Seattle Flute Society Flute Choir

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What is the SFS Flute Choir? 

The SFS Flute Choir is a positive, driven, and friendly community ensemble. The SFS Flute Choir is open to everyone and does not require auditions, however, we have an emphasis on skilling up and tackling challenging music. 

With our welcoming environment and atmosphere of encouragement, this may be the music ensemble for you. 

 

Who can join the SFS Flute Choir? 

Intermediate and advanced level flutists will be comfortable with the difficulty of the repertoire. Beginner level flutists may find our repertoire challenging - but it is a great opportunity to grow your musical skills! 

 

Is there a cost to joining the ensemble? 

Yes, there is a cost to joining the flute choir. We are a nonprofit organization and our programming is supported through donations and membership dues.

  • All participants must be current SFS members.

  • There is a twice-yearly tuition fee of $35 to support paying for our rehearsal and performance spaces, maintain our instrument library, and to compensate our director.

 

When does the choir meet?

The choir meets in two sessions per year. 

Session

 


Fall Session

 

Spring Session

Time Range

 


Early September - Mid-November

Late January - Early April 

Rehearsal Day/Time

 

Sundays, 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Sundays, 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Performances

 

Varies

SFS Flute Festival

Others TBD

Meet the Director and Manager

Flute Choir Director

Stephanie Kolokotroni Jones has an M.B.A. in Leadership & Managing Organizational Change, M.Mus. in Flute/Piccolo Performance, a B.M.Ed. in Instrumental, Choral, & General, and a B.Mus. in Flute/Piccolo Performance. In addition to her university studies Stephanie has also studied with Sarah Jolivet, Laura Werner, James Hall, and Karla Flygare. She has played in master classes with Randy Bowman, Leone Buyse, Zart Dombourian-Eby, Marianne Gedigian, Walfrid Kujala, Keith Underwood, Jim Walker, and Marina Piccinini. Stephanie performed and studied at the 2008 Jim Walker Beyond the Masterclass at the Colburn School, the 2007 Northwest Flute and Piccolo Forum and the 2007, 2008 and 2009 Flute Focus in Santa Barbara, California. She was also a flute intern at the Marrowstone Music Festival in Bellingham, Washington in 2007 and 2008.

Stephanie Kolokotroni Jones was selected in 2017 and 2007 for the NFA Piccolo Master class competition and was able to work with Zart Dombourian-Eby and Walfrid Kujala. She was invited to perform in a special master class with Los Angeles Philharmonic piccoloist Sarah Jackson at the 2010 NFA convention in Anaheim, California. She performed Lowell Liebermann’s “Concerto for Piccolo and Orchestra” with the University of California Santa Barbara Symphony Orchestra as a winner of the 2007 concerto competition and was a finalist in Colorado State University Andrea Makris Woodwind Competition.

Stephanie has been a recipient of the Performing Arts Scholarship Foundation Award, University of California Santa Barbara USAP Fellowship, C. Farrell Scholarship, Helen-Crow Snelling Scholarship, YMCA music scholarship, and scholarships from Central Washington University and the University of Puget Sound. Finally, as an advocate of contemporary music, Stephanie has premiered several works for the flute and piccolo.

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Flute Choir Manager

Chris Harnois is a Seattle-based flutist who has been playing since childhood. Lately, they have taken their playing to new heights, quite literally, with mountaintop concerts at sunrise and sunset in the Cascades. They have played with Anastasia Allison of The Musical Mountaineers, collaborate regularly with Seattle pop-artist John Paul Sharp, and participate in community ensembles. They are always working on something new and exciting reaching beyond their classical training.

 

You can listen to them on Spotify or Instagram, or visit www.chrisharnois.com for more information.

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