GuitarFest West 2018 @ Mount Royal University Conservatory, Calgary [from 6 to 10 August]

GuitarFest West 2018

6 - 10
09:00 - 21:00

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Mount Royal University Conservatory
4825 Mount Royal Gate S.W., Calgary, Alberta T3E 6K6
A week of guitar immersion guaranteed to excite and inspire
Classical GuitarFest West focuses on developing solo performance skills through private lessons and masterclasses, while enhancing musicianship through ensemble and/or flamenco rehearsals. Technique classes and rehearsals run for three hours each morning, and afternoons are filled with faculty recitals and lectures, student performance workshops and masterclasses. Students receive three private lessons with one or more faculty members and the week caps off with a student recital featuring solo and ensemble performances. Featured activities include:

Guitar ensemble rehearsals and performance
Flamenco rehearsals and performance
Improvisation, techniq...ue and performance classes
Faculty recitals and lectures
Performance workshop
Masterclasses with our excellent international faculty
Private instruction
Luthier's Fair
Faculty concerts
Student recitals

For emerging classical guitar performers and guitar students ages 13 and above, playing at a minimum Grade 4 RCM standard. Exceptions may be made with the approval of the director.

Holly Blazina — (MRU Conservatory)
Jerôme Ducharme — (McGill University)
Brett Gunther — (MRU Conservatory, program coordinator)
Brad Mahon — (MRU Conservatory, Medicine Hat College)
Ralph Maier — (MRU Conservatory, University of Calgary)
Iliana Matos — (University of Lethbridge)
Jeffrey McFadden — (University of Toronto)
Marc Teicholz — (San Francisco Conservatory of Music)
Murray Visscher — (MRU Conservatory, Ambrose University)
Darren Young — (Harmony Music School)
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