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2019 Sierra Nevada Youth Classical Guitar Competition - Rules and Registration
Good Shepherd Lutheran
Reno, NV
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2019 Sierra Nevada Youth Classical Guitar Competition - Rules and Registration
Guest Artists: Matt Palmer and Steven Lerman
with David Norton and Lawrence Smith
Presented by Classical Gala West, updates at
See schedule below

July 7, 3:0pm. St. John's Presbyterian, Reno, Concert tba
July 17-18, Festival and Competition, Good Shepherd Lutheran, 357 Clay St., Reno, NV
July 19, Tahoe/Donner Workshops 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 $75.00 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: Youth Division I: 1st: $100.00; 2nd; $50.00; 3rd: $25.00
Certificates, T-shirts

Youth Competition Division I is open for ages 14 to 17
Youth Division II is open for ages up to 13

Competition is for performance on six string Classical Guitar

Time limits: One Round, 7 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.

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2019 Sierra Nevada Classical Guitar Festival & Competition

Sunday, July 7, 3:30pm
St. John's Presbyterian 1070 W. Plumb Lane, Reno
Edward Martinez
- Pre-Festival Artown Classical/Flamenco Guitar Concert

Wednesday July 17
Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, 357 Clay St., Reno
12:00pm - 2:00pm - Youth Competition One Round
2:00pm-3:30pm - Adult Competition First Round
3:30pm - 5:00pm - Steven Lerman Masterclass
Email to register
Steven Lerman - Featured Artown Classical Guitar Concert
- Youth Competition Awards Presentation

Thursday July 18
Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, 357 Clay St., Reno
12:00pm - 1:30pm - Adult Competition Final Round
1:30pm-3:30pm - Matt Palmer Masterclass
Email to register
3:00pm - David Norton - Lecture - John Duarte Centennnial
6:30pm Pre-Concert Lecture tba
- 2019 Distinguished Service to Classical Guitar Award
Matt Palmer - Highlight Artown Classical Guitar Concert
Intermission - Adult Competition Awards Presentation

Friday, July 19
St. Patrick's Episcopal Church, 341 Village Blvd,
Incline Village, at Lake Tahoe
3:00pm - 5:00pm - Matt Palmer AMI Guitar Virtuoso Workshops

A limited number of private lessons will be available with Matt Palmer, email for registration info.

7:00pm - Classical Guitar Gala Concert featuring Headline Artist Matt Palmer plus opening acts by award winning guitarists Lawrence Smith and the 2019 Youth Classical Guitar Quartet from the studio of Vasil Chekardzhikov.

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Classical Gala West, Sierra Nevada Guitar Festival, SF Bay Guitar Festival -
Lawrence Smith, Artistic Director -

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(c) 2019 Classical Gala West
P.O. Box 6083, Incline Village, NV 89451


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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