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Auburn University Music Department guitar faculty member Joseph Ikner, and guest artists, will lead the Auburn University Summer Youth Guitar Workshop July 26-28. This workshop is open to guitarists of all levels, aged 8 – 18, and beginners are welcome! The workshop will offer a wide range of musical experiences including group and individual instruction, ensemble coaching, a variety of presentations, and evening artist’s recitals.
Students will be placed in ensembles according to their level of experience. The workshop will include a public performance, as well as social activities.
In addition to their work in the Goodwin Music Hall, participants will experience campus-life while residing in Auburn's resident dormitories, eating at campus dining facilities, and enjoying social and recreational activities. Camp participants will have 24/7 counselor supervision.
The Auburn Guitar Society will host a youth guitar competition during the workshop. There will be two divisions and cash prizes will be awarded in each division:
Division I: Grades 9-12
Free-choice program 6-8 minutes in length
Division II: Grades 8 and under
Free-choice program 4-6 minutes in length
The competition will be held in two rounds: a semifinal and final round. Three performers will be selected from each division to participate in the final round. Judges’ comments will not be made available to competitors. After the competition ends, competitors will have the opportunity to speak directly with the judges for comments.
Music selected for the competition is entirely at the discretion of the competitor, but should be from the standard, published classical guitar repertoire. A competitor may perform the same or different music selections from round to round without penalty. I t is expected that every competitor's program fits within the allotted time for each round. If a competitor exceeds the given time allotted, that competitor will be asked to stop but at no penalty to his/her evaluation. All judges' decisions are final.
A $50 fee will be assessed at registration to enter the Guitar Competition. This fee will be used to fund award prizes.
Camp Director and Faculty Lead
Workshop tuition is $349 and includes all instruction, housing, meals, recreational activities, a camp photo, and t-shirt. A commuter rate is available for $299 and does not include lodging or breakfast.
Please complete and return the required camp form packet not later than two weeks after registration. Return instructions are included in the packet.
As proof of health insurance, all participants must attach a copy of the participant's health insurance card (front and back) with the camp form packet. If the participant does not have current health insurance coverage, please contact us as soon as possible for options.
Please read our Cancellation & Refund Policy.
For program questions, please contact Joseph Ikner, Auburn University Music Department, at 334-844-4165 or 703-727-7766.
Last Updated: April 30, 2013