Guitar Festival 2019

Classical guitar students with 2+ years of study are welcome to join us for the Guitar Festival weekend, full of hands-on instruction from world-renowned guitarist, João Luiz, and the LSM guitar faculty. With opportunities to showcase your talent as a soloist, a cohesive & practiced ensemble or to participate & perform in the large-scale Festival Guitar Orchestra. All scheduled events will take place at Lindeblad School of Music facilities.

The Schedule

Friday, May 10

4:00 | Guitar Fest Competition, solo division ages 8-12
5:30 | Guitar Fest Competition, solo division ages 13-18
7:30 | Guitar Fest Competition, guitar ensemble division

Saturday, May 11

9:30 | Check-in & Set-up
10:00 | Festival Orchestra Rehearsal
12:00 | Break for lunch
1:00 | Lecture on Brazilian Guitar by Guest Artist, João Luiz
3:00 | Festival Orchestra Rehearsal
5:00 | Concert featuring guest artist, solo & ensemble winners,
and Festival Guitar Orchestra


JOÃO LUIZ, Guest Artist

The Details

Guitar Fest Competition - solo & ensemble division
Friday, May 10

Perform in a masterclass-style setting, presented by Guest Artist, João Luiz. Parents and family members are welcome to attend. Winners of 1st & 2nd place solo division and 1st place ensemble division are invited to perform at the Guitar Festival Concert on Saturday.

Requirements: classical guitar only, performance length of 6 mins, up to two pieces, memorization is required for soloists.

Guitar Festival Orchestra - rehearsals & concert
Saturday, May 11

Intermediate & Advanced classical guitarists are invited to participate in this collaborative large-scale guitar ensemble. Ensemble parts & practice guidance videos will be sent out after April 15th. Attendance at both 10am & 3pm rehearsals is required as a prerequisite for the 5pm concert.

Guest Lecture & Concert - visitors welcome!
Saturday, May 11

Tickets are available for purchase for the 1pm lecture on Brazilian Guitar by featured guest artist, João Luiz as well as the 5pm concert, with performances by Guitar Fest competition winners, Guitar Festival Orchestra and special performances by LSM Faculty members & João Luiz.


Registration Deadline: April 15th
Click here to register now!


  • Full Participation: $105

  • Guitar Fest Competition:
    $55/solo, $20/ensemble member

  • Festival Orchestra Participation: $55

  • Visitor Ticket : $20/lecture, $20/concert