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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, October 20, 2019
    • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • Rhapsody Hall, San Diego State University (SDSU)
    Registration is closed

    The San Diego Flute Guild is thrilled to present a free College Audition Workshop with flutist and educator Pam Vliek Martchev at SDSU! This workshop is designed for high school flutists who are preparing for college auditions or summer programs that require an audition. 

    The workshop will include coaching with Ms. Vliek Martchev, where participants will receive feedback on their mock audition. Ms. Vliek Martchev will also share best practices for auditions and answer questions from the audience. The workshop is limited to five participants, but all are encouraged to attend and be part of the audience. Participants receiving coaching must be members of the San Diego Flute Guild. 

    About Pam Vliek Martchev:

    Flutist Pamela Vliek Martchev has played with Southern California’s top orchestras, including the Los Angeles Philharmonic, San Diego Symphony, LA Chamber Orchestra, Pacific, Pasadena, and Mainly Mozart Festival Symphonies. She has had the honor of performing under the baton of some of the world’s greatest conductors, including Gustavo Dudamel, Charles Dutoit, Edo de Waart, Rafael Fruhbeck de Burgos, Jeffrey Kahane, Leonard Slatkin, and Esa-Pekka Salonen. She served as principal flute with the Boulder Philharmonic in CO for 10 seasons, and was also 2nd flute of Philharmonie der Nationen in Germany from 1997-98. An avid lover of chamber music, Pamela has been featured on series such as Jacaranda, Dilijan, Le Salon de Musique, La Jolla Summerfest, Luscious Noise, Art of Elan, Bruman, PIE, Hear Now, and with the Felici Trio in Mammoth.  Of her playing, a 2012 LA Times review noted “....You could almost feel her breath transformed into music….” She can be heard on many commercials and movie soundtracks, on the last 2 CDs of Billy Childs – Lyric; and Autumn: In Moving Pictures, and on Chris Botti’s CD – Impressions.  She has performed on the Jay Leno and Ellen shows, has played with Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull, and you can see her in the Andrea Bocelli 2009 PBS Christmas Special, the Mariah Carey 2010 Christmas Special, and the movie The Soloist with the LA Phil.

    Ms. Vliek Martchev went to the pre-college of Manhattan School of Music for 5 years, and continued on to get her Bachelor of Music from MSM.  She is very thankful for her NY public school music education, which culminated in winning many prizes, and soloing with the Long Island Philharmonic and other LI orchestras. Her primary teachers were Harold Jones, Kathleen Nester, and Linda Chesis. She has taught at Mt. San Antonio College and Riverside City College, and is currently on the faculties of San Diego State University and Pt. Loma Nazarene University, and USD.

    Location Details: 

    Rhapsody Hall, San Diego State University

    5500 Campanile Dr. San Diego, CA 92182

    Recommended parking (fee required) in Parking Structure 12. 

    Full driving directions and parking information can be found here


    For the College Audition Workshop, our applicants are chosen based on requests provided with the following information:

    • Name, age
    • Audition pieces that you wish to perform (all pieces will be performed without piano)
    • Teacher contact information
    • Performer contact information
    • Short description of your playing experience, and outline of why you should be chosen to perform at this workshop

    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.

    Priority will be given to those who will be taking an audition in the next year. Selection decisions are final. 

    Registration & Deadlines:

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

    Application Registration Deadline: October 10th, 2019

    Participants Notified by: October 15th, 2019

    Registration is not required for those who will attend, but not perform in, the workshop. 

    • Sunday, October 27, 2019
    • 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    • Carmel Valley Library

    You are invited to the San Diego Flute Guild's annual Meeting of the Members in the beautiful Community Room at Carmel Valley Library. This brief membership meeting will give you a recap on our 2018-2019 season, get you up to speed on the 2019-2020 year of events, meet the board members, and play through a couple flute choir tunes!

    All are welcome who love the flute, and please bring your flute, a stand, and a friend or two! No registration is needed to attend the meeting from 1:30-2:00pm. 

    Community Room
    3919 Townsgate Dr.
    San Diego, CA 92130

    Following the meeting, we will hold our Fall Members' Recital. Please consider staying to watch the program, and if you'd like to perform on the program please register by October 20th, 2019. Members may perform solo or chamber works. All selections must be 8 minutes or less (cuts/single movements welcome!) At least 1 member of each chamber group must be a member, and that person will need to register on behalf of the group. Spots are limited! 

    SDFG will provide a pianist for any performer who requests one, free of charge. After registration, contact information will be shared. Any rehearsals will need to be coordinated directly with the pianist. It will not be possible to rehearse with the pianist immediately before the event. 

    All performances will be recorded, free of charge. Recording links will be provided to members following the event. 

    Light refreshments will be provided following the recital.

    Please feel free to download a flyer and share with friends!

    • Sunday, December 15, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Peñasquitos Lutheran 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 15, 2019 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm

    Concert Location:
    Peñasquitos Lutheran Church
    14484 Penasquitos Dr. 
    San Diego, CA 92129

    Rehearsal Information

    SDFG Student/Adult Amateur Choir Rehearsal Dates and Location:

    Sundays: November 17, 24, and December 8  from 7:00-8:15pm

    San Diego Flute Academy

    11525 Sorrento Valley Rd.

    San Diego, CA 92121

    SDFG Teachers Choir Rehearsal Date and Location:

    Date in December and location TBD. 

    Membership and Eligibility Information

    • The Winona Grant Holiday Flute Choir Concert is open to all students, adult amateurs and teachers. 
    • 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 the SDFG Sponsored choir.
    • This performance opportunity is free, although free will donations are accepted, and appreciated if you are so moved.

    Flute Choir Descriptions

    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/Adult Amateur 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! Holiday music is not required. Limited spots are available for privately organized groups, so we recommend signing up early! 

    Registration Deadlines:

    • SDFG Student/Amateur Flute Choir: Sunday, November 10, 2019
    • SDFG Teacher Choir: Sunday, December 1, 2019
    • Privately Organized Flute Choirs: Sunday, December 1, 2019


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

    Download Flyer

Past events

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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