UT Dallas Annual Texas Guitar Competition and Festival

Annual Texas Guitar Competition and Festival

March 2 – March 4, 2017

This unique Texas competition, designed to showcase outstanding classical guitar students, will award approximately $8,000 in cash prizes to the winners. Over the three-day event, students can compete and attend master classes and concerts by internationally recognized guitarists. We have a youth competition for ages 11-18 as well as the main competition for college-level students.

International Concert Guitarist Competition:

  • First Place $3000
  • Second Place $2000
  • Third Place $1000
  • Fourth Place $500
plus merchandise from D'Addario and SAVAREZ.

Per U.S. IRS regulations, prizes awarded to non-U.S. citizens may be subject to tax withholding, dependent upon current tax treaty between the U.S. and the winner's country of citizenship. U.S. citizens who are awarded prizes will not have tax withheld, and will receive an IRS Form 1099 from UT Dallas at the end of the year if the total of earnings from UT Dallas are $600 or more.

Dean's Choice Award:

  • $500

Youth Competition (both divisions have prizes):

  • First Place $300
  • Second Place $200
  • Third Place $100
plus merchandise from D'Addario and SAVAREZ.

Registration

International Concert Guitarist Competition Guidelines

Youth Competition Guidelines

Registration for 2017 is not yet open.


16th Annual Guitar Competition Schedule of events

Thursday, March 2 International Concert Guitar Competition Semi-finals (not open to the general public) and Concert

Adam Holzman Concert 8:00 p.m Jonsson Performance Hall

Friday, March 3 International Concert Guitar Finals

Competition Finals 8:00 p.m.  University Theatre

Saturday, March 4 Youth Competition, Guitar Maker, and Concert

Youth Competition (both levels)* 9:00 a.m. AH1 1.106 and 1.104
Guitar Maker Stephan Connor 4:00 p.m. Jonsson Performance Hall
Eliot Fisk Concert  8:00 p.m. University Theatre

*open only to parents and teachers of competitors.

This year's guest artists will be Adam Holzman and Eliot Fisk. Guitar Maker Stephen Connor will be joining us.

Adam Holzman – March 2, 2017, 8 p.m., Jonsson Performance Hall, Free
Founder of the UT Austin Guitar Department, Holzman is a nationally-recognized concert performer and recording artist who has performed across the U.S., Europe and Latin America.


Stephan Connor – March 4, 2017, 4 p.m., Location to be determined, Free
One of the premier builders of classical guitars in the United States, Stephan Connor guitars are played by many celebrated musicians including Eliot Fisk, Zaira Meneses and Angel Romero. He will give a video presentation on his process.


Eliot Fisk – March 4, 2017, 8 p.m., University Theatre, $25
Eliot Fisk is currently director of guitar studies at the New England Conservatory and artistic director for the annual Boston Guitar Fest. He will perform part of his program on a Stephan Connor guitar donated to the Guitar Studies program by Russell Cleveland.


Sponsored by:

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RENN Capital Group

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Savarez

D'Addario

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Dallas Symphony

 

 

 

 


Competition Directors:
Enric Madriguera, Director
Eddie Healy, Assistant Director and Youth Competition Coordinator

Guitar Advisory Board
Dennis Kratz, Dean, UT Dallas School of Arts & Humanities
Enric Madriguera, Artistic Director, Head, Guitar Program at UT Dallas
Russell Cleveland, Chairman
Stan Ballard
David Butler
Camille Fu
Frank Kimlicko
Kenneth Lamb
Harry McClintock
Bryan Milner
Todd Sandler
Brett Webb