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Eastern Music Festival Launches New Classical Guitar Program

Posted By Emma Markham, Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Open to classical guitarists ages 14 and up, Eastern Music Festival’s newest program offers the chance for in-depth summer study in an outstanding musical environment. Join JASON VIEAUXJULIAN GRAYand KAMI ROWAN for an experience you will never forget. Push yourself beyond the limits of the classical guitar through collaborating and engaging with other instrumentalists and delve into new territories of chamber music, pedagogy, technique, and performance. At EMF, you will spend two weeks at the leading international summer music festival, where you can re-charge your mind and spirit in a beautiful setting surrounded by world-class musicians.
The inaugural Eastern Music Festival Guitar Competition will feature both High School and College/Pre-Professional divisions. All Division I & II finalists will perform in a concert open to the public.  Three finalists will be chosen from each division and the top two from both divisions will receive cash prizes. All participants in the Guitar Competition must be full-participants for the duration of the EMF Guitar Program (July 15-July 26).
College (Undergraduate & Graduate)/Pre-Professional
(No age limit)
High School (Grades 9-12)
(Must be currently in 9-12 grades, or have graduated in May of 2015 and not yet attending college)
Private Study
A core component of the program is the individualized instruction each participant will receive from the three guitar faculty.  Whether it be polishing works already in progress, improving technique or starting new repertoire, this one-on-one time with outstanding teachers will help you refine your individual playing skills.
Classes and Seminars
The EMF Guitar Program will feature multiple classes and seminars focusing on a variety of topics.  Led by faculty, these can cover performance development, fingerboard harmony and theory, technique, guitar literature and history, memorization techniques, transcriptions, career options as well as open discussions about current topics and trends.
Chamber Music
All participants will rehearse and perform with the Festival Guitar Orchestra.  In addition, there will be opportunities to work in small chamber ensembles with other instrumentalists as well as guitar duos, trios and quartets. 
Master Classes
Each week, guitar participants will attend studio master classes led by resident guitar faculty members.  Several will be invited by the faculty to perform in master classes which will be open to the public.
Concerts and Recitals
At EMF, you will have the opportunity to attend numerous guitar concerts and recitals featuring the guitar faculty and fellow program participants.  Unlike other guitar programs, you will also have first-class access to all of the Festival’s world-class orchestra and chamber music performances featuring internationally-acclaimed guest artists.
CALL: (Toll-free) 1.877.833.6753, ext. 227

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