Guitar Foundation Of America Competition winner, Xavier Jara, performed in Albuquerque at the University of New Mexico in September 2017. He also performed for local school students as well gave a masterclass for UNM’s guitar students. He is currently touring the United States performing at major venues throughout the country.
Guitar New Mexico’s Outreach Program brings some of the finest classical guitarists in the world to educate and inspire our guitar students. While our annual Festival in June has brought hundreds of students together over the years, since 2012 we are now reaching out to those who might not have had the opportunity to attend our summer festival. Funding for the outreach program is made possible through community support from donations and grants.
Letter from Liz Torres, Mid School Guitar teacher at Taylor MS, Albuquerque, New Mexico
Photo: Ekachai Jearakul, Guitar Foundation of America competition winner, delighted the students at Sandia Prep.
Ekachai Jearakul performed for students at Sandia Prep on April 14, 2016.
Francisco Munoz performed for students at Del Norte HS in October 2017.
Rucco-James Duo performed for students the Atrisco Heritage HS and Albuquerque HS in October 2016.
Matthew Rohde performed guitar students at Del Norte HS in September 2016.
Carlos Perez and Genevieve Leitner performed for students the Public Academy for the Performing Arts on February 18 and Moriarty HS on March 10, 2016.
Randall Kohl performed for students at the New Mexico School for the Arts on November 19, 2015.
Tantalus Quartet performed for students at Cibola HS, Taylor MS and North Valley Academy on September 25, 2015.
Gaelle Solal performed for students at Del Norte and Manzano HS in February 2015.
Genevieve Leitner performed for students at Taylor Mid school and North Valley Academy on February 12, 2015.
The Texas Guitar Quartet performed for students at Del Norte High School and Cottonwood Classical School on September 11, 2014.
Gerardo Perez and Capdevila performed for students at Tierra Adrentro Charter School on October 31, 2014.