VCM Summer Guitar Academy & Competition 2011

VCM Summer Guitar Academy and Competition
July 12-16, 2011

New Artistic Director: Alexander Dunn

Victoria is the place to be this summer for all classical guitarists. Come join Alexander Dunn, our new artistic director, along with a rare gathering of outstanding artists and be inspired! This academy is for intermediate to advanced students.

Auditions are required – audio and video auditions or online postings are acceptable. Please contact the director for details:

The Summer Guitar Academy 2011 is coming! Five days including concerts, lectures, masterclasses and more – Lectures – ‘Villa-Lobos’ Preludes’ and ‘Electronics and Guitar’, the SGA guitar orchestra, lesson packages, evening concerts plus the Vanguard Lounge’ – a venue for eclectic new music. Join Alexander Dunn, the Victoria Guitar Trio (Michael Dias, Bradford Werner, Adrian Verdejo), Robert, Ward (Boston), Randy Pile (San Diego) and Janet Grohovac (Austin) for an exciting event!

Academy Details:

Summer Guitar Academy $425
Private Lesson Package $106
Vanguard Lounge Performance (19+) $10

Program includes: guitar orchestra, optional participation in competition, lectures, masterclasses, and performances.

Individual Components: Students are encouraged to customize their Academy program with a private lesson package, which includes 2 60-min. lessons with the instructor of their choice *subject to availability.

Program runs 9am to 4pm, Tuesday through Saturday, with evening concerts.

Competition Prizes:

Download the Competition Rules and Guidelines: SGA 2011 Competition Rules (pdf)

1st place: $700, 2nd place: $300, 3rd place: $200
For audition requirements, please visit our website, or contact the Artistic Director.
Apply online! You can apply online, by mail, on in person. Website coming soon.

Application Deadline: June 4, 2011
Bursary Deadline: May 15, 2011

Learn More!
Visit our website (, send us an email, or give us a ring for more information, including daily schedules,
accommodation information, faculty bio’s and other summer programs.

Toll free: 1-866-386-5311
Fax: 250-386-6602

Victoria Conservatory of Music
900 Johnson Street
Victoria, BC, Canada V8V 3N4
Phone: 250-386-5311

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