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Upcoming Guitar Events

Upcoming Conventions
Mel Bay Publications will exhibit at the following conventions:

First World Guitar CongressBaltimore, MDJune 2 - 9, 2004
TMTASan Antonio, TXJune 10 - 14, 2004
AGOLos Angeles, CAJuly 4 - 9, 2004
CHET ATKINSNashville, TNJuly 7 - 10, 2004
Summer NAMMNasvhille, TNJuly 23 - 25, 2004
Santa Monica Guitar ShowSanta Monica, CAAugust 7 - 8, 2004
MIACToronto, CanadaAugust 22 - 23, 2004
WinfieldWinfield, KSSeptember 15 - 19, 2004
Great Midwest Guitar ShowSt. Louis, MOTBD, 2004
IBMALouiville, KYOctober 4 - 10, 2004
Arlington Guitar ShowArlington, TXOctober 15 - 18, 2004
GFAMontreal, CAOctober 23 - 31, 2004
Great American Guitar ShowPhiladelphia, PANovember 20 - 21, 2004

The 4th New York Guitar Seminar at Mannes: Brazil & Beyond July 6 – 10, 2004

Early Deadline Approaches for International Guitar Seminar and Free Spanish Guitar Giveaway

The 4th New York Guitar Seminar at Mannes: Brazil & Beyond July 6 – 10, 2004 New Website: www.mannes.edu/guitar

The Fourth New York Guitar Seminar at Mannes (“Brazil & Beyond”) brings together a distinguished faculty of New York and Brazilian guitar masters and guest speakers July 6 – 10, 2004 at Mannes College of Music, offering five days of intensive training and performance opportunities in New York City. Register by the May 14 deadline to avoid $50 late fee.

All full participants (limited to 50 guitarists from around the world) are automatically entered in a free drawing to receive a new Antonio Loriente handmade Spanish concert guitar, valued at nearly $2,000—generously donated by Guitar Salon International.

Visit the new, updated website for the seminar: www.mannes.edu/guitar for links to all festival sponsors and artists, full artist bios, complete schedule of events, and application form.

For more information and registration, please contact:
Mr. Haim Avitsur
Administrative Coordinator of NYGS at Mannes
Mannes College of Music
150 West 85th Street
New York, NY 10024
e-mail: mannesguitar@newschool.edu
telephone: (212) 580-0210, ext. 285 www.mannes.edu/guitar

Week-Long Guitar MasterClass

The COMMUNITY CHEMIN NEUF of Lyon, France (an ecumenical Christian Community with thousands of members world-wide, sanctioned by the Roman Catholic Church), is pleased to announce a week-long guitar masterclass directed by American-born classical guitarist, composer and author, Anthony Glise in the beautiful historic city of Chartres, France, roughly one hour south of Paris. The masterclass series is titled “Six Strings and the Spirit” and will run from July 30 through August 5, 2004. Fees, which include all classes, room and board, are $275 for performers and $175 for auditors.

Each student will have the chance to perform every day in masterclass and be assigned a duo partner or ensemble to prepare pieces suitable for performance as well as music that could be used in church services. The class will culminate with a final concert in Chartres Cathedral (open to the public) in which all performers will present one work suitable for both concert and church performance. Guitarists from all levels and musical styles are welcome. Traditional classical guitarists will receive extensive interpretation and coaching sessions including technique, historical performance practice and repertoire development. Non-classical guitarists will receive basic classical guitar instruction. Both groups will receive instruction on using music in their home church and arranging music for the diverse musical ensembles that often exist in a church. Ensembles with other instruments that include guitar are also welcome. Ensemble members should apply individually. For guitarists who don’t read music, there will be additional classes on basic note reading and guitar technique.

For information on the Masterclass and the Community, see:

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