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7/22/2013 to 7/26/2013
When: 7/22/2013
Where: Cornish College of the Arts
1000 Lenora Street
Seattle, Washington  98121
United States

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Summer Classical Guitar Intensive at Cornish College of the Arts

Michael Nicolella will be teaching an inspiring weeklong classical guitar intensive at Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle, this summer. The program is open to  guitarists  age 15 and older, playing at an intermediate to advanced level on classical guitar and comfortable reading music. The program runs from July 22 – 26, 2013; 10am-4:30pm M-F with a lunch break. The weeklong event will culminate in a student performance on Friday evening in PONCHO Concert Hall on the Cornish campus. Each day will consist of ensemble rehearsal and coaching; a lecture/workshop focusing on such topics as technique, fret board knowledge, fingering, interpretation, sight reading and repertoire; and an informal master class.

Cost is $395. Register by May 3, 2013 for a 10% savings on course tuition. Scholarships and housing available for students ages 15 to 18. Cornish College of the Arts offers a Summer Music program that affords students the opportunity to study with the renowned Cornish music faculty in a series of weeklong intensive workshops, designed especially for the aspiring young musician.

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Described by Classical Guitar magazine as "one of the contemporary guitar¹s most gifted stars" and "a fully enlightened musician of our time," Michael Nicolella is recognized as one of America's most innovative classical guitarists.  A uniquely eclectic and versatile artist, Michael blurs the lines between musical styles and disciplines. He is part of a growing trend in classical music to revitalize the role of the composer/performer. As a concert artist he frequently programs his own works for guitar in solo, chamber and orchestral settings. Known for his creative programming, he has introduced electric guitar into his "classical" programs and extended the repertoire and audience of his instrument not only with his own compositions and transcriptions, but also by premiering and commissioning works by some of today's most exciting emerging composers. His newest released recording, "Ten Years Passed," features the Northwest Symphony Orchestra performing the title track - Nicolella¹s composition for electric guitar and orchestra. It was chosen as an "Editor's Pick" in 2011 by Guitar Player magazine which stated: "Classical iconoclast Michael Nicolella continues to push the boundaries of the genre, both as a composer and a player."  Michael is a graduate of Yale University, Berklee College of Music and the Accademia Chigiana in Siena, Italy and is on the faculty of Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle, WA.


Alison J. Staplin, Ed.D.

Summer and External Programs Manager

Cornish College of the Arts
1000 Lenora St., Seattle WA 98121

206.726.5148 |

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