Sixth Annual Texas Guitar Competition
Begins March 23 at UT Dallas

March 7, 2007

The University of Texas at Dallas will host the sixth annual Texas Guitar Competition March 23-24 in the university’s Conference Center. 

The competition is designed to highlight outstanding classical guitar students.  Contestants for this year’s event come from Australia, Mexico, Chile, Brazil and the United States, and many have received prizes in other international competitions.  The monetary awards for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place are $3,000, $2,000 and $1,000, respectively. 

Preliminary rounds will be held from 1 to 6 p.m. on Friday, March 23, and the finals will begin at 3 p.m. on Saturday.  At the close of the finals, patrons and competitors are invited to attend a reception.  A concert featuring the three winners will conclude the evening. 

 As part of the event, Spanish guitarist Javier Garcia Moreno will give a concert at 8 p.m. on March 23.  Moreno has previously played concerts in Denmark, Holland, Turkey, Venezuela, Japan and the United States, and has performed with the Chamber Orchestra of Berlin and the Caracas Symphony Orchestra.  The American Journal of Classical Guitar called him a “fascinating guitarist,” and Soundboard magazine praised his “magnificent interpretation and warm, attractive sound.”  Finalists of this year’s competition will be announced during Moreno’s concert. 
More information about the event may be found at

Tickets for each event are $20 for general admission and free at the door to UT Dallas students with valid student identification.  Tickets for both the competition and Moreno’s concert may be purchased at the discounted price of $35.  UT Dallas ticket office hours are from 2 to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and at the door one hour prior to show time.  To purchase tickets in advance using Visa, MasterCard or Discover, please call 972-883-2552.

For information about the many musical, arts, theatre, dance and other performances and exhibitions held throughout the year at UT Dallas, please call 972-UTD-ARTS (972-883-2787), e-mail [email protected], or visit the School of Arts and Humanities’ Web site at  Persons with disabilities needing special accommodations may call 972-883-2982, Texas Relay Operator: 1-800-RELAYVV.

About UT Dallas
The University of Texas at Dallas, located at the convergence of Richardson, Plano and Dallas in the heart of the complex of major multinational technology corporations known as the Telecom Corridor®, enrolls more than 14,500 students.  The school’s freshman class traditionally stands at the forefront of Texas state universities in terms of average SAT scores.  The university offers a broad assortment of bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs.  For additional information about UT Dallas, please visit the university’s Web site at

Contact Kristi Barrus, UT Dallas, (972) 883-2972, [email protected]

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