2020 New Mexico Classical Guitar Festival

Thursday, June 18, 2020:

  • Registration 11am-12pm AYSP Music Facility, 4407 Menaul NE, ABQ. NM 87110
  • Workshop 12-12:50pm AYSP
  • Guitar Orchestra rehearsals(Intermediate/Advanced) 1-2:50 pm AYSP
  • Workshop 3-3:50pm AYSP
  • Workshop 4-4:50pm AYSP
  • Concert, 7:30pm Keller Hall, Center for the Arts, University of New Mexico

Friday, June 19, 2020:

  • 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
  • Masterclass 2-4pm AYSP
  • Workshop
  • Vendors Showcase 4-5pm AYSP
  • Concert 7:30pm Keller Hall, University of New Mexico Campus

Saturday, June 20, 2020:

  • 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
  • Masterclass 2:30-4pm AYSP
  • Masterclass for adult aficionados 2:30-4pm AYSP
  • Visit with Vendors 4-5pm AYSP
  • Concert 7:30 Keller Hall, Center for the Arts, University of New Mexico

Sunday, June 21, 2020:

  • 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

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 Youth Track 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