2011 Tennessee Guitar Competition Winners

The Tennessee Guitar Festival was held June 1-4, 2011 at Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) in Murfreesboro, TN. All rounds were free choice, and there was an three-round open division and a two-round youth division. Open Division Competition Winners First Prize: Edel Munoz Second Prize: Jeremy Collins Third Prize: Erol Ozsever Forth Prize: Joseph Palmer […]

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The Brazilian Guitar Quartet was formed in 1998. They’re an interesting ensemble that performs a variety of works, including a lot of transcriptions. When the Villa-Lobos CD landed on my desk, I didn’t think much of it. Another guitar CD of all Villa-Lobos? What’s the big deal? Suffice it to say this is not your […]

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Despite ongoing financial struggles, Koinonia Primary Care will continue to operate as the lone full-service health clinic in West Hill, the city’s poorest, most disenfranchised neighborhood. A Saturday night fundraising concert sponsored by the Classical Guitar Society of Upstate New York is yet one more effort to help keep the doors open. via timesunion.com

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ROSL ARTS ARE DELIGHTED TO ANNOUNCE SCOTTISH GUITARIST SEAN SHIBE AS THE FIRST PRIZE WINNER AND GOLD MEDALLIST OF THE 59TH ROSL ANNUAL MUSIC COMPETITION via roslarts.co.uk Shibe won a total of about 15,000GBPs. Here’s the press release.

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2011 Louisville Guitar Competition Winners

The Louisville Guitar Festival & Competition was held May 26-30, 2011. The competition was open to competitors of all ages, and had three rounds of free choice music. The winner received a $1,000USD prize and an invitation to perform at next year’s festival. In addition, this years winner was also invited to give two concerts […]

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Tomorrow (May 27,2011) at 2pm I’m going to be speaking at the Louisville Guitar Festival. I’m going to cover business — what it means to market yourself online and what are some of the tools that anyone can use. At the end of my lecture, I’m going to issue these three challenges to the folks […]

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The Dublin Guitar Quartet plays Philip Glass

The Dublin Guitar Quartet is Brian Bolger, Pat Brunnock, David Creevy and Tomas O’Durcain. They specialize in contemporary music, and the Philip Glass arrangement in the video below even garnered some praise from the composer: This is a very special arrangement. Arranging for guitars is a very tricky business and you really have to know […]

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Classical guitarist Douglas Niedt has released a new guitar instructional DVD that teaches the intermediate to advanced guitarist how to play “Take Five,” the Dave Brubeck jazz classic, measure by measure with professional-level execution. It is titled “Take Five for Guitar: Douglas Niedt’s Play It Like a Pro”. This is the first release in Douglas […]

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Internationally renowned classical guitarist Peter Fletcher gave nine short performances at Seton Elementary on Monday, May 9, where he was quizzed by second graders in music teacher Todd Herbst-Ulmer’s room. Fletcher laughed with the students, answering some very seriously — he likes to play guitar for people who enjoy listening — and some not so […]

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It has been a big year for internationally-renowned Perth-born classical guitarist Craig Ogden. In the past 12 months his album, The Guitarist, has debuted on top of the UK’s classical music charts, where it stayed for five weeks before spending a further three months in the top five. He has also recorded his follow-up album, […]

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