2019 New Mexico Classical Guitar Festival


Thursday, June 13, 2019:

  • Registration 11am-12pm AYSP Music Facility, 4407 Menaul NE, ABQ. NM 87110
  • Workshop 12-12:50pm AYSP ‘Fingerobics’, Helen Sanderson
  • Guitar Orchestra rehearsals(Intermediate/Advanced) 1-2:50 pm AYSP
  • Workshop 3-3:50pm AYSP ‘Extended Guitar Techniques’, Evan Hirschelman
  • Workshop 4-4:50pm AYSP,  ‘Driving Your Car or Fixing Your Engine: Two Modes of Practicing and Other Thoughts on Practicing’, Mickey Jones
  • Guitar NM Showcase of New Mexico Classical Guitarists Concert, 7:30pm Keller Hall, Center for the Arts, University of New Mexico


Friday, June 14, 2019:

  • Visit with Vendors 9-10am
  • Advanced Ensemble rehearsal 10am-noon AYSP Music Facility
  • Intermediate Ensemble rehearsal 10-11am AYSP
  • Intermediate Ensemble sectional 11am-noon AYSP
  • Catered lunch/vendors Noon-1pm AYSP
  • Advanced Ensemble rehearsal 1-2pm AYSP
  • Intermediate Ensemble rehearsal 1-2pm AYSP
  • Zoran Dukic Masterclass 2-4pm AYSP
  • Workshop ‘Righting the Right Hand: Solutions to Common Issues’, 3-3:50pm, Lynn McGrath
  • Vendors Showcase 4-5pm AYSP
  • Evan Hirschelman in concert 7:30pm Keller Hall, University of New Mexico Campus


Saturday, June 15, 2019:

  • Visit with Vendors Showcase 9-10am
  • Intermediate Ensemble rehearsal 10am-noon AYSP
  • Advanced Ensemble rehearsal 10am-12pm AYSP
  • Catered lunch/Vendors Noon-1pm AYSP
  • Intermediate Ensemble sectional 1-2pm AYSP
  • Advanced Ensemble rehearsal 1-2pm AYSP
  • Visit with Vendors 2-2:30pm
  • Evan Hirschelmanmasterclass 2:30-4pm AYSP
  • Mickey Jones masterclass 2:30-4pmAYSP
  • Lynn McGrath masterclass for adult aficionados 2:30-4pm AYSP
  • Visit with Vendors 4-5pm AYSP
  • Zoran Dukic in concert 7:30 Keller Hall, Center for the Arts, University of New Mexico


Sunday, June 16, 2019:

  • Guitar Orchestra Rehearsals 9-11am Keller Hall, University of New Mexico
  • Showcase Rehearsal for soloists/small ensembles 11-noon Keller Hall
  • Youth Track Rehearsal Keller Hall 12pm
  • Festival Showcase Concert 1:15pm Keller Hall, Center for the Arts, University of New Mexico





 Guitar New Mexico Youth Festival
Sponsored by KinderGuitar New Mexico

Friday, June 14th 2019:
10am-12pm Ensemble Rehearsal-AYSP Music Facility 4407 Menaul NE, Albuq. NM
12-12:30pm Lunch
12:30-1:30pm Rehearsal/Guitar Activities

Saturday, June 15th 2019:
10am-12pm Ensemble Rehearsal-AYSP Music Facility 4407 Menaul NE, Albuq. NM
12-12:30pm Lunch
12:30-1:30pm Rehearsal/Guitar Activities

Sunday, June 16th 2019:
12pm-12:45pm Dress Rehearsal-Keller Hall, Center for the Arts, University of New Mexico
1:15pm Student Performance Keller Hall, Center for the Arts, University of New Mexico

Directed by Lynn McGrath

Welcome to Guitar New Mexico’s “Youth Festival” portion of the annual Classical Guitar Festival, an abbreviated version of the festival designed specifically for young guitarists (pre-high school)!

It will be a nurturing environment where students will have fun making music while taking their musicianship and ensemble skills to the next level. Dr. Lynn McGrath will be returning to Albuquerque to direct the ensemble. Students participating will receive part assignments for ensemble shortly after registering for the event so that they can prepare ahead of time.

Youth Festival Student Guidelines:
Suggested ages: 11-14
Guitar playing level: At least 1 year of guitar instruction
Reading Level: Standard notation in 1st position, using basic rhythms
Familiarity with classical guitar technique (alternation, proper playing position, etc.)
Bring: Nylon-string guitar, footstool or other support, guitar tuner, and pencil
Cost: $100 (Lunch on Friday and Saturday is included but does not include tickets to Keller Hall concerts)


About our sponsor:

Rodney Burr, an accomplished classical guitarist and passionate educator, completed his extensive training in early education, pedagogy, and KinderGuitar’s unique curriculum in order to earn KinderGuitar certification and begin using KinderGuitar as a specialized teacher for children. Over the course of the last few years, Rodney’s KinderGuitar studio has developed a passionate following among Albuquerque’s parents and their children. As one happy parent stated, “KinderGuitar New Mexico has been a blessing to us. Rod is truly gifted with teaching children. His patience and encouragement have helped our son excel in music and actually enjoy practicing at home. The KinderGuitar curriculum keeps him engaged and always looking forward to the next step. KinderGuitar is certainly worth the investment!”  – Leonardo Garcia: Developer/ Founder KinderGuitar