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Seattle Flute Society Flute Choir

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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 choir membership fee of $50 per session that allows us to pay for our rehearsal and performance spaces, maintain our rental instruments, purchase music, and to compensate our director. A needs-based scholarship program, supported through donations, is available for those that need assistance paying the membership fee.

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If you have any questions, feel free to contact the SFS Flute Choir Manager at seattleflute.flutechoirmanager@gmail.com.

Meet the Director and Managers

Flute Choir Director

Stephanie J. Kolokotroni Jones has been teaching for more than 25 years in Seattle, Los Angeles, and Santa Barbara. She is half of the Jolly Jones duo, alongside Elizabeth Jolly. In 2019 (Salt Lake City, UT) and 2023 (Phoenix, AZ) their duo was selected to perform at the National Flute Association’s annual conference. 

 

Stephanie earned her Master of Business Administration with a focus in Leadership and Organizational Change from Pepperdine University in April 2018 as well as a Master of Music degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 2008 under the tutelage of Jill Felber. In 2006, she received her Bachelor’s degree in both Music Education (general, instrumental, and choral) and Flute Performance from Central Washington University (Ellensburg, WA) while studying with Dr. Hal Ott. Mrs. Kolokotroni Jones has also studied with Sarah Jolivet, Laura Werner, James Hall, and Karla Flygare. In addition to her private studies, she has played in masterclasses 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, CA. She was also a flute intern at the Marrowstone Music Festival in Bellingham, Washington in 2007 and 2008.

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Stephanie has received a number of awards for her performances. In 2005 and 2007, she was selected for the NFA Piccolo Masterclass competition and was able to work with Zart Dombourian-Eby and Walfrid Kujala. She was invited to perform in a special masterclass with Los Angeles Philharmonic piccoloist Sarah Jackson at the 2010 NFA convention in Anaheim, CA. In 2023, she was selected as a member of the National Flute Association’s Professional Flute Choir (Phoenix, AZ). 

 

She performed Lowell Liebermann’s Concerto for Piccolo and Orchestra with the UCSB Symphony Orchestra as a winner of the 2007 concerto competition and was a finalist in Colorado State University’s Andrea Makris Woodwind Competition. Stephanie has been a recipient of the Performing Arts Scholarship Foundation Award, UCSB USAP Fellowship, C. Farrell Scholarship, Helen-Crow Snelling Scholarship, YMCA music scholarship and scholarships from Central Washington University and the University of Puget Sound. As an advocate of contemporary music, Stephanie has premiered several works for the flute and piccolo.

Flute Choir Managers

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Margaret Dunn

The SFS Flute Choir is currently 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 seattleflute.flutechoirmanager@gmail.com

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Karen Roberts

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