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Festival includes workshops, ensembles, masterclasses, concerts and more! The festival is open to all ages. Students age ranges from 8 to 75 years old. Intermediate level to guitar professionals.
Come join us! We would love to have you join in the fun.


 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