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2019 Sierra Nevada Adult Classical Guitar Competition - Rules and Registration
Good Shepherd Lutheran
Reno, NV
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Jul 17, 2019 1:00 PM

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2019 Sierra Nevada Adult Competition
Sales will begin on Jul 16, 2019 12:00 AM America/Los_Angeles


2019 Sierra Nevada Adult Classical Guitar Competition - Rules and Registration
Guest Artists: Matt Palmer and Steven Lerman
with Michael Thames, David Norton and Larry Aynesmith
Presented by Classical Gala West, updates at

Dates: July, 2019
July 7, St. John's Presbyterian, Reno, NV
July 17-18, Good Shepherd Lutheran, 357 Clay St., Reno, NV and July 19, Lake Tahoe tba
Presented by: Classical Gala West,
All events free to the public. $20 reserved seating available, $20 donations requested at each event. Competitors must pay registration fee.

A $99.00 non-refundable registration fee must be paid by each Adult Competitor via the link on this page. No further application form is required.

Minimum Prizes: 1st: $500.00; 2nd; $200.00; 3rd: $100.00
Certificates, T-shirts

Adult Competition is open to ages 18 and older.

Competition is for performance on six string Classical Guitar

Time limits: First Round, 7 minutes each, Second and Final Round, Four Finalists, 15 minutes each

Choice of repertoire is entirely up to the performer. It is expected that every competitor's choice of music fits within the time allowed. If a competitor exceeds the given time allotted, he or she will be asked to stop with no penalty to his or her evaluation.

Competitors will be evaluated on technique, musicianship, and overall presentation.

Competitors may inquire for comments by judges only after the competition has ended. Upon such requests, sharing comments with performers is at the sole discretion of the judges.

All decisions of judges are final.

Competitors should not be touring artists with major management. Admission to the competition is at the sole discretion of the Sierra Nevada Guitar Festival staff.

Foreign competition winners are subject to 30% withholding of competition prize amount.

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2019 Sierra Nevada Classical Guitar Festival & Competition
Tentative Schedule

Sunday July 7, 3:00pm
St. John's Presbyterian, Reno, Concert tba

Wednesday July 17
Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, Reno, NV
1:00pm- 3:00pm - Youth Competition, One Round
3:00pm - 5:00pm - Adult Competition 1st Round
7:00pm - Concert - Steven Lerman
Pre-Concert Youth Competition Awards Presentation
Intermission - Announcement of Adult Competition Finalists

Thursday July 18
Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, Reno, NV
12:00pm - Noontime Concert, Larry Aynesmith
1:00pm - 3:00pm - Workshop with Luthier Michael Thames
3:00pm - 4:30pm - Adult Competition Finals
7:00pm - Featured Artown Concert - Matt Palmer
Pre-Concert 2019 SF Bay to Sierra Nevada Mountains Award Presentation
Intermission - Adult Competition Awards Presentation

Friday, July 19
Donner Lake area or Incline Village, tba
9:00am - 11am - Masterclass with Matt Palmer
11:00am - 1:00pm - Lunch and Sightseeing
1:00pm - 3:00pm - Workshop with Matt Palmer
3:00pm - 5:00pm tba


Good Shepherd Lutheran (View)
357 Clay St.
Reno, NV 89501
United States


Music > Classical
Music > Festivals

Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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