VCM Summer Guitar Academy and Competition 2010

Victoria Conservatory of Music Summer Guitar Academy and Competition 2010

VCM Summer Guitar Academy and Competition 2010
July 5 – 9, 2010

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


(admission included in registration)

Faculty Showcase
Guitar Academy Faculty and the Victoria Guitar Trio
Monday, July 5, 2010, 7:30pm
Wood Hall
Victoria Conservatory of Music
$15 adults, $10 students

Stephen Lochbaum
Tuesday, July 6, 2010, 12:45pm – 1:45pm
Wood Hall
Victoria Conservatory of Music
$10 admission

Janet Grohovac
Wednesday, July 7, 2010, 7:30pm
Wood Hall
Victoria Conservatory of Music
$15 adults, $10 students

Guitar Academy Student Recital
Friday, July 9, 2010, 2:00pm
Wood Hall
Victoria Conservatory of Music
Admission by Donation

Guitar Academy Student Showcase
& Orchestra Concert

Friday, July 9, 2010, 7:30pm
Wood Hall
Victoria Conservatory of Music
$5 admission

VCM Guitar Academy Competition 2010

Competition Prizes:
1st place: $700
2nd place: $400
3rd place: $200
Youngest Competitor Prize
(presented by Bradford Werner)

All competitors must have selected the competition checkbox on the registration form in order to compete. Furthermore, all competitors/participants are expected to audition with the artistic director before final registration (fully registered participants have already met this requirement). No changes will be made past the registration deadline (June 4th, 2010).

Lectures and Classes

From Tone to Timbre
with Stephen Lochbaum
Tone, Timbre, volume, and more! This class provides the student guitarist with expert advice on sound production and volume, one of the most challenging aspects of the instrument. Instructor Stephen Lochbaum, renowned for his strong tone and balanced control of sound, guides students through the maze of techniques and possibilities inherent to the classical guitar.

Chamber Music & The Guitar
with Adrian Verdejo
The role of the guitar in chamber music. Students are guided through the essential skills needed by any guitarist playing in an ensemble experience. This will be an interactive chamber coaching and ensemble skill-building workshop for guitarists at all levels.

Approaching the Composer: Performance Issues in the Guitar Repertoire
with Michael Dias
Through the examination of autograph manuscripts and first editions, this interactive workshop explores the issue of the composer’s intent in his/her’s compositions. Works by Villa-lobos, Falla, and Ponce (and others) will be discussed. The course includes practical performance hints and interpretation skills for the student guitarist.

Guide to the Renaissance Lute
with Douglas Hensley
An introduction to Renaissance lute tablature with an emphasis on accessing the wealth of 6-course lute music just waiting for the guitarist to retune their G string and start playing. Topics include an introduction to lute tablature of the 16th century, playing directly from those sources, a sampling of the 6-course lute repertoire, as well as demonstration of the renaissance lute itself.Application Deadline: June 4, 2010
Classes fill up quickly, so apply early. Registrants after this date may be accepted on a space-available basis, but will not be guaranteed full services.