2018 New Mexico Classical Guitar Festival

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2018 Festival Schedule PDF
Youth Festival Schedule 2018


 Thursday, June 14th 2018

  • Registration 11am-12pm AYSP Music Facility, 4407 Menaul NE, ABQ, NM 87110
    Workshop 12-1pm AYSP, Lynn McGrath, ‘Letting Go-Kinetic Conservation for Longevity’
    Guitar Orchestra Rehearsals (Intermediate/Advanced) 1-2:45 pm AYSP
    Workshop 3-4pm AYSP Matt Palmer,  ‘A New Approach to Fast Scales’
    Workshop 4-5pm AYSP Roberto Capocchi, ‘Brazilian Music Styles’
    Michael Chapdelaine 7:30 pm Keller Hall, Center for the Arts, University of New Mexico


Friday, June 15th 2018:

  • 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 12-1pm AYSP
    Advanced Ensemble Sectional 1-2pm AYSP
    Intermediate Ensemble Rehearsal 1-2pm AYSP
    Bandini-Chiacchiaretta Duo Masterclass 2-4pm AYSP
    Vendors Showcase 4-5pm AYSP
    Matt Palmer Concert 7:30pm Keller Hall, University of New Mexico Campus


Saturday, June 16th 2018

  • Visit with Vendors Showcase 9-10am
    Youth Track Check-in and Vendor Showcase 9-10am
    Intermediate Ensemble Rehearsal 10am-noon AYSP
    Advanced Ensemble and Youth Track Rehearsal 10-11am AYSP
    Advanced Ensemble and Youth Track Sectional 11am-noon AYSP
    Catered lunch/Vendors 12-1pm AYSP
    Intermediate Ensemble and Youth Track Sectional 1-2pm AYSP
    Advanced Ensemble Rehearsal 1-2pm AYSP
    Youth Track Open Mic and Guitar Games 2-3pm
    Visit with Vendors 2-2:30pm
    Matt Palmer Masterclass 2:30-4pm AYSP
    Michael Chapdelaine Masterclass 2:30-4pm
    Youth Track Rehearsal 3-4:45pm
    Youth Track Artists Visits 3:45-4:15pm
    Youth Track Rehearsal 4:15-5pm
    Workshop 4-5pm, “Practice Techniques for the Hands, Mind, and Musical Imagination” Mickey Jones AYSP
    Bandini-Chiacchiaretta Duo Concert 7:30 Keller Hall, Center for the Arts, University of New Mexico


Sunday, June 17th 2018:

  • 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


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 Guitar New Mexico Youth Festival-Schedule
Youth Festival Schedule 2018

Sponsored by KinderGuitar New Mexico

Directed by Lynn McGrath

Saturday, June 16th 2018: 

· Youth Track Check-in and Vendor Showcase 9-10am AYSP
· Youth Track Rehearsal 10-11am AYSP
· Youth Track Sectional 11am-noon AYSP
· Catered lunch/Vendors 12-1pm AYSP
· Youth Track Sectional 1-2pm AYSP
· Youth Track Open Mic and Guitar Games 2-3pm
· Youth Track Rehearsal 3-4:45pm
· Youth Track Artists Visits 3:45-4:15pm
· Youth Track Rehearsal 4:15-5pm

Sunday, June 17th 2018:

· Youth Track Rehearsal Keller Hall 12pm
·  Festival Showcase Concert 1:15pm Keller Hall, Center for the Arts, University of 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)!

The Youth Festival Program will take place on Saturday, June 16th from 10am-5pm, and Sunday from 12pm-2:30pm. Student activities will include ensemble rehearsals, guitar games, and an open-mic opportunity for those who want to share solos. Participants will be featured on the Sunday Showcase Concert.

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: $75 (Lunch on Saturday is included but does not include tickets to Keller Hall concerts)


About our sponsor:

“Only a year (or so) ago, 2011,  local musician 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 year, 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