Tagged: Guitar Festivals
December 23, 2013 at 6:42 pm #33974
Here are some links to guitar festivals:
http://www.vandercook.edu/events/day-of-guitar/ This already happened in November 2013 but possibly there will be another in the spring.
http://www.guitarfoundation.org/news/news.asp?id=139497 I believe they extended the submission deadline.
If you know of others please share!!December 26, 2013 at 12:00 pm #33978
Thanks for posting these, Glen! These are some great opportunities for school groups to perform and to hear some other committed young musicians as well as hear some amazing professionals. Here is a link to the Summer Festival we have here in Albuquerque. Though we do not have a showcase for school ensembles, we do have a great large ensemble experience and some wonderful guest artists! here is the link:
I never had the chance to go to the LMU festival that Martha Masters presents,(which always gets rave reviews,) but I did take a quartet to the Brownsville Festival some years back. Great fun! In addition to the terrific experience of hearing other students and seeing great professional concerts, they also get to interact with many other kids with similar passions. That was very, very valuable!
Keep ’em playing!
John TruittJanuary 8, 2014 at 11:53 am #34279
VanderCook’s Day of Guitar was a great experience! I have taken my groups there for the past two years and I is always a highlight of their year.January 11, 2014 at 7:09 am #34363
Hey Chris, Do you know why they do it in the fall?January 16, 2014 at 11:31 am #34427February 10, 2014 at 6:45 pm #34927
Another great festival is the Long Island Guitar Festival in NY. I took the FHS Guitar Orchestra to perform there last spring. It was a very educational event! Harris Becker (Professor of Guitar at LIU) does a wonderful job brining in top artists on guitar from many genres as well as feature great HS programs. The link to the site is here.
We will attend again the future.February 12, 2014 at 10:13 am #34961
Here’s a festival in New Jersey:
NJMEA Classical Guitar Festival (former-Wall Guitar Festival)
April 5th, 2014
Wall High School
corners of 18th Avenue and New Bedford Roads
Wall Township, NJ 07719
Only $10.00 admission for the entire day!
Featuring a master class and concert by Tali Roth (Juilliard Pre-College Faculty); solo concerts by young local virtuosi John Bogan, Joseph Douglass, and Ryan Johnson; a student showcase, and a guitar education seminar by Tom Amoriello.
For more information, click on the link below:
Hope to see you there!February 13, 2014 at 10:05 am #34969February 13, 2014 at 10:06 am #34970February 21, 2014 at 12:07 pm #35074
Here’s a summer festival (July 6 – 11) in Winston Salem, North CarolinaMarch 3, 2014 at 8:33 pm #35406
I am glad to see guitar festivals popping up around the nation. My local music educators association has rejected my 60 member guitar orchestra permission to participate in large group festival. Further our association specifically prohibits guitar and piano at solo and ensemble. Glen, Is there any handy advocacy literature available for me to present at our associations spring meeting? I am making a motion to change our by-laws to allow emerging ensembles such as guitar at our festivals.March 11, 2014 at 10:52 am #35553
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