2018 New Mexico Classical Guitar Festival 

2018 Festival Schedule


 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



 Guitar New Mexico Youth Festival

Guitar New Mexico will offer the popular “Youth Festival” portion of our annual Classical Guitar Festival. This is a shortened version of the festival designed specifically for young guitarists (pre-high school).

It will be a nurturing environment for students to 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 at least one month before the festival or shortly after registering for the event.  We hope to see you there!


Youth Festival Student Guidelines:
Suggested age 11-14
Guitar playing level: At least 1 year of instruction
Read standard notation in 1st position using basic rhythms
Familiarity with basic classical guitar technique(alternation, proper playing position, etc.)
Bring: Nylon string guitar, footstool or other support,  guitar tuner and pencil