2019 New Mexico Classical Guitar Festival


Thursday, June 13th 2019:
11am-12pm Registration AYSP Music Facility, 4407 Menaul NE, ABQ, NM 87110
12-5pm Ensemble rehearsals and workshops
7:30pm Guitar NM Showcase concert, 7:30pm Keller Hall, University of New Mexico Campus

Friday, June 14th 2019:
9am-5pm Ensemble Rehearsals, Workshops, masterclasses, Vendors expo
7:30pm Evan Hirschelman in Concert, Keller Hall, University of New Mexico Campus

Saturday, June 15th 2019:
9am-5pm Ensemble Rehearsals, Workshops, masterclasses, Vendors expo
7:30pm Zoran Dukic in concert Keller Hall, Center for the Arts, University of New Mexico

Sunday, June 16th 2019:
9am-12pm Ensemble Rehearsals
1:15pm Student Performance Keller Hall, Center for the Arts, University of New Mexico




 Guitar New Mexico Youth Festival
Sponsored by KinderGuitar 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: $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