16th Annual Texas Guitar Competition and Festival: American Guitar (Event Overview)

Adam Holzman Stephen Connor Eliot Fisk

Thursday, March 2, 2017 – Saturday, March 4, 2017,
Venue: Various locations
Admission: Price varies
Season: 2016-17

March 2:

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


March 3:

Pre-Concert: UTD Radiant Ensemble
University Theatre, 7:15 p.m.
Directed by James Wilder.

International Concert Guitar Competition Finals
University Theatre, 8:00 p.m., free
This unique competition, designed to showcase outstanding classical guitar students, will award cash prizes to the winners.


March 4 Morning:

Youth Competition
Participants from 11 to 18 years old compete. This competition is open for viewing by family and teachers only.


March 4 Afternoon/Evening:

Guitar Maker Stephan Connor
Jonsson Performance Hall, 4:00 p.m., 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.

Pre-Concert: Garland High School Guitar ensemble
University Theatre, 7:15 p.m.
Directed by Steve Howell.

Eliot Fisk Concert
University Theatre, 8:00 PM, $25
UTD students, staff and faculty get in free with their Comet Card.
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.

For more information contact:
Arts and Performance Office
[email protected]

UT Dallas students, staff and faculty may receive a free ticket to any ticketed A&H event by presenting their Comet Card at the Box Office on the night of the performance. See tickets for more information.

Persons with disabilities may submit a request for accommodations to participate in this event at UT Dallas' ADA website. You may also call (972) 883-2982 for assistance or send an email to [email protected]. All requests should be received no later than 2 business days prior to the event.

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