Seattle Flute Society Flute Choir
What is the SFS Flute Choir?
The SFS Flute Choir is a positive 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. Our members may choose to play the piccolo and the concert C-flute, as well as the low flutes which include the alto, the bass, the contra-alto or the contra-bass flutes. We have a small pool of instruments that are available to our members, so they have the opportunity to try one of the instruments if they like.
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!
The choir is overseen by a manager and a director. If you are interested in joining the choir, contact the SFS Flute Choir manager.
When does the choir meet?
The choir meets for a Fall session (mid-September through mid-November) and a Spring session (mid-January through late-April), and usually a brief mini-session in December for those that enjoy playing holiday music.
We rehearse on Sundays from 4:30-6:30pm at the Northminster Presbyterian Church in Seattle, located at 7706 25th Avenue NW. Seattle, WA. We play 1-2 concerts per session, as well as playing at the SFS Flute Festival in April as part of the flute choir showcase.
Is there a cost to joining the ensemble?
Yes, there is a cost to joining the flute choir and all participants must be current SFS members. We are a nonprofit organization, and our programming is supported through donations and membership dues.
There is a tuition fee of $35 per session to support paying for our rehearsal and performance spaces, maintaining our rental instruments, and to compensate our director.
Meet the Director and Managers
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.
Flute Choir Managers
The SFS Flute Choir is Co-Managed by Margaret Dunn and Karen Roberts. If you are interested in joining the choir or have questions, feel free to contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org