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Upcoming Guitar Events

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

MerleFestWilkesboro, NCApril 29 - May 2, 2004
RPMDAPhiladelphia, PAMay 5 - 8, 2004
Chicago Guitar ShowChicago, ILMay 15 - 16, 2004
Classic American Guitar ShowNew York, NYMay 20 - 24, 2004
Suzuki ConferenceMinneapolis, MNMay 28 - 31, 2004
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 Newman & Oltman Guitar Duo Concert – A Celebration of South American Music

The Newman & Oltman Guitar Duo, Ensemble-in-Residence at Mannes College of Music, will perform in concert at the newly renovated Mannes Concert Hall, 150 West 85th Street in New York City, on Sunday, April 18, 2004 at 7:30 pm. Admission is free and open to the public.

The concert will feature collaborations with international guest artists from the Mannes Graduate Studies Program: mezzo-soprano Malena Dayen from Buenos Aires, Argentina and flutist Cassia Lima from Sao Paulo, Brazil. The program will include songs by Argentine composer Alberto Ginastera, Uruguayan composer Alfonso Broqua, and the famed Tango Suite for two guitars of Astor Piazzolla. This is the rescheduled concert that was postponed because of the big December snowstorm.

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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