3rd Annual Texas Guitar Competition and Festival

Congratulations to the 3rd Annual Guitar Competition Winners

1st Place
David Buck: returned to compete after taking second prize in last year’s Texas Guitar Competition. He has a Bachelor of Music degree from Arizona State University and a Master of Music degree from the University of Arizona. Buck, who has received guitar instruction with Frank Koonce and Tom Patterson, was a semi-finalist at the 2001 Guitar Festival America Competition and was a finalist in the Stevens and Sholin competition at the University of Arizona. In addition, unbeknownst to the judges, Buck celebrated his 30th birthday on March 20, the day he received the award and was presented with a birthday cake by a UTD guitar board member during the awards announcement.

2nd Place
Rade Amanovic: began studying the guitar in Knjazevac, Yugoslavia, at the age of nine. He was a student of Uros Dojcinovic at the Josip Slovenski School of Music in Belgrade from 1992 until 1996. After winning 3rd prize at the International Guitar Competition in Voronezh, Russia, in May 1996, Amanovic began studying with Dr. James Bogle at Texas Tech University. He finished second in the guitar competition at Appalachian State University in the spring of 2000. He is now a graduate teaching assistant pursuing his master’s degree at Texas Tech University.

3rd Place
Edward Trybek: began his musical training at the High School for Performing and Visual Arts in Houston, with a focus in jazz guitar while studying privately with Terry Gashen. He received his Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Southern California, where he is currently pursuing his master’s in music and studying privately with Scott Tennant. Other awards he has won include first prize in the 2001 ASTA / Aron Gren Guitar competition, grand prize in the 2002 ASTA California Guitar competition, semi-finalist in the Lachire International competition in 2003 and semi-finalist in the GFA 2003 competition.

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