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Day of Guitar

November 6, 2018

Day of Guitar will spark your students’ enthusiasm for guitar and encourage them to strive to the next level of guitar performance. Instructors will pick-up tips on repertoire, running rehearsals, and playing techniques. Designed for classical, jazz, pop, and acoustic guitarists of all levels, from first-year beginners to the technically advanced, Day of Guitar is a great opportunity for students to meet and make music with musicians from other schools. Students will rehearse and perform with the Day of Guitar Orchestra, receive coaching and instruction from many of Chicago’s finest guitar teachers, and be able to perform an ensemble or solo piece in the afternoon concert.

Day of Guitar will begin with registration at 9:00 a.m. and end at 2:15 p.m. Activities will also include the Guitar Orchestra rehearsal, and a performance featuring each school's ensemble and the Day of Guitar Orchestra. The guitar orchestra music is easy enough for beginners and includes challenging parts for the more advanced player. All orchestra parts are available in standard notation and guitar tab. Instructors should practice and rehearse the music with their students before the event.

Day of Guitar 2018 Featured Guests:

Goldberg,_Julie_headshot_2017Dr. Julie Goldberg has been with VanderCook since 1999. She was the first guitarist to receive a Doctorate in Music Performance from Northwestern University, and also holds degrees from the Chicago Musical College of Roosevelt University and College-Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati. A Chicago native, Dr. Goldberg leads the Chicago Community Classical Guitar Orchestra, directs VanderCook’s annual Day of Guitar festival, presents yearly guitar clinics for the Wisconsin Center for Music Education, and is a faculty member for Teaching Guitar Workshop, sponsored by GAMA. Overseas she has taught master classes at the Vietnam National Academy of Music in Hanoi and the Ho Chi Minh City Conservatory of Music. Dr. Goldberg was named Guitarist of The Year by Classical Guitar Alive magazine, and performs frequently as a soloist and with the Avanti Guitar Trio. She is co-author of 100 Classical Guitar Lessons published by Hal Leonard. Her educational guitar ensemble arrangements are published by Guitar Chamber Music Press. 
Guitarist and composer Steve Edwards is the dynamic powerhouse behind the exceptional Steve Edwards Orchestra. Born into a musical family from Nashville, TN, and a former child prodigy, Edwards’ exquisite technique, breathtaking musicality, and charismatic stage presence have established his reputation as one of the foremost guitarists of his generation—continually captivating audiences with his electrifying energy and superb musicianship. Edwards earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in music from DePaul University. Having played in bands since the age of 11, he has devoted a lifetime of experience to performing, and has appeared in concert with Dave Mason, Buddy Guy and George Shearing.


DOG_AvantiThe Avanti Guitar Trio members will perform and offer valuable guitar clinics during the event.  The Avanti Guitar Trio is a world-class chamber ensemble whose performances are exciting, approachable and welcoming.  Guitarists Jason Deroche, Julie Goldberg and Wesley Hixson blend together pristine technique and sensitive interpretation, earning critical acclaim for their engaging concerts and varied programming.  Formed in 2010, the Avanti Guitar Trio continues to expand the guitar trio repertoire by composing/transcribing new works and collaborating with established and upcoming composers.



Thank you to our Day of Guitar Sponsors:  GAMA and D'Addario

Gama    Daddario

Day of Guitar

Date: Tuesday, November 6, 2018
Participants: Guitar students of all levels are invited to participate.

Registration DeadlineFriday, October 19, 2018
Registration Fee: $25.00 per student (includes lunch; directors and instructors are free)
Online Registration
*Spots fill up quickly for the day and space is limited, so please register early.
Payment should be received by Monday, November 5, 2018.  
*Fees will not be refunded once payment is sbmitted.  
Please pay for all students on one school-printed check or purchase order. A credit card payment is also accepted.
Make all checks out to VanderCook College of Music.  
Return completed form(s) and payment to:
VanderCook College of Music
Attn: Patrick Benson - Day of Guitar
3140 S. Federal St.
Chicago, IL 60616-3731
If you wish to fax your submission, the number is 312.225.5211.
For questions, please contact:
Patrick Benson, Director of Continuing Education & Outreach
Dr. Julie Goldberg, Professor of Guitar
Day of Guitar Itinerary:

Check-In begins at 9:00 a.m.

The festival begins promptly at 9:30 a.m.
The festical concludes at 2:15p.m.

VanderCook College of Music

3140 South Federal Street
Chicago, IL 60616-3731
(312) 225-6288

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