Seattle Flute Society Flute Choir
The SFS Flute Choir is a positive and friendly group. The group's style is upbeat and encouraging, with an emphasis on skill-building. If you are rusty or haven't played in an ensemble recently (or ever!), this may be the ensemble for you—give us a try!
Intermediate and advanced level flutists will be comfortable with the difficulty of the repertoire. All participants must be current SFS members. In addition to normal membership dues, there is a twice-yearly tuition fee of $35 (make checks payable to the Seattle Flute Society).
Our director, Stephanie Kolokotroni Jones (see below for more info), says that her "main goal is to increase everyone's musicality." Through this pursuit, "a lot of other skills are naturally improved or adjusted." In each rehearsal, her focus is to get "the musicians to listen to each other to bring out the detail of the music."
In light of the continuing COVD-19 health crisis, in-person rehearsals and concerts have been suspended. Planning for a safe alternative to the Fall 2020 session is underway. To join us, please e-mail the Flute Choir Manager, Chris Harnois, at firstname.lastname@example.org. There is no audition—all current SFS members are welcome! You may try us out for several sessions before paying dues.
In the past, the SFS Flute Choir has met from Fall through Spring of each year. Rehearsals are held on Sunday evenings from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at Northminster Presbyterian Church, 7706 25th Ave NW, in the Ballard/Loyal Heights area of Seattle.
Meet Our 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.