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The Department of Performance Studies at Texas A&M University presents the first Texas A&M Guitar Symposium and Competition with joint sponsorship by the Brazos Valley Symphony Orchestra.

 

Invited Guest Artists Include:

Dr. Isaac Bustos - Director of Guitar Studies Texas A&M

Rene Izquierdo

Matt Palmer

Grisha Goryachev

 

Festival will include technique workshops, lectures and masterclasses.

 

Website:

http://performancestudies.tamu.edu/events/texas-a-m-guitar-symposium-competition

 

 

RULES AND FORMAT OF THE COMPETITION

(REGISTRATION DEADLINE SEPTEMBER 1)

 

ELIGIBILITY

 

The International competition is open to any guitarist, regardless of age or nationality, who is not represented by major management.

 

FORMAT

 

The Competition will consist of two rounds: Preliminary and Finals

 

- Preliminary Round: Thursday October 7, 2010 -1pm-6pm

 

- Final Round: Friday October 8, 2010 - 2pm-4pm

 

- Both rounds are open to the public

 

 

 

PRELIMINARY ROUND

 

- The first round of the International competition will be held in on Thursday, October 7, 2010 from 1pm-6pm at the Rudder Theatre.

 

- No required pieces for the Preliminary round.

 

- Program should be between 8-10 minutes in duration. Timing will begin as soon as the competitor takes his/her seat.

 

- Should a performer exceed the time limit, he or she will be stopped by the judges without penalty.

 

- Judges have the option of stopping the candidates during any of portion of the performance

 

- Competitors will be judged based on the following: musicianship, variety of programming, stage presence and technique.

 

- The judges will add up the scores and the 4 competitors with highest scores will advance to the final round

 

- The 4 finalists will be announced during intermission at the Thursday evening concert.

 

FINAL ROUND

 

- The final round of the International competition will be held on Saturday, October 9, 2010 from 1-3pm at Rudder Theatre.

 

- Each finalist will be required to play the third movement of the Tedesco Guitar Concerto (No. 1 in D Major, Op. 99) accompanied by piano.

 

- The remaining portion of the program will be free choice and should not exceed 18 minutes in duration. Each finalist will be required to play at least one full work (sonata, suite, etc.) by a Spanish or Latin American composer. Timing will begin as soon as the competitor takes his/her seat.

 

- Should a performer exceed the time limit he or she will be stopped by the judges without penalty.

 

- Competitors will be judged based on the following: musicianship, variety of programming, stage presence and technique.

 

- The judges will add up the scores ranking the competitors from highest to lowest.

 

- The announcement of the winners will be made during the Awards Ceremony after the Saturday evening concert.

 

 

 

ALL DECISIONS BY THE JUDGES ARE FINAL.

 

REPERTOIRE FROM FIRST ROUND MAYBE REPEATED AT COMPETITOR’S DISCRETION.

 

All music must be memorized.

 

 

Preliminary and Final Round judging panel:

 

Dr. Marcelo Bussiki - Conductor/Director Brazos Valley Symphony

Dr. Al Montiel – Director of Guitar Studies at Sam Houston State University and member of TXGQ.

 

Matt Palmer – Performing and recording artist

 

Grisha Goryachev – Performing and recording artist

 

PRIZES

 

1st Prize: $1000 *, a 5-city Texas Mini-Tour and a return engagement with the Brazos Valley Symphony Orchestra

 

(Concerts at Sam Houston State University, University of Texas Pan-American, Fort-Worth Guitar Guild, Austin Guitar Society Residency and Texas A&M.)

 

2nd Prize: $750 *

 

3rd Prize: $500 * Sponsored by Friends of Chamber Music (Bryan, Texas)

 

4th Prize: $350 *

 

*All prizes subject to mandatory 30% federal tax withholding for foreign prize-winners; US prize-winners will be issued an IRS-1099 Form.

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