VCM Summer Guitar Academy and Competition 2009

Summer Guitar Academy and Competition 2009
July 6 – 10, 2009

Bradford Werner, Artistic Director

We are delighted to invite you to the Victoria Conservatory of Music for the Summer Guitar Academy and Competition 2009, taking place in beautiful Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. Classical and acoustic guitarists will study, perform, and aspire with artists Adrian Verdejo, Michael Dias, Douglas Hensley, and Bradford Werner. Concerts, classes, competitions, and exciting activities round out what will be an energizing week in one of Canada’s most exciting guitar centres.

Bradford Werner (Artistic Director, A.V.C.M.)
Adrian Verdejo (B.Mus., M.Mus.)
Michael Dias (B.Mus., M.Mus.)
Douglas Hensley (B.Mus., M.Mus.)

Summer Guitar Academy
4.5 hours of warm-up/yoga sessions; 5 hours of guitar orchestra; 7.5 hours of masterclass; 4 hours of performance workshops/lectures; performance in Student Concert; complimentary admission to Faculty Concerts.

Private Lesson Package
Addition of two one-hour private lessons with a Summer Guitar Academy faculty member for students enrolling in the Guitar Academy.

Warm-up and Technique Sessions
Guitar Orchestra
Private Lessons
Performance Workshops and Lectures
Faculty Recitals
Student Recitals

Summer Guitar Academy Faculty Concert
Monday, July 6, 2009, 7:30pm
Robin and Winifred Wood Hall
Victoria Conservatory of Music
$15 adults, $10 students

Victoria Guitar Trio
Wednesday, July 8, 2009, 7:30pm
Alix Goolden Performance Hall
Victoria Conservatory of Music
$15 adults, $10 students

Academy Student Recital
Friday, July 10, 2009, 7:30pm
Metro Studio
Victoria Conservatory of Music
Admission by Donation

Academy Competition
Academy participants are encouraged to compete and experience the Academy Competition, but participation is not mandatory. Prizes: $600, $300, $100 and more! Required piece: any Classical Era etude (such as Sor, Guiliani, Aguado, etc.).

Application Information
Deadline: June 8, 2009
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Program Information
Bradford Werner, Artistic Director