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    • 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, 2019.

    Please note that there will be a $25 late fee assessed to all registrations that are submitted after March 10th, 2019. 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.

    • Sunday, April 14, 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    • Palomar College

    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.  


    For the 2019 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 send a recommendation to the flute guild here.  This is not required, but assists the board in choosing a well rounded group of performers.


    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 10th, 2019.

    If chosen as a performer, you will be notified by March 18th, 2019, 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 22, 2019. 

Past events

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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