Experience Classical Guitar at Eastern Music Festival
Open to classical guitarists ages 14 and up, Eastern Music Festival has expanded its program this summer to two weeks! From July 16-30, you can join JASON VIEAUX, JULIAN GRAY and KAMI ROWAN for an in-depth summer study experience you will never forget. Participants will collaborate 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.
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 & 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.
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.
Each week, guitar participants will attend studio master classes led by guitar faculty members. Several will be invited by the faculty to perform in public master classes.
CONCERTS & RECITALS
At EMF, you will have the opportunity to attend numerous guitar concerts and recitals featuring the guitar faculty and fellow program participants. You will also have access to all of the Festival's world-class orchestra and chamber music performances.
EMF GUITAR COMPETITION
Eastern Music Festival’s 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 16-30).
COLLEGE / PRE-PROFESSIONAL
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 2016 and not yet attending college
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