Accelerate! Guitars is UWA's new elite performance training program designed for classical guitarists in years 10-12 who are looking to take their playing to the next level!
Participants will have the opportunity to work closely with Head of Guitar Dr Jonathan Fitzgerald, as well as some very special guests!
The program includes a wide-range of practical activities including workshops and masterclasses where participants will receive expert individualised input on their current repertoire, and address topics such as practise strategies, technique, nail shape and care, interpretation, and performance.
The program will culminate in a joint performance with the UWA Conservatorium Guitar Ensemble at the Perth International Classical Guitar Festival.
Classical Guitar students in years 10-12, who are currently performing at AMEB Grade 7 or above (or equivalent). The program is ideal for those undertaking WACE/ATAR Music, although enrolment in those programs is not essential.
The program will run on Friday evenings in Term 3.
Tuesday 3 July (3-5pm)
17 Aug, 24 Aug, 31 Aug, 7 Sept (4-6pm @ UWA), and 15 Sept (2.30-4pm @ Perth Town Hall)
Performances to watch (optional)
Perth International Classical Guitar Festival: Wednesday 12 Sept - Sunday 16 Sept (participants will receive free tickets to all festival events)
Friday 24 August (1-2pm) | UWA Guitar Studio Lunchtime Concert
Applicants will need to:
Auditions will take place on Tuesday July 3 (ad hoc auditions can be arranged in special circumstances).