Music Department
Holloway Hall

Classical Guitar Festival and Competition


D'Addario Strings
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Saturday, April 9, 2011

Welcome to the homepage of the Salisbury University Classical Guitar Festival and Competition. Now in its third year this is the only classical guitar festival on the Eastern Shore.

The Festival will be held on Saturday, April 9, in the Great Hall in the Holloway Hall building of Salisbury University. Open to students of all ages and levels, the day offers masterclasses, lectures, a competition, final recital and the opportunity to participate in the Festival Ensemble. Parents of participants are also most welcome.

More information will be posted soon, but listed below are some highlights.

Festival Highlights


Masterclasses take place concurrently from in the morning of the festival. Please check back for the full list of teachers.

Playing Competition

There are three age categories for the playing competition:

Ages 11 and under
Ages 12-15
Ages 16-18

Festival Ensemble

In honor of the third annual Classical Guitar Festival, we have commissioned Jerry Tabor to composed a new work for guitar ensemble. Al participants are invited to play in the ensemble which will rehearse in the afternoon session and perform on the final concert. No preparation in advance is necessary however the score will be available online in advance for those wishing to hear the sound files and select a part to practice.

Final Concert

The final concert features a solo performance by Javier Calderon. The New York Times described Calderon as "a virtuoso with poetic sensibility" and he has toured extensively throughout the United States, Europe, South America and the Far East.

Mr. Calderon’s recital will be followed by the Ensemble Showcase in which the participants’ Ensemble and the guest ensemble will perform.


Please check back soon for Registration information.

Thank you -

Danielle Cumming, Festival Director