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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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Upcoming events

    • Sunday, January 26, 2020
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • San Marcos High School, 1615 W San Marcos Blvd, San Marcos, CA 92078
    Registration is closed


    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. 

    Divisions:

    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 Amateur – non-professional adults

    Adjudication:

    • 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, certificates, and judges comments will be given.

    ELIGIBILITY & GUIDELINES:

    • 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 2019-20 members of SDFG to participate. Other instrumentalists do not have to be members. Please log in to check your membership status and register.  

    Fees:

    $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: Wednesday, January 15, 2020.

    If we reach capacity before the registration deadline, online registration will close early. We encourage you to enter early!


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

    2020 Chamber Fest

    • Saturday, April 04, 2020
    • Point Loma University
    Register

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

    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 April 4th, 2020).
    • 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 4th, 2020.
    • First, Second, and Third Place Prize Winners (and their pianists) must also be available to perform on Sunday, April 5th, 2020 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 recommended pianist. 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, 2020 (midnight PST) deadline.
    • Six Finalists and two Alternates will be chosen, and all competitors will be notified by February 21st, 2020 with results.
    • Finalists are required to submit a completed Confirmation of Intent and Agreement to Terms and Conditions by March 1st, 2020 (midnight PDT) via email.
    • Finalists are required to submit the name and contact email of their collaborative pianists by March 8th, 2020 (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:

    M. Marais – Les Folies d’Espagne for solo Flute (Bärenreiter)

    Variations I, III, VI, X, XIII, XVIII, XIX, XXIII, XXIV, I

    Must be played in order listed, no repeats, ornamentation as desired

    and 

    J. La Montaine – Sonata for solo Flute  (Broude Bros.)

    All movements


    Final Round Repertoire & Program

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

    M. Marais – Les Folies d’Espagne for solo Flute (Bärenreiter)

    VARIATIONS: I, VI, X, XIII, XIX, XXIII, XXIV, I

    Must be played in the order listed; include Baroque ornamentation as desired

    J. La Montaine – Sonata for solo Flute (Broude Bros.)

    I: Questioning and IV: Rakish

    Plus

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

    C. Griffes – Poem for Flute and Piano (Schirmer),

    A. Jolivet – Chant de Linos for Flute and Piano (Leduc),

    F. Martin – Ballade for Flute and Piano (Universal)


    HEADSHOT & RECORDING REQUIREMENTS

    Headshots and recordings should be submitted via email to the SDFG Young Artist Competition Coordinator, no later than February 1st, 2020 (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 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.
    • Saturday, April 04, 2020
    • Sunday, April 05, 2020
    • Point Loma University
    Register

    There are 16 competition divisions each year, including a Young Artist Competition, 3 Youth Artist Divisions, 2 Specialty Divisions and 10 Festival Divisions.

    The Youth Artist live Final Rounds will be held on Saturday, April 4th, 2020.

    Festival and Specialty Divisions will be held on Sunday, April 5th, 2020. 

    For all information on the 2020 competitions please visit the Spring Festival Competition Page

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

    To register for Festival and Specialty Divisions ONLY, visit this page.

    If you are registering for a Youth Artist Competition AND a Festival or Specialty Division, continue to register on this 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), 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 of the parent.

    Previous First Place Winners are not eligible to compete in the same division. 

    Finalists (and their pianists) must be available to perform live for the adjudication panel on Saturday, April 4th, 2020. 

    First Place Prize Winners (and their pianists) must also be available to perform on Sunday, April 5th, 2020 at the Spring Festival Youth Artist Winners’ Recital.

    Entry Fees

    Youth Artist Division - $50

    + Additional Specialty Division - $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. 

    If you're not selected as a finalist for a Youth Artist Competition, you're invited to participate in the applicable Festival Division on April 5th, 2020 at no additional cost. You may also attend the festival at no additional cost. 

    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.

    Deadlines

    Complete the online membership and registration forms (including payment), and email your recording(s) by the February 15th, 2020 (midnight PST) deadline. 

    Up to six finalists will be chosen for each Youth Artist Division, and all competitors will be notified by February 25th, 2020 with results.

    Registration fees are non-refundable. 

    Recording Requirements

    Full preliminary and final round repertoire can be found here

    Recording should be submitted via email to the SDFG Youth Artist Competition Coordinator, no later than February 15th, 2020 (midnight PST).

    • 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 (i.e. S.Smith.mp3)
    • Please do not talk or identify yourself in any way on your submitted recording.
    • You must submit one recording for Youth Artist Elementary and Junior divisions. Youth Artist Senior entries should have two recordings (one for the Telemann and one for the Taffanel). 
    • Recording 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.
    • Sunday, April 05, 2020
    • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Point Loma University
    Register

    There are 16 competition divisions each year, including a Young Artist Competition, 3 Youth Artist Divisions, 2 Specialty Divisions and 10 Festival Divisions.

    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

    Festival and Specialty Division competitions will be held on Sunday, April 5th, 2020. 

    For all information on the 2020 competitions please visit the Spring Festival Competition 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), 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 of the parent.

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

    To register for any of our three Youth Artist Competitions, visit this page


    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. 

    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.


    Deadlines:

    Registration fees are non refundable, and are due March 1st, 2020.

    Please note that there will be a $25 late fee assessed to all registrations that are submitted after March 1st, 2020. No registrations will be accepted after March 8th, 2020. Thank you for your prompt registrations.

    • Sunday, April 05, 2020
    • 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    • Point Loma University
    Register

    San Diego Flute Guild Spring Festival

    point loma university
    3900 lomaland drive
    San Diego, CA 92106

    Spend the day at our Spring Flute Festival, flute fun for all ages!

    This festival features vendors, competitions, 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 2020 Spring Festival.

    Registration for attending the 2020 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 2020 festival. 


    Fees:

    Exhibit Hall Only Pass: $10

    Guest Artist Recital Ticket: $15

    Festival Day Pass - Members: $35

    Festival Day Pass - Non Members: $45

    Exhibitor: $100

    PLEASE NOTE:

    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.

    • Sunday, April 05, 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    • Point Loma Nazarene University
    Register

    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.  

    Eligibility:

    For the 2020 guest artist masterclass, our applicants are chosen based on requests provided with the following information:

    • Name, age
    • Composer / Piece / Length of work (typed as you’d like it to appear in the program)
    • Teacher and teacher information
    • Performer phone, email, website, photo
    • Short description of your playing experience, and outline of why you should be chosen to perform at this masterclass.
    • A 50-word biography (about 300 characters) for use in the program if selected.

    Priority is given to those who have not yet performed in a festival masterclass.  

    You may also wish to have your private teacher email a recommendation to the flute guild, as well as send a recent audio or video recording of your playing. These are not required, but assist the board in choosing a well rounded group of performers.

    Fees:

    There is no fee to apply, but if you are selected there is a $50 fee.

    Registration & Deadlines:

    To apply to perform in the masterclass, you must first become a member of San Diego Flute Guild here

    Once you are a current member, please return to this page to register.

    Application Registration Deadline: March 1st, 2020.

    If chosen as a performer, you will be notified by March 10th, 2020, and invoiced $50. Your payment will confirm your participation.  If payment is not complete by the payment deadline, your performance space will be given to the first alternate.

    Performer Payment Deadline: March 17, 2020. 

Past events

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
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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