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Day of Guitar

EVENT DATE: Tuesday, November 15, 2016


Registration Deadline: Friday, October 28, 2016
Registration: Online Registration, PDF Registration Form
Music: Coming Soon

Participants: Guitar students of all levels are invited to participate.  Spots fill up quickly for the day and space is limited to 200 participants, so please register early.  Participation is only guaranteed once payment has been submitted.

Objective: Day of Guitar is an opportunity for guitar students to work with skilled clinicians. Each group will be given the chance to perform and all participants will be a part of a large guitar orchestra.

All participating schools are offered individualized clinics for.  During this 30 minute clinic guitar classes and guitar ensembles will receive a coaching on performance repertoire or a technical skill they've been practicing.  Dr. Julie Goldberg, members of the Avanti Guitar Trio, and professional guitarists from the Chicago area will serve as clinicians.

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Day of Guitar features Dr. Julie Goldberg, Assistant Professor of Guitar and Director of the Classical Guitar Ensemble at VanderCook College of Music.

This workshop will spark 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 by 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. Instructors should practice and rehearse the music with their students before the event.

Completed forms should be received no later than Friday, October 28, 2016. The registration fee is $25.00 per student and includes lunch; directors and instructors are free. Payment should be received by Monday, November 14, 2016.  Fees cannot be refunded once payment is sbmitted, so please nominate wisely.  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 and payment to:

VanderCook College of Music
Attn: Justin Kvedaras - 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 Dr. Julie Goldberg at (847) 361-8997 or, or Justin Kvedaras at (312) 788-1141 or


VanderCook College of Music

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

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