8:00 pm, December 2 from 2:00-4:00pm

    Westminster Presbyterian Church, Parlour Room (Escondido, CA)

    SOUTH: SDFG Student Choir Rehearsal Dates and Location:

    Sundays: November 11, 18 and December 2 from 7:00-8:15 pm

    Home of Suzy Farber (San Diego, CA)

    SDFG Teachers Choir Rehearsal Date and Location:

    December 15th from 7:00-9:00pm

    Home of Elena Yarritu (San Diego, CA)

    Membership and Eligibility Information

    • The Winona Grant Holiday Flute Choir Concert is open to all students, adult amateurs and teachers. Please see the Flute Choir Descriptions below to find the best fit for you!
    • Membership in the San Diego Flute Guild is preferred but not required, please bring friends, and encourage them to join! This is a wonderful opportunity to build our membership, and introduce flutists to the SDFG.
    • Age is not a factor in any of the SDFG Sponsored choirs.
    • This performance opportunity is free, although free will donations are accepted, and appreciated if you are so moved.

    Flute Choir Descriptions

    NEW THIS YEAR: There will be a student choir, with two rehearsal locations to choose from, one in north county, and one in south county. We hope this makes it easier for more people to participate in the final concert. 

    When you register for this event, you’ll see 3 registration types. You can use these descriptions to help you decide which registration type to choose.

    • SDFG Sponsored Student Choir: This choir is for students who can comfortably play most major scales in two octaves, keep a steady beat and read rhythms with relative ease.
    • SDFG Sponsored Teacher Choir:  This choir is for any teacher who wishes to share their time and talent during the concert, and we encourage you to also bring your own studio’s privately organized flute choir.
    • Privately Organized Flute Choir:  This registration type is for any flute choir organized outside of the San Diego Flute Guild. Examples of this could be a group of friends from school coming together for a tune, or a teacher organizing their own studio flute choir. If you have a group - any level, any age, this is for you! Note that you do not need to perform holiday music. 

    Registration Deadlines:

    • SDFG Student Flute Choirs: DEADLINE EXTENDED to November 17, 2018! 
    • SDFG Teacher Choir: Sunday, November 18, 2018
    • Privately Organized Flute Choirs: Sunday, November 18, 2018


    Share about the event with teachers, friends, students and all flutists!

    For Teachers

    For General Public
    • Sunday, January 13, 2019
    • 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    • San Marcos High School, 1615 W San Marcos Blvd, San Marcos, CA 92078

    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. 

    Entrants will be given a room to warm up in prior to the beginning of the event, but all should be in the recital hall when the "Chamber Fest" recital begins. Each group will be given a few minutes off stage to tune and warm up their instruments before their performance(s). We request, as a matter of courtesy, that all performers remain to hear the full recital unless they are otherwise committed. Depending on how many ensembles register, there may be 1 or 2 recitals. 

    Each Chamber Fest performance will be recorded and a digital link to the recording provided after the event.  


    Each ensemble should be 2 or more flutes, or mixed instrumentation (no piano).

    • Elementary –  through 6th Grade
    • Junior – through 9th Grade
    • Senior – through 12th Grade
    • Adult – non-professional adults


    • Adjudication panels include one or two professional flutists.
    • Judges will assign ratings of Superior, Excellent or Good based on the quality of the performance.
    • All judges decisions are final.

    Awards / Awards Ceremony:

    • Ensemble members will be awarded ribbons (Superior, Excellent, Good) based on performance evaluation.
    • An Awards Ceremony will be held following the performances where ribbons and judges comments will be given.


    • SDFG Chamber Fest is open to all students through high school, as well as adult amateurs performing in flute and/or mixed-instrument ensembles 
    • No Piano or Keyboards will be available.
    • Each ensemble must consist of two or more flutes, or mixed instrumentation, and one member must be a flutist.
    • All participants must enter the division of the oldest member of the ensemble.
    • Participants may register to enter a maximum of 3 times, but must have unique ensembles in which to perform with for each registration.
    • Performances are not to exceed 8 minutes (including tuning and set-up).
    • Repertoire should be appropriate to ability level.
    • Participants must bring a legible copy of the music for the adjudication panel.
    • Participants are encouraged to pick a name for the ensemble – This will be used to introduce the group so be creative! 
    • All performers in the ensembles must be students or amateurs.
    • All flutists must be 2018-19 members of SDFG to participate. Other instrumentalists do not have to be members. Please log in to check your membership status and register.  


    $15 per person, per ensemble

    Registration & Deadlines: 

    Please choose one member of your ensemble to register and pay for your group, and enter each member of your ensemble as a "guest" during the registration process. 

    Individual payments by each member in the group should be made to the member of the group who is registering as payments may not be split.

    Be sure to list the name of each member of your ensemble exactly as you'd like to see them on the program. 

    You must be logged in to register.

    Registration Deadline: Monday, December 17th, 2018.


    Share about the event with teachers, students, and other flutists! 

    2019 Chamber Fest

    • Saturday, April 13, 2019
    • Palomar College

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

    Cash PRizes

    First Place Prize: $1000
    Second Place Prize: $500
    Third Place Prize: $250

    Entry Fees, Eligibility, Requirements, & Obligations

    • The SDFG Young Artist Competition is open to flutists age 18-30 (as of April 13th, 2019).
    • 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 (and their pianists) must be available to perform live for the adjudication panel on Saturday, April 13th, 2019.
    • First, Second, and Third Place Prize Winners (and their pianists) must also be available to perform on Sunday, April 14th, 2019 at the San Diego Flute Guild Spring Festival Winners’ Recital.
    • Finalists are responsible for arranging and providing payment for their own pianists. Upon entry, the SDFG will provide a list of local pianists. It is each finalist’s responsibility to contact, determine availability for rehearsals and performances, and approve (for your own use) any pianists on the provided list. Finalists are also responsible for setting up any and all rehearsals with their collaborative pianists.

    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 February 1st, 2019 (midnight PST) deadline.
    • Six Finalists and two Alternates will be chosen, and all competitors will be notified by February 21st, 2019 with results.
    • Finalists are required to submit a completed Confirmation of Intent and Agreement to Terms and Conditions by March 1st, 2019 (midnight PDT) via email.
    • Finalists are required to submit the name and contact email of their collaborative pianists by March 15th, 2019 (midnight PDT).

    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:


    Final Round Repertoire & Program

    Six finalists will perform the following selections from the recorded preliminary round:

    • G.P. Telemann – Fantasie No. 9 in E Major for solo Flute (no repeats)
    • Eugène Bozza – Image for Solo Flute (Leduc)


    In addition to the unaccompanied pieces above, contestants will choose *one* of the following pieces (in its entirety) to perform live with a pianist:

    Bohuslav Martinu – First Sonata for Flute and Piano (Associated Music Publishers), or

    Flute World | Carolyn Nussbaum

    Carl Reinecke – Undine Sonata for Flute and Piano, (Schott/Universal - Weiner Urtext), 

    or, Flute World | Carolyn Nussbaum

    Charles-Marie Widor – Suite Opus 34 for Flute and Piano (G. Henle Verlag Urtext)

    Flute World | Carolyn Nussbaum


    Headshots and recordings should be submitted via email to the SDFG Young Artist Competition Coordinator, no later than February 1st, 2019 (midnight PST).


    • 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 must be in MP3 or MP4 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.Bozza.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 San Diego Flute Guild.

    Feel free to click on the image for a PDF Poster for sharing.

    • Sunday, April 14, 2019
    • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Palomar College

    There are 17 competition divisions each year, including a Young Artist Competition, 3 Youth Artist Divisions, 3 Specialty Divisions and 10 Festival Divisions.

    For all information on the 2019 competitions please visit the Spring Festival Competition Page

    Registration Guidelines:

    Registration for the 2019 competitions is now open, and 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), Accompanist Name, 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 parent.

    To register for the Young Artist Competition (ages 18-30), visit this page


    Festival Division - $45

    Youth Artist Division - $50

    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. 

    Competitors may bring up to 3 family members to the festival for the day's events at no cost. If you have more family members that wish to attend, we ask that you purchase a festival day pass here.


    Registration fees are non refundable, and are due March 10th, 2018.

    Please note that there will be a $25 late fee assessed to all registrations that are submitted after March 10th, 2018. Thank you for your prompt registrations. 

    • Sunday, April 14, 2019
    • 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    • Palomar College

    San Diego Flute Guild Spring Festival

    San MARCOS, CA 92069

    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 2019 Spring Festival.

    Registration for attending the 2019 festival features discount membership pricing for those logged in to the site as a San Diego Flute Guild member. Festival registration fees are non-refundable.

    Please register here for festival day passes, exhibit hall passes, recital tickets, or if you are planning on exhibiting at the 2019 festival. 


    Exhibit Hall Only Pass: $10

    Guest Artist Recital Ticket: $15

    Festival Day Pass - Members: $35

    Festival Day Pass - Non Members: $45

    Exhibitor: $100


    Registering here is for festival attendance only, and will remain open until the week before the event.  Don't worry though - you can register and attend on site! 

    If you are competing in any specialty, festival or youth artist competition division, you *do not* have to pay here to attend festival.  Instead, please register here for your competition.

    Parents of competitors do not need a festival pass, but if there are more than 3 family members, please do purchase day passes here for the additional family members.

    Check out the Festival Page for more information.

Past events

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
Sunday, April 29, 2018 2018 Spring Flute Festival Competitions
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 2017 Spring Flute Festival
Sunday, April 30, 2017 Spring Flute Festival Competitions
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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